Sara Alzeer, center, joined hundreds February 14, 2015 at Westlake Park in Seattle for a vigil honoring the lives of Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha and Razan Abu-Salha, who were murdered in their North Carolina apartment on Feb. 10, 2015.

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A member of the Filipino Youth Activities (FYA) Drill Team — composed of 60 youth ages 6 to 19 — waits before the group’s performance at the annual Pista Sa Nayon Filipino community festival on July 30, 2016 in Seattle’s Seward Park.

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Pauline Polk plays with a dog during a daily walk at the San Luis Obispo County Department of Animal Services. While incarcerated, Pauline worked at the pound and after her release, she continued to volunteer there before work at Woods Humane Society. She attends CAPSLO’s Liberty Tattoo Removal Program because her new job requires her to cover up the tattoos on her arms. (July 28, 2014). From “Old Inks, Second Winds”

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Students at Crossroads North Middle School in South Brunswick, NJ wait to perform “Beauty School Dropout” from the musical, “Grease.” (February 26, 2014 for GMNews.com)

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A girl runs to her mother at Seward Park in Seattle, Washington, with Lake Washington and Mount Rainier in the background.

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A Rihanna music video plays on June 4, 2016 while Aminta Khounoudom’s cousins do her makeup in her bedroom before Rainier Beach High School’s senior prom at Club Sur in Seattle, Wash. (Personal Work)

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New Brunswick resident Barry Deloatch was fatally shot on Sept. 22, 2011 by a police officer at the intersection of Throop Avenue and Handy Street in New Brunswick, NJ. The day following the shooting, Deloatch's friends and family, as well as other community members protested against the alleged police brutality. Protests continued for months to follow. A year after the shooting, Middlesex County prosecutors announced that there would be no criminal charges against the officers involved in the shootings. (The Daily Targum)

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Timothy and Zackary brush their teeth before bedtime. Their mother Tracie left her husband in April 2016 after 19 years of physical and emotional abuse, and moved to Cuba, Missouri, a few months later to begin a new life with her sons. For 36-year-old Tracie and her children, the relief of a fresh start collides with the challenges of surviving as a single mother.

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Fans make their way to an autograph station on January 30, 2016 during the Seattle Mariners’ FanFest.

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Stephenie Simmons records a friend dancing on January 1, 2017 during the 2nd Annual Midnight Mecca New Year’s Eve Ball at the Black & Tan Hall in Hillman City. The ball, which centered Seattle’s queer and trans people of color, was also Black & Tan Hall’s grand opening celebration.
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A boy walks through the fog with an Airsoft gun he used for a film in Auburn, Washington.


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Dharun Ravi wipes a tear in the courtroom as his mother reads a character testimony for him on May 12, 2012 at the Middlesex County Courthouse in New Brunswick. Ravi was sentenced to 30 days in jail for filming his Rutgers University roommate, Tyler Clementi, during an intimate encounter with another man. Clementi committed suicide a few days after the incident. (The Daily Targum)

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Firefighters battle a large fire at Frederick Johnson Pianos, Inc. on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 in White River Junction, Vt. Copyright Valley News.

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North Brunswick Cub Scout Kai Yanek cheers after his car placed first in a heat during the annual Pinewood Derby event on January 24, 2014 at Our Lady of Peace parish hall. (GMNews.com)

 

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Juan Lopez trims hair at Sander’s Barbershop in New Brunswick, NJ.

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Fina Meiser carries out morning housekeeping duties at her home in Cuba, Mo. She moved from Leyte, Philippines with her 14-year-old daughter to live with her husband, Dennis Meiser. Fina is part of a small community of Filipina women who immigrated to small town Missouri to live with their American husbands. 

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