Readers have been sharing their pictures with us to start the new year in style.

Sunderland in pictures: Echo readers share their fantastic photographs to start 2022 in style

Photographers across Sunderland have been making our day with their wonderful pictures.

Friday, 7th January 2022, 2:51 pm

To kick off the new year, we launched a search on social media to find our new Facebook cover image – and the response from our readers was overwhelming.

More than 200 people shared their shots on the Echo’s Facebook page, so we wanted to round up some of the entries into a picture special to bring some sunshine to your weekend.

We change our Facebook cover image almost every week, and will be rounding up more of your fantastic pictures in the future.

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