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A man rides his bicycle during the Day Without Cars under the slogan "Turn off the engine, turn on your heart", (in Spanish ìApaga el motor, enciende tu corazonî), in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia on April 22, 2014. A municipal decree prohibits the use of private cars today, in an attempt to reduce pollution levels and to promote the use of public and alternative transports. AFP PHOTO/Raul ARBOLEDA
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Car-free day in Colombia, clashes and tear gas at an unrest in Bahrain, protests in Washington over an oil pipeline system. These, and more pictures from around the world.

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Meb Keflezighi of the U.S. celebrates with his wife Yordanos Asgedom after winning the men´s division at the 118th running of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts, on April 21, 2014. - REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Grieving relatives of the Nepali Sherpas, the 118th Boston Marathon and the India elections. These and more from around the world in Today in Pictures. 

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Spanish matador Manuel Escribano is tackled by a bull during a bullfight at The Maestranza bullring in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain April 20, 2014. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo
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Bullfighting in Spain, newborn giraffe with its mother in Madrid, cherry blossoms in full bloom in New York City. These, and more pictures from around the world.

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A veiled Muslim woman shows her ink-marked finger after voting outside a polling station in Doda district, north of Jammu, on April 17, 2014. Around 815 million people have registered to vote in the world´s biggest election - a number exceeding the population of Europe and a world record - and results of the mammoth exercise, which concludes on May 12, are due on May 16. - REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta
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More from the South Korean ferry which capsized, India elections and Holy week in Santiago de Compostela. These and more from around the world in Today in Pictures.

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An injured passenger who was on a sinking ship, is rescued by South Korean maritime policemen, in the sea off Jindo April 16, 2014 in this picture provided by West Regional Headquarters Korea Coast Guard and released by News1. One person has been found dead in a South Korean ferry that is sinking off the southwest coast, a coast guard official said on Wednesday. The ferry, identified as the Sewol, was carrying about 470 passengers, including 338 high school students and teachers, en route to Jeju island, about 100 km (60 miles) south of the Korean peninsula.  - REUTERS/West Regional Headquarters Korea Coast Guard/News1
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A South Korean ferry capsizes, the annual celebration of Criolla Week in Uruguay, and Thingyan festival in Yangon. These and more in Today in Pictures.

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US First Lady Michelle Obama has stickers put on her face by 20-month-old Lily Oppelt during a visit with children at the Fisher House at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, on April 14, 2014. -- REUTERS/JOSHUA ROBERTS
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Michelle Obama gets stickers pasted on her, water-splashing festival in Yunnan province, aftermath of a deadly blaze in Chile. These, and more pictures from around the world.
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Children watch a soccer match held by activists as part of the "Rebel Cup" in downtown Sao Paulo April 13, 2014. The "Rebel Cup" is an informal tournament bringing together social movements as a way of protest against government spending for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The boy (L) wears a T-shirt of Real Madrid and the boy (2nd R) wears the shorts of Barcelona. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
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Children watching a "rebel" soccer match in Sao Paulo, a runner all dressed up at the London Marathon, Grumpy cat at the MTV Movie Awards. These, and more pictures from around the world.
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Models present creations from the Salinas Summer 2015 collection during Fashion Rio in Rio de Janeiro on April 10, 2014. PHOTO: REUTERS
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Demonstration in Jerusalem, earthquake in Nicaragua, a "funeral fair" in Japan. These, and more pictures from around the world.

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On assignment : A couple shelter under an umbrella during a heavy downpour at Lengkok Bahru. Photo : Ng Sor Luan
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From the closing of McDonald's at King Albert Park to a press conference on MH370, the Straits Times' photographers have captured it all. Their photographs are now curated and posted on Instagram to give readers a more

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An Indian artist dressed as the Hindu goddess Kali participates in a procession to celebrate the Ram Navami festival in Allahabad on April 8, 2014. Hindu devotees celebrate the festival of Ram Navami, the birth anniversary of Lord Rama, across India, which also marks the end of the nine-day long fasting and Navaratri festival. AFP PHOTO/SANJAY KANOJIA
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Navaratri festival in India, Songkran water-fights in Thailand, a baby dressed as a pope at the Vatican. These, and more pictures from around the world.
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A bodybuilder stands in a toilet stall as he has toner applied backstage before an amateur competition in the Israeli city of Dimona, on April 3, 2014. - REUTERS/Finbarr O´Reilly
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A bodybuilding competition in Isreal, damage from the earthquake in Chile and election fever in India. These and more in Today in Pictures.

