Your pictures: A new year

image copyrightDaniel Furon
image captionEach week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "a new year", and we begin with a picture by Daniel Furon.
image copyrightBrian Anderson
image captionBrian Anderson: "2016 started off frosty, but the mild southerly winds soon melted all the ice."
image copyrightPhilip Wade
image captionPhilip Wade: "I was passing a bottle bank in Woodbridge, Suffolk, early on New Year's Day and saw many empty bottles had been stood on the ground because the collection drums were full. From above, the view was colourful and interesting, so I took this photo with my iPhone."
image copyrightDimitra Nassimpian
image captionDimitra Nassimpian: "In crisis-stricken Greece, on the evening of New Year's Day, Athenians leave bags with leftover food by the bins, for those less fortunate - a small, everyday gesture that stands as true solidarity in action."
image copyrightClaire Goodbody
image captionClaire Goodbody: "Celebrating the start of a new year."
image copyrightDouglas Wellemeyer
image captionDouglas Wellemeyer: "This photo was taken on the Eiffel Tower, and it represents a new year because, when looking at the photo, one will feel as though he or she is looking into the future; he or she will feel hopeful and inspired for what lies ahead."
image copyrightNatasha Everson-Williams
image captionNatasha Everson-Williams: "A sparkling new year - this picture was taken in my back garden. It took me about 30 sparklers to get the right letters. It took me an hour."
image copyrightCarl Olsen
image captionAnd finally, a picture by Carl Olsen. The next theme is "rural life", and the deadline for your entries is 12 January. If you would like to enter, send your pictures to Further details and terms can be found by following the link below this gallery or go to and look for Share your photo.

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