(CNN) — A shepherd guides her herd during a magnificent sunset in the ancient city of Bagan in central Burma.
Camels and revels gather in the Dahna desert at Saudi Arabia’s annual King Abdulaziz Camel Festival.
A solitary surfer paddles across the waters of Cape Verde’s Praia de Cruz beach.
These photos not only show the natural and human-made beauty of our world, but they can also give us a glimpse of other people and cultures and the beauty within the human race.
Thousands of amazing images cross our computer screens each year, and in this space we share our favorites from 2020.
So when you’re keen to see another beautiful part of the world — Mexico’s Palenque, India’s Dal Lake, Cape Verde’s Boa Vista — return here for inspiration.