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Photojournalism student Armando Sanchez started documenting his father’s battle with cancer last summer. At first he wasn’t sure if he would ever share the images, but taking pictures was his way of coping. He says the experience allowed him to see how deeply his parents care about each other.

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Armando Sanchez • Black-and-white • Health • U.S.
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When Nancy Borowick met 9-year-old Nadya Rodena in an orphanage in Russia last year, she was drawn to her. The American photojournalist didn't let language barriers stand in the way of getting to know the child, who had been diagnosed with cerebral palsy.

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Europe • Health • Nancy Borowick • Russia • World

When Julia Kozerski began losing weight in 2009, she started an intimate, “brutally honest” self-portrait project, “Half,” documenting the process and her progress. She photographed her unclothed, changing body and found the process consoled her.

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Fine Art Photography • Health • Julia Kozerski • Portraits • U.S.
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Chicago, a struggling New York musician in his mid-30s, was born female but now embraces the trans label. Since he was a teenager, he has been searching for his place in a world that wants people to be strictly male or female. Photographer Raymond McCrea Jones documents his journey.

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When Marvi Lacar’s father died in 2008, she experienced feelings she wasn’t aware existed. Her conflicting emotions spiraled her into acute clinical depression. She kept a written journal about her experience, but sometimes there were no words. “The camera came out when writing didn’t suffice,” Lacar says.

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Benjamin Lowy • Health • Marvi Lacar • U.S.

“The minute I saw her, I knew. There she is. That’s the girl I’m going to marry,” photographer Angelo Merendino said of Jennifer, the woman who indeed became his bride. His photo documentary, “The Battle We Didn’t Choose,” follows her fight against cancer.

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Angelo Merendino • Black-and-white • Cancer • Corbis Images • Health • Photo Exhibit • U.S.

In honor of Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, CNN Photos showcases Gregg Segal’s “Remembered: The Alzheimer’s Project.” It features people affected by the disease, each with a projected photo from his or her youth.

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Gregg Segal • Health • Portraits • U.S.
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