Kitchens may differ drastically around the world, but their role as the center of a home is universal. Whether makeshift or filled with modern appliances, kitchens are a space for family bonding, holiday traditions and child rearing.
Prayer for Protection
A four-year-old boy prays for his father, who was kidnapped by jihadists in Iraq, in this 2008 photo. Like many Arab Christians, this boy and his family were driven from their home in Iraq and relocated to Syria.
Photograph by Ed Kashi, National Geographic