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Your pictures: Flags

image copyrightSophie Cowdrey
image captionEach week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "flags", and we begin with this picture by Sophie Cowdrey, of beach huts at Hayling Island on the south coast of England.
image copyrightMohamed Uvais
image captionMohamed Uvais: "A daily ritual seen at sunset on Galle Face Green, Colombo, as air force officers perform the ceremony of lowering Sri Lanka's national flag."
image copyrightHelen Oag
image captionHelen Oag: "In January this year I went with my boyfriend to visit his home country of Chile (from Canada where we both live). This is my boyfriend posing with Chile's flag outside La Moneda Palace, in Santiago. He was happy to be showing me his home country, and also happy to be skipping some of the cold Canadian winter."
image copyrightMorag Stirling
image captionMorag Stirling: "This enormous flag was flying proudly above Marseille when our cruise ship stopped off for a visit."
image copyrightAngie Midcalf
image captionAngie Midcalf: "Taken early morning from the top of the Reichstag building in Berlin."
image copyrightKyle Burt
image captionKyle Burt: "Taken during Olympic torch relay celebrations in Concord, California, shortly before the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics."
image copyrightBob Brown
image captionBob Brown: "When my son Matthew's cricket match was cancelled we decided to head to Duxford for the D-Day anniversary air show, where the Red Devils parachute freefall team formed part of the display. This was one of the last photos I took before the camera's battery gave up - and it was without doubt the largest flag I have ever seen!"
image copyrightTrevor McKinstry
image captionTrevor McKinstry: "Photo taken in Carnlough, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, in respect of our Italian and other international guests during a certain bike race."
image copyrightMaria Louka
image captionMaria Louka: "Point of reference. Swimming under the [Greek] flag, summer memories."
image copyrightHelena Howen
image captionAnd finally, a photograph by Helena Howen of prayer flags in her garden. The next theme is "gardening" and the deadline for your entries is 3 June. If you would like to enter, send your pictures to Further details and terms can be found by following the link below this gallery.

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