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

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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.

KyrgyzstanAsel Talipova and Andre Bouverie; photographed by Regine Petersen

Kyrgyzstan

Asel Talipova and Andre Bouverie; photographed by Regine Petersen

2.

NigeriaBukky Bababunmi; photographed by Spencer Murphy

Nigeria

Bukky Bababunmi; photographed by Spencer Murphy

3.

IndonesiaTigana Wesa Sari; photographed by Kate Elliott

Indonesia

Tigana Wesa Sari; photographed by Kate Elliott

4.

ArmeniaNelly Hovsepyan; photographed by Anastasia Khoroshilova

Armenia

Nelly Hovsepyan; photographed by Anastasia Khoroshilova

5.

Burkino FasoSouleymane Koanda; photographed by Briony Campbell

Burkino Faso

Souleymane Koanda; photographed by Briony Campbell

6.

GermanyJenny E Schmidt; photographed by Simone Koch

Germany

Jenny E Schmidt; photographed by Simone Koch

7.

BhutanSangay Dorji and Sonam Yangchen; photographed by Pablo Bartholomew

Bhutan

Sangay Dorji and Sonam Yangchen; photographed by Pablo Bartholomew

8.

TurkeyTÅ«rkan Tekdemir; photographed by Jo Metson Scott

Turkey

Tūrkan Tekdemir; photographed by Jo Metson Scott

9.

NepalRaj Bahadur Gurung; photographed by Murray Ballard

Nepal

Raj Bahadur Gurung; photographed by Murray Ballard

10.

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

Phillippines

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

11.

EcuadorAndrea Sarsoza; photographed by Cuny Janssen

Ecuador

Andrea Sarsoza; photographed by Cuny Janssen

12.

LesothoTsepo Ramoholi; photographed by Nadav Kander

Lesotho

Tsepo Ramoholi; photographed by Nadav Kander

13.

IsraelAmit Ginbar; photographed by Sarah Shaughnessy

Israel

Amit Ginbar; photographed by Sarah Shaughnessy

14.

AndorraMaria Rosa Picart; photographed by Maria Kapajeva

Andorra

Maria Rosa Picart; photographed by Maria Kapajeva

15.

South KoreaSei Moon; photographed by Suki Dhanda

South Korea

Sei Moon; photographed by Suki Dhanda

16.

North KoreaAnonymous (North Korean defector); photographed by David Birkin

North Korea

Anonymous (North Korean defector); photographed by David Birkin

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