These heartwarming photos showcase family bonds from around the world

When the time comes to crack out the family photo album, these snappers will have plenty to show the grandchildren. A new contest from photo app Agora challenged photographers from around the world to send in their best family-focused images, and more than 8,400 of the them responded.

50 finalists have now been selected – and these are our favourite shots…

‘The future of a family rests with the next generation’ by @allela – Magadi, Kenya

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‘Motherhood’ by @tahiryamin – Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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‘Family Noa’ by @gustavo_moroz – Argentina

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‘Family means looking in the same direction together’ by @a.rosenthal – Grevenbroich, Germany

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‘Tenderness’ by @izlemus – Granada, Spain

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‘Mom and calf’ by @gerardmarsal – Fingal Head, Australia

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‘Circle of life’ by @hardikgaurav – Udaipur, India

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‘Happy family’ by @karykan – Lak Lake, Vietnam

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‘All we have is each other: the rich bond of twins’ by @kobbykatalist – Accra, Ghana

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‘Sisters’ by @erinmichelleriddle – Multnomah, USA

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‘Happy family’ by @dikyedarling – Jakarta, Indonesia

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‘Dad son’ by @antonytrivet – Karirana Kiambu, Kenya

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‘Happy couple’ by @priyowiddi – Jakarta, Indonesia

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‘Brothers’ by @farhanlabib2222 – Sarail-Aruail Road, Bangladesh

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‘Real Himalaya brotherhood’ by @donaldobarros – Laya, Bhutan

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