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World Press Photo Foundation This week 2018 Photo Contest winner Nikolai Linares is taking over our feed! All photos selected by the photographer. See winning story here: http://worldpressphoto.org/collection/photo/2018/sports/nikolai-linares
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Caspian was born a girl but he always knew he was a boy. at the age of 15 he started the procces of becoming a man. he had his b*****s removed and had a s*x reassignment surgery. today he does not regret one bit that he changed his gender. "when i look in the mirror, i finally see myself".
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hi, this is nikolai linares (@nikolailinares ) and i am a photo journalist from denmark. this week i am happily taking over the world press photo foundation instagram feed and i’ll be sharing some stories and some single images with you. i was awarded 3rd prize in the ’sports, stories’ category of the #wpph2018 photo contest for my project ‘the boys and the bulls’. follow the link in the bio to find out more about the winning story.

comment 32 star 4,691 5 hours ago

The champion from the suburbs. youssef meets some of his childhood friends outside of a kiosk in the northwest district of copenhagen. it is in this area that youssef has grown up. they laughed, talked about plans for new years and just hung out. "the school we went to was voted as the worst school in denmark and all the students celebrated it as if we had won something big. there was chaos in the school and i also made some trouble. when i was 15, i started thai boxing and soon i dedicated my time in becoming good at it. then there was no time to run around in the streets and make trouble."
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this is an ongoing project about youssef assouik. at 23 years old he is one of the biggest talents in the thai boxing and k1 environment in scandinavia. his goal is to become a world champion.
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hi, this is nikolai linares (@nikolailinares ) and i am a photo journalist from denmark. this week i am happily taking over the world press photo foundation instagram feed and i’ll be sharing some stories and some single images with you. i was awarded 3rd prize in the ’sports, stories’ category of the #wpph2018 photo contest for my project ‘the boys and the bulls’. follow the link in the bio to find out more about the winning story.

comment 10 star 3,300 12 hours ago

The champion from the suburbs. it is a little after midnight and youssef has just returned home to his apartment in rødovre. "i really have been looking forward to this. this belt is for you amin"- says youssef, as his wife monira smiles.
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this is an ongoing project about youssef assouik. at 23 years old he is one of the biggest talents in the thai boxing and k1 environment in scandinavia. his goal is to become a world champion.
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hi, this is nikolai linares (@nikolailinares ) and i am a photo journalist from denmark. this week i am happily taking over the world press photo foundation instagram feed and i’ll be sharing some stories and some single images with you. i was awarded 3rd prize in the ’sports, stories’ category of the #wpph2018 photo contest for my project ‘the boys and the bulls’. follow the link in the bio to find out more about the winning story.

comment 4 star 2,686 18 hours ago

The champion from the suburbs. the fight is under way and youssef is well-controlled on his opponent. after five rounds, it was over. the judges were not in doubt. youssef was the new world champion. "i'm glad to be the world champion, but i really do not think i was the best version of myself today. it's hard to become a father."
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this is an ongoing project about youssef assouik. at 23 years old he is one of the biggest talents in the thai boxing and k1 environment in scandinavia. his goal is to become a world champion.
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hi, this is nikolai linares (@nikolailinares ) and i am a photo journalist from denmark. this week i am happily taking over the world press photo foundation instagram feed and i’ll be sharing some stories and some single images with you. i was awarded 3rd prize in the ’sports, stories’ category of the #wpph2018 photo contest for my project ‘the boys and the bulls’. follow the link in the bio to find out more about the winning story.

comment 10 star 3,082 Yesterday

The champion from the suburbs. youssef enters nørrebro hallen, copenhagen. there was no doubt that he had the home court advantage. the whole arena shouted his name. up in the boxing ring his spanish opponent awaited. in five rounds, one of them would become the new world champion in k1.
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this is an ongoing project about youssef assouik. at 23 years old he is one of the biggest talents in the thai boxing and k1 environment in scandinavia. his goal is to become a world champion.
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hi, this is nikolai linares (@nikolailinares ) and i am a photo journalist from denmark. this week i am happily taking over the world press photo foundation instagram feed and i’ll be sharing some stories and some single images with you. i was awarded 3rd prize in the ’sports, stories’ category of the #wpph2018 photo contest for my project ‘the boys and the bulls’. follow the link in the bio to find out more about the winning story.

comment 4 star 2,876 Yesterday

The champion from the suburbs. the smell of the tiger balm heavily fills the air. american hip-hop from the 90's blasts out of the speakers. only 10 days ago, youssef became a father and since then there has not been much time for training and he has had significantly less sleep than he usually gets. and in an hour he will fight for a world cup championship in the martial art k1, which is very similar to thai boxing. but first, the body must be massaged and then he will warm up. youssef has won several thai boxing titles around the nordics and other countries in europe.
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this is an ongoing project about youssef assouik. at 23 years old he is one of the biggest talents in the thai boxing and k1 environment in scandinavia. his goal is to become a world champion.
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hi, this is nikolai linares (@nikolailinares ) and i am a photo journalist from denmark. this week i am happily taking over the world press photo foundation instagram feed and i’ll be sharing some stories and some single images with you. i was awarded 3rd prize in the ’sports, stories’ category of the #wpph2018 photo contest for my project ‘the boys and the bulls’. follow the link in the bio to find out more about the winning story.

