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To celebrate MOTHER'S DAY, here is a collection of pictures that shine the spotlight on mothers and their love, all around the globe.

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#1 Indus Valley, India (2008)

Indus Valley, India (2008)

In terms of geography, history and culture, Ladakh is very different from the rest of India. It is often nicknamed "Little Tibet". A majestic and impressive region, and an incredible feeling of being at the end of the world. While travelling to Chemrey Monastery, we meet a mother and her son. They live in the middle of nowhere, in a small house made of bricks and mud. They are radiant.

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glowworm2 4 months ago

I love the baby's hat.

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#2 Harar, Ethiopia (2011)

Harar, Ethiopia (2011)

In Harar, Ethiopia, time seems to have been suspended for hundreds of years. With 102 sanctuaries and nearly 100 mosques, some dating back to the 10th century, Harar is considered the fourth most sacred city of Islam. The old town is a real labyrinth. It is good to get lost, to meet its charming inhabitants.

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Usernameofgag 4 months ago

He is so cute with that smile...

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#3 Tinerhir, Morocco (2003)

Tinerhir, Morocco (2003)

We venture into the Gorges of Todra, under a blue sky dotted with thick clouds carried by the wind. Suddenly, a mother appears in the middle of nowhere. She carries her child on her back and walks through the rocks. She illuminates us with her beautiful smile.

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Jessica Temple 4 months ago

beautiful mom and child.

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#4 Porto-Novo, Benin (2009)

Porto-Novo, Benin (2009)

"Every mother is a river," says a famous Bambara proverb. We are in the streets of Porto-Novo, Benin. A mother poses in traditional dress with her son.

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The Gumnut Flock 4 months ago

His/her eyes are beautiful

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#5 Sapa, Vietnam (2001)

Sapa, Vietnam (2001)

I am in Sapa, north of Vietnam. This morning, I left before dawn. It is cold and foggy. I go down to the valley. There are a number of hamlets inhabited by Black Hmongs, one of the main ethnic groups in the region. From 6 am, life starts. Some moms go to the town with their children on their back, others go to work to the fields. I meet them... Read More

I am in Sapa, north of Vietnam. This morning, I left before dawn. It is cold and foggy. I go down to the valley. There are a number of hamlets inhabited by Black Hmongs, one of the main ethnic groups in the region. From 6 am, life starts. Some moms go to the town with their children on their back, others go to work to the fields. I meet them in the mist. Children are all amused to see me. Moms are beautiful with their big earrings and their traditional indigo colors clothes.

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Ellen 4 months ago

The earrings are breathtaking

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#6 Cuzco, Peru (2005)

Cuzco, Peru (2005)

A mother poses with her son and their alpaca in the heights of Cuzco, Peru. The people of the Andean Cordillera inspire feelings of respect and admiration.

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glowworm2 4 months ago

Gorgeous--and I love that llama!

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#7 Tashkent, Uzbekistan (2016)

Tashkent, Uzbekistan (2016)

We are in Uzbekistan. I meet with a mother and her daughter in the old district of Tashkent.

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MN Free Spirit 4 months ago

The love in moms eyes just looking at her child...Truly UNCONDITIONAL!

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#8 Segou, Mali (2007)

Segou, Mali (2007)

The Grand Marché of Segou is a whirlwind of faces, sounds, smells and colors. The place is full of life, wherever I look. I see this sister, who guides her youngest through the crowd and this saleswoman who dazzles all around her with her beautiful smile. I also notice this mother who, suddenly, sits away from the crowd , to give water to her son.

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Sanjeev Sharma 4 months ago

Innocent child.

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#9 Kyoto, Japan (2015)

Kyoto, Japan (2015)

Maruyama Park is a sublime and soothing place in Kyoto, where people like to hang out at any time of the day. A Mother and her daughter meet there during an autumn afternoon. They have fun and have clearly spotted me taking pictures of the park. And of them, at the same time... which makes them enjoy the moment even more. I show them the pictures on the screen of... Read More

Maruyama Park is a sublime and soothing place in Kyoto, where people like to hang out at any time of the day. A Mother and her daughter meet there during an autumn afternoon. They have fun and have clearly spotted me taking pictures of the park. And of them, at the same time... which makes them enjoy the moment even more. I show them the pictures on the screen of my camera, they are amazed.

