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Moments: Caught on Camera, March 11 to March 15

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

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Hotel guides walk at the Tiananmen Square near the Great Hall of the People during of the fourth plenary meeting of the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing. WHY WE PICKED IT: Planes, perspective, patterns, balance and colour combine to form this photo. The asymmetrical composition is key to this image.

Kim Kyung-Hoon/REUTERS

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Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield, Expedition 34 flight engineer, watches a water bubble float freely between him and the camera, showing his image refracted, in the Unity node of the International Space Station. WHY WE PICKED: The photo is out of this world – literally.In the weightlessness of space, Hadfield is refracted through a water bubble.


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A man sheltering under an umbrella is reflected in a puddle at Saint Peter's Square as the conclave begins in order to elect a successor to Pope Benedict, at the Vatican. WHY WE PICKED IT: The texture of the cobblestone is enriched by the warm street lights and glassy surface of the water.

Eric Gaillard/REUTERS

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A pedestrian tries to shelter from snow in London, Monday, March 11, 2013. Temperatures in the capital plummeted to below freezing on Monday. WHY WE CHOSE IT: The photographer chose the perfect dark background to capture the snow, raising this weather image to new heights.

Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP PHOTO

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Alan Drake of Vancouver sent us this image for framing. By getting into the tunnel the framing is much more pronounced bringing the readers eye right tot he water. The use of a slow shutter speed also adds an interesting element completing the package.

Alan Drake

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