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Your pictures in focus: Laura Lean

Kovalam Beach, Kerala.

BBC News website reader Laura Lean shares her pictures of India, where she has lived for the past three years. We start with this picture of Kovalam Beach, Kerala.

Fishermen

"Only one fisherman on Vembanad Lake, Kerala, had an umbrella to protect him from the fierce midday sun."

Rashtrapati Bhavan, Delhi

"A parade at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, Delhi - residence of the president of India. Before independence this was the residence of the British viceroy."

Construction workers

"Construction workers, Hitec City, Hyderabad - with the economic boom there is an enormous demand for new office buildings."

Shop window

"The reflection of a man in a bangle shop mirror, Hyderabad."

Kolkata

"I love the way the man has the flowers draping from his head and shoulders." The carefully strung flowers are a contrast to the rubbish on the street in Kolkata.

A guide at the Amber Fort, Jaipur.

"A guide at the Amber Fort, Jaipur."

A metal worker in Hyderabad.

"A metal worker in Hyderabad."

The organised chaos of traffic, fruit sellers, pedestrians and shopkeepers operating within a confined space as seen from the Charminar, Hyderabad.

"The organised chaos of traffic, fruit sellers, pedestrians and shopkeepers operating within a confined space as seen from the Charminar, Hyderabad."

Children in India

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