Erdenesuvd Munkhbat teaches Oyunbat Temuulel, 6, a finger-based counting method at Mongolian Intellectual Academy in Murun, Khuvsgul province, Mongolia. At the academy, children aged 4 to 10 learn to quickly add or subtract multiple numbers without a calculator.
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.
Ismah Muwanguzi mixes Nile perch offcuts with a log at Gaba landing on Lake Victoria in Kampala, Uganda. Due to limited fish trade during the coronavirus restrictions, Muwanguzi will salt and dry the offcuts under the sun to preserve them for exporting.
Racers display competition numbers around camels’ necks in Dalanzadgad, Umnugovi province, Mongolia. The province, which has the highest camel population in the country, held a camel race after a two-year suspension due to the coronavirus.
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.
Nilu Bhandari grinds turmeric in Lohsal, Kathmandu, Nepal. Bhandari says she has sold more turmeric, which is widely used in Nepalese households for cooking and health benefits, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lkhagvabayar Lkhagvadorj, 15, folds felt to add to his artwork, which represents the 21 soums of Mongolia’s Khuvsgul province. With the help of his teacher and classmates, Lkhagvabayar is preparing for his first exhibition, organized by his mother.
Perla Hernández pours tejate, a traditional nonalcoholic beverage made of maize and cacao, into a cup outside her family’s restaurant in San Andrés Huayapam, Oaxaca, Mexico. Tejate is usually served in jícaras, small containers typically made from the fruit of the calabash tree, but Hernández has used disposable cups during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Valentine Chipanga, left, takes a photo of Monica Mushaya modeling an outfit to post on social media in Avondale, Harare, Zimbabwe. Mushaya, an accountant, launched an online boutique in 2014 and sells clothing to her followers on social media.
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.
Iván Luna uses his fingers to paint a landscape on a stainless steel griddle in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Luna, who taught himself to paint by studying other artists’ work, has been earning a living as an artist for 30 years.
Fashion designer Tsogzolmaa Ochirbat sews a deel, a traditional Mongolian outfit, at her studio in Erdenebulgan, Arkhangai province, Mongolia. Tsogzolmaa combines the traditional elements of deels with contemporary styles, colors and designs for her clients.
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.
Lucas García Morales plays guitar in the main square of Chilpancingo de los Bravo, Guerrero, Mexico. García, who is blind, says he has to work around 13 hours a day to make what he used to earn in four hours before the coronavirus pandemic.
Kanesamoorthy Theeban, left, explains a technical skill to apprentice Thiyagaraja Sutharsan in Cheddikulam, Vavuniya, Sri Lanka. Theeban has operated an auto repair shop out of his home since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
Cristina de la Mora practices acrobatics at a public park in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Her teacher, Salvador Guardado, a professional acrobat, has been offering free classes for 10 years in order to remove economic barriers to participation.
Arlen Larios, who has been a professional puppeteer for 20 years, performs an adaptation of “Las manchas de la Luna (The Moon Stains)” for children in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Larios says the play, which raises awareness about sexual abuse, helps children identify abuse and promotes dialogue between children and adults.