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Photographer Jessica Antola spent February traveling the Ethiopian countryside, admiring the natural beauty of the land. She was blown away by the valleys and mountains with their breathtaking views, but she was ultimately drawn to the people.

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Africa • Ethiopia • Jessica Antola • Portraits • World
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Every June, people gather in Florence, Italy, to attend a few soccer matches. But this is no ordinary soccer. Florentine soccer, which has been a tradition for hundreds of years, allows players to fight their opponents. German photographer Michael Lowa captured this unique sport in his project “The Last Gladiators.”

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Black-and-white • Italy • Michael Löwa • Sports • World
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Photograher Felipe Jacome set out to explore a Haitian society he had found to be more resilient, resourceful and self-reliant than was typically recognized. The result is a series of elegant and dignified portraits profiling some of the women working for KOFAVIV, a group offering support to survivors of rape and sexual violence.

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Black-and-white • Felipe Jacome • Haiti • Portraits • World
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In the impoverished townships of Johannesburg, South Africa, photographer Frank Trimbos was surprised to find hundreds of young people crowding into community centers every day to study classical ballet. "They have big dreams," Trimbos said.

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Ballet • Frank Trimbos • Redux Pictures • South Africa • World
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Photographer Robert Harding Pittman has spent more than a decade exploring the global proliferation of urban sprawl. His collection of work “Anonymization” illustrates the idea that overdevelopment is damaging the planet. He says his work, in a sense, is his way of defending the places he loves.

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Architecture • Environment • Robert Harding Pittman • World
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Teen pregnancy is often talked about in the negative — and as an accident. But Rome-based photographer Stephanie Gengotti knows several young mothers who, despite financial and social challenges, intentionally started their families early.

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Health • Italy • Pregnancy and Childbirth • Stephanie Gengotti • World

Photographer Susana Girón set out to document Justo Gallego Martinez, an 86-year-old former priest who, about 50 years ago, began building a massive cathedral outside of Madrid with his own hands. With no architecture background he works for 12 hours every day driven by his faith.

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Spain • Susana Giron • World
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Chongqing, China, has swelled in size to become one of the biggest cities on Earth. Documentary photographer Andri Tambunan said he traveled to this boomtown, like many of its migrants, for its alluring energy, spicy food and beautiful women.

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Andri Tambunan • China • Development • World
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