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Moments: Caught on Camera, April 15 to April 19

One captivating image a day, the reason it was chosen and how you can shoot similar pictures

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A woman holds an umbrella as she walks during the traditional Feria de Abril (April fair) in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain. WHY WE PICKED IT: This is a great example of using lines and patterns to draw the eye into a picture. The woman walking on the right doesn’t distract from the pattern, but rather adds another interesting element.

Marcelo del Pozo/REUTERS

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A woman lights frankincense as she prays at Shwedagon pagoda on the first day of Myanmar's traditional New Year in Yangon. WHY WE PICKED IT: We liked the use of a slow shutter speed to blur the people in the background and the smoke rising from the incense.

Soe Zeya Tun/REUTERS

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Lola (C) and her daughters, Isabel (L) and Alejandra, wearing typical Sevillana outfits pose for a portrait during the traditional Feria de Abril (April fair) in the Andalusian capital of Seville. WHY WE PICKED IT:The photographer uses shadow well and chose a nice colour to use around the subjects.

Marcelo del Pozo/REUTERS

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A street view is mirrored in sun glasses of a guest of a cafe on a sunny day in Bamberg, Germany. WHY WE PICKED IT: Shooting tight is an interesting way to capture a common scene on a sunny day.

David Ebener/AP PHOTO

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Fang Tong shot this photo of her son swimming in a pool. The sunlight shining through the water gives the bubbles and light beam a very magical look.

Fang Tong

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