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The Tumblr Humans of New York has been a social media sensation since 2010 when Brandon Stanton left the finance world and took up the camera instead. HONY features artistic street photographs of people in New York, showing a human side to the city. While many of the photos are striking, beautiful, and emotional, the true power of HONY is the stories that go along with the images. Since the success of Humans of New York, copycats like Humans of NYU and Monsters of New York have popped up, proving that imitation is the highest form of flattery. If you haven't spent some time on HONY's site, you're really missing out. Here are our picks of the 30 Coolest Humans of New York Photographs.

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