Feast your eyes on Agora’s #Fun2020 photo competition, featuring adorable images of people having a good time all around the world. More than 9,108 photos were participating in the free-to-use app’s contest, but only one winner gathered the most votes from the global community: congratulations to the newest Agora hero, Vietnamese photographer @trantuanviet!

The global community of photographers on Agora was asked a simple question: “What does fun mean to you?” As a result, photographers from all around the world submitted their most cheerful photographs, reminding us that simplicity is the key to happiness.

The #Fun2020 contest was launched on March 6th on Agora, the mobile app where photographers, whether amateur or professional, can participate to international photo contests and express their own point of view through their best pictures for a chance to win recognition and cash prizes (from $1,000 to $25,000), and where the global audience can vote for the best creations of Humanity.

The Top 50 finalists from the #Fun2020 competition got revealed through the app on April 1st. Thereafter, the power was in the Agora users' hands to cast their votes and decide which photo struck them the most and therefore should win the #Fun2020 contest.

"In the best images of #Fun2020, we can see how each culture has a different concept of fun. But at the same time, we find in all of them the most universal gesture that human beings have in common: a smile" said Octavi Royo, Agora's CEO, and Co-founder.

Which photo put the biggest smile on your face? Don't forget to upvote your favorite photos!

More info: agoraimages.com

#1

Children Moc Chau Vietnam

Children Moc Chau Vietnam

Location: Moc Chau, Vietnam

"On the occasion of the Tet national holiday, the Mong children wear traditional clothes and visit all the houses of the village."

@nguyenvuphuoc (Vietnam)

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kathryn stretton
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1 month ago

They must feel so very proud and beautiful. They are correct.

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#2

Having Fun

Having Fun

Location: Kushtia, Bangladesh

"The boy in this picture comes from a poor family, they can hardly afford toys in their situation. But the kid was very happy with the tire his father had brought home from work. I didn't ask him to smile, we were just playing hide and seek behind this tire and he was laughing the whole time."

@sujonadhikary (Bangladesh)

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kathryn stretton
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1 month ago

That is just the biggest, bestest smile ever! Love this one.

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#3

Twas A Very Hot Day

Twas A Very Hot Day

Location: Avondale, Lusaka, Zambia

"October is summertime on this side of the world. And on this particular day, it was blistering hot. I was washing my car with my son in the afternoon, and I guess he decided to take advantage and make the most of all that water and cool off. The water supply in our area is very erratic, so when we do get water we are very mindful of how we use it. But on this particular day, I decided to forget all of that and let the boy have fun with all that water. My son showed me that he was happy, truly happy with what he had. The expression on his face was pure joy and happiness."

@bonkoti (Zambia)

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nguyen vu phuoc
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1 month ago

Great work !

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#4

Rainy Day Fun

Rainy Day Fun

Location: Canning, West Bengal, India

"After a long hot summer, everyone was waiting for the relief of the monsoon and its heavy rain. The rural kids were celebrating in a unique, entertaining way."

@pranab_basak (India)

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kathryn stretton
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1 month ago

I hear giggles, lots of giggles.

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#5

Little Monks Having Fun

Little Monks Having Fun

Location: Mingun, Myanmar

@sakter (Bangladesh)

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Lou Lopez
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1 month ago

Airbenders in training!

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#6

Winner: A Simple Game Played By Children All Over The World

Winner: A Simple Game Played By Children All Over The World

Location: Mui Ne, Vietnam

"A group of children laughs as they play with old motorcycle tires in a sand dune of Mui Ne, a coastal fishing town that is one of the most famous travel destinations in Vietnam. Every day, many children come to the dunes to play and work with their parents. Children offer sand slides for hire and sell squeezed coconut, mothers sell powdered flour while the fathers drive the motorbike taxi. Children here are poor, they are not familiar with modern electronic devices like the children in the city. They work hard but they're always happy, and their joy comes even with simple games. I plan to spend all the prize money to support the Vietnamese COVID-19 fund."

@trantuanviet (Vietnam), #Fun2020 Hero

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Rubeus Hagrid
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1 month ago

I once played a similar game as a child but with two 4wd car tires that someone had ditched for no reason into the bush. One day my friends and I rolled them down a hill and one bounced into the bed of a moving ute. I still wonder what the guy's reaction was but I was too busy running away to see.

