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25 Photos that Prove a Mother's Love Knows No Bounds and No Boundaries

by Laurence-Emmanuelle Bédard Published on April 26, 2015

Magnificent photos, that come to us from the four corners of the earth, reveal that there is nothing stronger than the bond between a mother and her child. Regardless of her reality and the conditions in which she lives, the love of a mother is always unconditional.

A Family Ritual (Sanaa, Yemen)

A woman applies the traditional henna to the legs of her daughter in their family hut located in a slum Akhdam in Yemen.

Getting Ready for Nursery School (Bucharest, Romania)

This 35 year-old mother helps her daughter dress for nursery school in the northeast of Bucharest. Romania is the second poorest country in the European Union.

A Tender Kiss (Chuor Phnom Dangkrek, Cambodia)

Seated on a slope of the Chuor Phnom Dangkrek mountain, a mother tenderly kisses her little boy.

She Cares for Her Little Ones (Nantes, France)

A mother dresses her child in an illegal Gypsy camp in France. France's ex-president, Nicolas Sarkozy, ordered the dismantlement of over 300 illegal camps throughout the country.

A Mother Prepares Her Daughter's Hair (Madrid, Spain)

Having just learned that her landlord has lifted her eviction notice, this mother dries the hair of her daughter with a towel.

The First Same-Sex Couple in Brazil, Accompanied by the Mother of One Partner (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

A young transsexual man proudly shows his mother his marriage certificate. This is the first gay marriage ceremony performed in the country.

A Munduruku Mother Brings Her Son to a Protest (Brasilia, Brazil)

Native American mothers of the Munduruku tribe protest in Brasilia the construction of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam in the Amazon.

A Family Headed by Two Moms (Chicago, United States)

A same-sex couple raises their children in Illinois. The family bursts into laughter while playing cards.

Daily Care of a Sick Child (São Paulo, Brazil)

In the favela (slum) of Brasilandia, in São Paulo, a mother cares for her child who has a rare genetic disease that affects the nervous system. The Brazilian government provides assistance for one of this woman's three children, all of whom suffer from the same disease.

A New Mom Touched by Her Baby, One Day Old (Chiang Mai, Thailand)

Thailand has the largest number of child mothers. Early marriages and many teenage pregnancies account for this statistic.

Resting on Mom's Back (Niomel, Mauritania)

This woman carries her baby, wrapped in fabric, on her back. She is returning from a meeting with volunteers from the Spanish organization Acción contra el Hambre (Action Against Hunger).

Mother and Daughter Take Refuge (Sittwe, Burma)

A young Muslim woman exiled because of the violence has taken refuge in a rubber factory near Sittwe, Burma.

Hand in Hand (Lanzhou, China)

In Gansu province, a mother and son walk in a strong sandstorm.

An Inmate Happy to Be with Her Daughter (California, United States)

Once a year, the prisoners of the Chino Detention Center, California, are visited by their children on Mother's Day.

This Mom Cradles Her Son While He Sleeps (Jabaliya, Palestinian Territory)

Thousands of Palestinians found shelter in schools and institutions run by the United Nations during the Israeli bombardment.

She Gives Birth in the Ruins (Bhaktapur, Nepal)

The second day of the Nepal earthquake, 12 May 2015, Mamang Maya, 20, gave birth to her first child at Bhaktapur hospital.

A Child Snuggles Against the Belly of His Pregnant Mother (Hefei, China)

Pregnant with her second child, this woman is the first to be awarded a license to have a second baby, due to the softening of the one-child policy in China.

A Mother Watches Over Her Sleeping Child (Peshawar, Pakistan)

Thousands of Afghans leave Pakistan to return to their homeland, while the tensions are increasingly tangible where they took refuge.

A Mother Observes a Religious Ritual with Her Infant in Her Arms (Gulu, Uganda)

A woman practises a ritual of the Holy Spirit Movement, founded by Alice Lakwena, a cousin of Joseph Kony, the leader of the rebel group, the Lord's Resistance Army.

Marriage Preparations Between Mother and Daughter (Yogyakarta Palace, Indonesia)

The bride-to-be is sprayed with water by her mother, a cleansing ritual that takes place the day before the wedding.

Together at All Costs (Mushake, Democratic Republic of the Congo)

A Congolese government soldier carries her child on her back, in the eastern Congo.

A Mom Carries Her Child and Water for the Family (Ahmedabad, India)

A salt industry worker carries her child in her arms, while supporting a metal container filled with water.

Mother and Son at a Rally (Abidjan, Ivory Coast)

A supporter of the political leader Laurent Gbagbo carries her child in her arms during a celebration.

A Syrian Refugee Finds Some Warmth for Her Baby (Ankara, Turkey)

Syrians are in their fourth winter of exile everywhere across the Middle East. Turkey accepted 3.2 million refugees.

Mom and Baby Visit the Clinic (Badakhshan, Afghanistan)

A mother accompanies her infant to the clinic in the province of Badakhshan, northeast of Kabul. Afghanistan has the highest maternal mortality rate in the world.

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