A picture of a “found” situation with strong human interest, or a fresh view of an everyday scene.
Kevin Lamarque, Reuters
Head Stand: A woman supports her fellow plebes as they build a human pyramid to climb the 21-foot vegetable-shortening covered Herndon Monument at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland May 20, 2019.
Ken Cedeno, Freelance
Untitled: A Mexican migrant takes a moment to pray at a shelter in Matamoros, Texas January 25, 2019. Most of the migrants here were living in the United States and picked up for various minor violations and then deported to Brownsville, Texas and bused to Matamoros. The Trump administration plans to begin sending some asylum seekers back to Mexico to await the resolution of their immigration processing this week, Department of Homeland Security officials said Thursday.
Jahi Chikwendiu, The Washington Post
Art, Cuts, and Life: Sincere Blake, 7, is tickled by the cleaning brush after a haircut from barber Brixton Millner, 32, at a pop-up art gallery/barbershop that offers free haircuts to any District resident in Washington, DC, on Thursday, August 1, 2019. The Barbershop Project offers a mobile and immersive art installation with a fully functioning barbershop that is an alternative to the hyper-masculinity of a more traditional barbershop. Brixton Millner is currently transitioning from female to male and doles out advice and answers questions as he cuts hair.
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Pete Marovich, Freelance
Long Day at Arlington: On Memorial Day 2019, Christian Jacobs, 8, of Hertford, NC, rests his head in his hand as his mother, Brittany Jacobs, speaks to Lieutenant General Carl E. Mundy next to the gravesite of Christian's father, Marine Sgt. Christopher Jacobs, in Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia on May 27, 2019. Section 60, is the burial ground in the cemetery where military personnel killed in the Global War on Terror since 2001 are interred.
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Matt McClain, The Washington Post
Presidential Leap: Hannah Rice, 18, jumps from a stump after posing for a photograph next to a statue of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt as she and others take part in a tour to visit busts of United States Presidents on Saturday March 30, 2019 in Williamsburg, VA. The statues were once part of an attraction called Presidents Park in Williamsburg, VA. After the park closed they were moved to their current location.