Rooftops

Elizabeth Webster: “Qatar’s capital, Doha, is often shrouded in early morning mist. This view, taken from our apartment on the 42nd floor of a 62-storey tower block, reveals the beauty of the roofs of the skyscrapers.” Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-42018964

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Portrait Salon Awards

The Portrait Salon Awards 2017 celebrate images submitted to, and rejected by, the Taylor Wessing National Portrait Gallery Photographic Portrait Prize. Image copyright Andy Lo Po Image caption Andy Lo Po’s picture captures the current line-up at contemporary dance company Candoco The awards were founded by Carole Evans and James O Jenkins in 2011. Artist [...]

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A very British weekend

Image copyright John Barber How would you depict a long weekend in October? World-renowned photographer Rankin asked the people of Britain to capture a normal day in their lives, taken from Friday to Sunday and moving from early morning to late at night. More than 300 photographs were selected and the resulting images have been [...]

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The photographer who became a warrior

Image copyright Heather Agyepong/Tate Exchange The female warrior Yaa is a “badass” according to photographer Heather Agyepong who has re-imagined the leader for images which fall from the ceiling of the Tate Modern in her latest show. They depict strength, but also reveal how the stereotype of the “strong, black woman” led to her own [...]

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Iran and Iraq earthquake

The epicentre of the quake was in north-east Iraq, but neighbouring Iran saw the worst of the damage Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-41966241

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Growing up in -60C

Image copyright Brice Portolano Fifteen-year-old Ayal is the last of his siblings still living with his mother in the small village of Verkhoyansk, in the east of Russia. In a few months, he plans to follow his four brothers and sisters to study in the city of Yakutsk, more than 600km (373 miles) away from [...]

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Week in pictures: 4

Our selection of some of the most striking news photographs taken around the world this week. Image copyright Victoria Jones/ PA Image caption A wax figure of British Prime Minister Theresa May has the finishing touches applied at Madame Tussauds, ahead of its unveiling to the public. Image copyright Leon Neal/ Getty Images Image caption [...]

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Fireworks

And finally an image by 18-year-old James Walton. The next theme is “rooftops”, and the deadline for your entries is 14 November. If you would like to enter, send your pictures to yourpics@bbc.co.uk. Further details and terms can be found by following the link to “We set the theme, you take the pictures,” at the [...]

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Repent and rejoice

A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week. Image copyright EPA A festival to repent and rejoice is held in Ivory Coast’s resort town of Grand Bassam on Saturday… Image copyright EPA The Nzema people attend what they call the Abissa, or Question, festival. It is named so because they ask the [...]

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The island that swapped donkey rides for offshore cash

In the 1960s, it was a place of rowing boats, Punch and Judy and people selling deckchairs – not somewhere the private jets of Formula One champions dropped by. What happened to the Isle of Man? CLICK HERE TO READ MORE Image subject to copyright Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-41891360

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