1 of 15 Here is our selection of the best photographs sent in by you, our readers, during the last 12 months. We start with a picture sent in by Bernard Russo.
2 of 15 Nicole Fougère: "I love the old advertising you can find around London if you look close enough. This Bovril advertisement has been created from coloured bricks inlaid in to the end wall of a block of houses. It is symbolically fading into history."
3 of 15 Brian Schroeder: "The 2nd Brigade Combat Team of the US Army, Fort Drum, NY".
4 of 15 Alfonso Salcedo: "Here is one of the photos I took at the Gay Pride 2004."
5 of 15 Jayita Bhojwani: "This photo was taken while on safari at San Diego's Wild animal Park. In the dusk, the giraffe bent over with her neck parallel to the horizon."
6 of 15 Scott Payseur: "On the train to Ayutaya, Thailand, a girl watches with excitement as a thunderstorm approaches."
7 of 15 François-Xavier: "14th July fireworks at the Eiffel Tower, as seen from the Ecole Militaire."
8 of 15 Sarah Abbott: "This is Bobby Gillespie from Primal Scream getting his rocks off at 3am at the FIB Heineken music festival in Benicassim, Spain."
9 of 15 Lekshmi Chakravarthy: "Dinner time, folks!"
10 of 15 Emma Stoddard: "Here is my favourite picture. It's of my boyfriend Rob climbing in Fontainebleau, France. My friend Helen is in the background."
11 of 15 Irina Chirkova: "This is me on my honeymoon in the Maldives, it's a wonderful place. With love from Russia."
12 of 15 Izdeyar Senta: "Little girl with no shoes in the city of Karachi."
13 of 15 Wei Yang: "As an overseas student here in Manchester, I have travelled around the UK, experiencing the tastes of cultures, sometimes savoury, sometimes not. This is a couple sitting on the beach near King James Terrace, Portsmouth."
14 of 15 Alan Thompson: "Jake (aged 6) running in the grounds of Denbigh Castle at sunset."
15 of 15 David Thompson: "While sorting through our old decorations, our youngest, Henry, decided to hide under the lights we were testing, creating a random moment which captures the warmth of the moment."