This week's winner

This photograph was taken in 1997 by Stefanie Borkum, a 39-year-old worker with the Latin American welfare group Carila. "I was on sabbatical in Seville for two months, going to flamenco classes every day," she recalls. "This was during the annual festival, the feria. I like the humour in it, these great big women sat on the horses, and the woman on the left looks as though she has horse's feet."

Your assignment

Each month we set readers a photographic assignment and offer them the chance to have their picture published on this page. The brief for January is "The exotic". Please send your photographs (preferably in print form, with your name and daytime telephone number on the back) to Readers' Lives, The Independent Magazine, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5DL. The winning entries will be showcased throughout the month. Winners will receive a Canon IXUS AF camera worth pounds 64.99. Photographs cannot be returned.

Who? What? Where?

Answers 4 December

Who? John Reginald Christie

What? He abused and murdered by asphyxiation seven young women in the late Forties and early Fifties at 10 Rillington Place, London W11

Where? Ruston Mews, as Rillington Place was renamed when the area was redeveloped

Congratulations to the winners: GM Charleston, Sutton, Surrey; P Baldwin, London EC2; W Willans, Bath



The Breitling Orbiter 3 in Egypt on 21 March 1999 after circumnavigating the earth



Frazer Island, ridden by Richard Guest, falls at Bechers Brook in the Grand National at Aintree on 10 April 1999