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Every June, people gather in Florence, Italy, to attend a few soccer matches. But this is no ordinary soccer. Florentine soccer, which has been a tradition for hundreds of years, allows players to fight their opponents. German photographer Michael Lowa captured this unique sport in his project “The Last Gladiators.”

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Black-and-white • Italy • Michael Löwa • Sports • World
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Teen pregnancy is often talked about in the negative — and as an accident. But Rome-based photographer Stephanie Gengotti knows several young mothers who, despite financial and social challenges, intentionally started their families early.

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Health • Italy • Pregnancy and Childbirth • Stephanie Gengotti • World
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At a young age, Ilaria Di Biagio learned her little sister was more fragile than other children. Injuries came easily, and her body was slow to heal. She was eventually diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a rare tissue disorder that causes her to have hyperelastic skin and flexible joints.

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Black-and-white • Health • Ilaria Di Biagio • Italy • World
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