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GALLERY: Thousands of pics taken across the world in one day

100,000 photos have been submitted from 170 countries as part of one of the biggest projects of its kind. Here’s part one of our selection….
May 31st 2012, 6:00 PM 8,512 7

TUESDAY 15 MAY saw photographers around the world, both professionals and amateurs, turn their lenses on subjects of their choice to take a picture for inclusion in a worldwide project.

Organisers of have now released a sample of those submissions as a preview to what might be included in a forthcoming exhibition and book . All 100,000 submissions will be posted online in the last week of June, forming what’s being called the “biggest searchable online picture archive of its type”.

And here are the fruits of their labour…

Organisers say that the most striking images will be used in a global exhibition later this year, while a book entitled A Day in the World will be published in November 2012.

The image archive will also be stored underground on hard drives, in order to preserve it for future generations. has been devised by the Stockholm-based non-profit organisation Expressions of Humankind. Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who sits on its advisory board, has contributed to the project, as has former Irish president Mary Robinson.

There are so many images to choose from that this is part one in a series of two galleries we’ll be publishing. Part two will be on its way on tomorrow…

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