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Kathy Baylis 4 months ago

Doesn't matter how big or old they get---they're still your babies...

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#10 Barreirinhas, Brazil (2013)

Barreirinhas, Brazil (2013)

I have been in Barreirinhas for several days, in the state of Maranhão, Brazil. A delicious impression of being at the end of the world, with people of extraordinary hospitality. I live with a family who helped me find a transport to explore the legendary Lençóis Maranhenses National Park. I spend a lot of time with them. The father, Isaias, speaks good English. He serves as an interpreter between me... Read More

I have been in Barreirinhas for several days, in the state of Maranhão, Brazil. A delicious impression of being at the end of the world, with people of extraordinary hospitality. I live with a family who helped me find a transport to explore the legendary Lençóis Maranhenses National Park. I spend a lot of time with them. The father, Isaias, speaks good English. He serves as an interpreter between me and the others. Lucila, the mother, is proud of her little Gabriel. She spends hours chatting with her neighbors in front of the house. In the last few days, time has taken a different dimension for me.

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Jessica Temple 4 months ago

look at that fat on that well fed baby!!! love it!! <3

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#11 Mongolia (2014)

Mongolia (2014)

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Alia Ris 4 months ago

Reminds me to the documentary, Babies.

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#12 Jaisalmer, India (2010)

Jaisalmer, India (2010)

Puja stands with her two sons in Jaisalmer, on the edge of the Thar Desert. They belong to the Bhopas caste. Considered to be low caste, the Bhopas are from Rajasthan. They used to go from village to village to liven up the festivities and sing local legends. They perpetuated oral tradition in rural areas. Today, they are musicians, dancers, storytellers and puppeteers.

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Joannie Goulet 4 months ago

Awww she look so proud of her little ones!

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#13 Sonargaon, Bangladesh (2014)

Sonargaon, Bangladesh (2014)

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Sue Clasen 4 months ago

Sad eyes!

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#14 Khiva, Uzbekistan (2016)

Khiva, Uzbekistan (2016)

A mother and her daughter walk in the old town of Khiva. The city is located along the ancient Silk Road.

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Usernameofgag 4 months ago

I want the story behind this. It's look like post apocalypse movie.

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#15 Shanghai, China (2010)

Shanghai, China (2010)

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Joannie Goulet 4 months ago

Poor little one! I wonder if the crate is to prevent whatever happened to his arm to happen again!

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#16 Ella, Sri Lanka (2012)

Ella, Sri Lanka (2012)

On the train between Kandy and Ella, Sri Lanka.

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Sarah 4 months ago

Uh oh, baby's getting fed. Someone better call the boob police and get this photo censored.

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#17 Havana, Cuba (2016)

Havana, Cuba (2016)

Viviana and her son Che live in Habana Vieja, the old part of Havana, a few meters from the main tourist sites. They live in a house with 54 other families.

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Kathy Baylis 4 months ago

He's the spittin' image of her!

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#18 Rangoon, Myanmar (2014)

Rangoon, Myanmar (2014)

In the center of Rangoon, a mother is posing with her son. They both wear thanaka on the face, a yellow traditional powder made of crushed wood mixed with water. Children and women apply it as protection against the sun or as makeup.

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Alia G. 4 months ago

Just so wholesome. :)

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#19 Amritsar, India (2013)

Amritsar, India (2013)

"If strength is synonymous with moral courage, then women are infinitely superior to men. Don’t they have a lot more intuition, endurance and courage? Without women, men could not be. If non-violence is the law of our being, the future belongs to women. Who, better than a woman, knows how to speak to the heart of people and touch their most sensitive point?" - Mahatma Gandhi quote - A mother... Read More

"If strength is synonymous with moral courage, then women are infinitely superior to men. Don’t they have a lot more intuition, endurance and courage? Without women, men could not be. If non-violence is the law of our being, the future belongs to women. Who, better than a woman, knows how to speak to the heart of people and touch their most sensitive point?" - Mahatma Gandhi quote - A mother and her son bathe in holy waters at the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India.

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Hope Floats 4 months ago

This is a beautiful photo.. That little boys look of utter love is just lovely! My favourite!!

