13 December 2012
Last updated at 12:08
Each week we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week the theme is Christmas shopping and we begin with an image taken by Jasryn Ng at the Nuremberg Christmas market.
James Rourke: "Christmas Elvises in a boutique selling exclusively Christmas decorations in Quebec City, Canada."
Sylwia Tantardini: "Obej Obej is a fair in Milan, organised once a year on the feast of the Immaculate Conception."
Naomi Silk: "Huge crowds of shoppers in Covent Garden, London."
Tracy Pochodowicz: "Shopping for Christmas by wandering the stalls at the Benito Juarez market in Oaxaca, Mexico."
Andrew Lockwood took this photograph outside Harrods in London.
Mark Cope: "This picture was taken in my local liquor store in Vancouver, Canada, with some Flash Mob Santas about to get into the Christmas spirit."
Liz Zak: "This photo was taken at the Christkindlmarket in Daley Plaza, downtown Chicago. The German-American market is an annual event, where you can find everything from handmade ornaments to roasted nuts and German holiday treats."
Francesca Ainsworth: "At the London South Bank Christmas Market while waiting to meet my friend for a glass of mulled wine and a spot of Christmas shopping. I love the colour of the sky and the silhouetted buildings in the background and the hustle and bustle of bright lights in the foreground."
Pauline Jones: "Caught a glimpse of my face in the sun visor mirror - my expression summed up all the enthusiasm I felt to battle with crowds in icy weather."
Remi: "Shopping at Tsim Sha Tsui in Hong Kong."
And finally a photo by Sumita Bali taken at a Christmas market in Manchester. On 20 December we will publish a selection of your best pictures from the past year and our weekly themes will begin again in 2013. The next theme is Hope, and the deadline for your entries is 8 January. If you would like to enter, send your pictures to email@example.com. Further details and terms can be found by following the link below this gallery.