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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
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Andrea Roversi didn’t know much about mixed martial arts when he attended an event for the first time. The Italian photographer didn’t expect anything other than two guys beating each other up in a cage. But he found much more than that.

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Andrea Roversi • Echo Agency • Sports • World
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Once homeless and alone in Barcelona, Spain, Hernan Montoya found himself watching pigeons in the sky. He followed the pigeons to their residence, a decision that would turn his life around. Photographer Serena De Sanctis spent a year with Montoya and documented his relationship with his racing pigeons.

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Animals • Black-and-white • Serena De Sanctis • World
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Today, people gather in Scandinavian countries to create historically accurate scenes of the ancient Viking culture. In 2013, photographer Thomas Lekfeldt attended three reenactment events in Denmark and one in Norway.

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Agence Vu • Thomas Lekfeldt • World
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French photographer Sarah Caron had been covering the turbulent political situation in Pakistan for various international outlets since 2007, but she quickly became enamored with the country’s emerging fashion scene — and its associated symbolism.

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Fashion • Pakistan • Photo Book • Sarah Caron • World
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When looking to document rage, a feeling he was noticing more and more around him and in the news, Italian photographer Paolo Marchetti started with the far-right movement in Europe. From 2009 to 2013, he visited self-proclaimed fascists in five countries: Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy and Spain.

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Europe • Paolo Marchetti • World
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During the Cold War, six South American dictatorships formed Operation Condor, a secret military plot for coordinated repression. It’s estimated that tens of thousands of people were killed. Photographer Joao Pina examines this dark period with his recent photo series “Shadow of the Condor.”

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Black-and-white • João Pina • South America • World
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Because of black-and-white photos and grainy newsreels, we tend to remember World War I predominantly in monochrome — uniforms of dull khaki and field gray set against mud-filled trenches, churned earth and blasted craters. Yet surprisingly, World War I was the first major conflict to be covered by color photography.

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Historic Photos • Photo Book • World • World War I
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