Your pictures on the theme of 'empty spaces'

We asked our readers to send in their best pictures on the theme of "empty spaces". Here is a selection of the photographs we received from around the world.

A fisherman at the lagoon of Messolonghi Image source, Lia Mageira

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Lia Mageira: "A fisherman at the lagoon of Messolonghi, Greece."

Image source, Jason Shrubb

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Jason Shrubb: "The empty spaces within a concrete shell."

Image source, Ivon Sataumer

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Ivon Sataumer: "Sometimes the clouds in the sky are mistaken. They didn't come to block the sunlight. They came to embrace it."

Image source, Kobus Peché

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Kobus Peché: "Sleeping heron in Royal Natal National Park, South Africa."

Image source, Susan Cook

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Susan Cook: "It was a magic moment on an early morning walk. Two friendly horses leaned in from behind me and our shadows together reached far out into the empty field."

Image source, An-Son Vu Wurdemann

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An-Son Vu Wurdemann: "Exploring an abandoned bunker in Kent."

Image source, Andrew D Jackson

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Andrew D Jackson: "Greenland has plenty of empty space. The view from our hotel in Ilulissat revealed a few fishing boats dwarfed by one massive iceberg."

Image source, Sue Norton

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Sue Norton: "Empty space in the seedcase of a fallen conker."

Image source, Rachael Blakey

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Rachael Blakey: "An empty classroom in a school located in New Brunswick, Canada."

Image source, Salar de Uyuni

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Salar de Uyuni: "Crossroads, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia."

Image source, Mike Harrison

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Mike Harrison: "Mesmerising endless beauty."

Image source, Ruth Atkins

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Ruth Atkins: "A child walks down a pink stairwell in Peckham."

Image source, Glyn Moffitt

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Glyn Moffitt: "Empty sunset seats on Southend-on-Sea pier."

Image source, Raj Padia

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Raj Padia took this picture of the Bandra Worli Sea Link in Mumbai, India.

Image source, Alan Milnes

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Alan Milnes: "An empty space that never should be."

The next theme is "sculpture" and the deadline for entries is 1 November 2022.

The pictures will be published later that week and you will be able to find them, along with other galleries, on the In Pictures section of the BBC News website.

You can upload your entries on this page or email them to

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