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.
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.
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)
Milinda Jefferson, a U.S. Coast Guard veteran, weeps during the 6.1k Run For The Fallen’s closing ceremony in section 60 at Arlington Cemetery. 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.
Democratic members of Congress thank former Representative Gabrielle Giffords, who was injured in a 2011 shooting, for speaking at a rally to honor the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas and to demand passage of the bipartisan King-Thompson legislation to strengthen background checks and establishing a bipartisan Select Committee on Gun Violence on October 4, 2017.
Festival goers to the Jacksonville Ohio’s Old Settlers Reunion are reflected in a ticket booth stand on September 2, 2018.
Charlie Craig and David Mullins share a moment in front of the Supreme Court of The United States after oral arguments were heard in the Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission case on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. The same-sex couple claims that Jack Phillips discriminated against them by not making their wedding cake due to his religious beliefs. On June 4, 2018 in a 7-2 majority decision, the Court sided with Jack Phillips, who had refused to sell a cake to a same-sex couple, Charlie Craig and Dave Mullins. It used a rationale applicable only to this case, which sheds no light on the larger civil-rights issues.
Museum Goers relax on bean bag chairs while gazing at Christopher Schardt’s Nova, an immersive art installation at No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man exhibition at Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C. on July 7, 2018. The installation is intended to “bring” the viewer to the environment of Burning Man with rave music and LED lights.