Maraeka Merchant cries tears of joy after it was announced that her team, the Lewiston Devils, won the Maine State Cheerleading Championship at the Augusta Civic Center in Augusta, Maine. 
       
     
  Punchy O' Guts and her teammates stretch and chug whiskey after a roller derby bout in Portland, Maine. Roller Derby is a contact sport played by two teams where five members skate around the track in the same direction. The teams score points, when the jammer (a designated scorer) laps members on the opposing team.    
       
     
 In August 2012, because of continued layoffs at the local coal mine, John and Crystal Jarrell could no longer afford their home. This forced them, and their two children, to move in with John's parents in Van, WV, putting a total of seven people under one roof
       
     
 At the Martel school in Lewiston, Maine, Bates College students read books to 4th, 5th and 6th grade students about the civil right movement, a few days after MLK day. 
       
     
 JayCee Jarrell, 3, puts up a fight as her mom and mawmaw get her ready to compete in the Coal Festival Beauty Pageant. After spending most of the night shopping in Walmart to get beauty supplies, JayCee just wants to go back to sleep.
       
     
  Die-In held on January 2, 2015, in front of The American headquarters of Fox News in New York City, to boycott Rupert Murdoch and his acquisitions, the New York Post and the Fox News Corp. This protest is in response to the supposed bias, racisism and   misrepresentation of   facts when these news agencies report on police brutality, specifically the death of Eric Garner on July 17, 2014.
       
     
  George Gibson an old time banjo   player plays the song Wild Bill Jones   on the porch of a house he built, outside of Whitesburg, Kentucky  .
       
     
  Francisco Garcia of Mt. Blue Middle School, gets a hair cut by Lacey Savage at the Broadway Barbershop on a freezing day in January in Farmington, Maine.
       
     
  A woman lights a prayer candle at St. Patricks Cathedral in New York City on Christmas Day, 2014. St. Patricks Cathedral recevies over five million visitors from around the world each year, and over a million candles are lit as an act of prayer. 
       
     
 A young ballerina poses for pictures just after sunrise at the 2014 Cherry blossom festival in Washington, DC. 
       
     
  Knate Higgins puts the final touches on his drag persona, Bunny Wonderland. She will be performing at Styxx, a gay bar in Portland, Maine. 
       
     
 Farmers work in an organic rice field in Chiang Dao, Thailand. One of the goals of this farm is to educate the surrounding community about organic rice farming, so the practice can spread throughout Thailand.
       
     
 Goldie Peacock is a drag king in  Portland, Maine. She binds her breasts   before her performances to look more   like the male characters she preforms   as.
       
     
 Rhythmaya bollywood dance troupe
       
     
 Street scene outside of Siem Reap, Cambodia.
       
     
 At the Christian Faith Academy in Van, West Virginia, church goers pray during a Wednesday night church service. 
       
     
 Children watch the Chinesse New Year Day Parade in Washington, DC. 
       
     
 Eva Rum, 5, plays with the flowers at DC's annual Cherry Blossom festival in 2014. 
       
     
 Kordell Green, 8, practices  skateboarding at the Shaw Skate Park.   This skate park, opened in April 2011,   and at the time it was first and only skate park in   Washington, DC.
       
     
 Students on the Rustic Pathways trip "Come With Nothing Go Home Rich", participate in a community service project, to build bamboo tables for a rural school in Thailand. Here, they are digging holes with bamboo tools so they can create stability for the tables. 
       
     
 A local villager who assisted Rustic Pathways students build bamboo tables for a community service project in rural Thailand.
       
     
 On October 3rd, 2014, the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary of Washington, DC put on its 65th Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon to help families in their time of need. The fashion show was put together by Bloomingdales in the Ritz Carlton in Tysons Corner, Virginia. 
       
     
 Because of continuous layoffs in coal mines in Southern West Virginia, John and Crystal Jarrell and their two kids lost their home. After not being able to find jobs, they moved four hours north to Morgantown, West Virginia. Rylan, 3, and JayCee, 2, had their own rooms before the move, now they share a lot of things, including a bed. 
       
     
 A woman works in the rice fields in Udon Thani, Thailand. Thailand has a strong tradition of rice production and is the second largest exporter of product in the world. 
       
     
 The Rhythmaya dance troupe practice a Bollywood routine in a members basement in Ashburn, Virginia. 
       
     
 A child sees and plays with a balloon for the first time in the Mok Dou village, in rural Laos.
       
     
 A nun praying at Ta Prohm, a temple in Ankor, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia, built in the 12th and 13th century.
       
     
 Children watch the  Chinese New Year parade f rom behind a barrier in Washington, DC. February 2nd, 2014.
       
     
  Maraeka Merchant cries tears of joy after it was announced that her team, the Lewiston Devils, won the Maine State Cheerleading Championship at the Augusta Civic Center in Augusta, Maine. 
       
     

Maraeka Merchant cries tears of joy after it was announced that her team, the Lewiston Devils, won the Maine State Cheerleading Championship at the Augusta Civic Center in Augusta, Maine. 

  Punchy O' Guts and her teammates stretch and chug whiskey after a roller derby bout in Portland, Maine. Roller Derby is a contact sport played by two teams where five members skate around the track in the same direction. The teams score points, when the jammer (a designated scorer) laps members on the opposing team.    
       
     

Punchy O' Guts and her teammates stretch and chug whiskey after a roller derby bout in Portland, Maine. Roller Derby is a contact sport played by two teams where five members skate around the track in the same direction. The teams score points, when the jammer (a designated scorer) laps members on the opposing team.

 

 In August 2012, because of continued layoffs at the local coal mine, John and Crystal Jarrell could no longer afford their home. This forced them, and their two children, to move in with John's parents in Van, WV, putting a total of seven people under one roof
       
     

In August 2012, because of continued layoffs at the local coal mine, John and Crystal Jarrell could no longer afford their home. This forced them, and their two children, to move in with John's parents in Van, WV, putting a total of seven people under one roof

 At the Martel school in Lewiston, Maine, Bates College students read books to 4th, 5th and 6th grade students about the civil right movement, a few days after MLK day. 
       
     

At the Martel school in Lewiston, Maine, Bates College students read books to 4th, 5th and 6th grade students about the civil right movement, a few days after MLK day. 

 JayCee Jarrell, 3, puts up a fight as her mom and mawmaw get her ready to compete in the Coal Festival Beauty Pageant. After spending most of the night shopping in Walmart to get beauty supplies, JayCee just wants to go back to sleep.
       
     

JayCee Jarrell, 3, puts up a fight as her mom and mawmaw get her ready to compete in the Coal Festival Beauty Pageant. After spending most of the night shopping in Walmart to get beauty supplies, JayCee just wants to go back to sleep.

  Die-In held on January 2, 2015, in front of The American headquarters of Fox News in New York City, to boycott Rupert Murdoch and his acquisitions, the New York Post and the Fox News Corp. This protest is in response to the supposed bias, racisism and   misrepresentation of   facts when these news agencies report on police brutality, specifically the death of Eric Garner on July 17, 2014.
       
     

Die-In held on January 2, 2015, in front of The American headquarters of Fox News in New York City, to boycott Rupert Murdoch and his acquisitions, the New York Post and the Fox News Corp. This protest is in response to the supposed bias, racisism and misrepresentation of facts when these news agencies report on police brutality, specifically the death of Eric Garner on July 17, 2014.

  George Gibson an old time banjo   player plays the song Wild Bill Jones   on the porch of a house he built, outside of Whitesburg, Kentucky  .
       
     

George Gibson an old time banjo player plays the song Wild Bill Jones on the porch of a house he built, outside of Whitesburg, Kentucky.

  Francisco Garcia of Mt. Blue Middle School, gets a hair cut by Lacey Savage at the Broadway Barbershop on a freezing day in January in Farmington, Maine.
       
     

Francisco Garcia of Mt. Blue Middle School, gets a hair cut by Lacey Savage at the Broadway Barbershop on a freezing day in January in Farmington, Maine.

  A woman lights a prayer candle at St. Patricks Cathedral in New York City on Christmas Day, 2014. St. Patricks Cathedral recevies over five million visitors from around the world each year, and over a million candles are lit as an act of prayer. 
       
     

A woman lights a prayer candle at St. Patricks Cathedral in New York City on Christmas Day, 2014. St. Patricks Cathedral recevies over five million visitors from around the world each year, and over a million candles are lit as an act of prayer. 

 A young ballerina poses for pictures just after sunrise at the 2014 Cherry blossom festival in Washington, DC. 
       
     

A young ballerina poses for pictures just after sunrise at the 2014 Cherry blossom festival in Washington, DC. 

  Knate Higgins puts the final touches on his drag persona, Bunny Wonderland. She will be performing at Styxx, a gay bar in Portland, Maine. 
       
     

Knate Higgins puts the final touches on his drag persona, Bunny Wonderland. She will be performing at Styxx, a gay bar in Portland, Maine. 