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#20 Turmi, Ethiopia (2011)

Turmi, Ethiopia (2011)

We are in the south of Ethiopia, in a camp of the hamer people. Women gather in the shade under a straw roof. Men are sitting a little further. It's been a while since I watch a mother play with her son. She makes him jump on her legs, she caresses his face, makes him pass into the hands of other women before taking him back jealously in her arms.... Read More

We are in the south of Ethiopia, in a camp of the hamer people. Women gather in the shade under a straw roof. Men are sitting a little further. It's been a while since I watch a mother play with her son. She makes him jump on her legs, she caresses his face, makes him pass into the hands of other women before taking him back jealously in her arms. Suddenly, she leans toward him and kisses him three times. Briefly. Firmly.

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Sissi Redegold 4 months ago

In the absence of mushy baby food mothers pre-chew for their babies.

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#21 Shigatse, Tibet (2010)

Shigatse, Tibet (2010)

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Nia Loves Art 4 months ago

I think she must be the grandma.

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#22 Bhaktapur, Nepal (2010)

Bhaktapur, Nepal (2010)

A moment of eternity in the old city of Bhaktapur.

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Rakshya A Bhujel 4 months ago

From my country Nepal.. she's wiping her baby's face with her scarf.. ^_^

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#23 Harran, Turkey (2014)

Harran, Turkey (2014)

A mother poses with her son in front of their house near Harran, in southeastern Turkey.

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Agnes Jekyll 4 months ago

Proud mama. Beautiful

#24 Yuanyang, China (2007)

Yuanyang, China (2007)

We are in Yuanyang, Yunnan Province. Established in China in 1979, the one-child policy imposed strict birth controls. Intended to avoid overcrowding, it resulted in the criminalization of parents having more than one child, but also in forced abortions and sterilizations. Since 2015, the rules have changed and each couple can now have up to two children.

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Quinn Purdy 4 months ago

Mom looks stunning!

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#25 Pushkar, India (2010)

Pushkar, India (2010)

I'm walking down the streets of Pushkar. It’s 7 am, one of my favorite times of the day, wherever I am, to watch life regain its rights after the quiet of the night. I stop for a while in front of a magnificent house. A mother goes out with her child. A moment of total magic and mystery.

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Angi Jiles 4 months ago

Beautiful colors

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#26 Copacabana, Bolivia (2005)

Copacabana, Bolivia (2005)

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M O'Connell 4 months ago

If it was a particularly enjoyable hike up there, i'd come back with some paint remover.

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#27 Kolkata, India (2013)

Kolkata, India (2013)

A mother makes her way in the traffic at Howrah Station in Kolkata.

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Rosa Rose 4 months ago

These 'club' commercial signs, like omg isnt one enough?!

#28 Jerusalem, Israel (2010)

Jerusalem, Israel (2010)

A mother stands holding her son’s hand in the crowd, facing the Damascus Gate in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. Holy for Jews, Christians and Muslims, the Old City of Jerusalem is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the world and a place where, even today, thousands of years of history live.

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Meri 4 months ago

Jerusalem, Palestine, you mean

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#29 Kunming, China (2010)

Kunming, China (2010)

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Maci Wilcox 4 months ago

Adorable picture! (even though the rides might be a bit creepy XD)

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#30 Bulunkul, Gbao-Tajikistan (2016)

Bulunkul, Gbao-Tajikistan (2016)

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#31 Jaisalmer, India (2013)

Jaisalmer, India (2013)

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A Totally Normal Cellist 4 months ago

Would anyone please translate her tattoo?😊

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#32 Jerusalem, Israel (2010)

Jerusalem, Israel (2010)

We are in Mea Shearim, a district in the north of Jerusalem where live only ultra-Orthodox Jews (or "Haredim") live. They settled there to lead a life of strict religious practice.

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Blue Cicada 4 months ago

This is in the Holy Land, comprised of Palestine and Israel. This photo shows a small Jewish boy. You know he's Jewish by the kipa (Hebrew word) he is wearing. (The small hat is also know by its Yiddish name, yarmulke). The posters are all in Hebrew, indicating that this is a predominantly Jewish neighborhood.

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