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Your pictures: Laundry

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image copyrightMeghan Moyer
image captionEach week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "laundry", and we begin with this picture taken in Varanasi, India, by Meghan Moyer.
image copyrightPete Edmunds
image captionPete Edmunds: "A perfect day for drying towels on the line - became a day of April showers in Cheshire. Perfect for staying indoors and photographing the scene - complete with stone patio, garden and shed."
image copyrightKaliannan Shanmugasundaram
image captionKaliannan Shanmugasundaram captured a monk washing his clothes early one morning near a temple in Thailand.
image copyrightMike Hodgson
image captionMike Hodgson: "I took this with a friend in a launderette near Russell Square in London, with a panoramic pinhole camera. We didn't mean to include the lady on the right, but I think it completes the photo."
image copyrightBerenice London
image captionBerenice London: "It started raining during the siesta and I forgot to take my bright yellow green T-shirt in. When the rain stopped for a while, I went outside and the T-shirt seemed to glow in front of the garden wall. Taken in Mendoza, Argentina."
image copyrightThomas Ley
image captionThomas Ley: "This is a photograph taken in my back yard in Doncaster. I don't know where the dusters came from as my wife only uses them occasionally. We have been married for 56 years and I hope she doesn't read this."
image copyrightLola Claeys Bouuaert
image captionLola Claeys Bouuaert: "This image represents Beirut to me. Balcony facades are alive with people, laundry, striped awnings, plants etc..."
image copyrightjohn sorensen
image captionJohn Sorensen: "An Amish housewife hanging laundry to dry on a rare warm January day in Allen County Indiana."
image copyrightWouter Tenbroek
image captionWouter Tenbroek: "I don't have a clothes dryer so during cooler and wetter months it can be challenging to dry clothes outside. This picture is of my woollies hand wash, mainly my husband's socks. It was taken during autumn after a long spell of rain, on a beautiful sunny day in Cambieure (South of France) and I took the opportunity to wash my woollens."
image copyrightSteve Lawson
image captionSteve Lawson: "A picture of my wife, Clare, hanging out the washing when our garden was flooded."
image copyrightJan Ferguson
image captionJan Ferguson: "How to confuse a greyhound. Molly’s toys needed a wash and so went through the washing machine. She couldn’t work out why they were all hanging on the line as she couldn’t quite reach them."
image copyrightClaudia Polli
image captionClaudia Polli: "Colourful laundry at 2,500m. This photo was taken during a three-day hike with my mum and sister through the Brenta Dolomites in northern Italy and shows the laundry line of one of the mountain cabins where we stayed overnight."
image copyrightSalwa Khan
image captionSalwa Khan: "My kitten Dahlia watching a programme on her 'TV'. I took these pictures in the kitchen at my home. I took this using my mobile phone."
image copyrightMichael Levack
image captionMichael Levack: "Airing our dirty laundry in public. Our first fight as a couple at Dunnottar Castle in Aberdeenshire."
image copyrightMartin Sindelar
image captionMartin Sindelar: "Festina Lente! Rome, Italy."
image copyrightJeff Revell
image captionJeff Revell: "My old washing machine looking at me on wash day."
image copyrightMila Mayer
image captionMila Mayer: "Laundry being done at the Dhobi Ghats in Mumbai, where people work and live at the same time. Amazing experience."
image copyrightKathy Gehring
image captionAnd finally, a photograph by Kathy Gehring. The next theme is "steps/stairs", and the deadline for your entries is 21 October. 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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