"They were both 17 when they met and this was the very next day … love at first sight."

To mark the release on Guardian’s Videos on Demand and in cinemas of Stories We Tell, Sarah Polley’s documentary about her own family’s secrets and stories, we asked readers to send us their favourite photos of their parents. Here are some highlights – view them all, and submit your own, at witness.guardian.co.uk

See the full gallery and read the stories behind the pictures here.

Photos: Eve Brown, AngusStewart, dollydewdrops

The work of Vivian Maier, who died in 2009, leaving behind 100,000 negatives that no one but she had ever seen. The photographs are being hailed as among the best in 20th-century street photography

Photographs: Vivian Maier/Courtesy of Maloof Collection

Weekend readers’ pictures: spotted

From ladybirds to starlings: your best pictures on this week’s theme, spotted


1. Vin Miles: 'My daughter Zoë, aged eight at the time, learning about life, love and ladybirds'

2. Maggie MacRitchie: ’A young man in a Glasgow bar – he told me he’d dyed his hair to look different’

3. Maki Aoyama: ’A spotted dog appeared on a spotted beach in Whitley Bay’

Each week, the Guardian Weekend magazine’s editorial team choose a picture, or set of pictures, that particularly tickle their fancy. This week, their choice is a selection of Guy Bourdin’s trail-blazing fashion photography from 1978

Photograph: Guy Bourdin

Some great photos on picture desk live today:

1. Cambodian school children walk home after a morning school session at Tnoat Kpoh village in the outskirt of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Photograph: Heng Sinith/AP2. A Somali boy jumps between old fishing boats near Mogadishu’s fish market in the Xamar Weyne district of the Somali capital, in this photo taken March 16, 2013 by the African Union-United Nations Information Support Team (AU-UN IST) and released today. Photograph: Reuters3. One of seven newly-hatched bearded dragons at the Wacol RSPCA centre in Brisbane, Australia. In a first for the centre, the staff managed to extract the eggs from a severely injured bearded dragon and successfully incubate them after the lizard died. Photograph: Jamie Hanson/Rex Features

Before we get fully into election mode. Take a look at some of these stunning shots from the

  1. Mammals runner-up: Ole Jørgen Liodden, Norway. Photograph: Ole Jørgen Liodden/2012 GDT European Wildlife Photographer
  2. Other animals category runner-up: First kiss by Klaus Tamm, Germany Photograph: Klaus Tamm/2012 GDT European Wildlife Photographer
  3. Underwater world winner: The pursuit by Cristobal Serrano, SpainPhotograph: Cristobal Serrano/2012 GDT European Wildlife Photographer
  4. Birds highly commended: Back front back by Jerome Guillaumot, France Photograph: Jerome Guillaumot/2012 GDT European Wildlife Photographer
  5. Photograph: Overall winner: The Stargazer by Tommy Vikars, Finland Tommy Vikars/2012 GDT European Wildlife Photographer
Munich, Germany: waitresses dance on tables in a beer tent on the final evening of the Oktoberfest beer festival Photograph: Matthias Schrader/AP
Denali, a 16-year-old California bald eagle, makes an appearance at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, California. Photograph: Reuters

Take a look at some of our best photos from Independence day here

Check out this classic picture of Tony on a Chopper bike, 1976 (by PaulWrightUK) - submitted to our new bike blog Flickr group as a celebration of the Raleigh Chopper, designed by Alan Oakley who has died of cancer aged 85.