1) Sarah Lowe, 5, looks through the scope of a M3 Multi-rold Anti-armor Anti-tank Weapon System during USSOCOM's National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day Event at MacDill Air Force Base. Her father, Air Force Major Mike Lowe, helped her hold the weapon.
2) Samantha Bernstein, 9, ice skates with a doll at a mall on her day off of school in anticipation of Hurricane Ivan, which did not affect the area. It was the fourth time in a month that kids had a hurricane day. Samantha had been worried about all of the hurricanes. "Am I going to be okay? Is the roof going to fly off?" she wondered.
3) Sister Mary Jackson makes a gesture of prayer after her Villa Madonna School team made a good play in Tampa. "It's not just about having fun but it's about sharing life and sharing the good news of God," she said of teaching and coaching at the school.
4) Zared, 5, left, Paisley, 3, and Paxton Moran, 6, play near their home in Scenic Trails, a FEMA trailer park months after hurricane Katrina destroyed their home in Mississippi. The Moran children called this pile of debris their tree house. There were nine of them altogether, aged 3 to 15, and they lived with their mother in a FEMA trailer with four bunk beds. Before the storm, the family rented a two-story house.
5) The Presidential Inauguration Ceremony of Barack Obama is viewed live at the Tampa Theatre on January 20, 2009.
6) After submerging their Ganesha into the sea, revelers walk to shore during the annual Ganesh festival in Mumbai, India. Hindus believe Lord Ganesh bestows his presence on earth for all his devotees during this festival. Ganesha is widely worshiped as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good luck.
7) A relative of Armand Louis Charbonnet lays prostrate in the middle of the street as a second line processes down Esplanade Avenue celebrating his life on Monday July 20, 2015. Charbonnet was the vice president of his family's funeral home that has been a mainstay of the Treme community of New Orleans for 132 years. He died July 9 at his Gentilly home. He was 84. The procession traveled to St. Louis Cemetery No. 3, where he was buried.
8) Frederic Kahler goes for a dip in Apalachicola Bay near where his trailer home is parked. He swims and cleans the area of trash and debris most days. "I don't believe in hope," he said. "Hope is a vulture that picks at the heart. I'm a realist I want to keep Apalachicola Bay as beautiful as it can be but if the oil comes we can deal with it."
9) As Carole Spain puts Randy Jones down for a mid-day nap, he noticed a bird outside the window. "Spending time with Randy is a gift," she said. Carole met Randy after he was diagnosed with ALS, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a disease of the nerve cells which eventually leads to death.
10) A woman sings along with the crowd as President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf arrives at The International Colloquium on women's empowerment, leadership development, international peace and security at the Samuel K. Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville, Liberia. The Colloquium is the largest gathering of this sort in Liberia since the 1970's and It coincided with International Women's Day. Hundreds of women from all over the world descended on Monrovia for the weekend and women from all over the country came additionally to buy and sell their goods. In 2003 Liberia came out of a 20 year civil war which had decimated the country and in 2005 they elected the first female president in all of Africa. Freed American slaves were brought to Liberia in 1825 and they made the country Africa's first republic in 1847. The civil war that began in the 80's occurred after a coup and the murder of the president in a backlash against the descendants of the ruling congo people or the freed American slaves, by the Indigenous tribal sects.
11) A boy shows off a dead bat after rainfall in downtown Monrovia on March 10, 2007. "I'm a bad man!" he screamed. Children had been throwing rocks at swarms of bats in Liberia’s capital, to kill and sometimes eat them.
12) A couple high on drugs, sleep on top of a tomb in a cemetery in Monrovia Liberia in 2007. After the civil war ended in 2003, many of the rebel fighters who were often children from the countryside, found themselves in the city orphaned or away from their families and damaged by war and drugs with no prospects. Some of these child soldiers built a community, structured much like an army, within the cemetery. Many who lived there became prostitutes and slept where they found shelter, sometimes inside the tombs next to bodies.
