1. Afghanistan Paula Bronstein / Via Getty Images A mother and her newborn baby bond in Kabul. 2. John Cantlie / Via Getty Images A father and his sons in Pech Valley. 3. Australia Mark Kolbe / Via Getty Images Kody Gallen talks to his father, Paul, of Australia's national rugby league team the Kangaroos, after a match in Sydney. 4. (Photo by Don Arnold / Getty Images) A mother and her son soak up the sun on Christmas Day at Sydney's Bondi Beach. 5. Brazil Flickr: deniwlp84 / Via Creative Commons A mother adjusts her daughter's shoe in São Paulo. 6. Mario Tama / Via Getty Images A father holds his daughter (whose name is tattooed on his arm) during Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. 7. Myanmar Paula Bronstein / Via Getty Image News A mother touches up her daughter's makeup in anticipation of the New Year Water Festival. 8. Canada Darryl Leniuk/Darryl Leniuk A work-from-home mom breastfeeds her son in British Columbia. 9. Flickr: mricon / Via Creative Commons A mother teaches her daughter to ice skate. 10. China Lintao Zhang / Via Getty Images A dad gives his son a lift to check out the strawberries at the Seventh International Strawberry Symposium in Beijing. 11. Feng Li / Via Getty Images A mother holds her daughter in front of their home in Yinchuan. 12. Feng Li / Via Getty Images A mother and father swing their son as they cross Beijing's Tiananmen Square. 13. Egypt Flickr: josepsalviabote / Via Creative Commons A mother and her daughter reflect before the start of their day. 14. England Christopher Furlong / Via Getty Images 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). 15. Clive Rose / Via Getty Images A father comforts his son after their hometown team lose a match in Middlesbrough. 16. Fiji Flickr: jolevine / Via Creative Commons A mother and father fix their fishing net as their baby plays nearby. 17. Flickr: 43423301@N07 / Via Creative Commons A mother and her two children. 18. France Flickr: ironypoisoning / Via Creative Commons Returning home after a long day in Paris. 19. Flickr: mikefats / Via Creative Commons A mother comforts her son, who has just skinned his knee, in Paris. 20. Germany Adam Berry / Via Getty Images A mother and her 3-year-old enjoy a fountain in Berlin. 21. Sean Gallup / Via Getty Images A dad visits the park with his twin daughters during his six-month-long paternity leave. 22. Sean Gallup / Via Getty Images Two dads and their daughter attend the opening of Germany's first gay parent counseling center in Berlin. 23. Greenland Joe Raedle / Via Getty Images A mother helps her son walk along a beam in Kangerlussuaq. 24. India Daniel Berehulak / Via Getty Images A mother in New Delhi walks her son to school. 25. Daniel Berehulak / Via Getty Images 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.) 26. Ritam Banerjee / Via Getty Images A mom embraces her daughter in Mumbai. 27. Ireland Flickr: peterm7 / Via Creative Commons A mother leads her husband and son in a race to raise money for their local school. 28. Italy Flickr: cilesuns92 / Via Creative Commons A mother and father enjoy gelato with their kids in Tuscany. 29. Flickr: liquene / Via Creative Commons A mother smiles as her baby is bundled up against the cold. 30. Japan Flickr: fukagawa / Via Creative Commons A mother and father surprise their daughter with a trip to the Yosakoi Festival in Harajuku. 31. Flickr: 8757501@N07 / Via Creative Commons A dad films his daughter as she rides her bike. 32. Mexico Flickr: wonderlane / Via Creative Commons Parents flank their happy daughter, who has just adopted a cat, in Baja California Sur. 33. Flickr: soaringbird / Via Creative Commons A dad introduces his daughter at her Quinceañera. 34. Russia Flickr: masscry / Via Creative Commons A dad kicks his son a soccer ball in Moscow. 35. Flickr: oksidor / Via Creative Commons A new mother and her baby nap in Moscow. 36. South Africa Steve Haag / Via Getty Images for FIVB A dad smiles with his daughter at a golf tournament in Durban. 37. Jasper Juinen / Via Getty Images A mother pushes her kids in a wheelbarrow in Mogale City. 38. Spain Xavi Gomez / Via Getty Images Parents look on as their daughter plays with her toys. 39. Pablo Blazquez Dominguez / Via Getty Images Mothers in Madrid protest a store that ejected a woman for breastfeeding. 40. Jasper Juinen / Via Getty Images A father and mother enjoy paella as their daughter uses her phone in Villacañas. 41. South Sudan Spencer Platt / Via Getty Images A mother waits with her daughter to vote in Juba. 42. Paula Bronstein / Via Getty Images A mother cooks dinner for her kids in Juba. 43. Switzerland Flickr: freebourg / Via Creative Commons Sharing a kiss in Montreux. 44. United States Mitchell Layton / Via Getty Images A mom teaches her daughter the finer points of baseball at a Nationals game in Washington, D.C. 45. Monika Graff / Via Getty Images Parents lead their children to their first day of school in New York City. 46. Carlo Allegri / Via Getty Images A father and son enjoy the Pacific as the sun goes down in Seal Beach, California. 47. Chip Somodevilla / Via Getty Images 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.