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#7

Happy Bakery

Happy Bakery

Location: Barcelona, Spain

"The 3 kids in the photo are triplets, and I've known them since they were in the belly of their mother! Here, the triplets are in a bakery just in front of the oven where their grandfather worked for more than 30 years. The photos of this shooting were a present for the grandfather's birthday. It was a lot of fun to build up all the set-up, the lights and decoration, together with the family of the triplets (also cousins, uncle, and aunt) and the staff of the bakery...everybody there knew the grandfather of the kids and they were all very happy and touched to prepare this photoshoot for him to have a memory of 'his oven'."

@suewetjen (Germany)

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Patty Stier
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1 month ago

I'm the head chef!

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#8

The Smile Of The Village's Elder

The Smile Of The Village's Elder

Location: Tp. Buôn Ma Thuột, Vietnam

"Although he's more than 90 years old, he's still in great shape. I pictured him just before he went to get water in the nearby river."

@tuanngocphoto (Vietnam)

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Miss Cris
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1 month ago

He looks like a Happyness God.

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#9

Fun With My Friend

Fun With My Friend

Location: Voronezh, Russia

"My daughter wanted a photo with her favorite pet, but the cheeky hamster kept running away."

@tinozavrus (Russia)

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Zoe's Mom
Community Member
1 month ago

This..this needs to be a poster with the word JOY.

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#10

Dream Football

Dream Football

Location: Khedol, Tay Ninh, Vietnam

"The kids took advantage of the harvested fields to create a football pitch. Although the pitch was very hard and watery, they played with such inspiration and passion. Their biggest dream was to score a goal in a proper stadium."

@tuan1368 (Vietnam)

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kathryn stretton
Community Member
1 month ago

Kids really can adapt for fun, can't they? How do we forget? We were all kids once.

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#11

Love Is Fun

Love Is Fun

Location: Dandora, Nairobi, Kenya

@spartanphotography254 (Kenya)

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Cathelijne van Weelden
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1 month ago

This is an amazing picture!

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#12

Đôi Mắt Bana

Đôi Mắt Bana

Location: Kon Tum, Việt Nam

@thaibana.vn (Vietnam)

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Elina Kuusisto
Community Member
1 month ago

The joy is sparkling in his eyes

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#13

Goodbye, February!

Goodbye, February!

Location: St Petersburg (Russia)

"It was the last day of an unusually warm winter in St. Petersburg. It was such a great moment with my two daughters, we loved saying goodbye to winter! Happiness lays in simple little things."

@nayagrig (Russia)

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kathryn stretton
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1 month ago

This is warm??? Fabulous picture of two very happy girls though. Sisters? Lovely.

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#14

Hello Vietnam

Hello Vietnam

Location: Vietnam

"Can you guess how old is he? Yes, he's 86 years old but he doesn't look old at all, right? That's the power of smiling, the power of having fun because the time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time."

@andylam (Vietnam)

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Dorothy Parker
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1 month ago

When you realize what he's lived through, there is joy in being alive.

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#15

Bermain Layangan

Bermain Layangan

Location: Bogor Jawa barat, Indonesia

"I love to see my nephews having fun together! I come back to my hometown once a year to visit my family. This is a kite I brought them from the city, they spent all summer playing around with it in the rice fields."

@erwinsaleh (Indonesia)

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kathryn stretton
Community Member
1 month ago

What a rewarding present to buy. You try your best with presents for kids and never really know whether they will love them as much as you want them to. Bet you are happier than them now!

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#16

Detroit Game

Detroit Game

Location: Detroit, USA

"It was just incredible to watch that scene in Detroit. Detroit is a city that people call “dangerous”, a city full of negative opinions, and I don’t know why. It’s a place I really loved, and watch that scene of a policewoman playing basketball with that boy was incredible. 10 minutes before that, I was taking portrait pictures of the two policewomen working, and they were just so happy about me asking for their pictures."

@nicoprg (France)

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kathryn stretton
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1 month ago

Most police are in the job to protect. Shame that media concentrates on the bad apples. Which there are, no doubt, but I believe the bad ones are in the minority. This pic is showing police in the community.

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#17

Happiness

Happiness

Location: Phaan, Myanmar

"The people from the Kayin tribe live alongside the Thai-Myanmar border. When I got to the top of the mountain, I spotted these two Kayin ladies chatting and having a laugh together. With such a beautiful background, I couldn't help but capture this magic moment."

