PARENTS

16 Photos That Show Motherhood Is Beautiful, Anywhere You Look

05/08/2015 07:42 am ET | Updated May 08, 2015

Parenting practices can vary greatly between cultures, but the powerful bonds between moms and dads and their children know no geographic limits.

To celebrate Mother's Day, the folks at Instagram scoured its diverse global community to compile a series of images that showcase motherhood around the world -- from Somalia to Indonesia to Tennessee.

Keep scrolling for a look at the truly universal nature of motherhood.

In a tiny mountain village #chechnya

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Moments like this....

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Plum was awarded with Honor Roll at school today, so we celebrated with chocolate milk and donuts.👍🏼

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Finding shells 🐚

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👪✈️🗽👋🏻🐶🐶 ➕ 👩🏻❤️🆕👜

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Right here, always. #bsidesjeans

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That one time my girls had a quick chat with a stranger looking all grown up 😳 #stopit

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A mother and her daughters gaze out at the sea in Gaza. #palestine #gaza

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