13) Thousands flock to a cemetery in central Monrovia, Liberia for Decoration Day every year in March. By far the largest holiday in Liberia, it is a day to remember their dead. They gather in cemeteries to clean the area of their loved one's graves, in many cases repainting the tombs. They drink, sing and dance. After 30 years of civil war and the slaughter of an estimated 250,000 people, the survivors know death all too well.
14) Ramuben Solanki, sits next to her husband Govindhbhai Solanki 70, who is dying of cancer in Ahmedabad. Solanki could not afford medical attention for his disease. With two-thirds of the nation living on less than $2 a day and health insurance being rare, India's sick and uneducated suffer and are most vulnerable.
15) Abbot Isaac Camacho, O.S.B. begins mass for the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe around 5:30am. There is likely no Catholic festival more indicative of cultural roots among Mexican immigrants than Our Lady of Guadalupe.
16) Alex Harris, 10, left, and Big Chief Al Womble of the Cheyenne Hunters Mardi Gras Indians march during the Super Sunday parade on March 17, 2013.
17) The funeral and second line for Travis "Trumpet Black" Hill takes place on Saturday May 25, 2015. Hill died in Japan after an infection from a tooth abscess stopped his heart. The 28 year old struggled throughout his youth, having run ins with the law. But he eventually turned to his trumpet had became a successful musician.
18) A mother's day second line rolls through the streets of New Orleans.
19) Gregory Smalls, 7, swings from a pole as his sister Jessica Smalls, 10, rides her bike past in front of their trailer home where they live with their family at Sunpiper Trailer Park. "It's about all I can afford," said their mother Della Smalls.
20) Jenga Mwendo walks with her daughter Azana Olusola, 3, up to the levee wall at the Industrial canal where it meets the river in the Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans on August 7, 2007. Jenga, 28, moved away from New Orleans after graduating from high school to attend NYU and worked in New York since then. Just before Katrina she bought a house in the Lower 9th Ward but had thought she would rent it out and maybe down the road possibly move down. After the storm she decided to quit her job and dedicate herself to living in New Orleans. She said she wants Azana to experience the music and culture of the place where she grew up.
21) Patients at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi wander the halls. This overstretched government hospital and medical college treats about 4-million people a year. It is also one of a growing number of Indian hospitals that use their patients to gather data on experimental drugs destined for Western markets. It recently was revealed that 49 children have died during clinical trials at the institute. The hospital blamed the deaths on underlying illnesses, but the news triggered unease about a drug-testing phenomenon, propelled by mountains of money, that has swept India with little publicity.
22) Marie Teah bathes and brushes her teeth at her home in Monrovia, Liberia. She was once a general in the women’s section of LURD, a rebel group that fought against the Liberian government. For several years after the war, she made sugar cookies and sold them in the market. She eventually saved up enough money to sell plastic ware in the red light district of Monrovia.
23) The farmers in the fertile Artibonite Valley in Haiti, harvest rice in much the same way they have for generations. They dry the rice outdoors on large smooth concrete pads before pouring it by hand into large sacks that they send to the mill. But the farmers cannot compete with the 200,000 tons of American rice that are imported each year. Unable to make a profit, they cannot afford costly fertilizer or mechanical cultivators and slowly they are being forced off the land.
24) Mike Atherton connects a hose to the faucet ouside his home, as his daughter Maddie, 8, does a one handed cartwheel. Mike took the brunt of an explosion that occurred on a boat while his entire family was aboard. Of the eleven people on board, six were injured. Mike, a lifelong competitive skier, suffered the most extensive injuries, including losing both legs and his left arm.
25) Chandrika Dodiya stands in the doorway of her kitchen where she lives with her husband Mukesh and their children in the slums of Ahmedabad in northwest India. In the past, Mukesh, a member of Indias Dalit, or untouchables caste, has made money by participating in Phase 1 or first-in-human testing of new drugs. With little to no oversight, this drug testing is often misleading or harmful to those who participate.
26) A 'magic man' threads his cheek in front of a crowd on the streets of Monrovia, Liberia. He performs contortions and sticks needles through various parts of his body in the hopes of tips from the neighborhood.