Our Photo Desk call-out for reader photos for the week of Jan. 28-Feb. 3 is on the theme of children at play. Images uploaded to us through Flickr are contained in a separate gallery. This gallery showcases images sent through our custom upload tool. Our staff will pick a favourite reader-submitted photo to be featured in the Feb. 4 print edition of The Globe and Mail. (Preference will be given to photos taken during the week of the call-out.) To learn more, follow the link under the gallery.
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Rushmi Hasham photo: Peek-a-Boo - A simple and spontaneous game of peek-a-boo turned in to a memorable photograph capturing the fun of a warm spring day. Featured in the photograph is Natalie Hasham (8) and Nicole Hasham (3).
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Shawna Silver photo: Superhero brothers - It's never too early for dress-up! My two oldest sons Nate (L) and Harry (R) love to dress-up as superheroes, sometimes as soon as they wake up.
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Kelly Hodgkin photo: kids at play - My son Nixon (4yrs) at christmas this year had asked Santa for a fluffly blue dinosaur. He was so happy to see it!
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Tony R. Wagstaff photo: Driving - Driving a vehicle is a serious business..........Yeh right!
Tony R. Wagstaff
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Kim Velocci Leite photo: Snow Day February 2, 2011 - Cooper looks so cute in the snow!
Kim Velocci Leite
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Alice Agar photo: Child at play - taken summer 2009 at a fair in Windsor
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Ruby Bagga photo: Merry Go Round! Our 6 month old's first Merry Go Round ride!
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Alice Agar photo: Feeding the birds - Taken winter 2010 in Rideau canal area
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Anne Totten photo: Thoughts of summer - Trucks and endless sand! Happy thoughts of our summer vacation at Nova Scotia's Northumberland Shore.
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Carey Hyndman photo: Two in a swing - Morgan and Haven enjoying summertime in Saskatoon!
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Ken Kleiner photo: Fall reflections - Every fall we capture the brief spendor of Alberta's fall with our children at a local part. This shot was snapped as our son was passing the time throwing rocks into a shallow stream at a local park.
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Bill Lockington photo: Peek-a-Boo - Children playing in the street of Havana, Cuba, Week of December 9-16, 2010.
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James Swartz photo: Best Friends on the Breakwall - A fabulous day spent together as waves crashed over the breakwall completely soaking both boys. August 2010 on Lake Huron. Photos byToronto photographer at www.jcswartz.com
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Andre Kleynhans photo: Simple play - All it takes is a stone, a stick a step and lots of imagination Acre, Israel
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Paula Waatainen photo: Havana good time - Cuban school children rush to play with a new inflatable soccer net and ball, part of a donation of school supplies collected and delivered by students from Rockridge Secondary in West Vancouver.
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Shawn Houghtling photo: The boys skating at the Toronto waterfront.
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Mary-Anne Ferry photo: Behind the wheel - Enjoying a fall day at Applewood Farms, the boys fight for the driver's seat behind the tractor wheel.
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Gary Ockenden photo: Girls selecting cars - While in Barra de Navidad Mexico this week, we watched these young schoolgirls select their rides. In fact, I contributeed a few pesos to them for the 2 peso fare to start one of these vehicles.
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Heather Johnston photo: First winter in Canada... There is always hockey at our great neighbourhood rink in Ottawa.
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Mary Frances Hill photo: Two goofballs and their - On a typical playdate, my son Lucas and his friend build a snazzy living room fort with a hockey net, four kitchen chairs, a bedsheet and four flannel blankets.
Mary Frances Hill
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Lee Gunderson photo: Time out for caterpillars - This little guy couldn't resist these tent caterpillars. All decked out for church and there he goes. Kids will be, you know.
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Lee Gunderson photo: Tired of playing with balloons - Exhausted, Nixon takes a break from the party and the balloons to strike a 'time-out' pose.
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Lee Gunderson photo: Playing with the deer in the forest - We go out and find the deer on their paths in the forest. It is our favorite past-time. One can get very close to them if you know their habits and how to approach.
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Solomon Birenbaum photo: He who slings mud generally loses ground...
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Chris Hills photo: Cousins on the hill! - Enjoying Winter to the utmost! January 30/11 at the Pinery Park.
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Janet Gerrath photo: Multicoloured Masterpiece - My 5 year old son wants to be an artist when he grows up. Here he is doing what he loves best - painting! Date taken: December 9, 2010.
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Jim Dodd photo; Game On! January 16th, 2011: Jacob and Evan take a pause to get photographed on a perfect winter day in Kitchener.
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Barb McDougall photo: painting faces - Erin paints her younger sister Ella's face for 'dress up". This photo was taken last summer in Ottawa.
