Members of Respetable Logia Simbólica Masónica Amor Fraternal No. 1 (Respectable Symbolic Fraternal Love Masonic Lodge No. 1) pay homage to Ramón Emeterio Betances y Alacán, a 19th-century political figure who fought for independence and the abolition of slavery, in a public square in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico.
A reporter from Chilpancingo de los Bravo places a candle in a memorial cross outside the federal attorney general’s office in the state of Guerrero, Mexico. Reporters gathered to demand security after several journalists were murdered.
Emmanuel Chabarwa siphons water from an irrigation canal to water his maize field in Buhera, Manicaland, Zimbabwe. Chabarwa says irrigating crops with river water has helped him and other community members farm year-round.
Panashe Munemo, left, known as P-Nash, and Michelle Dube, known as Coach Bink, teach Zumba at a restaurant in Mount Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe. Thrift Fit, the sportswear store that hosted the event, offers free Pilates, yoga and Zumba sessions once every month.
Antonio Aprea draws stylized lines called filete, meaning threads, during a class in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Aprea attends fileteado workshops to socialize after experiencing a loss. “It’s important to do things so you don’t lose your intellect,” he says. “I’m 84. I’m not a child. Every moment I have is important.”
Darío Matías shares a moment with his dog, Lucky, at a Saint Patrick’s Day celebration in Mexico City. Every year, a parade honors Saint Patrick’s Battalion, a group of primarily Irish immigrants who fought for the Mexican army during the war between Mexico and the United States from 1846 to 1848.
Purevsambuu Bold, center, drives a horse-drawn sled for ice festival attendees at Khuvsgul Lake in Khatgal, Khuvsgul province, Mongolia. The festival, Blue Pearl 2022, which features various winter activities, marked its 20th anniversary after a two-year hiatus due to the coronavirus.
Charles Sambare Arufandika, right, a martial artist who trains both men and women, demonstrates a kick during a lesson in Mutare, Zimbabwe. Arufandika says martial arts have helped him manage his mental health since college.
A man carries a structure with fireworks on his back during Fiesta Grande, a festival to honor the Black Christ of Esquipulas, Saint Anthony the Great and Saint Sebastian in Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas, Mexico. The celebrations traditionally include handcrafted fireworks called toritos.
Los Tunditos, a musical group from Doctor Mora in the state of Guanajuato, performs traditional songs with drums and flutes at the National Otomí Gathering in San Juan Ixtenco, Tlaxcala, Mexico. The gathering is part of a movement to restore indigenous identity through traditional music.
Guillermina Tovilla Gómez, one of the oldest members of the group called la Tía They, performs as a character, Las Chuntá, during Fiesta Grande, a festival to honor the Black Christ of Esquipulas, Saint Anthony the Great and Saint Sebastian in Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas, Mexico.
Julieta López Velázquez, left, and Óscar Takeshi López Moreno, right, light candles to commemorate their father, journalist Fredy López Arévalo, in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. He was shot and killed outside his home in 2021.
Jagar Nath Shah sells pani puri, a ball-shaped snack, to schoolchildren in Jana Marg, Kathmandu, Nepal. Shah, who has sold pani puri in Kathmandu for 15 years, had to temporarily close his business and relocate to his village to farm during the coronavirus pandemic.
Ángel Alberto Torres Aponte packages watermelon in the Plaza de Festivales Carlos Ruíz in Aguada, Puerto Rico. To strengthen the local economy and reduce dependence on imports, the government has organized a series of family markets and provided residents with funds to purchase local farm products.
Performance artist Gabriela Ottogalli raises her palm, painted red, during a protest on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Mexico. Ottogalli says the performance was inspired by Elina Chauvet’s installation "Red Shoes,” in which each pair of shoes represents a woman who has experienced gender-based violence.
Members of Las Abejas de Acteal, a civil society organization, bow their heads during a memorial service in Acteal, Chenalhó, Chiapas, Mexico, on the 12th anniversary of the death of activist Mariano Abarca. Las Abejas de Acteal, founded in 1992 by eight communities in the municipality of Chenalhó, Chiapas, received the Mariano Abarca Environmental Defense Award at the event.
Mariana Rosselli browses books at an event where people can swap plants and books in Caballito, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Rosselli says used products, like marked-up books, have more value since they already have a history.
Francisco Javier de Velasco dances the “Napopok Etzé,” meaning “the dance of the macaw’s feather,” to mark Festival Maya Zoque Chiapaneca in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, Mexico. The festival brings together indigenous artistic, cultural and folkloric groups to represent dances from different Maya and Zoque regions in Chiapas.