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

Mubariz KhanMubariz Khan/The 2017 EyeEm Photography Festival and AwardsOver 136,000 photos were submitted to the street photography category.

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.

Vigeland Park in Oslo, Norway by Alp Peker

St. Petersburg, Russia by F.D Walker

Le Louvre in Paris, France by Francis Malapris

Nonthaburi, Thailand by Jatuporn Pateepaparnee

Lucena City, Philippines by Julius Andres Manzano

Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan by Junhan F.

Davao City, Philippines by Karlo Flores

London, United Kingdom by Pau BuscatoĢ

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