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Welcome to Thunderdome, where winners and losers can be as young as age 5. It's called kids' MMA, or Mixed Martial Arts, and New York-based photographer Sebastian Montalvo pulls back the curtain on one of the nation's fastest growing youth sports, which claims more than 3 million boys and girls.
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Jared Soares went looking for “a piece of community in a big place.” He found it in Barry Farm, one of the oldest African-American neighborhoods in the nation’s capital, and the Goodman League, a summer basketball organization that’s one of the neighborhood’s premier attractions.
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A woman in a Confederate flag minidress. A little boy with an “88” softly shaved into his head. These are some of the faces seen at Bristol Motor Speedway, where NASCAR hosts two of their premier Sprint Cup races each year. This is also the place photographer Tammy Mercure likes to ply her trade.
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The object of a demolition derby is simple: Keep crashing into other cars until yours is the last one running. It’s much like bumper cars – only with real steel and gas-powered engines. It has been a popular attraction at county fairs and racetracks for decades. “It’s a pretty big rush,” said photographer Drew Anthony Smith.
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Many were surprised when tiny Qatar, a Middle East nation with a population of less than 2 million, was awarded the 2022 FIFA World Cup. No Arab country has ever hosted the international soccer tournament, and Qatar seemed like an unlikely candidate to be the first: A minnow in the footballing world, its national team has never even qualified for the event.
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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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Photographer Sara Forrest started documenting Heather Hardy’s daily routine last year. The 31-year-old boxer has never lost a professional fight, but she knows what it’s like to get knocked down. When Superstorm Sandy hit New York in October, Hardy was still recovering from losing her home in a fire a few months earlier.
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Photography duo Emiliano Granado, 35, and Daniel Wakefield Pasley, 41, approached “Manual for Speed” the way their subjects would enter a race – as a team. The pair documented Team Exergy for two years, from the team’s jump to the pro ranks in 2011 to its final race at the USA Pro Cycling Challenge in August 2012.