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Nicole Ottawa and Oliver Meckes examine the world through a microscope. Ottawa, a biologist and Meckes, a photographer have teamed up to bring images of microscopic worlds to a large audience.To achieve this, they have photographed crystals and pollen, viruses and fungi, and pores on the skin and hairs. The subjects may be very small, but the demands of their work are enormous. Their most important tool is an electron microscope of the kind primarily used for research. The result is a glimpse into microscopic worlds that has won the team the World Press Photo Award.