A mother and her newborn baby bond in Kabul.
A father and his sons in Pech Valley.
Kody Gallen talks to his father, Paul, of Australia’s national rugby league team the Kangaroos, after a match in Sydney.
A mother and her son soak up the sun on Christmas Day at Sydney’s Bondi Beach.
A mother adjusts her daughter’s shoe in São Paulo.
A father holds his daughter (whose name is tattooed on his arm) during Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.
A mother touches up her daughter’s makeup in anticipation of the New Year Water Festival.
A work-from-home mom breastfeeds her son in British Columbia.
A mother teaches her daughter to ice skate.
A dad gives his son a lift to check out the strawberries at the Seventh International Strawberry Symposium in Beijing.
A mother holds her daughter in front of their home in Yinchuan.
A mother and father swing their son as they cross Beijing’s Tiananmen Square.
A mother and her daughter reflect before the start of their day.
A mother and daughter in Manchester celebrate the latter having just received strong results in her A-levels (exams that play a large role in gaining admittance to university).
A father comforts his son after their hometown team lose a match in Middlesbrough.
A mother and father fix their fishing net as their baby plays nearby.
Returning home after a long day in Paris.
A mother comforts her son, who has just skinned his knee, in Paris.
A mother and her 3-year-old enjoy a fountain in Berlin.
A dad visits the park with his twin daughters during his six-month-long paternity leave.
Two dads and their daughter attend the opening of Germany’s first gay parent counseling center in Berlin.
A mother helps her son walk along a beam in Kangerlussuaq.
A mother in New Delhi walks her son to school.
A father and his son check out a potential “first car” in New Delhi. (The car is a Tata Nano, the world’s cheapest car, and costs just $2,000.)
A mom embraces her daughter in Mumbai.
A mother leads her husband and son in a race to raise money for their local school.
A mother and father enjoy gelato with their kids in Tuscany.
A mother smiles as her baby is bundled up against the cold.
A mother and father surprise their daughter with a trip to the Yosakoi Festival in Harajuku.
A dad films his daughter as she rides her bike.
Parents flank their happy daughter, who has just adopted a cat, in Baja California Sur.
A dad introduces his daughter at her Quinceañera.
A dad kicks his son a soccer ball in Moscow.
A new mother and her baby nap in Moscow.
36. South Africa
A dad smiles with his daughter at a golf tournament in Durban.
A mother pushes her kids in a wheelbarrow in Mogale City.
Parents look on as their daughter plays with her toys.
Mothers in Madrid protest a store that ejected a woman for breastfeeding.
A father and mother enjoy paella as their daughter uses her phone in Villacañas.
41. South Sudan
A mother waits with her daughter to vote in Juba.
A mother cooks dinner for her kids in Juba.
Sharing a kiss in Montreux.
44. United States
A mom teaches her daughter the finer points of baseball at a Nationals game in Washington, D.C.
Parents lead their children to their first day of school in New York City.
A father and son enjoy the Pacific as the sun goes down in Seal Beach, California.
A proud father hugs his adopted son during the boy’s citizenship ceremony at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Fairfax, Virginia.