Kingdom Builders Fellowship Church members hold Doll Gray steady after her baptism in the lake at Quarry Lake Park in Racine.

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Set to walk first in the Annual Racine County Goat Parade, Nathan Gerou pulls on his family goat, Shelby, who is dressed up as a prisoner, while the Winderl children stand next in line at the Racine County Fairgrounds in Union Grove, Wis. on July, 26, 2018.

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Inmate firefighters look for burning embers left over on a scorched hillside after the fire in Sunland-Tujunga, Calif. burned 13 acres on December 28, 2017.

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Gus Etes swings to hit an incoming tennis ball during a game of baseball at a Sealed Air Branch YMCA summer camp in Mount Pleasant.

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Local Racine students bury one another in the sand at North Beach Oasis in Racine, Wis. on June 22, 2017.

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Boonsri Jinapunya, left and her daughter, Pang, stand behind the counter of Boonsri’s cosmetics stall in Chiang Mai's Chinatown. Born in 1960, Boonsri grew up in Chiang Mai, and has owned the small store for 36 years. Pang now attends a Universiry in Chiang Mai, and her mother helps her through school with the income she makes with her business.

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Destiny Turek-Sturgeon, and her mother, Shelly Turek, relax i n their Racine home. Turek is waiting for government approval of her disabilities checks, and hopes to finally pay off her mortgage when the checks start to arrive.

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Inmate firefighters line up before beginning to look for burning embers left over on a scorched hillside after the fire in Sunland-Tujunga, Calif. burned 13 acres on December 28, 2017.

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A Buddhist monk for many years, Pinan, far left, dishes out vegan food grown on his farm for his “brothers and sisters” as they begin eating on a tarp under the stars in a rural village outside Chiang Mai, Thailand “My religion is love” Pinan says “There are four rules: take care of other people, take care of animals, take care of the earth, and no attachments to anything.” he continues. No attachments, Pinan explained, includes things, people, feelings, and the past.

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Long time West Willow resident Asante Davis reaches to catch a football, thrown by his friend, Dominic Gaskin on the corner Nash Ave. and Mary Catherine Ave. on in West Willow. “I know this neighborhood like the back of my hand” says Davis.

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Dwana Carson helps passerby Tommy Takerian view the solar eclipse through a welding mask on Aug. 21. Carson invited any Main Street passerby to look through the mask as she stood outside her clothing shop, R&D Executive.

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Diane Vanover looks out her front window at an unmaintained stretch of Ridge Road in Superior Township. Hundreds of potholes on the road in front of her home make it almost impassable. "It all started when during the construction near Cherry Hill. ... It's been like this for years, " she says.

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Keshaun Brown, nine years old, has Plasious-Merzbacher di sease, a rare disorder similar to muscular dystrophy. Brown has extremely limited mobility, and requires assistance with simple tasks. Keshaun's mother, Nakreisha, wanted this photo taken to show the severity of Keshaun's condition.

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Juan Castelan, a high s chool graduate, hollers as the final diploma is issued at Horlick High School in Racine during the graduation ceremonies.

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Three volunteer firemen watch a fire they started at the Green Cemetery in Gambier, Ohio.

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Ziare Gunn, 5, runs down the hallway in excitement at the Ford Early Learning Center in Ypsilanti. Gunn memorized and recited the poem “Hey Black Child” by Useni Eugene Perkins during a meeting of Ypsilanti’s board of education as part of Black History Month. Members of the board were brought to tears by Gunn’s presentation. “Hey Black Child, be what you can be, learn what you must learn, do what you can do, and tomorrow your nation, will be what you want it to be.”

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Cindy Hunt sits in a pickup truck used to transport sandbags to her son's flooded home.

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Richard Gant smokes a marijuana cigarette in his car with his friends in West Willow, Ypsilanti. Gant often visits from Detroit to meet his friends after he transferred from a local high school.

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Patty Frazee, a long-time employee of Cee Dee, a drive-thru liquor and grocery in Chauncey, Ohio, hands a 18-pack of Pepsi to Frank Kelsey, a life-long resident of Chauncey in exchange for a ten-dollar-bill. “I like to drink them every day, I also like to give them away!” Frank says as he sits in the drivers seat of his light blue 1966 Dodge Polaris.

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Eli Boyd Sr., a local resident, cries on a family member at Chittock Ave. in Jackson after the shooting on Sunday, April 1st, 2018. "This is everywhere now. It needs to be addressed" he says.

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A 6-foot-1 and 288-pound Markus Bevier, Ypsilanti Community High School's defensive tackle, helps train underclassmen during football practice at Ypislanti Community High School on Thursday, May 24, 2018. Bevier spent part of his childhood living in a homeless shelter, and much of his time there practicing playing football for the love of the game. Davenport University just offered him a full football scholarship, but he plans to secure more as he nears college.

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Betty-Lou throws her hands up in the air outside her Augusta, Michigan home. “Dave deserves something better than this,” she says laughing. Betty-Lou has been slowly losing parts of her body since she was 25 to the smoking-related Buerger's disease, which causes capillary atrophy in the extremities.

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Michigan students celebrate their win against Loyola basketball by forming a circle and taking turns dancing inside at the intersection of University Ave. and Church St. in Ann Arbor on Saturday. Police shut down traffic as students flooded the streets after Michigan's victory.

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Clinton Erb, 7, pops a wheelie as he pulls back on the throttle of his mini tractor while his father walks along side him at the children’s Barlow Fair Tractor Pull in Barlow, Ohio on Saturday, Sep. 30, 2018.

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Aunt Agatha’s Bookshop owner James Agnew stands on a stool in his store and checks his old Batman clock by holding it up to his ear to hear its ticking. The store specializes in crime and mystery novels. “To me, reading mysteries is a sign of maturity. They’re not about young people discovering the world anymore. They’re about those with more experience bringing justice and order to a disorderly world.” Like many small bookstores across America, Aunt Agatha’s has been struggling to keep its doors open, and will close in August.

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Clarence Massey watches his grandson, Kaishon Knox, 7, play basketball in front of his fiancé’s West Willow home. Kaishon started playing basketball a little over a year ago, and “can do so much more every day” says his mother, Cheyanne Holmes. “He practiced so much to be able to do what he’s doing now.” she says as Kaishon nods.

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Jerry McDonald, 51, tries to wash off his grandchildren, (left to right) Abby Hutchison, 5, and SJ Hutchison, 2, after a mud fight in their front yard on Monday, September 17, 2018 in The Plains, Ohio. Neighbors helped douse a small electrical fire in the Hutchison kitchen earlier in the day, so the Hutchisons decided to grill on the porch instead of using their stove, leading to a free-for-all mud fight in the front yard with the two Hutchison children and several others neighbors’ kids. “He is a ball of energy!” Katie Hutchison said of her son, SJ.

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Ypsilanti resident Stephanie Rowland cries in her home after hearing the ruling that she will be allowed to keep only one of her four beloved pigs, and has 15 days to find the others another home. Stephanie says cannot live without the pigs, as they all serve different functions in supporting her. "This decision took me by complete surprise." she says after the hearing. Now Stephanie will have to try to find another home that will accept her pigs. Stephanie has moved more than once in a search to find accommodation for her and her animals, and insists that she needs them in order to stay healthy and live independently.

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