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Each week, we go through dozens (and sometimes hundreds) of reader-submitted photos and pick the very best to share with you on Thursday mornings and one photo that stands above the others is awarded an AVweb baseball cap as our "Picture of the Week." Want to see your photo here? Click here to submit it to our weekly contest.

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Super Cub RanchoAero (Chico, CA)

Clean shot taken with a Cannon G9. No changes except resized. Taken April 17, 2011 at RanchoAero Airport (Chico, California).

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The Joy of Flight

Just resized. Taken by friend's DLSR camera in southern Bohemia, Czech Republic while we did a "recon" of a summer camp of a Scout troop I am a member of. (Tee-pees visible on the ground.)

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Alaskan Paradise

While driving to Matanuska Glacier, my son and I "stumbled upon" this little piece of paradise just south of Palmer, Alaska. Shot with my Nikon Coolpix 3200. Cropped and slightly enhanced with Apple iPhoto.

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B-29 and Rocky Road Birthday Cakes

Denver and Grampa share a birthday. Denver's Mom, who runs "Sweet on You" Cake Shop in Logan, Utah, made a B-29 cake! Grama made a delicious rocky road cake, too! =)

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Mt. St. Helens, WA Smoking Crater

Taken with an Olympus Digital Camera from my Glasair on the way from Arlington, Washington to Novato, California. No digital enhancements were made.

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Airplanes Are Way Better than a Pot of Gold

Taken at Sun 'n Fun 2011.

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AeroShell Aerobatic Team AirVenture 2010

The AeroShell Aerobatic Team performs in silhouette under a high overcast sky at Oshkosh.

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Blue Angels in Tailhook-Down Landing Configuration

Sun 'n Fun, April 2, 2011. Photo has been converted from camera Raw format, cropped, and reduced to 1920x1536. Shot with a Canon EOS 7D plus Canon EF100-400mm zoom lens @ 275mm focal length, 1/1600s, f/5.6, ISO 160.

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FlaBob Fly-Over

Negative touchup. Taken by Dean Siracusa.

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Sky Star and Sunflowers (in the Background!)

ASK21 glider at rest on the grass strip of the Montricher Air Field near Geneva. Photo taken with a Pentax Optio P80 camera at 1/1000 sec, F 2.8, focal length 6 mm. No other modification than reduction of the original file to under 1 MB.

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Sunrise at Monument Valley

Shot on the ramp at the Gouldings Monument Valley Air Strip.

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University of Nebraska-Omaha Flight Team

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First Bird's-Eye View of the World

I previously submitted a picture of me and my grandson Joe just prior to his first flight. This picture is during that first flight. The look on his face says it all. I think he is hooked.

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End of the Day, Headed Home

Picture is of Greg Connell Air Show's "Pitts Model 12," taken end of the day in South Carolina over "Twin Lakes." Photo credit: Dean Wingard, Nikon D90 18-105 with Nikon lens; sized in Photoshop. I'm an amateur photographer who likes to fly and take photos of cool planes.

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