Readers' pictures of the year 2019

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A woman takes a picture of herself as the sun shines through the archway she stands underImage source, Derek Payne
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Derek Payne: "This is the age of the selfie where we define our own identity."
Three dogs look down on to a hippo poking out of a riverImage source, Anant Ganesh Patel 
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Anant Ganesh Patel: "Some dogs show interest in a hippo in Livingstone, Zambia, Africa."
Image source, Gordon Calder
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Gordon Calder: "I was visiting Liverpool for the first time a few years ago and stumbled across this amazing staircase and escalator combination."
Image source, Penni James
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Penni James: "A rainy trip over Sydney’s Anzac Bridge (as the passenger)."
Image source, Rhonda Tough
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Rhonda Tough: "I love this picture taken without the subject's knowledge. She is deep in thought with the daylight glow reflecting off her."
Image source, Tracey Reid
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Tracey Reid: "Puzzlewood. You may spot the coloured witch that inhabits there."
Image source, Verna Evans
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Verna Evans photographed these ballerinas waiting in a queue for the loo.
Image source, Barbara Bryant
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Barbara Bryant: "The Norfolk Crazy Ladies enjoying a weekly dip in the River Bure at Horstead Mill. We swim all year round, in all weathers, in just our cossies, and always enjoy lots of laughter - and cake."
Image source, Paul Granahan
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Paul Granahan took this photo near Crater Lake, Oregon, USA. "I wanted to capture the way the hills disappeared into the early morning mist. I was inspired by the view from this location which was enhanced by smoke from the forest fires, which are a common occurrence in the pine forests."
Image source, Dayve Ward
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Dayve Ward: "Six years ago Paul Rose (the intrepid explorer) had an idea of clearing some of the flotsam and jetsam that lay at the bottom of Windermere in the Lake District. Paul had the idea of bringing a handful of divers he knew to help. That handful grew to over 260 plus 100 on-shore volunteers! This is one of the images I made."
Image source, Janie Tonkin
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Janie Tonkin: "An old payphone contrasts against a vermillion wall in a block of artists' studios in Taipei. It looks well maintained, clean and shiny; probably not used in a while."
Image source, Richard Derwent
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Richard Derwent: "Family and musical memories on top of the piano in my dining room."
Image source, Betty Nesbitt
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Betty Nesbitt: "Just waiting my turn to feel the view and the force of Niagara Falls."
Image source, Sally Brown
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Sally Brown: "Skógafoss on the Skógá river in Iceland is beautiful during the day and spectacular at night, especially when the aurora decides to dance."
Image source, Esther Johnson
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Esther Johnson: "This sunflower was really struggling to open in the thick, Cornish mizzle."
Image source, Paul Mazurek
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Paul Mazurek: "Two ruby-throated hummingbirds visit my backyard feeder in Richmond, Kentucky."
Image source, Jenny Downing
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Jenny Downing: "Drying a recently harvested crop of red chillies."
Image source, Simon Lamb
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Simon Lamb: "Highway maintenance technicians carrying out night-time road repairs in Cardiff city centre."
Image source, Chris Jones
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Chris Jones: "In the wee hours of the morning, a man waits for traffic to clear before crossing a street in Seattle, Washington."
Image source, Sergio Campanile
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Sergio Campanile: "Going south, taken during the autumn in North Bay, Ontario, Canada."
Image source, Deborah Roy
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Deborah Roy: "This bluebird is defending his territory against the bluebird in the mirror."
Image source, Sophie Adams
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Sophie Adams: "This picture was taken in Bolivia. We had spent four days driving across the Altiplano where we had encountered snow, lightning, gales and sunshine. I particularly like this image as it was the calm after a storm."
Image source, Richard Derwent
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Richard Derwent: "Family fun on our Spanish villa holiday, but someone just had to go and spoil the line-up..."
Image source, VITALIS VASYLIUS
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Vitalis Vasylius: "Myriads of stars."
Image source, Carolyn DiFrancesco
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Carolyn DiFrancesco: "I waited for the perfect sunset while these daisies were in bloom."
Image source, Matthew Jeanes
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Matthew Jeanes: "I saw these two men sitting down to chat in the central square of the city of Bolu in Turkey."
Image source, Gus Campion
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Gus Campion: "Sunset walk on the beach with my daughter Alannah and Labrador, Lola, in Lee Point Beach, Australia." The next theme is "individuality" and the deadline for entries is 7 January 2020. Send pictures to yourpics@bbc.co.uk or follow the link to "Upload your pictures here" below. Further details and terms can be found by following the link to "We set the theme, you take the pictures," at the bottom of the page.

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