<p><strong><a href="http://www.worldfooddayusa.org/">World Food Day</a> next Thursday will attempt to focus attention on the goal of eradicating hunger, which afflicts one in nine people on Earth. It's celebrated each year on October 16, the day that the <a href="http://www.fao.org/home/en/">Food and Agriculture Organization</a> at the United Nations was founded in 1945. To get ready, we assembled pictures from National Geographic's <a href="http://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/">Your Shot</a> photo community that celebrate ingredients and meals, cooks and diners, festival foods and everyday grub from around the globe.</strong></p><p dir="ltr">Pham Ty captured a Vietnamese woman drying fish, above, in Tien Giang Province, in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. Dried fish is usually paired with steamed rice or a glass of beer.</p><p dir="ltr">You can contribute to our food coverage by using <a href="http://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/tags/yourplate/">#yourplate</a> when you upload food photos to Your Shot.</p><p dir="ltr"><em>—By Linda Qiu, photo gallery by Mallory Benedict</em></p>

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World Food Day next Thursday will attempt to focus attention on the goal of eradicating hunger, which afflicts one in nine people on Earth. It's celebrated each year on October 16, the day that the Food and Agriculture Organization at the United Nations was founded in 1945. To get ready, we assembled pictures from National Geographic's Your Shot photo community that celebrate ingredients and meals, cooks and diners, festival foods and everyday grub from around the globe.

Pham Ty captured a Vietnamese woman drying fish, above, in Tien Giang Province, in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. Dried fish is usually paired with steamed rice or a glass of beer.

You can contribute to our food coverage by using #yourplate when you upload food photos to Your Shot.

—By Linda Qiu, photo gallery by Mallory Benedict

Photograph by Phạm Tỵ, National Geographic Your Shot

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