Miguel Raymundo plants seeds to start a forest nursery in his backyard in Nebaj, a municipality in the department of Quiché, Guatemala. Raymundo is starting multiple nurseries to experiment with new strategies to reduce pollution.
Friends Sawaney Buda (left), 75, and Sunakhari Budha, 77, sit in the sun and roll woolen, or yarn made by carding wool, outside their home in Birendranagar, a city in Nepal’s Surkhet District. The two women learned to knit woolen sweaters when they lived in the Jumla District, one of the coldest places in Nepal’s northern Karnali Province.
Alberto Sánchez, 5, dances alongside his father during the Carnaval Zoque Coiteco in Ocozocoautla de Espinosa, a town in Mexico’s Chiapas state. This Christian Carnival celebration contains influences from the Spanish, Arabic and Zoque cultures that have been present since colonial times. Alberto and his father are members of group of dancers dressed to represent local corn farmers.
Zambian police officers remove their caps as a way to thank Stephen Kampyongo, the Minister of Home Affairs, for attending this year's Zambia Police Day commemoration. The commemoration took place in Zambia’s capital, Lusaka, in the National Heroes Stadium.
Bboy Daygo practices before the finals of “Rumbo a Pura Calle 2019,” a breaking and hip-hop competition at the Centro Cultural Recoleta in Buenos Aires, Argentina. “What I like the most about breaking is that it is infinite — you never stop learning — and it helps you be unique as a person,” says Daygo. “It’s very important to feel special in order to be happy.”
Danish Amin walks home after attending a small tutoring session at a tuition center, a private tutoring institution, in Tangmarg, Indian-administered Kashmir. “I leave for tuition at 10 and come back at 3 p.m.,” says Amin. “Sometimes we walk in the morning and see no road. It’s all snow, and we form a track.”
Firdous Ahmed skis in Babareshi, a forest area of Indian-administered Kashmir. “I have been skiing since childhood and wait desperately for the snowfall season,” says Ahmed. “It’s always fun to ski from the ranges of Affarwat,” a nearby mountain peak.
Schoolchildren from Zamba Primary School in the city of Mutare, Zimbabwe, perform a traditional dance during a national cleanup campaign event. In 2018, President Emmerson Mnangagwa named the first Friday of every month a national cleanup day. Zimbabwe’s first lady, Auxillia Mnangagwa, was a guest of honor at this event.
Simon Mwansa, 10, carries vegetables to sell to neighbors in Kalingalinga, a settlement in Lusaka, Zambia. Simon says he helps his mother sell the vegetables so they can afford his school requirements.
Yasir Hussain (left), 11, and Sajad Qasana, 10, take advantage of the snow in Tangmarg, Indian-administered Kashmir. Indian-administered Kashmir has seen heavy snowfall this season, with up to two feet in hilly regions so far.
Sergio Paternò plays the electric guitar like a piano on Calle Florida, a pedestrian street in the center of Buenos Aires, Argentina. “I began one day, and I loved it,” he says. “It becomes a unique instrument. It is a different way of playing. We should all find different ways of doing things, otherwise we end up all the same – running to the same side.” He’s referring to people who walk quickly on the path.
Siddhartha Gautam, 8, enjoys a ride called 3 in 1 at the Kathmandu Fun Parkin Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu, Nepal. Siddhartha says he likes to ride 3 in 1 at least two times whenever he visits the amusement park, because it makes him feel as if he’s flying in a real airplane.
Rita Thapa (left), 9, and Puja Khadka, 10, wash up at the Shree Nepal Rastriya Higher Secondary School in Birendranagar, Nepal. Many of the government schools provide purified drinking water for students to avoid common water-related diseases.
Isha Thapa, 2, dances to a Nepalese song during a family picnic in Birendranagar, Nepal. To help introduce her to their culture, Isha’s parents dressed her in the traditional garb of the Magar, the group to which the family belongs.
Gloria Galicia González washes clothes for customers at a public laundry in San Gregorio Atlapulco, a town in southern Mexico City. Galicia González, who has washed clothes there for the past 50 years, charges 30 Mexican pesos (around $1.50) for 12 articles of clothing.
Elijay Graffiti, a Kenyan graffiti artist whose real name is Elijah Mutua, spray-paints a mural during the Afri-Cans Street Art Festival 2018, in the Kitintale neighborhood of Kampala, Uganda. The theme of this year’s festival was “Celebrating Women.”
Yaks graze in the Himalayan region of Manang, Nepal. Male yaks are bred for meat, which is usually dried for easy storage. Female yaks, called dri, are bred for meat and their milk, which is also used to make churpi, a traditional type of cheese.
Sukh Bahadur Gurung returns to his village, Khangsar, after delivering supplies to a hotel at the Tilicho Base Camp in Manang, Nepal. Gurung makes deliveries during the fall and spring, when trekkers visit Tilicho Lake.
Visakan Perinpanathan, 26, and his father sculpt statues of Hindu gods at their workshop in Jaffna, a city in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province. Perinpanathan has pursued his family’s craft for eight years.
A member of United Acrobats performs during the MTN at 20 Futuristic Expo, at the Kololo Independence Grounds in Kololo, a neighborhood in Kampala, Uganda. The event, organized by the telecom company MTN Uganda, commemorated the firm’s 20th anniversary, with the theme “Celebrating the Past, Inspiring the Future.”
Mohammad Kamaal Dar, 65, uses a weighted net to catch fish at Dal Lake in Srinagar, a major city in Indian-administered Kashmir. Dar, who has been a fisherman for 40 years, sells each kilogram (2.2 pounds) of fish for 250 to 350 Indian rupees ($3.40 to $4.75).