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Your pictures of purple

Purple flowers with bee

This picture of flowers in Catalunya, Spain, was taken by Guy Gozem and starts our readers' gallery focusing on the theme of purple.

Purple sky and snow in Coventry

Soma Purkait: "This picture was taken in Coventry when it started snowing against the purple evening sky, a beautiful view from my room!"

Purple wall in Barcelona

Kate Wilson: "While walking down a side street near the Park Guell in Barcelona, this brightly coloured house stood out among the others."

Smiling face out of bus window

Fatima Zahra Popal: "On the bus on our way to Mount Sinai."

Royal Albert Hall interior

Margaret Emerson: "Purple Flying Saucers was taken before a performance of Swan Lake at the Royal Albert Hall."

Water apples in Costa Rican market

David Ambrocik: "Manzans de agua, or water apple, at a market in San Jose, Costa Rica."

Cars in Havana street

Emma Halpin: "Old cars parked on the side of the street in downtown Havana."

London Eye lit with purple lights

Lesley Heptinstall: "The colourful London Eye dominates the illuminated South Bank on a cold February evening."

Purple-skinned man in paddling pool

Annemarie Laudanski of Ontario, Canada took this of her friend in a paddling pool at university

Purple punks

Annemarie Laudanski of Ontario, Canada and friends dressed as purple punks at university



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