Happy Mother's Day! Photos Of Mothers Around The World

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The world celebrates Mother's Day the second Sunday of May every year. Here are some stunning portraits of mothers and their children around the world. To all the mothers out there, and the fathers too who have taken over that role - a happy mother's day.

  • India
    babasteve/Flickr
  • A woman pictured with her children, recovering from malnutrition at a health clinic in southern Ethiopia
    DFID - UK Department for International Development/Flickr
    Tiru is a 25-year-old widowed mother of five, in Miyo, Oromia Region, considered one of the worst affected drought areas in southern Ethiopia. Tiru is pictured with her two six-month-old twins, Gorore and Tadhala and her 9 year old daughter, against the aquamarine-painted wall of an Ethiopian government health clinic in Miyo, Oromia, Ethiopia, 3 August 2011. “I lost my husband when I was pregnant with my twins, due to sickness. We used to work together, we had cattle then. We lost our 2 cattle because of the drought. We also watered crops for the rich farmers. I now do this alone. It is very difficult with two babies to work. My income is much less. I can no longer support my children. My father is old. He was able to support me at the start but now cannot.€ Community health workers from the NGO CARE International visited Tiru’s village a month ago. They advised that the twins needed screening for malnutrition. The twins were then admitted to an outpatients nutrition programme, and provided with plumpy nut (peanut butter with high nutritional content) for 3 weeks. One of them is now ready to be discharged; when she was admitted she weighed 4.5kg, but after 3 weeks she now weighs 5.2 kg. This is considered to be acceptable and she no longer requires support. Her twin sister is almost there. She probably needs another week before she can be discharged from the programme. UK aid is supporting CARE International's nutrition programmes at clinics like this in Oromia, through the UN humanitarian response fund. Image: Tanya Axisa/Department for International Development
  • teach u Kiss, not a pig!!
    藍川芥 aikawake/Flickr
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  • mother and child . . .
    daystar297/Flickr
  • Beauty ...
    lapidim/Flickr
    Vi este bello rostro cuando cruzabamos un pueblo de Rajasthan en coche, tan repentinamente que casi no tuve tiempo de sacar la foto. Esta bella mujer con su pequeño me causaron una profunda impresión, ¿serán sus ojos ...? I saw her beautiful face while traveling across a crowded town in the North of India, so suddenly that I hardly had time to take the photo. I must confess that this beautiful woman and her child caused me a long-standing impression, might be her eyes...?
  • Mary and her Mom
    mknobil/Flickr
    They stopped to say hello to my dog. They were both so full of life and positive energy ...
  • 0238
    Cia de Foto/Flickr
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  • Gaspard and his mother. [ Explored ]
    Anaïs Nannini/Flickr
  • 0001 Madagascar
    babasteve/Flickr
    I like the background on this. It was just there, as is, and not set up...
  • Untitled
    Ò®/Flickr
  • Mother & Child
    Georgie Sharp/Flickr
    Only ipad use at the moment so playing with inbuilt filters and effects.
  • 0260
    Cia de Foto/Flickr
  • CL Society 168: Child playing with bowling pins
    francisco_osorio/Flickr
  • Mother & Child in Coc Ly Market
    Hanoi Mark/Flickr
    Flower Hmong Mother and Child. Coc Ly, Viet Nam.
  • Mother and child, Namsaling
    Byron James Bignell/Flickr
  • Mother & Son
    Chris_Parfitt/Flickr
  • Mother
    Tanel Teemusk/Flickr
  • Mother with child
    Lars Plougmann/Flickr
    A mother with her child in a village in Malawi
  • Mother and Child
    mrhayata/Flickr
  • Mothering
    Oscar_Shen/Flickr
    Leica M8 + Voigtlander 35 f1.2 at 1.2
  • Born in Japan, lives in Austria -- Happy Mother Day to all Mothers in the World !
    Rosa Dik 009 -- on & off/Flickr
    I saw this pretty Austrian lady in Health Resort last summer....with her own son which born in Japan, his father is an Japanese and still works in Tokio. After Nature disaster in Japan should the mother with a kid come back to Austria. They are a few month there and kid is really happy now...but he can still remember ! Thanks to all for a visit and comments !!! Have a Happy Sunday and Happy Mother Day !!!
  • Carrying child
    David Rosen Photography/Flickr
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  • Mother and child
    D.A.K.Photography/Flickr
    A special moment between my wife and my son... It's times like this I wish things would never change. Alas the world spins and time moves on so I will store this in my memories forever.
  • Mother and child
    Ian BC North/Flickr
    Mother and child seen on the Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay ferry IMG_1042
  • Mother with child.
    Niels Linneberg/Flickr
  • Korean Mother and Child
    dok1/Flickr
    I used a 4x5 Speed Graphic for this photo in Seoul,, Korea during the early part of November 1945.
  • mother child
    delicategenius/Flickr
  • Mother and Child Hand Coloured Ambrotype (Collodion Positive) c. 1860
    whatsthatpicture/Flickr
    A lovely 1/6th plate hand coloured ambrotype of a mother and child - c. 1860? I bought this on eBay a good while back now, along with the wonderful named and dated ambrotype of Edmund Baron Hartley VC. I have no reason though to think that she could be connected to him in any way. The soft beautiful tones are really striking, and in part this is because unlike many ambrotypes it has been mounted with the collodion facing to the front and instead of a painted black lacquer back it is a piece of dark brown velour type material. This came with a typical brass matt, cover glass and pinchbeck preserver , but no other outer frame or case, and no markings whatsoever.
  • Mother o' Mine .. Happy Mothers Day
    Nick Kenrick../Flickr
    If I were hanged on the highest hill, Mother o' mine, O mother o' mine! I know whose love would follow me still, Mother o' mine, O mother o' mine! If I were drowned in the deepest sea, Mother o' mine, O mother o' mine! I know whose tears would come down to me, Mother o' mine, O mother o' mine! If I were damned of body and soul, I know whose prayers would make me whole, Mother o' mine, O mother o' mine! Mother o' Mine by Rudyard Kipling dedicated to my Mother View..Large texture by ..http://www.flickr.com/photos/skeletalmess/
  • Mother and Child
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