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With extreme close-ups of political figures, Christopher Anderson aims to break through the staged images that are commonly seen when people run for office. Every wrinkle, skin blemish and hair is there to see as Anderson tries to get to the core of each person’s true self.

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Black-and-white • Christopher Anderson • Magnum Photos • Photo Book • Portraits • U.S.
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Twenty years ago this month, mass killings began in the tiny African country of Rwanda. Shortly after the genocide began, photographer Gilles Peress traveled to Rwanda, a country he had visited only weeks before. The grim aftermath can be seen in his book “The Silence.”

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Black-and-white • Gilles Peress • Magnum Photos • Photo Book • Rwanda • World
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Fifty years ago, the man we now know as Muhammad Ali knocked out Sonny Liston to become, at 22, one of the youngest heavyweight boxing champions of all time. Photographer Danny Lyon spent three days with Ali in 1970 and shares some of his best photos and what he remembers about the champ.

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Danny Lyon • Magnum Photos • Muhammad Ali • Photo Book • Portraits • Sports
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Yom Kippur War

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On October 6, 1973, Egypt launched a surprise attack on Israeli soldiers at the east bank of the Suez Canal. It was the holiest day of the Jewish calendar, and many soldiers were praying in synagogues. Photographer Micha Bar-Am covered the inside of a war that changed dynamics and psyches throughout the Middle East.

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Asked why he chose to move to rural Hebden Bridge from urban Manchester, England, as a young man in the 1970s, Martin Parr says it was because he “fancied the look of the place.” Despite the decline of the local mills and industry, it still yielded the novel charms of traditional town life.

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Black-and-white • Magnum Photos • Martin Parr • Photo Book • United Kingdom
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Moises Saman's camera shows the littlest victims of Syria's civil war: the children. Saman has been capturing dramatic images among the 2 million refugees that the United Nations says have fled Syria since shortly after the conflict began in 2011. More than half are 16 and younger, the United Nations says.

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Magnum Photos • Moises Saman • Refugees • Syria
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While this month marks the 36th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death, his legacy is alive and well. Legions of fans will make the pilgrimage to Memphis this weekend to mark the start of Elvis Week. And Magnum photographers continue to capture the King's likeness around the world.

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Elvis • Magnum Photos • Music • World
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As legendary photographer Elliott Erwitt turns 85 on July 26, CNN looks back at memorable photographs he has made of older people throughout his career. He has a remarkable ability to transcend language and capture humorous moments of everyday life, something few photographers can consistently pull off.

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Black-and-white • Elliott Erwitt • Magnum Photos
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