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Your pictures: Lakes

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image copyrightSimon Hewett
image captionEach week we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "lakes" and we begin with this photograph of Lake Naivasha in Kenya, taken by Simon Hewett.
image copyrightRhea Andrada
image captionRhea Andrada: "A school of fish in one of the lakes in Jiuzhaigou Valley, [China,] a Unesco World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve."
image copyrightIeuan Yusuf-George
image captionIeuan Yusuf-George: "Isola dei Pescatori on Lago Maggiore seen through the summer haze on our late afternoon ferry trip back to Baveno[, Italy]."
image copyrightGuy Butler
image captionGuy Butler: "One of Glencoe's small lakes looking east across the Scottish Highlands."
image copyrightAlex Wilson
image captionAlex Wilson: "The overflow of Ladybower Reservoir in the Peak District looks just like somebody has removed a giant bathplug"
image copyrightRory Browne
image captionRory Browne: "A few years ago I went out with my uncle to try some photography as the night was coming on, bringing with it a light mist that was lying in the valleys and on the lakes, looking beautifully ethereal, so we went up to Talla Reservoir[, Peeblesshire,] to catch the sunset."
image copyrightJohn Edwards
image captionJohn Edwards: "Taken from the summit of Snowdon, [Gwynedd,] the lake in the foreground is Llyn Llydaw and the lakes in the background are Llynnau Mymbyr near to Capel Curig."
image copyrightAdil Iqbal
image captionAdil Iqbal: "Taken at Plitvice Lakes National Park, whilst on holiday in Croatia this past spring. The World Heritage Site encloses 16 crystal clear lakes, all a shade of azure blue and connected by waterfalls and cascades. Breathtaking."
image copyrightTom Mononen
image captionTom Mononen: "A fisherman on Inle Lake at sunset in Burma. This man seemed to be looking for something, perhaps a net he left. The peace in the image was lost at the time as we shot past this scene at high speed with a noisy diesel engine chugging away. Our guide wanted to get back before the sun went behind the hills; he didn't succeed."
image copyrightJim McVeigh
image captionJim McVeigh: "This is a World War II Curtiss SB2C Helldiver being retrieved from Otay Lake, near San Diego, California, 65 years after it crashed during training. The plane was discovered by a sport fisherman using a sonar fish-finder."
image copyrightGabrielle Valdez
image captionGabrielle Valdez: "I took this photo of an 'open sauna' at Lake Bogoria in Kenya last April. People seemed to enjoy the steam from the hot springs despite the extremely hot temperature."
image copyrightJo Cameron
image captionJo Cameron: "My daughter Anna fishing at sunset on Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe. A fantastic holiday."
image copyrightJim Harmer
image captionJim Harmer: "Waiting for wind on Bassenthwait Lake in the Lake District."
image copyrightsean harrison
image captionAnd finally... a photograph of the Emerald Lakes in Tongariro National Park, New Zealand by Sean Harrison. The next theme is "racing" and the deadline for your entries is 16 July. 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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