October 22, 2014 3:59 AM EDT

Today’s daily Photojournalism Links collection highlights Bryan Denton’s work documenting Iraq’s railways. The fascinating photographs, made on assignment for The New York Times, capture the Baghdad to Basra route, marked by both signs of progress and a sense of nostalgia, as brand new trains share the rails with ones from decades gone-by.

Bryan Denton: In Iraq, Trains Herald Both Progress and Loss (The New York Times)

Denis Dailleux: Mother and Son (Politiken) Compelling, intriguing portraits of Egyptian bodybuilders posing with their mothers in a project that was awarded a World Press Photo prize earlier this year.

John Stanmeyer: Witnessing a Desperate Exodus from Syria (National Geographic PROOF) The photographer gives his first-person account of the recent refugee escape from Syria to Turkey.

Pavel Volkov: Russian Soccer Superfans (The New York Times Lens) Photographs of soccer hooligans.

The Life and Times of René Burri (British Journal of Photography) Remembering the legendary Magnum photographer who passed away at the age of 81.

Photographers’ Favorite Photobooks (The Guardian) Renown image-makers talk about their favorite books.

Brett Gundlock (Verve Photo) The young Canadian photographer writes about one of his Mexico photographs showing a vigilante fighter.

Photojournalism Links is a compilation of the most interesting photojournalism found on the web, curated by Mikko Takkunen, Associate Photo Editor at TIME. Follow him on Twitter @photojournalism.

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