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Your pictures: Best of 2015

image copyrightOliver Hine
image captionEach week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme, and at this time of year we like to look back and select some of the best ones. So here is our round-up of your pictures of the year, starting with this shot by Oliver Hine who said: "A bunch of enthusiastically flowering daffodils are captured by water droplet lenses."
image copyrightPrerna Jain
image captionPrerna Jain sent in this beautiful picture of a snail looking down as it reached the corner of a window.
image copyrightAurelie Four
image captionAurelie Four: "The four-legged members of the UK Corgi Club meet just outside Windsor Castle. Sadly the castle was hiding in the thick fog but a lot of fun was had."
image copyrightChris Bryant
image captionChris Bryant: "My local castle in Chepstow. Originally a Norman castle and last used in anger during the English Civil War."
image copyrightsamanta krivec
image captionSamanta Krivec: "I made this shot in the hallway of a shopping centre in Celje, Slovenia. I was waiting for some time when finally these two guys came along."
image copyrightYuri Afanasiev
image captionYuri Afanasiev: "The girl in the mountains is trying to jump up higher than traces from military plane."
image copyrightVeronica Astashonak
image captionVeronica Astashonak: "Couples cast shadows on the wall of an old building in Hoi An, Vietnam, creating somewhat theatrical impressions. While most passers-by remained completely oblivious of their existence, I could not help stopping to take several shots."
image copyrightWill Mcknight
image captionWill McKnight: "This photo was taken at Portencross, Ayrshire, in Scotland. I used a 10-stop filter for a long exposure and it seems to make the fisherman look like three ghosts due to his movement during the shot."
image copyrightJoe Buxton
image captionJoe Buxton: "Our eight-month-old identical twins make the perfect pair."
image copyrightJonny Garwes
image captionJonny Garwes captured this image for the theme of umbrellas.
image copyrightSara Bickley
image captionSara Bickley cleverly positioned her kettle for her picture of clouds.
image copyrightDaniel Furon
image captionDaniel Furon: "San Francisco skyline on a cloudy late afternoon, looking towards the west."
image copyrightPaula Watts
image captionPaula Watts: "This little daisy looked beautiful after a sharp frost."
image copyrightNeil Bennett
image captionNeil Bennett photographed a family in Sri Lanka.
image copyrightRuth Moucharafieh
image captionAnd finally, a photograph by Ruth Moucharafieh. The next theme is "a new year", and the deadline for your entries is 6 January 2016. 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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