In Pictures

Your week in pictures

Image copyright Tarun Nakra

BBC News website readers have been sending us their pictures of events making headlines this week.

Millions of Indians voted on the first big day of the general election pitting the ruling Congress party against the main opposition BJP. Tarun Nakra proudly sent in this photo displaying his finger marked with ink after he had voted.

Image copyright Tarun Nakra

After Tarun Nakra cast his vote, he took this image of a huge queue starting to form early in the morning in his home town of Haryana, India.

Image copyright Anton Bosma

Dozens of passengers on a cruise ship sailing to various ports along the west coast of the USA became ill with the contagious Norovirus. The ship, seen here in Santa Barbara earlier this week, was inspected by the county's public health director before being allowed to dock. Photo: Anton Bosma.

Image copyright Gemma Carroll

Cyclone Ita left communities without power and caused damage to some buildings in Queensland, Australia this week. The cyclone brought winds of up to 230km/h (140mph) and caused localised flooding. Gemma Carroll lives in Bungalow in Queensland, her street is pictured above.

Image copyright Peter Stanely

Floods also struck Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Peter Stanley sent the BBC this image from the Mikocheni region of the city, along the Old Bagamoyo Road which runs from the centre of the town to its northern coast.

Image copyright Sheikh Ahmed

We asked you to send us a selfie expressing your identity for Monday's #selfieday. Sheikh Ahmed sent us a selfie of him and his cat Louis, he said: "I'm always confused and Louis is always blank." Here is a selection of some of the selfies you sent us on the day.

Image copyright Rick Hemsley

Glasgow Airport celebrated the first touch down of the A380, the world's largest passenger aircraft, in Scotland on Thursday. While thousands of aviation enthusiasts gathered to take photos from around the airfield, Rick Hemsley captured the moment the A380 wheels hit the ground from on board another flight ready to take off.

Image copyright Chris Brown

Meanwhile, Stansted Airport in Essex, England, saw massive queues late on Saturday, with Chris Brown, who sent this image, waiting over an hour to pass through UK/EU passport control. However, the non UK/EU control queue "was as little as 20 people" long.

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