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Spectacular Portraits Of Londoners From Almost Every Country Competing In The Olympics

A little divercity for you.

Three years ago, Great Britain's Cultural Olympiad began work on a huge photography project. The goal was to photograph a Londoner originally hailing from every one of the 204 countries competing in the Games. A different photographer was to shoot each person for this mega portfolio of portraits called "The World in London." And they came thisclose to compiling the full set of portraits, having photographed Londoners from all but six of the competing nations — American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, the Marshall Islands / Nauru, and Palau. The team has asked Londoners from any of those places to get in touch in the hopes of completing the project.

The remaining 198 images can be found at theworldinlondon.org.uk, alongside interviews with all the photos' subjects. Here's a selection of images:

1.

Kyrgyzstan

Asel Talipova and Andre Bouverie; photographed by Regine Petersen

2.

Nigeria

Bukky Bababunmi; photographed by Spencer Murphy

3.

Indonesia

Tigana Wesa Sari; photographed by Kate Elliott

4.

Armenia

Nelly Hovsepyan; photographed by Anastasia Khoroshilova

5.

Burkino Faso

Souleymane Koanda; photographed by Briony Campbell

6.

Germany

Jenny E Schmidt; photographed by Simone Koch

7.

Bhutan

Sangay Dorji and Sonam Yangchen; photographed by Pablo Bartholomew

8.

Turkey

Tūrkan Tekdemir; photographed by Jo Metson Scott

9.

Nepal

Raj Bahadur Gurung; photographed by Murray Ballard

10.

Phillippines

Adoracion Dizon (Mother Mary Esther); photographed by Jane Hilton

11.

Ecuador

Andrea Sarsoza; photographed by Cuny Janssen

12.

Lesotho

Tsepo Ramoholi; photographed by Nadav Kander

13.

Israel

Amit Ginbar; photographed by Sarah Shaughnessy

14.

Andorra

Maria Rosa Picart; photographed by Maria Kapajeva

15.

South Korea

Sei Moon; photographed by Suki Dhanda

16.

North Korea

Anonymous (North Korean defector); photographed by David Birkin

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