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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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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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Scientists estimate that another species becomes extinct every 20 minutes. Marc Schlossman has been exploring the depths of extinction at the Field Museum in Chicago. Documenting birds, amphibians and reptiles lost to history, his ongoing project questions the role of humans as the rate of extinction continues.

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Animals • Biology • Marc Schlossman • Panos Pictures • U.S.
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After being hit hard by Hurricane Katrina and again by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, coastal communities in Louisiana are dealing with massive erosion. Photographer Kael Alford spent five years exploring the issue and reconnecting with a portion of her heritage.

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High Museum of Art • Kael Alford • Panos Pictures • Photo Book • Photo Exhibit • U.S.
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