Russian soldiers preparing for the Battle of Kursk, July 1943 Image credits: Shirak Karapetyan-Milshtein - photograph was created in for a photo competition. It is based on archive photos from the war in Russia in
Muktinath, Nepal - Along the Annapurna circuit, Nepal. Update: I won first place with this photo in a National Geographic Traveller Photo Contest: "The World in Focus" . I love how this portrait shows a mother's love.