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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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British photographer John Hinde was a pioneer of color photography and the founder of a picture postcard empire. “He wanted very much to make people feel happy,” journalist David Lee said. Although Hinde died in 1997, his idealistic images continue to incite feelings of nostalgia.

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John Hinde • Photo Exhibit • United Kingdom • World
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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

Maxime the monk lives on a pillar, a practice that was started in the fifth century by Orthodox monks but has since been abandoned. Photographer Amos Chapple stayed with a group of men learning from Maxime at the base until he earned permission to visit the monk above the clouds.

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Amos Chapple • Europe • Religion • Rex Features • World
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Lynsey Addario had visited eastern Congo several times to cover the conflicts and plight of the women who live there. She always came back with the same story – they had been raped and beaten, and it was hard to see anything positive in their lives. But she recently returned to tell another story, a story of redemption.

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Cyclones, floods and monsoons. These cyclical natural disasters had originally drawn photographer Luca Catalano Gonzaga to Bangladesh, where he quickly discovered another native pattern of devastation: sex for sale.

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Bangladesh • Luca Catalano Gonzaga • World
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Spanish photographer Juan Manuel Castro Prieto has visited Peru 15 times since his first trip in 1990. His most recent project focuses on shamanism, which centers on the belief that nature – also called Pachamama, or Mother Earth – lives in every man.

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Agence Vu • Peru • Religion • South America • World

“This series sprung out of a natural lure towards the beauty of laboring women,” said photographer Jenna Shouldice. While she recognizes it’s not traditional for photographers to be involved with their subjects, she says childbirth is one situation where crossing that boundary is warranted.

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