Husband-and-wife team Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio from California traveled the world for 3 years. With a mission to document the eating habits of people from around the world, with incredibly diverse backgrounds, they present powerful images that present what people consume and their corresponding backgrounds and context.

The results are compiled in this fascinating book called What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets.

For Pick of the Week, here are a couple of moving images from the book.

Alamin Hasan, a porter at the Kamalapur Railway Station in Dhaka, Bangladesh, with his day’s worth of food.

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Cao Xiaoli, a professional acrobat, balances on one hand with her day’s worth of food at Shanghai Circus World in Shanghai, China.

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Bruce Hopkins, a Bondi Beach lifeguard, with his typical day’s worth of food in Sydney, New South Whales, Australia.

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Maria Ermelinda Ayme Sichigalo, a farmer and mother of eight with her typical day’s worth of food in her adobe kitchen house in Tingo village, central Andes, Ecuador.

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Shahnaz Begum, a mother of four, outside her home with her microloan-financed cows and her typical day’s worth of food outside her home in the village of Bari Majlish, an hour outside Dhaka.

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