Each week we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. To mark the end of 2009 we look back at a selection of those sent in on various themes throughout the year.
An appropriate image for this year's economic climate was sent in by Roy under the set theme of closing.
Daniel Furon sent us this intriguing image on the theme of modernity. Look closely and you'll work it out!
This imaginative photo of a Beetle piggy bank by Nick Tsiatinis was sent in for the theme of tiny.
Sharjeel Ahmad photographed a fish market in Istanbul, Turkey. The soft lighting shows off the texture of the fish really well.
This photo by Choong Moon Ting of an abandoned flat in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, brilliantly illustrated the theme of derelict.
The theme of stripes was cleverly illustrated by Supriya Kantak with an escalator...
... and Mike Huntley with a shot taken at a deserted gold mining town at Luderitz, Namibia.
Robert Seeley sent us this dance-themed photo taken at Chibuku in Liverpool.
These abandoned homes close to the Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore, was sent in for one of a portfolio by Patrick Joust.
"Noon on a bright winter's day on Scarborough beach" was submitted by Simon Popple.
And finally Cathy Hosler spotted these three festive looking trees.
What are these?