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

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City workers walk near St Paul's Cathedral in London. Reason we picked it: Great use of lighting to highlight the subjects and produce high contrast in the frame.

Luke MacGregor/REUTERS

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A boy rides his bicycle at the construction site of the Thilawa economic zone outside Yangon. Reason we picked it: By tilting the camera you can give your photos some extra energy. Great to use a wide angle here to make for a more dynamic photograph.

Soe Zeya Tun/REUTERS

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An Afghan refugee girl stands next to her family's sheep in a field next to a slum area on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. Reason we picked it: The photographer used a shallow depth of field to keep the focus on the subject. Also having her staring right at the camera and the colour of her dress really makes her stand out in this scene.

Muhammed Muheisen/AP

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Runners compete in the 39th Berlin Marathon in Berlin. Reason we picked it: This photographer did well to frame the spectators above and below the racers and choose the right shutter speed to capture the motion. When you are adding motion to images, be sure to include objects that are stationary in the frame.

Thomas Peter/REUTERS

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Love locks on the Somerset pedestrian bridge in Ottawa. Reason we picked it: The tight crop on the brightly coloured locks works really well as a detail.

Alexandre Deslongchamps

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