Heartfelt Photographs That Define Love

What does love mean to you? A selection of images chosen by National Geographic from its photo community, Your Shot.

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Last month, National Geographic asked readers to submit photos of how they see love, which were submitted via its online photo-sharing platform, Your Shot. Out of more than 14,000 submissions, 27 made it into the final story, entitled Love Snap. Here are a handful of the selected images:

Amanda Linden / National Geographic Your Shot

"When Cecilia was born, we spent six weeks in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She was barely 2 lbs., and we had never seen a human so small. I was very sick, and could not be with her the first few days after she was born. Her father was a loving bridge connecting our new family —he was by her side until I could be <3"