A teen scavenges at La Chureca dump in Managua, Nicaragua.
A woman begs in front of a church in Venice, Italy.
A man scavenges among vultures at La Chureca, the largest open-air dump in Central America located in Managua, Nicaragua.
A woman waits for medical treatmentat Hospital Velez Paiz,Managua, Nicaragua.
A baby crys in the arms of it's young mother at Hospital Veléz Paíz in Managua, Nicaragua.
Miki Nishijima, 10, of Clovis is one of six national finalists competing July 31 in New York in a bubblegum bubble-blowing contest. The contest will be aired on that day's edition of the "Today" show. Miki won a local contest with a bubble of 20-and-a-half inches. He goes around blowing bubbles bigger than his head and dispensing gum to admirers and friends alike. This bubble burst before reaching contest-winning proportions.
Win McMurry works on a TV segment at a speak-easy in San Francisco.
Win McMurry, smiles while drinking a custom drink at a Speak Easy in San Francisco.
Rocky Mountaineer hosted an open house to showcase the newly renovated SilverLeaf Coach and shared a taste of Western Canada at the Alstom Railway facilities in Vallejo,CA.
A woman closes ber umbrella shortly before entering a bank in Diriamba, Nicaragua.
Juan Mejia is one of the forty-one percent of the population in Mendota that is unemployed. Mejia walks over some railroad tracks on his way home in a light rain on April 21, 2010. The ag-based economy of Mendota has been hit hard by lack of water deliveries to farmers as part of California's water crisis. Mejia worked in a packing shed but has been out of work. A new prison, the Mendota Federal Correctional Institution, is nearing completion of construction that began in September of 2006. The medium-security prison will employ approximately 350 workers. It is hoped by many in Mendota that there will be economic benefits associated with the prison.
Maylue Her gets comforted by her daughter Angela, 8, stroking her cheek, and other family members at the graveside service for her daughter, Gozoupa Her, at Mountain View Cemetery. Authorities said that Her's death was a suicide while family members think that Her's boyfriend murdered Her.
Syvia Escalante sobs as she leaves her burned home after a fire claimed the life of her two daughters; Anna, 9, and 8-year-old Ruvi Escalante. Mike Bowman, a spokesman for the Fresno County Fire Department, said the sisters, were trapped in the house and had to be rescued by firefighters. The girls were taken to University Medical Center where the 8-year-old died a short time later. A person taking care of the girls was not injured, Bowman said.The fire was reported shortly after 3 a.m. in the 2900 block of South Ninth Street near Burns Avenue. Bowman said the house was totally involved in flames when the first units arrived and the children were trapped behind bars covering the windows.
Hmong soldiers who fought for Phagna Norapamok General Vang Pao, prepare to march at his funeral in Fresno,CA.
Brad Hendrix, 29, of Houston, and part of Boots and Coots, oil well firefighters and blowout specialists from Texas, pours water over the base of an oil well that caught fire 45 miles north of Bakersfield near the town of Lost Hills. Methane gas ignited as the well was being dug and continues to burn with flames rising to heights of 150 feet. The conflagration may burn for a week as Boots and Coots begin the process of putting the fire out.
Lana Meranda looks out of her tent in a homeless encampment in Fresno.
Peggy Turner cries in Marty Viator's arms in front of their flooded house on Pearl St. in Erath, LA on Sunday, September 25, 2005. They live together with their blended family of four children. The storm surge from Hurricane Rita left her neighborhood three feet underwater. Hurricane Rita came soon after Hurricane Katrina.
A cat climbed up a fence and was stranded in the aftermath of Hurricane Rita in Louisiana.
Cadets at the Elkhorn juvenile Facility shield themselves from dust kicked up by a helicopter landing at the facility.
A fall run Chinook salmon is netted at the Hills Ferry Barrier in Newman and will be released upstream as part of the San Joaquin River restoration program.
Ray Polk is a one-man homeless shelter and provides food, clothing, counseling, shelter, and recently has erected a memorial under the Highway 41 overpass in an encampment in South Fresno to honor the homeless who have passed away. Polk has made 77 markers and has plans to make 23 more. Polk can tell a story about how each of those memorialized and how they met their demise. Polk has erected signs with bible verses on them which surround his encampment.
A youth lays in the lap of a student volunteer in a summer program for disadvantaged youth in West Fresno.
Hmong women in traditional and modern clothing attend the funeral of Hmong Genearal Vang Pao.
A woman examines a statue at the Barcelona train station.
Tiffany Nielsen uses gathered rainwater to water her garden in Fresno,CA.
The new color for Spring is white. Hilary Halls models a bolt of white material.
Elephants pop their trunks out of boxcar as they reached Fresno to perform in the Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus.
Hilary Halls models the latest fashion in furs from Posh in Fresno.
A young man takes a dive into the King's River Sout of Fresno.
Robert Ian Chaneutt de Burgio III plays confederate Major Chiefy preparing for battle before a reenactment at the Civil War Revisited at Kearney Park
Police Honor Guard members from different California Police agencies stand at attention while the names of fallen Police Officers who died in the line of duty were read during The California Police Chiefs Association Annual Conferencel.
Vaugh Hutchins of Arcata takes a picture of Yosemite Falls with his 8 x 10 view camera. Hutchins was waitng for the right light and cloud combination to make a spectacular image.
A woman waits in her fur coat before the Bocelli Concert at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, CA.
Two ladders stand in a cherry orchard at Warmerdam Packing in Hanford,CA.