@naingtunwinbagan (Myanmar)

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Laugh Fan
Community Member
1 month ago

Love the composition - beautifully balanced.

#18

Dancing In The Railways

Dancing In The Railways

Location: Aranjuez, Madrid, Spain

"I went to see the San Petersburg ballet perform in Madrid, and took some great photos of the show. The dancer in the picture contacted me as she noticed the pictures of the show I had posted on Instagram. We agreed to collaborate for a photoshoot in an abandoned train station to contrast with her elegance. We shot on the 8th of March, just two days before the state of emergency was declared in Spain, which means these are the last pictures I took outside my home!"

@rafaelgranados (Spain)

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Donna Rakowiecki
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1 month ago

I love this picture. She is working very hard to make it look like effortless. Pure beauty and perfection.

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#19

Ocean Children And The Sunset

Ocean Children And The Sunset

Location: Calajoan Minglanilla, Cebu, Philippines

"I wanted to capture the joys of life in the simplest of ways: the happiness of being a kid, forgetting your problems even for a short period of time. There's always so much more that life has to offer. I really wanted to capture a scene where children would jump in the water, but it didn't work out so well. As I was post-processing this image, I noticed the raw emotion of pure happiness expressed by the children as they were jumping in the water."

@jemalmunds (Philippines)

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Patty Stier
Community Member
1 month ago

Beautiful!

#20

Simple Joy As These Children Playing Outdoor Instead Of Gadgets

Simple Joy As These Children Playing Outdoor Instead Of Gadgets

Location: Paranaque City, Philippines

"Nowadays, I seldom see kids playing in a primitive way like this in the photo. It may be simple, but full of social interaction and fun! Or perhaps they are not lucky enough to have fancy gadgets, nice home or food on the table. Whenever I go to this place, most of these young kids are chasing me to take a photograph of them. And for me, I'm lucky enough to capture their genuine smile and happiness."

@renebernal (Philippines)

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kathryn stretton
Community Member
1 month ago

You still grinning? I would be! Am really loving these pics.

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#21

Boys Games

Boys Games

Location: Russia

"The kids had the best afternoon ever playing in their homemade spaceship, under the supervision of their furry captain."

@katerinazefirova (Russia)

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ptm45
Community Member
1 month ago

my cousins and i used to do things like these.

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#22

Enjoying Childhood

Enjoying Childhood

Location: Narsingdi, Bangladesh

"Hundreds of meters of newly dyed, bright red cotton are rolled out to dry in the sun. The workers manage to cover almost 100 hectares with 500 feet-long strips. It takes four hours for a strip to dry completely. This kid was having great fun, jumping from a strip to another!"

@azimronnie (Bangladesh)

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Monika Soffronow
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1 month ago

A different kind of industrial landscape

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#23

Playing With The Puppets

Playing With The Puppets

Location: Bogor, Indonesia

@dikyedarling (Indonesia)

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kathryn stretton
Community Member
1 month ago

There is proper joy in this photo.

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#24

Fun With My Best Friend

Fun With My Best Friend

Location: Pamulang, Indonesia

"This photo tells the story of two best friends who are playing a traditional game called Kelereng, full of fun and happiness."

@aburizchi (Indonesia)

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Merlyn Emrys
Community Member
1 month ago

Marbles! Never gets old. My friends and I used to play and I taught my little cousins. I had the biggest marble collection.

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#25

When Friends Are Having Fun Together

When Friends Are Having Fun Together

Location: Austria

"For the past 6 years, my best friends and I have been meeting up for a weekend at the farm. We always take a group picture to keep a memory, but it gets crazier every year! We just wanted to have one picture that sums up all the good times we had together. Looking forward to the next one!"

@hardingmicha (Austria)

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Amanda Lee
Community Member
1 month ago

I mean, maybe have 144 ready to go on several phones, but otherwise: classic funtime dude shenanigans.

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#26

Exploring Caves In Laos

Exploring Caves In Laos

Location: Laos

"It was boiling hot outside, so we went cave exploring. This light was just so mesmerizing that I had to use it for a photo. So we climbed all the way to the back of the cave to set up the composition, and then I went back for the jump! It was actually quite dangerous and slippery in there, and I was on top of a rock, so I really had to watch out how I jumped in order not to fall."

