• Sparrows fight over food in a backyard in Springfield, Virginia, Sept. 13, 2015. (Photo taken by Diaa Bekheet)
  • Art installation "Fallen Men" in downtown Oslo, Norway (Photo taken by Maung Maung Myint)
  • A man dressed in a colorful suit sporting the flags of ASEAN countries sells flower garlands at a set of traffic lights in Pranburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan province in Thailand, July 11, 2015. (Photo taken by Matthew Richards/Thailand)
  • Kyonhtaw waterfall in Myaing Gyi Knu township, Kayin state, Myanmar (Photo taken by Bagan Minmin Oo/Myanmar on June 6, 2015)
  • Cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C., with Thomas Jefferson Memorial in the backdrop, April 12, 2015. (photo taken by Diaa Bekheet)
  • A group of Thai university art students create a sculpture on the beach for the Ban Krut Sand Fantasy Festival 2015 in Prachuap Khiri Khan province, April 9, 2015. (Photo taken by Matthew Richards/Thailand)
  • People walk under blooming cherry trees along the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C., April 12, 2015 (photo taken by Diaa Bekheet/VOA)
  • A man makes traditional Thai tea using a cloth bag filter at Bang Saphan meat and fish market in Prachuap Khiri Khan province, Thailand, April 4, 2015. (Photo taken by Matthew Richards)
  • A woman walking in a winter forest in Mason Neck State Park, Virginia. (Photo taken by Diaa Bekheet/VOA)
  • A Burmese laborer lifts a basket of fish from boiling water at a processing factory near Bang Saphan in Prachuap Khiri Khan province, southern Thailand, March 6, 2015. (Photo taken by Matthew Richards, Thailand)
  • A black vulture scans the surface of the Occoquan river, Virginia, for something to prey on, March 8, 205. (Photo taken by Diaa Bekheet/VOA)
  • Once a Norwegian, always a Norwegian - even in the absence of snow! (Photo taken by Maung Maung Myint on March 7, 2015 in Oslo, Norway)
  • A woman holds a sign reading "I am not afraid" during a march in Moscow, Russia, in memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov who was shot and killed near the Kremlin on Feb. 27, 2015. (Photo sent by Vladimir Zablitsky from Moscow on March 1, 2015)
  • An American Robin perches on tree branch enjoying snowflakes in freezing weather in Virginia, Feb. 26, 2015. (Diaa Bekheet/VOA)
  • The beautiful tones of the morning sunrise over lower Manhattan as reflected in the icy waters of the Hudson river made waiting outside in the frosty 7° C air all worth it! (Photo taken by Daniel Leavey of Jersey City in New Jersey on Feb. 21, 2015)

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Published February 06, 2013

From our "Take Your Best Shots" feature, we showcase some of the best photos submitted by our readers.