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A businessman looks at cherry blossoms in full bloom in Tokyo March 31, 2014. - REUTERS/Toru Hanai
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Cherry blossoms in full bloom in Tokyo, a man walks on a pole in Afghanistan and Russian forces in Crimea. These and more in Today in Pictures.

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A family member of a passenger onboard Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 cries on a bus before heading to the Malaysian embassy, outside Lido Hotel in Beijing, March 25, 2014. - REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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Grieving relatives of the passengers of MH370, the art exhibition 'A Dream I Dreamed' by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama and baby green turtles in Indonesia. These and more in Today in Pictures.

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Supporters of Turkey´s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan hold a giant Turkish flag during an election rally in Istanbul March 23, 2014. Erdogan rallied hundreds of thousands of supporters on Sunday, dismissing accusations of intolerance by Western and domestic critics. "I don´t care who it is. I´m not listening," he said to cheers.  - AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILIC
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A gathering of Turkey's PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan's supporters, President Barack Obama at the Nuclear Security Summit, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol Ju watching a performance. These and more in Today in Pictures. 

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A handout photo obtained from CSIRO on March 21, 2014 shows a Queensland fruit fly with a 1.5-millimetre sensor attached to its back. Scientists have hit on a new way to combat one of Australia´s worst pests -- create a male-only line. Australian scientists at the government-run Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation are now exploring how feeding certain genes to larvae can alter the DNA so the flies grow into sterilised males whether they start out as male or female. - AFP PHOTO/CSIRO
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A sensor attached to a fruitfly in Australia, lanterns in a temple in Seoul and otters being fed by their owners. These and more in Today in Pictures.

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Young children get a close-up view of an Orca killer whale during a visit to the animal theme park SeaWorld in San Diego, California March 19, 2014 - REUTERS/Mike Blake
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A killer whale at SeaWorld San Diego, a sculpture exhibition in Brazil and forest fires in Riau, Indonesia. These and more in Today in Pictures.

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Police officers try to enter the Taiwanese Parliament which is occupied by activists to protest against moves by the ruling Kuomintang party to ratify a contentious trade agreement with Chinain, in Taipei on March 19, 2014. Late on March 18 around 200 students and activists broke through a security barrier and took over the main chamber in Taiwan´s parliament, singing and dancing in protest against the trade agreement. AFP PHOTO/SAM YEH
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Activists occupying the Taiwanese Parliament, spectators watching the ICC World Twenty20 cricket tournament in Bangladesh, fire breathers in India. These, and more pictures from around the world.
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Police officers try to enter the Taiwanese Parliament which is occupied by activists to protest against moves by the ruling Kuomintang party to ratify a contentious trade agreement with Chinain, in Taipei on March 19, 2014. Late on March 18 around 200 students and activists broke through a security barrier and took over the main chamber in Taiwan´s parliament, singing and dancing in protest against the trade agreement. AFP PHOTO/SAM YEH
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Activists occupying the Taiwanese Parliament, spectators watching the ICC World Twenty20 cricket tournament in Bangladesh, fire breathers in India. These, and more pictures from around the world.
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Gene Simmons, a member of rock band Kiss, is seen on stage during an announcement that Kiss and Def Leppard will team up this summer for a 42-city North American tour, at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, California March 17, 2014. The tour begins June 23 in West Valley City, Utah, and ends August 31 in Woodlands, Texas. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn
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Kiss teams up with Def Leppard, Holi celebrations in India, Sunbathers in freezing Saint-Petersburg. These, and more pictures from around the world.
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A man runs along a patch of dry grass at MacRitchie Reservoir Park on 8 March 2014. - ST Photo/Mark Cheong
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Last month was the driest month in Singapore since 1869, with only 0.2mm of rain recorded by the National Environment Agency (NEA). The record-breaking dry spell has transformed much of Singapore's greenery into more

We feature the work of independent Singaporean photographers regularly in our Spotlight section. 

This month, we feature Rebecca Toh, Singapore-based photographer who is hugely influenced by the way films look and feel.


If you have someone whom you would like to recommend for Spotlight, email us at stlens@sph.com.sg.