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World Photography Day: send us your pictures

The Guardian newspaper today celebrates world photography day with an invitation

“Today is World Photography Day – where people across the globe are invited to share their pictures in a celebration of the art of photography. As the WPD website explains:

World Photography Day originates from the invention of the Daguerreotype, a photographic processes developed by Louis Daguerre. On January 9, 1839, the French Academy of Sciences announced the Daguerreotype process. A few months later, on August 19, 1839, the French government announced the invention as a gift “free to the world”….writes

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World Photography Day marks the day Louis-Jacques Daguerre’s invention was recognised by the French government as a gift ‘free to the world’. Photograph: Bettmann/CORBIS

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