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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, alongside interviews with all the photos' subjects. Here's a selection of images: