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"I identify politically and internally as nonbinary and externally practice as masculine, so trans-masculine," Jady says. "Nonbinary to me is being off of the structure that was put into place to categorize/control people. To me, that's the political part of the identification." Salgu Wissmath hide caption

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Ethiopia Berta, an activist and educator who has been fighting for a change for many years, marches in Washington, D.C., on June 6. Last year she worked to keep Democracy Prep Public Charter School in southeast Washington, D.C., from closing. Dee Dwyer hide caption

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This year my grandfather turned 90 and my family planned to celebrate with a big birthday bash. But then the coronavirus pandemic came. Plans were canceled, and a general anxiety about the health of the older generation exploded all over the world. LA Johnson/NPR hide caption

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Protesters react in front of police as they gather in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday to demonstrate George Floyd's death. Agustin Paullier/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Looking out of an adobe window. Salvador, Brazil, 1963. Elliott Erwitt/National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution hide caption

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Left: Photographer Neha Hirve's grandfather, Shriram, in the blistering morning sun. Right: Hirve's grandparents hold hands as they take their afternoon nap. Neha Hirve hide caption

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The Procession of Steps is a journey that marks the last Friday of Christian Lent. This year, the procession continued without the presence of any followers and with the entire church group wearing masks and gloves. Olinda, Recife. Brenda Alcântara hide caption

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Dorothea Lange, Migratory Cotton Picker, Eloy, Arizona (1940). During many of Lange's portraits she would talk for a while with her subjects, recording their speech patterns and getting to know their perspectives on life. Dorothea Lange/Courtesy of the Museum of Modern Art, New York hide caption

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'A Community Of Desperation' Finding Sympathy And Solidarity In Dorothea Lange

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On the edge of this southern beech tree forest, photographer Andria Hautamaki has just enough cell service to use her phone as a mobile hotspot, and then share the connection with her computer. Andria Hautamaki for NPR hide caption

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"In this work I explore eroding memory. Here, my grandmother, who battled with dementia, remembers the relationship with her daughter (my aunt) but mistook me for her when she momentarily lost recognition of my face. I became unknown but familiar," writes Amy Parrish in an Instagram post about her project "Check the Mail for Her Letter." Amy Parrish hide caption

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Girón Merchy, 45, works in the radiology department at Riotinto Hospital in Huelva. On March 18, she began to feel the symptoms of the coronavirus. One day later it was confirmed that she had been infected with COVID-19. She has been in isolation at her home, avoiding physical contact with her two children and her partner. Susana Giron hide caption

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Brown pelicans nest in the mangrove trees of Cat Island in April 2012. One of a handful of nesting areas for pelicans and other coastal birds along Louisiana's coast, it was hit hard by the BP oil spill. This accelerated its erosion, and it is completely underwater now. Tyrone Turner hide caption

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Bridget Mitchell sits with her daughter, Olivia Mitchell, and their dog on April 2. Bridget says she is thankful for the time she has with her daughter and says it is bringing them closer. Hannah Yoon hide caption

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The thumb of the Rev. Patrick Conroy, chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives, is stained from ashes he made this year for Ash Wednesday. Greg Miller for NPR hide caption

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