The Buncefield oil depot fire, the 7th July bombings, the Asian tsunami – all major news events where the iconic images weren't captured by the pros but by us common folk.Since we're all now carrying multi-megapixel camera phones with TV quality video (you are, aren't you?) Yahoo! thinks we may as well do something useful with them.Eschewing the YouTube mentality of unhinged teenagers and comedy animals it's after cold hard news, of the breaking sort preferably.Be it in photo or video, the site will flash it before millions of Yahoo! users on its news page. Come next year it'll also pass contributions on to Reuters who'll be able to flog your eye witness images to the world's press for you.No details yet on what cut Reuters will take for this but we imagine it'll be something close to 50:50 – still a handsome profit should your capture go global.There are a few guidelines to follow (must be your work, don't put yourself in danger, etc) and you'll need a Flickr account to send photos. Now go, get snapping.
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The Buncefield oil depot fire, the 7th July bombings, the Asian tsunami – all major news events where the iconic images weren't captured by the