 Farmers work in an organic rice field in Chiang Dao, Thailand. One of the goals of this farm is to educate the surrounding community about organic rice farming, so the practice can spread throughout Thailand.
       
     

Farmers work in an organic rice field in Chiang Dao, Thailand. One of the goals of this farm is to educate the surrounding community about organic rice farming, so the practice can spread throughout Thailand.

 Goldie Peacock is a drag king in  Portland, Maine. She binds her breasts   before her performances to look more   like the male characters she preforms   as.
       
     

Goldie Peacock is a drag king in Portland, Maine. She binds her breasts before her performances to look more like the male characters she preforms as.

 Rhythmaya bollywood dance troupe
       
     

Rhythmaya bollywood dance troupe

 Street scene outside of Siem Reap, Cambodia.
       
     

Street scene outside of Siem Reap, Cambodia.

 At the Christian Faith Academy in Van, West Virginia, church goers pray during a Wednesday night church service. 
       
     

At the Christian Faith Academy in Van, West Virginia, church goers pray during a Wednesday night church service. 

 Children watch the Chinesse New Year Day Parade in Washington, DC. 
       
     

Children watch the Chinesse New Year Day Parade in Washington, DC. 

 Eva Rum, 5, plays with the flowers at DC's annual Cherry Blossom festival in 2014. 
       
     

Eva Rum, 5, plays with the flowers at DC's annual Cherry Blossom festival in 2014. 

 Kordell Green, 8, practices  skateboarding at the Shaw Skate Park.   This skate park, opened in April 2011,   and at the time it was first and only skate park in   Washington, DC.
       
     

Kordell Green, 8, practices skateboarding at the Shaw Skate Park. This skate park, opened in April 2011, and at the time it was first and only skate park in Washington, DC.

 Students on the Rustic Pathways trip "Come With Nothing Go Home Rich", participate in a community service project, to build bamboo tables for a rural school in Thailand. Here, they are digging holes with bamboo tools so they can create stability for the tables. 
       
     

Students on the Rustic Pathways trip "Come With Nothing Go Home Rich", participate in a community service project, to build bamboo tables for a rural school in Thailand. Here, they are digging holes with bamboo tools so they can create stability for the tables. 

 A local villager who assisted Rustic Pathways students build bamboo tables for a community service project in rural Thailand.
       
     

A local villager who assisted Rustic Pathways students build bamboo tables for a community service project in rural Thailand.

 On October 3rd, 2014, the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary of Washington, DC put on its 65th Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon to help families in their time of need. The fashion show was put together by Bloomingdales in the Ritz Carlton in Tysons Corner, Virginia. 
       
     

On October 3rd, 2014, the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary of Washington, DC put on its 65th Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon to help families in their time of need. The fashion show was put together by Bloomingdales in the Ritz Carlton in Tysons Corner, Virginia. 

 Because of continuous layoffs in coal mines in Southern West Virginia, John and Crystal Jarrell and their two kids lost their home. After not being able to find jobs, they moved four hours north to Morgantown, West Virginia. Rylan, 3, and JayCee, 2, had their own rooms before the move, now they share a lot of things, including a bed. 
       
     

Because of continuous layoffs in coal mines in Southern West Virginia, John and Crystal Jarrell and their two kids lost their home. After not being able to find jobs, they moved four hours north to Morgantown, West Virginia. Rylan, 3, and JayCee, 2, had their own rooms before the move, now they share a lot of things, including a bed. 

 A woman works in the rice fields in Udon Thani, Thailand. Thailand has a strong tradition of rice production and is the second largest exporter of product in the world. 
       
     

A woman works in the rice fields in Udon Thani, Thailand. Thailand has a strong tradition of rice production and is the second largest exporter of product in the world. 

 The Rhythmaya dance troupe practice a Bollywood routine in a members basement in Ashburn, Virginia. 
       
     

The Rhythmaya dance troupe practice a Bollywood routine in a members basement in Ashburn, Virginia. 

 A child sees and plays with a balloon for the first time in the Mok Dou village, in rural Laos.
       
     

A child sees and plays with a balloon for the first time in the Mok Dou village, in rural Laos.

 A nun praying at Ta Prohm, a temple in Ankor, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia, built in the 12th and 13th century.
       
     

A nun praying at Ta Prohm, a temple in Ankor, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia, built in the 12th and 13th century.

 Children watch the  Chinese New Year parade f rom behind a barrier in Washington, DC. February 2nd, 2014.
       
     

Children watch the Chinese New Year parade from behind a barrier in Washington, DC. February 2nd, 2014.