Thanks to everyone who participated in this assignment. Each one I curate gets more and more fun, especially as I start to recognize many of you who are regularly submitting and participating in the discussion board in our Your Shot assignments. Watching you improve as photographers and more thoughtful storytellers really makes me happy.
Because Your Shot is a global community, this assignment features traditions from around the world. I looked at more than 9,000 submitted images, many of which introduced me to traditions I had never heard about. I even Googled a couple to learn more and watch some videos because I was so fascinated. And that is why my job is awesome. Where else can I look at beautiful photos, learn something new, and give back by encouraging and inspiring other photographers?