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Incredible photos from the world's largest photo competition show the gritty streets of 15 cities

Sarah Jacobs
Mubariz Khan

EyeEm, a global community and marketplace for photography and video, is in the middle of its fourth and largest photography competition yet.

With more than 590,000 submissions from 88,000 photographers in over 150 countries, EyeEm's contest has become the largest photo competition in the world.

Categories included portraiture, photojournalism, and architecture, but the largest number of submissions were entered into the street photography category. Over 136,000 images were submitted into the category and judged by a panel of creative professionals.

Below, see the 20 street photography finalists. Winners will be announced during the EyeEm Photography Festival, which is being held in Berlin on September 15-17.

New York City by Michael Kowalczyk

Vigeland Park in Oslo, Norway by Alp Peker

Bangkok, Thailand by Angkul Sungthong

St. Petersburg, Russia by F.D Walker

New York City by Fabian Palencia

Le Louvre in Paris, France by Francis Malapris

Nonthaburi, Thailand by Jatuporn Pateepaparnee

New York City by Kanrapee Chokpaiboon

Tokyo, Japan by Julie Hrudova

Lucena City, Philippines by Julius Andres Manzano

Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan by Junhan F.

New York City by Jutharat Pinyodoonyachet

Davao City, Philippines by Karlo Flores

Caracas, Venezuela by Lennin Ruiz

Kolkata, India by Maciej Dakowicz

Offagna, Italy by Massimiliano Landi

Miyoshi City, Japan by Mubariz Khan

London, United Kingdom by Pau Buscató

Brooklyn, New York by Raffaele De Vivo

New York City by Tomaso Baldessarini