Parents

47 Incredible Photos Of Parents From Around The World

We’re more alike than you may realize.

1. Afghanistan

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A mother and her newborn baby bond in Kabul.

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A father and his sons in Pech Valley.

3. Australia

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Kody Gallen talks to his father, Paul, of Australia’s national rugby league team the Kangaroos, after a match in Sydney.

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A mother and her son soak up the sun on Christmas Day at Sydney’s Bondi Beach.

5. Brazil

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A mother adjusts her daughter’s shoe in São Paulo.

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A father holds his daughter (whose name is tattooed on his arm) during Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.

7. Myanmar

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A mother touches up her daughter’s makeup in anticipation of the New Year Water Festival.

8. Canada

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A work-from-home mom breastfeeds her son in British Columbia.

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A mother teaches her daughter to ice skate.

10. China

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A dad gives his son a lift to check out the strawberries at the Seventh International Strawberry Symposium in Beijing.

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A mother holds her daughter in front of their home in Yinchuan.

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A mother and father swing their son as they cross Beijing’s Tiananmen Square.

13. Egypt

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A mother and her daughter reflect before the start of their day.

14. England

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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).

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A father comforts his son after their hometown team lose a match in Middlesbrough.

16. Fiji

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A mother and father fix their fishing net as their baby plays nearby.

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A mother and her two children.

18. France

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Returning home after a long day in Paris.

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A mother comforts her son, who has just skinned his knee, in Paris.

20. Germany

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A mother and her 3-year-old enjoy a fountain in Berlin.

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A dad visits the park with his twin daughters during his six-month-long paternity leave.

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Two dads and their daughter attend the opening of Germany’s first gay parent counseling center in Berlin.

23. Greenland

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A mother helps her son walk along a beam in Kangerlussuaq.

24. India

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A mother in New Delhi walks her son to school.

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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.)

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A mom embraces her daughter in Mumbai.

27. Ireland

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A mother leads her husband and son in a race to raise money for their local school.

28. Italy

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A mother and father enjoy gelato with their kids in Tuscany.

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A mother smiles as her baby is bundled up against the cold.

30. Japan

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A mother and father surprise their daughter with a trip to the Yosakoi Festival in Harajuku.

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A dad films his daughter as she rides her bike.

32. Mexico

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Parents flank their happy daughter, who has just adopted a cat, in Baja California Sur.

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A dad introduces his daughter at her Quinceañera.

34. Russia

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A dad kicks his son a soccer ball in Moscow.

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A new mother and her baby nap in Moscow.

36. South Africa

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A dad smiles with his daughter at a golf tournament in Durban.

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A mother pushes her kids in a wheelbarrow in Mogale City.

38. Spain

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Parents look on as their daughter plays with her toys.

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Mothers in Madrid protest a store that ejected a woman for breastfeeding.

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A father and mother enjoy paella as their daughter uses her phone in Villacañas.

41. South Sudan

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A mother waits with her daughter to vote in Juba.

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A mother cooks dinner for her kids in Juba.

43. Switzerland

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Sharing a kiss in Montreux.

44. United States

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A mom teaches her daughter the finer points of baseball at a Nationals game in Washington, D.C.

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Parents lead their children to their first day of school in New York City.

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A father and son enjoy the Pacific as the sun goes down in Seal Beach, California.

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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.

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