Celebrating Motherhood in Pictures

Here are some of our favorite photos recognizing moms of all kinds submitted by readers over the last nine years

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Jacqueline Moen

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Mom and twins
(Jacqueline Moen)
My 96-year-old great aunt sitting with her two daughters
Chrissy Astbury, Albuquerque, New Mexico
June 2009 Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Moroccan Mother
(Jacqueline Moen)
A Moroccan mother climbs a beautiful blue street with her daughter
Eric Guarino, Chefchaouen, Morocco
March 2010 Chefchaouen, Morocco

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Suprised
(Jacqueline Moen)
A baby in a mother’s lap. Surprised.
Joydeep Mukherjee
Sonepur, Bihar, India
November 2010

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Mother and cub
(Jacqueline Moen)
Mother and cub
Marc Abrahms, Masai Mara, Kenya
September 2009

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A mother and son in southern Sudan
(Jacqueline Moen)
Members of the Ambororo group, who have faced uncertainty since civil war interrupted their migration routes
Christopher Farber, Juba, southern Sudan
April 2007

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giraffe
(Jacqueline Moen)
Mother and son
Mark Rosenbaum, Chicago, Illinois
January 2007

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mother to be
(Jacqueline Moen)
A mother-to-be
Robert Tannenbaum, Baldwin, New York
January 2009

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Young farmer and his mother
(Jacqueline Moen)
A young farmer and his mother
Budi Prakasa, Serpong, West Java, Indonesia
May 2009

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grandmother
(Jacqueline Moen)
Portrait of my great-grandmother
Henry Ascencio, Teopantlan, Mexico
December 2010

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basket
(Jacqueline Moen)
The woman carries her child to work by carrying it in the basket
Zaw Zaw Tun, Yangon, Myanmar
October 2010

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elephants
(Jacqueline Moen)
Mother and child
Sachin Shah, Masai Mara, Kenya
October 2008

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Mother's Love
(Jacqueline Moen)
Mother's love
Ho Sung Wee, Banting, Malaysia
May 2010

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mother and daughter
(Jacqueline Moen)
Mother and daughter
Sydney Ledwith-Jensen, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon
August 2009

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A turkish mother
(Jacqueline Moen)
A Turkish mother and her child
John Bice, Ankara, Turkey
August 2008

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monkey
(Jacqueline Moen)
My naughty child
Shyamal Das, West Bengal, India
July 2007

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Village women
(Jacqueline Moen)
Village women drying the clothes
Abhijit Dey, West Bengal, India
November 2009

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bobcat kitten
(Jacqueline Moen)
Bobcat kitten staying close to its mother
Tim Foltz, Irvine, California
June 2009

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woman and baby in Vietnam
(Jacqueline Moen)
A woman of the Red Dao Ethnic Minority People of Vietnam carries baby on her back in Ta Van Village, Vietnam
Stephen Bures,Ta Van Village, Vietnam
November 2011