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TOPSHOTS Kosovar employees work on a new construction site at the "Drenas Business Park" on December 5, 2011, near the town of Drenas. Serbia has recognised Kosovo's independence by accepting an EU-brokered agreement on joint management of disputed border crossings, Prime Minister Hashim Thaci said on December 6, 2011." This agreement represents de jure recognition of the Republic of Kosovo by Serbia," Thaci told his cabinet at a session open to the public. He added that Serbia "consequently recognised the border with Kosovo." Last December 1, Pristina and Belgrade had agreed to "integrated management" of the border crossings following three days of talks in Brussels. AFP PHOTO/ ARMEND NIMANI (Photo credit should read ARMEND NIMANI/AFP/Getty Images)

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One captivating image a day, the reason it was chosen and how you can shoot similar pictures.

Photo tip for Dec. 8: Shooting from a low angle into the sun as it's low in the sky helps the photographer create some great silhouettes in the warm light.

Photo tip for Dec. 7: By shooting with a slow shutter speed the cars lights leave trails across the bridge as they moved through the frame. Try shooting traffic at night with a slow shutter speed to see what kind of effects or trails they make as they move through your frame.

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Photo tip for Dec. 6: Shooting from a low angle with a wide angle lens is a great way to photograph a group of runners. The legs of the runner on the left hand side lead the reader into the image and to the other runners.

Photo tip for Dec. 5: The timing is just right on the subject about to plunge into the icy waters. The early morning light is perfect for this scene. Allowing a loose frame around the subject, rather than zooming in, makes for a very interesting photograph.

Photo tip for Dec. 2: Terry Wurdemann of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., captured the wear and tear of this bench on a rainy Sunday in November. It was selected as the best submission on the theme of details. Why we chose it: Great colour and composition really made this image stand out from the rest. The detail in the paint peeling of the boards with the wet grass acting as a backdrop make the image pop.

Each weekday, our photo editors will select one compelling image for prominent play in the newspaper. On Friday, we'll publish in the newspaper our favourite reader photo on a weekly theme. This week's assignment: Architecture

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