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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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An uneasy place, a beautiful view

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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.

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Mayhem in Mexico

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It’s a rare moment for us to get so many great pictures from one event.  Diego Uriarte managed to get up close and personal with these protesters in Mexico, close enough to capture the faces of the police as they reacted to the demonstrators.

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Calling all cadets

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One open-mouthed cadet is all it takes to bring this image to life.

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Memorial in the sky

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Every year since 2002 the sky above Manhattan is lit by the “Tribute in Lights” to mark the anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. You Witness contributor Marc Weydert was in the right position to photograph the tribute with the moon directly above it.

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Peppered protester

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You Witness contributor Kathy de Foe captures the anguish of this protester after she is hit with pepper spray outside the Republican National Convention.

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