@johandroneadventures (Belgium)

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Patty Stier
Community Member
1 month ago

Beam me up Scotty!

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#27

Jump Of Happiness

Jump Of Happiness

Location: Appennini piemontesi, Italy

"I took this photo during my last trip before the COVID-19 pandemic. We did not expect such a landscape. We decided to hike this mountain to get a perfect view when the sun rises. When the blue hours began, we started to jump around and scream because we knew we were going to get an epic shot, that’s why I named the photo “jump of happiness”."

@samuelemiccoli (Italy)

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Daisy Huber
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1 month ago

that background is INSANELY beautiful. holy cow.

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#28

The Dancers' Joy After The Festival

The Dancers' Joy After The Festival

Location: Buton, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia

"This photo was taken during the festival of Old Buton Cultural Charm, where elementary school children perform a colossal dance alongside 5000 other dancers. I wanted to highlight the expression of joy and happiness on the kids' faces after having completed the performance successfully, they were so proud!"

@rustamawat (Indonesia)

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kathryn stretton
Community Member
1 month ago

School's out. Haha.

#29

Hang In There

Hang In There

Location: Balerna, Switzerland

"I took this shot during a basketball game with my best friends. We were messing around and had a lot of fun with the drone!"

@pherrography (Switzerland)

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Ell Cook
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1 month ago

Optical delusion? 😆😅😄😉

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#30

Gong Festival

Gong Festival

Location: Gai Lai, Viet Nam

"I took this photo on the occasion of the Gong culture festival, celebrated by the Gia Rai ethnic group and taking place in Vietnam's Central Highlands. This celebration was declared a "Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity" by UNESCO."

@phamchiconghp (Vietnam)

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#31

Homemade Tricycle

Homemade Tricycle

Location: Brahmanbari, Bangladesh

"In Bangladesh, rural kids are used to making their own toys. In this photo, they had made a tricycle from scratch. To me, this photo captures the essence of childhood: the most important thing is to be creative, whatever resources you may have, and have fun."

@rozelkazi (Bangladesh)

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Norma
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1 month ago

Those days are mostly gone in the USA. :(

#32

Bubble Ring

Bubble Ring

Location: Ciutadella de Menorca, Spain

@victordevalles (Spain)

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Laugh Fan
Community Member
1 month ago

Feels strange in comparison to all the laughing children but is still an excellent photo.

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#33

Kids Are Having Fun

Kids Are Having Fun

Location: Phan Rang, Vietnam

@phamhuytrung (Vietnam)

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kathryn stretton
Community Member
1 month ago

Kites again. They are soo much fun when you get them in the air.

#34

So Kiss Me

So Kiss Me

Location: Praya, Indonesia

@adingkuswara (Indonesia)

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kathryn stretton
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1 month ago

Won't kiss you if doesn't want to. So, you doing a good job at being a horse owner.

#35

Children Friendship

Children Friendship

Location: GuBahi Beach, Buton Tengah, Indonesia

"There's nothing more fun than exploring the world with your best friends."

@sahlankokasinta (Indonesia)

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np
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1 month ago

Great caption! Very true

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#36

Filipino Kids

Filipino Kids

Location: Siargao Island, Philippines

"One day, we jumped on our bike and found a swing hanging off a palm tree across a little local river. During the sunrise, we saw local kids jumping, laughing and paddling on a tiny wooden boat. When we arrived there, these big-hearted kids immediately offered us to play with them and try jumping to the river from the palm tree. We were having one of the best days of our lives, filled with pure joy. All thanks to these beautiful, kind and talented Filipino kids."

@maky&matt (Czech Republic)

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Troy Currie
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1 month ago

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He's got Red Eye...or just high as a kite.

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#37

Fun Kids

Fun Kids

Location: North Vietnam

"These Vietnamese mountain villages are an explosion of colors and hospitality. These smiles tell the story of an unforgettable afternoon spent with amazing people. This shot was absolutely spontaneous, upon returning from the visit of a temple, many of the children who welcomed us at the entrance of the village all sat in a row on this wall. I had just enough time to take a few shots before they all ran away laughing!"

@marcotagliarino (Italy)

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Patty Stier
Community Member
1 month ago

Absolutely precious!

