Readers Photo Competition weekly winners: 24/12/16 - 31/12/16

The Irish Examiner Readers Photo Competition 2016 weekly winners have been announced.

The still surface of the Liffey provides a lovely reflection of the Ha’Penny Bridge, Dublin, on a cold December afternoon.

Readers Photo Competition weekly winners: 24/12/16 - 31/12/16

Picture: James Grandfield

Readers pictures weekly winner December 31. Hershel dries off after a winter swim in the Nire River, Co Waterford.

Readers Photo Competition weekly winners: 24/12/16 - 31/12/16

Picture: Brian McCarthy

Editor's choice

Candles and flowers on iconic Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher’s makeshift star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California.

Readers Photo Competition weekly winners: 24/12/16 - 31/12/16

Picture: Kevork Djansezian/Getty


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