A couple takes a moment while waiting for the orange line at the West Falls Church metro station in Falls Church, Virginia on July 7, 2018.
Aiden Stillman, 7, from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, hugs a runner in "America’s Run for the Fallen” as they arrive at Arlington National Cemetery to complete their final mile on August 5, 2018. Stillman’s father, Jack, died of cancer in January, a month before he was scheduled for deployment to the Middle East. The run is organized by Honor and Remember a veteran and Gold Star Family organization that seeks to individually recognize nearly 20,000 Fallen Service Members since the USS Cole (October 2000). Each mile along the 6,100 mile route from Fort Irwin, California to Arlington National Cemetery, runners pause for a short ceremony to remember by calling each name out loud of the soldiers, sailors, airmen, coast guard and marines killed on a different day since the War on Terror began.
People lay on beanbags to watch the ceiling, which displays artwork from the No Spectators: THE ART OF BURNING MAN exhibition at Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C. on July 7, 2018.
Rodney Henry poses for a portrait at his pie shop, Dangerously Delicious Pies, on H St. NE. Henry started making pies in the kitchen of a dive bar to make ends meet between tours with his rock band, The Glenmont Popes. He now has 3 pie shops, 2 in Baltimore and 1 in DC. He was a contestant on Food Network Star and has been a guest on several cooking shows.
When asked what Capital Pride in Washington D.C. means to Baron "The Glam God" Baron said, "Just celebrating life, expressing love and just being yourself...we may be different but at the end of the day we are all human."
When I asked what 2018 Capital Pride meant to participant Marballa Lopez, she replied, "This is how we kind of express our liberty, our happiness...sometimes we cross difficult moments, especially me because I'm from a Latin country." Lopez left Guatemala to avoid persecution for her identity, "They don't have the open mind to accept our community...I had to leave my country because my life was at risk and I live free." This is the first pride Lopez has marched in.
When I asked 18-year-old Raemya “Rae Rae” Richardson what 2018 Capital Pride meant to her, she replied, "I feel this gay pride in my soul, gay pride is a place where you can come and you can be equal...gay pride is where I belong. It's home, it's home...It's not just for gay people, it's not just for queer people, it's for everybody." This is the third pride she has attended.
The calm before the storm at the Piney Plains United Method Church off of Highway 68 in Maryland on June 2, 2018.
A woman holds balloons for a photoshoot on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York, New York on July 24, 2017.
The Annual Turkish Festival, which celebrates authentic Turkish art and culture with a rich variety of live musical and folk dance performances, had its 15th anniversary on Sunday, September 24, 2017 in Washington, D.C. The theme this year was Istanbul.
Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA) urges Republicans to abandon cuts to Medicare & Medicaid on October 4, 2017.
Rep. Sheila Jackson thanks former Rep. Giffords for speaking about gun violence on October 4, 2017, 3 days after the mass shooting in Las Vegas.
Women help to rebuild Bagbachalla school in Chainpur, Nepal on June 9, 2016. Women in Chainpur often work in the fields all morning and spend their afternoons rebuilding areas destroyed by the earthquake that hit Nepal over a year ago.
Kent Walker, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Google (far left), Sean Edgett, General Counsel member for Twitter (far right), and Colin Stretch, VP and General Counsel of Facebook (center left), attend a hearing to focus on Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. elections and what steps they are taking to mitigate future foreign interference on November 1, 2017. (triptych)
U.S. Capitol Police begin detaining protesters in an attempt to maintain order in the hallways outside the Senate Finance Committee hearing on the last-ditch GOP push to overhaul the nation's health care system on Sept. 25, 2017.
Jacqueline Washington from Brooklyn, New York demonstrates with the Opioid Network to denounce Medicaid tax cuts and call for more funding on Monday, November 13, 2017.
Charlie Craig and David Mullins stand in front of the Supreme Court of the United States after their court case, Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which claims that Jack Phillips discriminated against them by not making their wedding cake due to his religious beliefs on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.
Two young girls play at Tysons corner Metro Station in Washington, D.C. on September 8, 2017. (Shot with IPhone, edited with Hipstamatic)
Waiting in Kathmandu, Nepal’s airport.
Angel and Calvin Kirby pose for a portrait on their front porch on February 17, 2018 in Parkersburg, West Virginia.
Motocross racers take off to compete in the 4th annual Hardwood 50 mile race at Wildwood Lake Raceway on November 6, 2016 in Nelsonville, Ohio.
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Demonstrators listen to speakers during Families Belong Together rally in Washington D.C. to protest the Trump administration’s zero tolerance immigration policy, which separates children from their family at the U.S. border, on June 30, 2018.