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Photojournalist Lianne Milton recently witnessed the swift demolition of homes in one of Rio de Janeiro's favelas. Largo do Tanque is one of many neighborhoods being torn down to build a highway ahead of the 2016 Summer Olympics.

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Brazil • Lianne Milton • Olympics • South America • World
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The Olympics are a time for countries to come together and compete for glory, and the host cities use the event as a moment to shine. But what happens when the eternal flame moves on? Jon Pack and Gary Hustwit visited 13 Olympic hosts to document the legacy of the Games.

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Asia • Europe • Gary Hustwit • Jon Pack • Olympics • Sports • U.S.
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After a 12-year hiatus sparked by World War II, London hosted the 1948 Summer Games, known to many as the Austerity Olympics. Photographer Joseph Turp located many of the British Olympians more than 60 years after the event and took their portraits. Here, they are staged next to a souvenir each participant kept.

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Joseph Turp • Olympics • Panos Pictures • Portraits • United Kingdom
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At 11, Claressa Shields decided she wanted to box. At 17, she is the youngest female competing in the women’s boxing arena at the 2012 Olympics in London. Zackary Canepari, along with Drea Cooper and Sue Jaye Johnson, document the teenage boxer as she trains, competes and lives the life of a normal teenager.

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Boxing • Olympics • Sports • Zackary Canepari
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Neil Leifer, considered one of the greatest sports photographers in history, has photographed 15 Olympics since 1964, eight summer and seven winter. It’s a unique opportunity to shoot events that go unnoticed during off-years, he said.

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Neil Leifer • Olympics • Sports • Sports Illustrated
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When Donald Miralle heads to the London Olympics next month, he’ll be among hundreds of photographers fighting for the best images of each moment. “For photographers who haven’t been to an Olympics before … I truthfully can say it’s the hardest thing they will ever shoot,” he says.

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Donald Miralle • Olympics • Sports • World
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Photographer Carlos Serrao first started shooting Olympic athletes ahead of the 2004 Summer Games in Athens. He took portraits of 37 competitors in five countries over the course of six weeks. With the Olympic torch set to reach London’s stadium on July 27, he has had a similarly busy schedule this past year.

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Black-and-white • Carlos Serrao • Olympics • Portraits • Sports • World
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After years of working in Beijing, photographer Boris Austin had an urge to reconnect with what was happening in his native Britain. He returned to London in January and found athletes training for the upcoming Summer Olympics.

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Black-and-white • Boris Austin • Olympics • Sports • United Kingdom • World
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