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Your pictures: The sky at night

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image captionEach week we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week the theme is the sky at night, and we start with a photograph of Dundee taken by Geoff Dale.
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image captionMarcus Brent-Smith: "A full moon on a clear night illuminates the heavy snowfall in Oxfordshire, UK."
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image captionRonan Connaughton: "After two rainy days hiking the Inca Trail the skies finally cleared and we got a great view of Orion's Belt from our campsite."
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image captionAnthony Skellern: "A private helicopter regularly takes off and lands at a spread less than a mile from my home in Bollington Cheshire. One evening I heard it start up and realised it would, for the first time, fly off in darkness, and quickly set up my table top tripod on the windowsill. The 30 second time exposure records the blinking navigation lights, as it rose up and away."
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image captionSaralee Epp: "Arabian Nights. Taken in the city of Taiz, Yemen, which is now experiencing upheaval."
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image captionYiannis Magkiriadis: "That's my mate's hand and mine, at my parents' home in Greece. Playing about with long exposures at night."
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image captionAmy Tyndall: "The Flemmish Mercator 1.2m telescope based at the Observatorio del Roquede los Muchachos on the island of La Palma, Canary Isles, waiting in the sunset for the night sky to descend before taking astronomical observations. It's 23 degrees at sea level, and freezing point on the mountain in February."
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image captionLee Garner: "One thing that is only seen in the sky at night is fireworks; I have found it quite difficult to catch a fireworks display well through my camera lens, so I am especially pleased with this faux floral bouquet." Next week the theme is vintage and the deadline for your entries is 14 June 2011. 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 below this gallery.

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