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S Ripley photo: Children at play "Monkey See..." - My six-year-old niece didn't need much encouragemnet to pose in front of the camera, though some cues from her grandpa likely helped.
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Penny Cadrain photo: Making Vietnamese spring rolls - Sam and Oliver love to cook
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Sarah Shepherd photo: Kid in a hay stack - Our local fall fair, "Brackendale Fall Fair Day, September 2010" had a stack of hay for kids to play in. Who kne hay would make the kids go crazy?
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ian m photo: children at play in california
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Aoife Nally photo: My Nephews Going wild after Christmas Dinner, too many Chocs!
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Jaclyn Appleby photo: Puppy Love - Our daughter loves our dog Takeo, and apparently the feeling is mutual.
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Chris Hills photo: No Winter blues here! Powering down the toboggan hill at the Pinery Park.
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Jim Shaw photo: Children at Play - Jan. 29, 2011 - An Angel Left By a busy Boy Playing in The Snow In Coburg Ont.
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James Swartz photo: Everyone loves Thomas - With some foam, string, paint and a hot glue gun everyone's favorite costume to play in was Thomas. Courtlandt would pretend to be Thomas for hours. Photos at www.jcswartz.com
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Dianne Robinson photo: Soccer in Burma - Children play wherever they can. In this case, on a bit of grass near the docks in Burma. And with a homemade soccer ball.
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Barb McDougall photo: Doing the splits! Ollie (our grandson) is enjoying the trampoline on his summer vacation in Victoria - August 2010.
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Heather Bell photo: Busker in training - After concentrating on her instructor, this little one was happy to give the ring a go. This shot was taken at Toronto's Busker Fest 2008.
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James Swartz photo: Darth Mal - The joy of acting becomes a strong influence in this young artist's future as many of Courtlandt's later paintings are of Medeival Knights, and Tall Ships. Art and photos at www.jcswartz.com
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Candace Jones photo: Soccer Fun - June 20, 2010 - Our son playing soccer
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Ian McLeod photo: children at play in Muskoka
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Christine McCardell photo: My nephew -- "Climbing for Coconuts" (March 2009) Grand Cayman Island
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Karen Mason-Bennett photo: Hanging Around - A day at the park when our son was 6-months old. March 2006.
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Leah Shannon photo: Riley's ride home - Riley Smaller gets a ride home from Grampa and Farmor after an afternoon of tobaggoning at Dufferin Grove Park. January 2011.
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Marla Mayson photo: Hockey exercises - During hockey practice, one of several strength building games that the kids enjoy.
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ian mcleod photo: children at play in muskoka
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Charlie Gregory (aka selrahcyorgerg on Flickr): Sunday at the Peterborough Lift Lock - Sunday afternoon, below the Peterborough Lift Lock, scores of kids immune to the cold play for little Stanley Cups at the second annual church hockey league games held on the frozen canal.
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James Swartz photo: Sliding in Seagrave - Alex is having a great time on the slide in Seagrave. Photos by James Swarts at www.jcswartz.com
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Scott Scarrow photo: Can we hit the jump? Date taken: Dec. 26, 2010 Russell (6) and Weston (4) Scarrow try out their new snow racer in McDougall (just outside Parry Sound) Ontario...
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Mark Nesdoly photo: Bubbles - My two girls in the bubble room of the Orlando Wonderworks, Dec 19, 2010.
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Katie Baglole photo: Playing in the Waves - Children at play on the coast of Zanzibar
Picasa 2.7/Katie Baglole
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Lee Gunderson photo: Catching geckoes - One of my grandson's greatest joys is catching Geckoe in Kona and letting them go. He does this all day long.
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Greg Blackhurst photo: Beach fun - Each year we do a Dad's and kids camping trip. This is the kids enjoying the beach at Arrowhead Provincial Park this August. Evan, the good sport was buried by his friends for a photo.
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Scott Scarrow photo: Going to school the fun way... Taken Jan. 26, 2011 - Weston Scarrow (4, JK student) being taken to McDougall School (just outside Parry Sound, On.) his favourite way...
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John McInnes photo: Sledding - Sledding in Joetsu, Niigata Prefecture in Japan. It was minus 2 and snowing for two days straight. It doesn't get better than this.
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Lee Gunderson photo: Joy Joy - The diving board at the lake - A hot summer day, a warm lake and frogs. Could anyone ask for more than just the endless days of summer to spend, one by one.
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Marla Mayson photo: Jungle boy - swinging from a trailing vine in the jungle near Kapalua, Maui
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Lee Gunderson photo: Catching bubbles - These great bubbles can make fun last for hours at picnincs.
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Lee Gunderson photo: Feeding ducks at the pond - A family favorite for us. Frogs, dragon flys and lots of ducks