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Your pictures: Flags

image copyrightGareth Bransby
image captionEach week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "flags", and we begin with a picture taken on the main road between Toktogul and Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan by Gareth Bransby.
image copyrightSamantha Lister
image captionSamantha Lister: "This was taken in Paris, when a saltire magically appeared in the sky."
image copyrightDavid Mishler
image captionDavid Mishler: "Flags adorn the Palace of the Governors on the Santa Fe Plaza in New Mexico, the colours and designs evoking memories of Spanish rule."
image copyrightClaire Goodbody
image captionClaire Goodbody: "International alphabet flags spelling out 'left' and 'right' on a pair of socks."
image copyrightAylish Wood
image captionAylish Wood: "Sentinel seagull looks out to sea from a wall in Malaga."
image copyrightWill Melling
image captionWill Melling: "An unexpected sight in Dalston, London."
image copyrightChris Spencer
image captionChris Spencer: "On a recent trip to Flanders it was heart-warming to see that people could take time out on their worldwide tours to remember the fallen."
image copyrightRichard Morgan
image captionRichard Morgan: "The frames in this image were taken in Nanjing and Shanghai. Layers of female identity stand out from a melting backdrop: the woman seems torn between her role as a parental guardian and her duty as a flag-waving patriot."
image copyrightJenny Downing
image captionJenny Downing: "A fiercely patriotic diner in Charlotte, USA. The bright chrome of the diner contrasts with the folds of the Stars and Stripes, almost an optical illusion."
image copyrightMelani Joubert
image captionAnd finally, a picture by Melani Joubert. The next theme is "out of focus", and the deadline for your entries is 15 March. 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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