Every year, National Geographic Traveler Magazine organizes one of the largest contests for travelers' photos in the world. Hundreds of photographers submitted their favorite images for 2013's edition, and HuffPost World offers you a fascinating look at some of the best entries of the year.

Ever dream of visiting Dal Lake in Kashmir or the magic city of Varanasi? Have you never seen a smoking Burmese monk or Paris under the rain? Then take a look at the gorgeous pictures in the slideshow below.

National Geographic accepts submissions until June 30. Click here to enter your photo.

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  • Reflections

    Watching the baby Koi. (Peter Davis/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest) <strong>Location:</strong> Heian Temple, Kyoto, Japan http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/traveler-magazine/photo-contest/2013/

  • Visiting the Living Goddess

    The back streets of Varanasi begin to fill in anticipation of the evening's festivities along the ghats of the living goddess, the Ganges River. The photo captures the mix of those returning from the Kumbh Mela 2013 and the local residents. (Steve Demeranville/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest) <strong>Location:</strong> Varanasi, India http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/traveler-magazine/photo-contest/2013/

  • Street Scene, Reykjavik, Iceland

    I was wandering the streets of Reykjavik the day before a photo tour of the highlands was to begin. I couldn't believe what I saw across the street. This local guy was calmly mailing a letter from his unicycle. I quickly got three shots before he continued on his way. (Paul Herholz/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest) <strong>Location:</strong> Reykjavik, Iceland http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/traveler-magazine/photo-contest/2013/

  • Red Stone, White Man, 2 Pigeons

    Red Stone, White Man, 2 Pigeons. (Tim Mudie/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest) <strong>Location:</strong> Red Fort, Old Delhi, India http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/traveler-magazine/photo-contest/2013/

  • Florist at Dal lake--Fabulous Kashmir

    Kashmir the valley between the Great Himalayas and the Pir Panjal range was always an attraction. Nature has lavishly endowed Kashmir with certain distinctive favors which hardly find a parallel in any alpine land of the world. It is the land of snow clad mountains, beautiful green meadows & amazing lakes. Dal Lake is such an interesting place with its floating bazaars & magnificent views of sunset & sunrise. (Harsh Wardhan/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest) <strong>Location:</strong> Srinagar, Kashmir, India http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/traveler-magazine/photo-contest/2013/

  • Burmese Monk Smoking A Cheroot

    The annual Ananda Pagoda Festival in Bagan, Myanmar attracts thousands of villagers to the ancient Ananda Temple. On the morning of the full moon, monks wait patiently in line to receive gift bowls. Here, a monk passes the time by smoking a cheroot. (Kevin Mora/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest) <strong>Location:</strong> Bagan, Myanmar http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/traveler-magazine/photo-contest/2013/

  • Sneaky

    Egyptian children living in one of Cairo's slums pose for a photo behind a school gate. (Mosa'ab Elshamy/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest) <strong>Location:</strong> Cairo, Egypt http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/traveler-magazine/photo-contest/2013/

  • Paris under rain

    I took this picture on a rainy December day in Trocadero place. (Juan Coppel/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest) <strong>Location:</strong> Paris, France http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/traveler-magazine/photo-contest/2013/

  • Stuck in Tango

    El Tango, one of the most famous styles of dance in the world, originated from the working-class of Buenos Aires. This photo captures not only the romantic mood of Tango, but it also symbolizes the rich, historic roots of a dance that has been experienced for generations. (Stephen Pope/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest) <strong>Location:</strong> San Telmo, Argentina http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/traveler-magazine/photo-contest/2013/

  • A Day's Work

    A lady Cambodian walking back in the evening after a day's work of collecting recyclables, through the piles of waste in the outskirts of Siem Reap, Cambodia. The visuals of this place is an opener, and should bring the world to appreciate what we have, and that we should not envy what we see in others. (Nick Ng Yeow Kee/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest) <strong>Location:</strong> Siem Reap, Cambodia http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/traveler-magazine/photo-contest/2013/

  • Prayers

    Incense rises at the Thien Hau Temple in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam. (Paulette Morgan/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest) <strong>Location:</strong> Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/traveler-magazine/photo-contest/2013/

  • Sunrise at Machu Picchu

    Sunrise at Machu Picchu, Peru. Photographing the first moments of light tracing the ruins. (Julie Florio/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest) <strong>Location:</strong> Machu Picchu, Peru http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/traveler-magazine/photo-contest/2013/

  • Smoking man in Bac Ha (Vietnam)

    Photo taken at the famous market of Bac Ha (Vietnam). (Réhahn Croquevielle/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest) <strong>Location:</strong> Vietnam http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/traveler-magazine/photo-contest/2013/