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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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When photojournalist Louise Johns looked through her viewfinder last summer at J Bar L Ranch in Montana, she saw more than just the rich hues and rustic tones associated with the countryside. She captured the core of human experience: the relationships shared between man and land, and man and animal.

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American West • Louise Johns • U.S.
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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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As the world marks what would have been Jackson’s 56th birthday, photographer Lorena Turner's book, “The Michael Jacksons,” takes a look at performers who dress and act like the late singer. For them it’s much more than a hobby or a job — it’s a way of life.

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Entertainment • Lorena Turner • Michael Jackson • Photo Book • Portraits
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Anyone who’s vacationed in Daytona Beach can attest that it’s hard to scratch the sun-bleached surface of the Florida tourist mecca once known as “the world’s most famous beach.” Spanish photographer Laura Silleras spent about two weeks in 2013 exploring the area and photographing tourists and locals.

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Florida • Laura Silleras • Portraits • U.S.
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