Ten photos by photographers from Belarus, Laos, Myanmar, Turkey and China won the grand prizes of a photography contest inspired by the Belt and Road Initiative.

The winners were selected from about 11,500 photos and groups of photos submitted by people from 47 countries and regions along the Belt and Road, according to CRI.

The contest titled "On the Road" started on Feb. 28.

Another 100 photos from 13 countries won prizes for excellence.

The candidates were not only reviewed by a jury of experts but also in an online vote, which received 1.92 million votes from about 750,000 participants.

Besides photos, the event also received a large number of stories behind the photos, which were "very ebullient and heart-warming."

Top Winners

A road full stunning scenery
An iron dragon on the Belt and Road
Port of Nansha
China-Maldives Friendship Bridge
Dubai Museum
Opening ceremony of the Mombasa-Nairobi railway
Fishermen at the Pakokku Bridge

Selected Entries

Farmers head to the fields in the early morning
Forge Ahead
Blue Sky and High Mountains along the Silk Road
Fishermen at the Pakokku Bridge
Road to Mt. Tianshan
Hazelnut Harvest Season
Tracing the Silk Road
Doi Pha Tang
New World
Dawn at Kuta Beach
On the Road
Breakwater construction
Belt and Road: This is the road we are travelling on together