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Two young boys pretending to smoke gum cigarrettes at their home in Lincoln, NE.

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A mother comforts her young son on their couch at their home in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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A young boy stand proudly in his treehouse at his home in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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A young boy stands proudly in his treehouse at his home in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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A young boy kneels proudly in his treehouse at his home in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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A young boy kneels proudly in his treehouse at his home in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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A young boy stands proudly in his treehouse at his home in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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A young boy stands on a ladder by his treehouse at his home in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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A young boy climbs a ladder to his treehouse at his home in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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A young boy climbing a ladder to his treehouse at his home in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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A mother comforts her young son on their couch at their home in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Children crawl through a tunnel inside a huge aquatic exhibit at the Houston Zoo.

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A six year old boy proudly showing his missing teeth at his home in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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A six year old boy proudly showing his missing teeth at his home in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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A six year old boy proudly showing his missing teeth at his home in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Quinceanera party at Our Lady of Guadalupe church, Salt Lake City, Utah. The celebration is a traditional rite of passage for 15-year-old Hispanic girls.

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A family picnic outside their suburban house in West Jordan, a suburb of Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Criss-crossed by the shadows of containment bars in the back of a U.S. Border Patrol vehicle, a ten-year-old boy is driven back to his hometown of Matamoros after being caught sneaking into Brownsville, Texas.

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A Mexican family wade across the Rio Grande beneath the International bridge, leaving Matamoros and entering Brownsville, Texas illegally.

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A young boy plays in a stream in Willamette National Forest, Oregon.

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A rancher’s dog expresses displeasure by snarling at photographer, Joel Sartore, on a ranch in Idaho.

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Two young boys pose behind colonial cutouts at the Boston Tea Party ship in Boston harbor, Massachusetts.

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Children at a birthday party at Charlestown’s Bunker Hill housing project in Boston, Massachusetts.

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A Marine soldier cradles a little boy in a Florida city relief camp after hurricane Andrew.

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A father and son view a fish kill, some of the 182 million fish which suffocated when organic matter depleted the oxygen supply in the Atchafalaya river basin after hurricane Andrew.

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Illegal immigrants await deportation back to Mexico at a detention center at Brownsville, Texas.

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The snake pit at the 45th annual Mangum Rattlesnake Derby in Mangum, Oklahoma. This rattlesnake festival takes in between 1,500 and 2,000 pounds of western diamondback rattlesnakes (Crotalus atrox) each year. Some 30,000 people come here on the last weekend of April to see such things as a photo booth in which people can pose with a live rattler that’s been defanged and had its mouth stitched shut, a safari bus tour in which folks can pick up a live rattlesnake, a cafe serving rattlesnake meat, and a butcher shop.

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The snake pit at the 45th annual Mangum Rattlesnake Derby in Mangum, Oklahoma. This rattlesnake festival takes in between 1,500 and 2,000 pounds of western diamondback rattlesnakes (Crotalus atrox) each year. Some 30,000 people come here on the last weekend of April to see such things as a photo booth in which people can pose with a live rattler that’s been defanged and had its mouth stitched shut, a safari bus tour in which folks can pick up a live rattlesnake, a cafe serving rattlesnake meat, and a butcher shop.

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A boy (age 6) hugs his grandmother Sharon Sartore outside a home in eastern Nebraska.

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A six year-old boy sports a disguise of a fake nose, mustache, and glasses.

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A six year-old boy sports a disguise of a fake nose, mustache, and glasses.

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A six year-old boy sports a disguise of a fake nose, mustache, and glasses.

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