Our Take on Your Take

Our picks of your pics

Shooting in the rain

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This image from Osman bin Adnan of soccer players training resembles more of a painting than a photograph as he uses a slow shutter speed to blur both the players and the rain as it falls.

View this week’s You Witness slideshow here.

Going shopping?

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Whether you’re hunting for a bargain, fighting the crowds or seeking out luxury goods, show us where you’re headed this holiday shopping season.

We are inviting citizen photojournalists to send in their best photographs of holiday shopping. If you think your picture tells the story in an innovative way, please send it to pics@reuters.com.

On the run in Chad

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Cillian Kelly sent in a selection of pictures to You Witness this week as he traveled with Irish troops to Chad. Cillian spent five days in Chad, three of which he stayed with the Irish Defence forces in Camp Ciara, just outside Goz Beida.

With monotones and dust obscuring the background in this frame, the young boy running after Irish troops becomes the sole focal point.

Remembering the veterans

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In this You Witness image from Dario Ayala he has successfully used a vignette to add interesting framing to his portrait of a World War Two veteran handing out poppies.

View this week’s You Witness slideshow here.

Palin, which Palin?

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With all the media coverage of Sarah Palin during the U.S. election, it’s easy to forget about other famous Palins. This image from Toby Quirk reminds us of one such Palin.

View this week’s You Witness slideshow here.

Crash in the hills

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This photo from Niall Kavanagh is one of a series on a plane crash in Wicklow county, Ireland. Niall sent in his strong images quickly from this news event and they were sent along to our chief photographer. In this case the images weren’t used on the Reuters wire but Niall put his pictures in a position to be able to be used by sending them in quickly.

View this week’s You Witness slideshow here.

A bride, a groom, a cow, a cigarette and a big wedding

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This week two separate photographers, Anahit Hayrapetyan and Inna Mkhitaryan, submitted pictures from a mass wedding of some 700 couples in Nagorno Karabakh. It’s not hard to see why this one stood out. Capturing the bride, the groom and the cow, given as a gift to the couple from sponsors of the wedding, in the one frame, Anahit has provided an environmental portrait of one of the newlywed couples.

View this week’s You Witness slideshow here.

Where are you going to be on election day?

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Do you want to show the world what it looks like from your voting station?

We are inviting citizen photojournalists to send in their best photographs related to the presidential election. If you think your photo captures the election in an innovative way, please send it to pics@reuters.com or upload it here.

The best images will be put together into a slideshow of readers’ images.

Be sure to include your contact details and an explanation of the event you are capturing.

Bikes, camera, action

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Afif Rahim sent in a series of photos to You Witness this week from the SIC Moto X competition in Malaysia. From the series, this image in particular stood out for its contrast between foreground and background. Afif stopped the action at the right moment to capture this rider at the height of his jump to make a compelling image.

View this week’s You Witness slideshow here.

An uneasy place, a beautiful view

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Kashmir vista

A tourist takes in a panoramic view on the shores of Pangong Lake in Jammu and Kashmir. Despite the region’s volatile reputation, this picture shows that it still holds a reputation as one of the most scenic places on Earth.

View this week’s You Witness slideshow here .

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