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In America

The United States of America celebrates its 235th year and its journey from fledgling former colony to multicultural global superpower. VII photographer Antonin Kratochvil presents a series of black-and-white photos that provide a unique portrait of modern-day America.

View the photos at VII Magazine.

Need to Know presents VII Magazine, a journalistic partnership with VII Photo, which gives readers unprecedented intimate access to the work of the world’s leading photojournalists. Every day, our partners at VII showcase a new photo, and each week, a new video or audio slideshow.

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