It's a wrap: the stories behind the pictures of the Mosaic photo competition

The winning image, by Sreesailam Pasupula of Mumbai

In the first half of 2010, we ran a photo competition, asking travellers to submit their travel shots and help create a virtual photo mosaic of the world. We received over 130,000 amazing images and had to whittle entries down to finalists and a winner – no easy feat! We interviewed some of our finalists to get the story behind the images, and here they are.

Rolling in colour: Sanjay Patil's amazing image from the Holi festival in Mathura, India

Fury at Gangasagar Fair: Tuhin Dey's arresting image taken in West Bengal, India

A narcissistic bird at Ramat Gat in Israel: Jean Spector's wild wildlife shot

Is it hello or goodbye? A kiss at Leeds Train Station by Stuart Glossop

Airborne at the Jisan Rock Festival: Megan Preece sees feet feel the beat

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