#38

Selfie On Accident

Selfie On Accident

Location: Perth, Australia

"My younger brother was playing with the remote-controlled plane and suddenly lost control of it, which gave me inspiration for this fun photo. It took me ten attempts to take this photo, my hands were quite hurt but it was worth it!"

@asadksungkar (Indonesia)

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RitaGG
Community Member
1 month ago

What a funny photo! You look like one of those helium balloons in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade- without the strings. :-)

#39

Swing Ride At Chicago Fun Fair

Swing Ride At Chicago Fun Fair

Location: Chicago, USA

"I was visiting Chicago for the first time. This funfair was right next to Lake Michigan. My friends and I went on the ride, it was such a thrill! Once back on the ground again, I took a picture of others enjoying the feeling of flying in the air. It’s liberating and scary at the same time."

@guz (Germany)

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mr. stark i don't feel so good
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1 month ago

I live in Chicago!!

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#40

Summer Fun Makes Me Feel Fine

Summer Fun Makes Me Feel Fine

Location: Vyshnevolotsky, Russia

@kkoresh (Russia)

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Coffey Murphy
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1 month ago

And now that song will be stuck in my head..and I won't remember why?.(summer breeze..)

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#41

The Fun Part Of Playing Basketball

The Fun Part Of Playing Basketball

Location: Accra, Ghana

"The baller wasn’t really ready, so I had to take some shots while he was warming up. The story behind the photo is training hard for what you want. When one never gives up on his dreams, he achieves them. Through pain, we gain the toughest things."

@calvin_walker (Ghana)

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mr. stark i don't feel so good
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1 month ago

That's an impressive shot!

#42

Abgefahren

Abgefahren

Location: Saale-Holzland-Kreis, Germany

"I'm always looking for new patterns to shoot with my drone. Looking through Google Maps, I found this silo with car tires very interesting from above."

@wunderbilder (Germany)

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kathryn stretton
Community Member
1 month ago

OOOoooo,

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#43

Barrel Of Death

Barrel Of Death

Location: Banten, Indonesia

"This picture shows three stunt riders practicing on the Wall of Death, a popular show in Indonesia. They speed around at sometimes more than 100 km/h! To them, having fun means taking risks!"

@drozzan (Indonesia)

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#44

Having Fun On A Summers Day On The Slip And Slide

Having Fun On A Summers Day On The Slip And Slide

Location: Stephenson, USA

"The day was warm, a little too warm for us to both stay inside and stay outside. So in an effort to cool off, we made a slip 'n slide. Initially, this little girl was really afraid to take the leap in sliding as fast as she could on the slip 'n slide, but once she did you would have never known she was hesitant! It was an enjoyable time that kept everyone cool and having lots of fun."

@hwilson8 (USA)

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Angela Turrall
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1 month ago

Looks very much like a purchased slide, not one that was spontaneously made? No need to embellish the story which is sweet on its own.

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#45

Swimming Pool Situations

Swimming Pool Situations

Location: Verona, Italy

@cunodebruin (Netherlands)

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Miss Cris
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1 month ago

Aw, I'd like to be there now! I choose the big pink thing! :)

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#46

Funny Mom

Funny Mom

Location: France

"There was such a great bond between these two. A mother who turns into a lion: it’s not so common and it spices up a shooting to have a natural photo!"

@photolivestudio (France)

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Amanda Lee
Community Member
1 month ago

Not gonna lie: had flashbacks to Toni Collette.

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#47

Fun

Fun

Location: Mimar Sinan Fine Arts dance studio, Istanbul, Turkey

"Flashback on a fun photoshoot with two of my best friends. It all worked out really well in the end!"

@birazhayalci (Turkey)

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Miss Cris
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1 month ago

I love dance but I don't see joy anywhere in this pic, dancers (?) are overposing, not connected with tbemselves and even less with each other...

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#48

Go To School

Go To School

Location: Banyuwangi, Indonesia

@wahidhasyim (Indonesia)

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#49

Kite Mountain

Kite Mountain

Location: Pantano del Ebro, Spain

@davidgonzalezarnaiz (Spain)

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Hunter Showers
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1 month ago

I'm confused 😅 😅 😅

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#50

Arthur

Arthur

Location: La Crique, France

@pascalpbz (France)

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