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Your pictures on the theme of 'open spaces'

We asked our readers to send in their pictures on the theme of "open spaces". Here are some of the pictures sent to us from around the world.
image copyrightLadka Kurzrock
image captionLadka Kurzrock: "This picture was taken in Sydney, Australia. I interpreted the theme as the joy, the freedom, the curiosity within, through an open space."
image copyrightJohn West
image captionJohn West: "This is a polar panorama of Brighton Park in Portobello, Edinburgh. I took a series of overlapping photographs in a circle from the same position, then combined and circularised them using Photoshop software."
image copyrightLeanne Reynolds
image captionLeanne Reynolds: "From the top of Mount Jirisan in South Korea, we watched the sun rise in the distance and the mist clear from the mountains below."
image copyrightMaria Płonka
image captionMaria Płonka: "This picture was taken in June this year in Park Kościuszko in Katowice, Poland. My 98-year-old Mum was resting in the park - it was her first walk after lockdown. She enjoyed the open space and blooming flowers."
image copyrightGoody Riley
image captionGoody Riley: "This summer hasn't been the same as other summers but we are managing to find a few moments of outdoor fun! This was taken as my sons raced their dad at Hidden Beach in California."
image copyrightRichard Hughes
image captionRichard Hughes: "A lonely acacia tree and antelope photographed on a moody evening as I made my way back to our camp in Masai Mara - a trip of a lifetime."
image copyrightAndrew D. Jackson
image captionAndrew D Jackson: "You can find lots of open space on the Barents Sea, Norway. And lots of weather!"
image copyrightPeter Boazman
image captionPeter Boazman: "The open space of a disused runway at the Blackbushe military aerodrome, Hampshire, England."
image copyrightNigel Brown
image captionNigel Brown: "My picture entitled The High Flier, taken at Clacton-on-Sea in Essex, England. As lockdown measures began to ease, kite skiers took to the open spaces of the sea and sky, giving a joyous display of colour and strength."
image copyrightLaurence Short
image captionAnd finally, Laurence Short's picture of Roker Lighthouse, Sunderland, England.
The next theme is "garden creatures" and the deadline for entries is 18 August 2020.
Send pictures to or follow the link below to "Upload your pictures here".
Further details and terms can be found by following the link to "We set the theme, you take the picture" at the bottom of the page.
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