Students play soccer on a dirt field after school in Kumasi, Ghana.
After driving the derby during the Fredericksburg Agricultural Fair and smashing up their cars, friends hang out and wait for their trailers to arrive so they can load up and head home to begin working on their cars for the next competition.
Mountain top mining is a common practice in parts of West Virginia. Roads make their way over a mountain top mine carved into Logan County.
Camilla is the leader and Fortune is satisfied with that. While Fortune rarely talks on the phone, Camilla can chat for hours on end. The Bumbry twins, 14, are best friends.
Grace Paquette usually sits in the audience as the rest of her family performs with the Fredericksburg Community Concert Band. Things changed as she was invited to guest conduct two numbers for the band.
A man works on his boat in the waters surrounding Caleta Tortel in the Aysen region of Chilean Patagonia. The town is made of homes built on stilts and has no roads, but boardwalks instead. It is isolated, and depends on the water and some tourism for survival.
Art and Lynne Poyck are the parents of Jeremiah Poyck. Jeremiah was their only child and was killed less that 400 yards from their front door in a car accident.
Thousands gathered in Washington D.C. to watch the inauguration of Barack Obama on large screens and listen over loudspeakers. As President Obama was sworn into office, some cheered while others listened silently in the cold weather.
The Massaponax varsity football team kneels in prayer behind the Riverbend field before Friday night's game.
Triathletes cool off after the 24th annual Pohanka Cadillac-YMCA Colonial Beach Triathlon. With a 1k meter swim in the Potomac river, a 40K bike course and a 10K run, athletes started at 6:50 a.m.
The Challenger Division of Spotsylvania's Little League is open to mentally and physically disabled children. Open to players 5-18, each is paired with another team member, there is no three-strike rule, no outs, and all players bat each inning.
Brian Moran (left center) campaigns before the primary for Governor of Virginia in the 2400 Diner in Fredericksburg where many did not know of him and some took time to listen and shake hands. In the campaign process, Moran was known to give out his personal cell phone number.
Mountain View football player Milo Seitzinger shouts with excitement as the Wildcats prepare to take the field for the new school's first game.
Laurie Jeansonne holds her napping grandson as she walks around her Pearl River, LA home. Jeansonne and her family lived in one room of their crumbling home after Hurricane Katrina while waiting for FEMA aid and insurance money.
Jake VanBenschoten takes an early lead during the Caboose Run, a part of the annual Great Train Race. While many children wanted their parents to run with them for the 1/8 mile, Jake refused, ready to take the race on his own.
Rev. Purnell Bailey (center) is congratulated on 60 years of his "Daily Bread" column by Doug Holbrook as he stands with his wife Betty Lou after Sunday School at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church.
Josiah Lowe (right), 6, brushes sand out of his brother Zachary Lowe's, 10, eyes as David Allen, 9, gathers more hydrilla from the water at Aquia Landing. Hydrilla is a water weed that is taking over the water of Aquia Creek, becoming a nuisance to swimmers and boaters.
Rowers practice during the early morning hours on Lake Onondaga in New York.
Johnson Brothers Lumber Company has been running in Central New York, located in Cazenovia, since 1937.
Because they are first-time home buyers, Tracy Feuer and her husband qualify for an $8,000 tax credit, part of the stimulus package. With help from her mother-in-law, the falling housing market and finding the right house, Feuer's dream of owning a home became a reality.