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Here's What Teachers Look Like Around The World

For World Teachers' Day, we've gathered pictures from around the globe of the tremendous and selfless work that teachers have done over the last year to enlighten the next generation of minds.

Posted on October 5, 2019, at 8:26 a.m. ET

Introducing the BuzzFeed News newsletter JPG — this weekly newsletter will feature the most powerful images from around the internet, as well as behind-the-scenes exclusives from renowned photographers and our hard-hitting photo stories.

Germantown, Maryland

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History teacher Philip E. Jackson speaks to a group of his students as he teaches the history of slavery to his eighth-graders at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Middle School on Feb. 27.

Diepkloof, South Africa

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A teacher from Buskaid gives young kids a violin lesson at the Reformed Presbyterian Church on April 13.

Caldas, Antioquia's department, Colombia

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A sex education teacher shows students how to hold a baby on May 17.

Yancheng, China

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Over 250 students are taught Chinese calligraphy at the Renmin road primary school on June 3.

Rajasthan, India

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Students attend class in a village of shepherds and farmers on Nov. 24, 2018.

Baltimore, Maryland

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Teacher and conductor Jane Cromwell leads the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's OrchKids program during their performance for the String Fling concert at the Lockerman Bundy Elementary School on March 12.

Hanoi, Vietnam

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A teacher plays with students at the Vietnam-North Korea Friendship Kindergarten school on Feb. 27.

Sevastopol, Russia

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Students attend a biology lesson at Kvantorium, a science park for children, on Dec. 13, 2018.

Hyderabad, India

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Children line up as a teacher gives them deworming tablets as part of India's National Deworming Program, on Aug. 8, 2019.

Lakewood, Colorado

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Teacher Michelle Miller works with her kindergarten students at Westgate Elementary School on Feb. 6.

Paju, South Korea

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Teacher Jeong Ui-heon (center) and her students of Taesungdong Elementary School pose during the 50th annual graduation ceremony in the heavily fortified demilitarized zone on Jan. 11.

Amboasary-South district, Madagascar

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Schoolchildren attend the class of teacher Haova Fafiranosoa, right, on Dec. 14, 2018.

Caracas, Venezuela

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A teacher teaches in the dark due to a power failure on May 14.


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Biology teacher Fath Sekfali gives a lesson to a young offender in the "Juvenile Section" of the prison of Villepinte on April 9.

Lilongwe, Malawi

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A teacher instructs students of the Chipala Primary School on Oct. 4, 2018.

Van, Turkey

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Students and teachers have a snowball fight on Feb. 7.

Petion-Ville, Haiti

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A teacher supervises a French exam in a classroom of the Institution Mixte Garnier Numa school on Dec. 17, 2018.

Pacoima, California

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Telfair Elementary School first grade teacher Ms. Gutierrez works with her students on Feb. 8.

Nanchang, China

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Teacher Zeng Wenping (right) plays basketball with students at Qiyin school on Nov. 26, 2018.

Benghazi, Libya

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Students attend a lesson in a public school classroom on Feb. 3.

Harim, Syria

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A teacher explains a lesson to his pupils at a school in the rebel-held northern countryside of Syria's Idlib province on Oct. 15, 2018.

Vaulx-en-Velin, France

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A teacher prepares to sleep in a classroom on Jan. 10, 2018, as teachers and parents of pupils welcome homeless families to spend the night in a primary school.

Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

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Students attend a score reading lesson at the Balakirev Musical College on Dec. 4, 2018.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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A teacher prepares her student wearing an Ihram before circumambulating a mockup of the Kaaba, Islam's most sacred structure located in the holy city of Mecca, during an educational simulation of the Hajj pilgrimage on July 4.

Njoro, Kenya

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Teacher and Franciscan brother Peter Mokaya Tabichi, recipient of Global Teacher Prize Award, is hoisted high as he celebrates with his students on April 4 at Keriko Secondary School.

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