Girls deliver letters to the governor at a government building in Dalanzadgad, Umnugovi province, Mongolia. The province organized a “Powerful Girls” day to celebrate International Day of the Girl Child, when girls learn about their rights, health and self-defense.
Ravdan Gonchigdavaa braids a whip from thin strips of processed goatskin in Murun, Khuvsgul province, Mongolia. Ravdan makes stirrup straps, cinches and saddle girths out of discarded hides, and he hopes to pass the forgotten traditional methods on to his children.
Fernando Núñez, left, and Johnny Rivas participate in a cargo bicycle race as part of Bicycle Messengers Appreciation Week in Mexico City. Núñez says it’s important to raise awareness of their work and generate a community among bike messengers.
From left, Pasith Pasarath, bottom, Jeyanthan Maheesan, top, and Immanuel Anthonithas collect straw in Adampan, Mannar district, Sri Lanka. The farmers will store the straw to feed cows during the upcoming rainy season.
Cornelio Campos, who migrated from Mexico when he was 18, paints a mural in a cafe and churrería in Durham, North Carolina, USA. Campos says he likes to share where he’s from and wants to help young people embrace their roots.
Anran Yogarasa Sakayapuspam packs lime paste in Periyavilan, Jaffna, Sri Lanka. The paste, a mixture of calcium oxide and water, is a household ingredient and is often combined with betel nut to produce a popular stimulant.
Sewage overflows onto the main street in San Francisco, Nayarit, Mexico. In San Francisco, where international tourism is on the rise, permits for residential construction have increased, but drainage infrastructure hasn’t kept pace with development. During the rainy season, drains overflow when their capacity is exceeded, causing contamination and foul odors.
Mubiana Kalimukwa makes brooms out of grass in Kanyama township, Lusaka, Zambia. Kalimukwa says he brings grass from his home village of Mwinilunga, in North-Western Province, about 850 kilometers (528 miles) from Lusaka.
Dhanabalasingam Gunanathan, left, and Erampu Sivanesarasa extract fish from a net at Kakkaithivu, Jaffna, Sri Lanka. Sivanesarasa says since the sea mother gives them great wealth, the coronavirus does not affect his business.
Emergency rescue personnel and firefighters extinguish a fire in Erdenebulgan, Arkhangai province, Mongolia. They conducted the 10-day Khangai-21 Disaster Response Exercise in response to increasing seismic activity.
Hernán, who asked that his last name not be shared out of fear of retaliation, hangs a poster to advocate for disappeared people in the Almagro neighborhood, Buenos Aires, Argentina. The phrase on the poster – “Who is looking for us?” – calls into question the actions of the police and justice system in the search for missing people.
Bryan de la Cerda plays the Hang in Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico. De la Cerda practices the percussion instrument in the street to share his music with passersby. He says, “Music has the power to fill our lives with beauty.”
Panashe Zvingowanisei auditions for a play at Reps Theater in Belgravia, Harare, Zimbabwe. Since pandemic restrictions have relaxed slightly, creative collectives have begun to showcase the art they worked on during lockdown.
Jorge Nava, who rescues cats with his wife, feeds a 2-week-old kitten during a course on basic care for newborn dogs and cats in Mexico City. Animal abandonment tripled during the COVID-19 pandemic, and Nava says the course will enable people to help rescuers.
Mutthaiya Manimekalan, left, and Manimekalan Thayalan make organic compost in their yard in Cheddikulam, Vavuniya, Sri Lanka. The government encouraged farmers to produce organic fertilizers during the time it banned chemical fertilizer imports.
Neri Cernas, a member of the Zapotec artists collective Tlacolulokos, paints clouds around a thunderbird, a sacred animal for the Anishinaabe people in North America, in the Jalatlaco neighborhood, Oaxaca, Mexico. The artists have worked to represent indigenous groups through a mural project called “Our Sun Has Left.”
Tebusweke Julius makes a clay flowerpot at the Kawato Clay Factory in Busiro, Wakiso district, Uganda. Because of a construction boom, clay flowerpots and vases for both outdoor and indoor decoration are in high demand.