5 January 2012
Last updated at 01:36
This photo, taken by Hannah Nelson, of a graffiti artist advertising a local musician during this year's festivities for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr in the Tanzanian coastal town of Bagamoyo is the first in a series of images from Africa on the theme of the colour green sent in by BBC News website readers.
These fishermen's dugout canoes were pictured by Alexis Egborge on a lush river bank in Zowla village in the West African nation of Togo, close to the border with Benin. He says the water is slightly salty, as it is not far from the coast, and a manatee or sea cow was caught in the river estuary several years ago.
Alexis Egborge also snapped this shot of a child enjoying a midday swim in Zowla's river. He says the photo was taken on a weekday when children go home for a break at 11:00 local time and return to school at 14:00. "This enables them to assist their mothers in preparing whatever it is they will have for lunch. It also gives those who didn't finish their chores in the morning, time to do so."
In October, Gbolahan Rasak Agbabiaka took this photo while on leave in an area known as Igbene-Idiapaye in Nigeria's Lagos state. "It’s a rural settlement of palm wine producers," he says.
A student from the village of Lalibela poses outside the Medhane Alem Church during his visit to Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, in Myke Gerrish’s photo. "The church is the largest in Ethiopia with room for 2,500 worshippers," Mr Gerrish says.
In Ethiopia's holy Muslim city of Harar the colour green dominates - as captured in Myke Gerrish's other images of a tailor and school children.
Green seems to be a popular colour for school uniforms on the continent. In Kenya's capital, Nairobi, two children walk along a railway track in the slum of Kibera in Kelsey Smith's photograph.
Danielle Johnstone sent in this photo from Zimbabwe of the day her sixth form class graduated from school in the capital, Harare.
A calabash growing near Liberia's capital, Monrovia, is captured in Hubert Simmer's picture. The calabash is "one of the most useful fruit in Africa", Hubert says. It is usually left on the tree until it turns brown, then cut in half to be used as a bowl or container. "I even have seen nice lampshades made out of it, really beautifully painted."
From Ghana, Mrs Simmer also sent in this image of a padlock, with the words "Made in China" on it, afixed to a diesel tank for a generator system.
Green oranges in the Eastern Region of Ghana are the subject of Paul D Lee's image. "Very tasty… cut straight from the farm," he says.
Michael Luti from Canada sent in this photo taken on a trip to Uganda of someone picking leaves on one of the tea estates along the Jinja highway.
Two baboons with offspring on their backs forage for food in Chris Kamonjoh's photo taken in Kenya's Lake Nakuru National Park.
Masa Iida in Zimbabwe says signs like this one, pictured along a tree-lined avenue advertising tree cutters, are a common sight in Harare. For future African galleries, send in your shots on the theme of old and new and village or community grinding mills for making flour.