From left, Christhobar Ajith, Mohammathu Sathaku Yasin, Ravuthar Mohammathu Pasith and Mohammathu Imthiyas Infan play carom as they wait for three-wheeler customers in a parking lot in Mannar, Sri Lanka.
Racers urge their camels toward the finish line during the Ten Thousand Camel Festival in Dalanzadgad, Umnugovi province, Mongolia. More than 120 camel riders and 3,500 attendees participated in the event.
Héctor Avedaño, far left, instructs, from left, Nahuel Deleva, Diana Gómez and Iara Bustamante in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Avedaño, who started teaching taekwondo outdoors during the coronavirus pandemic, now offers lessons both indoors and at parks.
Sarantsetseg Enkhtuvshin, 7, right, plays checkers with Buyanbayan Enkhtuvshin, 9, left, in Erdenebulgan, Arkhangai province, Mongolia. The Arkhangai 100 Shot Checkers Championship for children ages 5 to 16 was held after COVID-19 restrictions were lifted.
Filipino Combat Systems instructor Esteban Barraza, in all black, demonstrates an exercise during a martial arts class at Centenario Park in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Barraza says this discipline can help a wide range of people defend themselves, because it doesn’t require a lot of strength or flexibility.
Natsiraishe Maritsa, 18, right, demonstrates a taekwondo stance to a group of students in Epworth, Zimbabwe. Maritsa, who teaches the Korean martial art to teenage girls at her home on the weekends, says taekwondo requires mental strength and self-control.
Gansukh Sharav marks measurements on a horn to craft a traditional composite bow, made from cow horns and cattle tendon, in Murun, Khuvsgul province, Mongolia. Gansukh says his goal is to train as many people as possible and pass archery, a national sport, on to the next generation.
Henriette Ngaramire, left, and Coralie Nabintu play in a wheelchair basketball tournament in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. The tournament was held to evaluate the athletes’ performance, promote parasports and wheelchair basketball, and encourage team spirit after the eruption of the Nyiragongo volcano on May 22 forced the athletes to pause activities.
Yaretzi Ramos, 11, practices slalom, a style of skating, during a class at a public park in southern Mexico City. “I like that it’s a good challenge and that you can make progress very quickly,” Yaretzi says. Classes were suspended for nearly a year due to coronavirus restrictions, but the pandemic also brought new students, who joined in search of outdoor activities.
Israel Tovar trains at a park in San Francisco, Nayarit, Mexico. Tovar performs freestyle football and has traveled throughout Mexico and Europe, where he worked on marketing campaigns. “I never thought about making money from this, but I discovered that I could make money out in the street, at the traffic lights in Monterrey,” Tovar says. “Then I realized I could make money anywhere in the world.”
Anujin Darambazar, 5, plays badminton for the first time in Erdenebulgan, Arkhangai province, Mongolia. Anujin’s parents bought her equipment after she became interested in the sport while watching the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Fernando Nuñez pivots in the air on his BMX bike at Parque Centenario, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Nuñez, who has been practicing and performing BMX tricks for 10 years, says riders meet in the park to share tips and teach each other new skills.
Coach Victor Simwaba, right, instructs 11-year-old Andile Simbeya to jump over metal bars during football practice at Queensmead Stadium in Lusaka, Zambia. Simwaba devised a training schedule to keep players from having direct contact during the coronavirus pandemic.
Batkhuyag Tserendorj releases an arrow while practicing archery at the central stadium in Dalanzadgad, Umnugovi Province, Mongolia. Just a few days before the annual Nadam Festival was set to begin, archers like Batkhuyag, who were planning to compete there, were notified that the event was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Baljinnyam Erdenechuluun, 12, and Temuulen Khash-Erdene, 14, ride bikes on training rollers in Dalanzadgad, Umnugovi province, Mongolia. Selected children, with permission from their parents, started training for state-level cycling races in hopes of qualifying for national races.
Proscovia Kirabo, 9, removes bottle top rings to make a rope in Kawanda, Wakiso district, Uganda. Proscovia sells the recycled-plastic ropes and says she’s happy she doesn’t need to buy them to play with anymore.
From left, Godknows Recha, 13, Simbarashe Mubango, 5, Muponesi Muridzo, 11, Bornlove Guda, 9, and Promise Muridzo, 11, play a board game called “tsoro” in Shona as they wait for a meal at a food center in Devonshire, a neighborhood in Sakubva, a suburb of Mutare, Zimbabwe. The center provides food for children whose guardians cannot afford school fees or meals at home.
Dancer Giovanna Triana, also known as Triana Circus, performs a series of acrobatics during the Circo Pa’l Barrio festival in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Mexico. In the state of Chiapas, events can be held outdoors with coronavirus safety precautions.