Your pictures: Holidays

8 September 2013 Last updated at 02:19

Readers' photos on the theme of holidays.
Relaxing on the beach
Following a short summer break we are back with our weekly gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is holidays and we begin with this photograph by Sandeep Kumar Chulupunur.
Woman walking on dune in Namib Desert
Maurice Schutgens was camping in the Namib Desert when he took this picture: "We awoke among the dunes and headed up the biggest we could find to admire the vast desert from above. My girlfriend went ahead, stepping on the virgin sands that may never have seen a human before. Special."
A donkey-powered bar
Miles Coleman: "A donkey-powered bar in Canoa Quebrada in the state of Ceara, northern Brazil. The owner would take orders from people on the beach, go back to his stall to make them, only to find that his donkey had wandered off, carrying 20 litres of Caipirinhas behind him."
Bicycle and hay
Margaret Metcalfe: "For most of the year we live in Mexico City, an immense chaotic city with 24 million inhabitants, so returning to our small village in Spain for a few weeks in the summer means I can get on my bicycle and enjoy the wide open countryside and blue skies again."
Graffiti in Santorini
Brendan Conway: "Santorini in Greece is one of the most photogenic tourist destinations in the world, but this graffiti had a point. Maybe we should put our cameras down a bit more?"
Charlotte Brown: "The beautiful sunflowers of south-west France smiling in the August sunshine."
Couple in a window in New York
James Hook: "One of the things other than the light that made me take this image is the framing of one of the most recognisable buildings in the world in one frame, and an anonymous couple in the other."
Holidaymakers near a large wave
John Fotherby: "This was taken in Madeira on a hot day in June and was a perfect way to cool off by standing under the breaking Atlantic surf."
Festival in Battersea
Sarah Barnard: "My brother Richard throwing three bags of colour at the Holi Festival of Colours, held in the UK for the first time, at Battersea Power Station in London."
Person sunbathing
Barry Cook sent in pictures of two different users of the swimming pool at his holiday villa in France. This one and...
Wasp on a swimming pool
This one, of a very different user of the villa's facilities.
Sleeping in bed
Vandna Gogia: "My little sister, who sees holidays as a chance to catch up on lost sleep from her otherwise hectic student life, is snoozing away. I tried to wake her up to go and see the beautiful city of London instead, but in vain."
Marie Renwick: "Amy Renwick drying off her boots after climbing Beinn na Eoin near Achiltibuie."
Wildlife and swimmers in Mexico
Adam Taylor: "Tourists and a local enjoying the sun in Tulum, Mexico."
Teddy bears in backpacks
Jacqui Brown: "Here is a photo of my twin girls taken in January 2011, Brisbane, Australia. We are just about to leave for the airport, to go on a two-year holiday to the UK."
Mark Rogers: "They say a picture tells a thousand words and I think this shot fits that bill. On holiday this year in Shreveport, Louisiana, after numerous attempts my son Jack succeeds in getting up on water skis to the delight of his mum in the background."
The Needles and the Old Battery on the Isle of Wight
And finally, a photograph of The Needles and the Old Battery on the Isle of Wight by Jason Longhurst. The next theme is "frames" and the deadline for your entries is 10 September. If you would like to enter, send your pictures to Further details and terms can be found by following the link below this gallery.