Whether they are coaching students on valuable skills or inspiring kids beyond the classroom, teachers not only give us the tools to succeed -- they're also some of our biggest cheerleaders.
October 5 marks the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's World Teachers' Day -- an initiative to empower teachers and call attention to their role in building sustainable societies. To celebrate the day and and honor teachers who strive to educate, regardless of the environment, Reuters photographers took photos of teachers, students and classrooms around the world.
Photographers captured striking scenes of education in action that illustrate the value of teachers everywhere.
Check out some of the learning spaces from around the world below.
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