comment 4 star 2,362 Yesterday

The champion from the suburbs. "i'm only 23 years old, so i still have plenty of good years if i can keep myself away from injuries. i know i'm one of the best at what i'm doing, so i have to use that talent. and so i hope to live this for some years", says youssef. youssef is currently studying to be a social worker. "i hope to help the young boys who are hanging out on the streets, to get their act together, get an education and to be part of the danish society."
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this is an ongoing project about youssef assouik. at 23 years old he is one of the biggest talents in the thai boxing and k1 environment in scandinavia. his goal is to become a world champion.
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hi, this is nikolai linares (@nikolailinares ) and i am a photo journalist from denmark. this week i am happily taking over the world press photo foundation instagram feed and i’ll be sharing some stories and some single images with you. i was awarded 3rd prize in the ’sports, stories’ category of the #wpph2018 photo contest for my project ‘the boys and the bulls’. follow the link in the bio to find out more about the winning story.

comment 9 star 5,417 Yesterday

The champion from the suburbs. youssef at his thai boxing club at nørrebro, copenhagen with has his wife, monira, and their son amin, who is just a couple of weeks old. it was here in the thai boxing club that monira and youssef met each other some years ago. in the showcase to the right there are some trophies from the championships youssef has won for his club.
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this is an ongoing project about youssef assouik. at 23 years old he is one of the biggest talents in the thai boxing and k1 environment in scandinavia. his goal is to become a world champion.
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hi, this is nikolai linares (@nikolailinares ) and i am a photo journalist from denmark. this week i am happily taking over the world press photo foundation instagram feed and i’ll be sharing some stories and some single images with you. i was awarded 3rd prize in the ’sports, stories’ category of the #wpph2018 photo contest for my project ‘the boys and the bulls’. follow the link in the bio to find out more about the winning story.

comment 4 star 2,866 2 days ago

The champion from the suburbs. this is an ongoing project about youssef assouik. at 23 years old he is one of the biggest talents in the thai boxing and k1 environment in scandinavia. his goal is to become a world champion.
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hi, this is nikolai linares (@nikolailinares ) and i am a photo journalist from denmark. this week i am happily taking over the world press photo foundation instagram feed and i’ll be sharing some stories and some single images with you. i was awarded 3rd prize in the ’sports, stories’ category of the #wpph2018 photo contest for my project ‘the boys and the bulls’. follow the link in the bio to find out more about the winning story.

comment 3 star 3,053 2 days ago

Second best - part 2
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this project is a tribute to everyone who has ever gotten a second place. the comedian jerry seinfield once made a joke about how awfull it must be. maybe you trained just as hard as the number one, but lost by less than a second. number one gets remembered, number two gets forgotten. with that in mind i went to the sealand boxing championchips in copenhagen and took portraits of all the boxers just moments after they lost in their finals. some were upset. others were just disappointed. but they all wanted to come back next year and win.
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1. michael sabbagh, 17 years old, 64kg
2. kevin r. nielsen, 18 years old, +91kg
3. alexander dukic, 26 years old, 91kg
4. mathias kirud, 21 years old, 69kg
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hi, this is nikolai linares (@nikolailinares ) and i am a photo journalist from denmark. this week i am happily taking over the world press photo foundation instagram feed and i’ll be sharing some stories and some single images with you. i was awarded 3rd prize in the ’sports, stories’ category of the #wpph2018 photo contest for my project ‘the boys and the bulls’. follow the link in the bio to find out more about the winning story.

comment 14 star 3,299 2 days ago

'second best - part 1'
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this project is a tribute to everyone who has ever gotten a second place. the comedian jerry seinfield once made a joke about how awful it must be. maybe you trained just as hard as the number one, but lost by less than a second. number one gets remembered, number two gets forgotten. with that in mind i went to the sealand boxing championchips in copenhagen and took portraits of all the boxers just moments after they lost in their finals. some were upset. others were just disappointed. but they all wanted to come back next year and win.
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2. daniel heinze, 27 years old, 75kg
3. arrash karimi, 16 years old, 64kg
4. tobias kristensen, 17 years old, light heavyweight
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hi, this is nikolai linares (@nikolailinares ) and i am a photo journalist from denmark. this week i am happily taking over the world press photo foundation instagram feed and i’ll be sharing some stories and some single images with you. i was awarded 3rd prize in the ’sports, stories’ category of the #wpph2018 photo contest for my project ‘the boys and the bulls’. follow the link in the bio to find out more about the winning story.

comment 15 star 3,771 2 days ago

As a freelance photographer i do a lot of different assignments, such as concerts. photographers usually get the first three songs of the concert to take pictures of. this one i took of iggy pop is still my favorite. rock'n'roll and respect to you iggy.
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hi, this is nikolai linares (@nikolailinares ) and i am a photo journalist from denmark. this week i am happily taking over the world press photo foundation instagram feed and i’ll be sharing some stories and some single images with you. i was awarded 3rd prize in the ’sports, stories’ category of the #wpph2018 photo contest for my project ‘the boys and the bulls’. follow the link in the bio to find out more about the winning story.

comment 79 star 11,031 3 days ago