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InstaMeet Roundup | 14

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Since the earliest days of Instagram, people have been meeting up offline and forming real-life friendships. Over the past few weeks, Instagrammers from all around the world—places as diverse as Indonesia, Mongolia, Spain, Korea and Italy—have come together to connect and inspire one another. Atop Indonesia’s Mount Dieng Volcano, 27 local Instagrammers welcomed five traveling Malaysian Instagrammers (#117kmtodieng), and in Northern India, 8 Instagrammers from around the world are meeting up for a two-week traveling InstaMeet (#ig_ladakh14).

To see photos and videos of people meeting up all across the globe, browse the hashtags from these InstaMeets:

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Roundup of Worldwide InstaMeet 9

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The 9th Worldwide InstaMeet (#WWIM9) took place this weekend and was by far the most international InstaMeet to date! From Karachi to Moldova to Yokohama, thousands of Instagrammers gathered together to make photos and connect around a shared passion for capturing the world’s moments. Many communities got especially creative with their group shots, such as NYC, Barcelona, and Shanghai. Thank you all for making the Instagram community such an extraordinary place full of imaginative, dedicated and compassionate individuals who inspire us everyday!

Here is a sampling of some of the InstaMeets from this weekend that caught our eye:

To see more photos from these and other InstaMeets around the world, explore the #WWIM9 hashtag.

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InstaMeet Roundup | 13

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Since the earliest days of Instagram, people have been meeting up offline and forming real-life friendships. In only the past few weeks, Instagrammers from all around the world—places as diverse as Brazil, Germany, China, Russia and South Africa—have come together to connect and inspire one another. In Japan, a coordinated InstaMeet took place across three different cities (#sakurasaku_mwjp), and dozens of people traveled 100km for a meet-up at Sun Temple in Ahmedabad, India (#igaroadtrip).

To see photos and videos of people meeting up all across the globe, browse the hashtags from these InstaMeets:

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InstaMeet Roundup | 12

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Over the past several weeks, Instagrammers around the world gathered to take photos and videos and share them on Instagram. Several Instagrammers crossed country and state borders to join InstaMeets and physically unite diverse communities.

For the first time ever, Indonesia and Malaysia came together in East Java, for #InstaMeetJiran, a four-day InstaMeet on the active volcano Mount Bromo. In the United States, Instagrammers from several neighboring states gathered in Little Rock, Arkansas, for the #Arkansawesome InstaMeet. Europe Instagrammers from across the continent also congregated in London for the #LondonMeet_Feb14.

To see what it’s like to attend an InstaMeet, browse the photos and videos from each meet’s hashtag page:

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InstaMeet Roundup | 11

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Over the past several weeks, Instagrammers around the world gathered to take photos and videos and share them on Instagram. Communities met up for an Instameet at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, got behind-the-scenes looks at both New York Fashion Week and The New York Times printing facility and came together around the world with #standwithme in support of freedom and ending child slavery.

To see what it’s like to attend an InstaMeet, browse the photos and videos for each meet’s hashtag page:

Want to host your own InstaMeet or photowalk? Be sure to check out our blog post and explore our Behind the InstaMeet series with tips on how to organize and throw a great event.

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InstaMeet Roundup | 10

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Over the past several weeks, Instagrammers around the world gathered together to take photos and videos and share them on Instagram, including what was likely the first InstaMeet in the DPRK, an InstaMeet in remembrance of Nelson Mandela and a special holiday InstaMeet and toy drive for those in need in Los Angeles (#givingpeerpressure). To see what it’s like to attend an InstaMeet, browse the photos and videos for each meet’s hashtag page:

Want to host your own InstaMeet or photowalk? Be sure to check out our blog post with tips on how to organize and throw a great event.

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InstaMeet Roundup | 9

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Over the past several weeks, Instagrammers around the world gathered together to take photos and videos and share them on Instagram, including the first ever White House InstaMeet (@WhiteHouse) in Washington, DC. While over in Kenya, the finale InstaWalk to round off the #Kenya365 project took place (browse the #Kenya365Reli). To see what it’s like to attend an InstaMeet, browse the photos and videos for each meet’s hashtag page:

Want to host your own InstaMeet or photowalk? Be sure to check out our blog post with tips on how to organize and throw a great event.

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InstaMeet Roundup | 8

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Over the past several weeks, Instagrammers around the world gathered together to take photos and videos and share them on Instagram, including a meet hosted by charity: water (@charitywater) on New York City’s Brooklyn Bridge and a very hospitable group in Hong Kong who held a meet to welcome visiting Instagrammers from Russia. To see what it’s like to attend an InstaMeet, browse the photos and videos for each meet’s hashtag page:

Want to host your own InstaMeet or photowalk? Be sure to check out our blog post with tips on how to organize and throw a great event.

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InstaMeet Roundup | 7

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Over the past several weeks, Instagrammers around the world gathered together to take photos and videos and share them on Instagram, including an InstaMeet in Iceland and a San Diego, California meet-up that may have been the biggest InstaMeet yet. To see what it’s like to attend an InstaMeet, browse the photos and videos for each meet’s hashtag page:

Want to host your own InstaMeet or photowalk? Be sure to check out our blog post with tips on how to organize and throw a great event.

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InstaMeet Roundup | 6

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Over the past several weeks, Instagrammers around the world gathered together to take photos and videos and share them on Instagram, including a special gathering hosted by the First Lady of Indonesia, Ani Yudhoyono (@aniyudhoyono). We also saw what was perhaps the first InstaMeet held in Russia! To get a peek at what it’s like to attend an InstaMeet, browse the photos and videos on each city’s hashtag page:

Want to host your own InstaMeet or photowalk? Be sure to check out our blog post with tips on how to organize and throw a great event.