SNAP CHART; INSTAGRAM WINNERS TOP 20 PICTURES OF THE FIRST SIX MONTHS OF THE YEAR News agency Reuters' followers deliver a feast for the eyes as they choose their favourite photographs.
EVERYONE is a photographer these days, thanks to smartphones, but it's still a pleasure to see the results of professional snappers at work.
News agency Reuters asked their 250,000 followers on Instagram to choose their favourite picture of the first six months of this year - and these 20 won the most votes.
It was a big news story - the legalising of gay marriage in the US - that topped the chart. But there are also shots aplenty of cute animals and marvellous displays of nature.
FROZEN IN TIME Train sculpture at Harbin ice and snow festival
PROUD DAY The White House is illuminated in rainbow colours after the US supreme court legalised gay marriage. Pic: Gary Cameron
WACKY SCIENCE Record attempt for largest Einstein gathering
RIOT OF COLOURS Flower fields near Keukenhof park in Holland
STICK TOGETHER Sudanese men take a selfie in the River Nile
PUTS ON A BRAVE FACE Indian widow during Holi celebrations
NATURAL GLOW Sunset illuminates mountains near St Moritz
FELINE SOCIAL Cats at harbour of Japanese fishing village
FIERY DISPLAY Calbuco volcano near Puerto Montt in Chile
PAINTING THE SKY RED Villarrica volcano in southern Chile
UPSTANDING ENTRY Pyrenean mountain dog Cody at Crufts
TRAM CHILLY Pedestrians brave the cold and snow in Istanbul
TIDAL ISLAND An aerial view of Mont Saint-Michel off France's Normandy coast
CONCRETE JUNGLE Cow in the middle of a busy road in Bengaluru, India
DOWN AND OUT Lionel Messi falls in the net during Copa America final
SIGNS OF SPRING A tree in a rapeseed field in Switzerland
SNOW STORM A man taking a photo in Times Square, New York
ZOO GOES THERE Escaped hippo after floods in Tbilisi, Georgia
MY LITTLE PONY Cuban boy with a horse in downtown Havana
GETTING A NUZZLE Giraffe at Chester Zoo
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|Publication:||Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)|
|Date:||Jul 18, 2015|
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