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    Budjargal Perenlei sells homegrown vegetables in Khan-Uul district, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Her stall is part of an eco-friendly market that features organic vegetables, shelves made of recycled products, and paper bags, which encourage consumers not to use plastic.

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    Zawadi Kambale Kasumba, a veterinarian and chicken farmer, feeds hens in Kirumba, Democratic Republic of Congo. In the Nande community, the largest tribe in the surrounding area, chicken meat is served during special occasions, such as weddings or when guests visit.

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    Sellamuthu Selvakumar, left, and Nahenthiran Surenthar make compost in Adampan, Mannar district, Sri Lanka. The import of chemical fertilizers has been banned, so farmers hire help to make compost on their land.

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    Jezabel Berenice Pérez Sánchez teaches Areli Jaqueline Luna Santiz, 10, how to make piñatas at the North Zone Cultural Center in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. In Mexico, it’s hard to imagine celebrations without the traditional piñatas, which can be made in every shape and size and filled with fruit or small gifts.

  • Reporter

    Krishi Kutty sews fishing nets in Gurunagar, Jaffna, Sri Lanka. Kutty says he has been doing this work since he was a kid and now employs others in the craft.

  • Reporter

    Ceramicist Natalia Bolaños paints a clay frog for a vase in San Andrés Huayapam, Oaxaca, Mexico. Bolaños’ creativity gives rise to sculptural art and functional works, such as mugs adorned with octopuses, bottles full of rabbits, armadillo earrings, and dishes decorated with beetles.

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    Chipo Denhere molds clay bowls in Domboshava, Zimbabwe. A potter since 2011, Denhere says that every day she can make at least 25 bowls, which are commonly used in apostolic churches.

  • Reporter

    Batbold Purevdorj mows the lawn at the Puntsog-Choindenlin Monastery in Ikhtamir, Arkhangai province, Mongolia. The grass grew long after the COVID-19 outbreak suspended all activities at temples and monasteries for months.

  • Reporter

    Saddam Hamba paints a hospital bed at the Pearl View Medical Center in Kiwanga, Mukono district, Uganda. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many health centers and hospitals are acquiring hospital beds to accommodate more patients.

  • Reporter

    INVA, a member of the collective INVASORIX, writes a message on a bathroom mirror at the Carrillo Gil Art Museum as part of the exhibit “Tiempo Compartido” (Shared Time) in Mexico City. “We place messages that we want to share with the people of Earth,” says INVA, who requested to be identified by her artistic name. “Messages against discrimination, racism and the oppression that we’ve found on this planet.”

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