National Geographic Travel Photo Contest: Best Pictures Of The Year (PHOTOS)

Every year, National Geographic Traveler Magazine organizes one of the largest contests for travelers' photos in the world. Hundreds of photographers submitted their favorite images for 2013's edition, and HuffPost World offers you a fascinating look at some of the best entries of the year.

Ever dream of visiting Dal Lake in Kashmir or the magic city of Varanasi? Have you never seen a smoking Burmese monk or Paris under the rain? Then take a look at the gorgeous pictures in the slideshow below.

National Geographic accepts submissions until June 30. Click here to enter your photo.

2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest