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Scotland’s independence referendum is looming. And, unusually, among those who will be deciding whether to stay with the United Kingdom or split are Scotland’s 16- and 17-year-olds. Scottish photographer Kieran Dodds decided to seek them out.

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Kieran Dodds • Panos Pictures • Portraits • Scotland • World

In his new book “Side Effects,” aerial photographer Kacper Kowalski took to the skies to paint a portrait of the complex relationship between humans and nature. From the sky, he captured where nature and civilization collide into aesthetic, abstract colors and shapes.

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Kacper Kowalski • Landscapes • Panos Pictures • Photo Book • Poland • World
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Markel Redondo photographed witnesses of Holocaust massacres across Ukraine, Russia and Moldova. Through an initiative by the Paris-based group Yahad – In Unum, he listened to their stories — many of which are difficult to hear — about victims who were executed by Nazis and their allies throughout Eastern Europe.

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Holocaust • Markel Redondo • Panos Pictures • Portraits • World
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Nic Dunlop has spent the past 20 years documenting one of the world’s most divisive and unstable countries. Myanmar, a southeast Asian nation, has been plagued by civil wars and has been under military control since a coup d'état in 1962. Despite recent steps toward democracy, many people in the country remain skeptical.

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Black-and-white • Myanmar • Nic Dunlop • Panos Pictures • Photo Book • World
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Photographer Shiho Fukada has been covering the effects of Japan's economic crisis since 2009. She found that companies looking to cut costs have replaced full-time jobs with low-paid temp positions. As a result, people without enough money to pay rent in Tokyo are sleeping in Internet cafes.

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Economy • Japan • Panos Pictures • Shiho Fukada • World
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Fernando Moleres, a Spanish photographer who strives for positive change through his work, has won the Tim Hetherington Grant from World Press Photo to continue his project on child prisoners in Sierra Leone. Moleres will receive 20,000 euros to continue the project, “Waiting for an opportunity.”

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Africa • Panos Pictures • Prison • World Press Photo
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During his first visit to Libya in 2011, Mads Nissen photographed the people involved in the emerging civil war. Nissen returned to the hotspots of the civil war in 2012 to find demolished, abandoned buildings and homes. The silence, he said, was in ways scarier than the noise of war.

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Conflict Photography • Libya • Mads Nissen • Middle East • Panos Pictures • World
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Wika Szmyt is well aware that she’s not your typical grandmother. At age 74, she plays music three nights a week at a club in Warsaw, Poland. Photographer Piotr Malecki began photographing Szmyt last year as part of a documentary series on life in the Polish capital.

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Panos Pictures • Piotr Malecki • Poland • World
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