Dylan, 6, left, and Amilcar, 10, right, walk down the road with their mother in Chiapas, Mexico, as part of a caravan of people trying to walk to the United States. Around 700 people from Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela and El Salvador began their journey from Tapachula, Mexico.
Budjargal Perenlei sells homegrown vegetables in Khan-Uul district, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Her stall is part of an eco-friendly market that features organic vegetables, shelves made of recycled products, and paper bags, which encourage consumers not to use plastic.
Zawadi Kambale Kasumba, a veterinarian and chicken farmer, feeds hens in Kirumba, Democratic Republic of Congo. In the Nande community, the largest tribe in the surrounding area, chicken meat is served during special occasions, such as weddings or when guests visit.
Sellamuthu Selvakumar, left, and Nahenthiran Surenthar make compost in Adampan, Mannar district, Sri Lanka. The import of chemical fertilizers has been banned, so farmers hire help to make compost on their land.
Areli Jaqueline Luna Santiz, 10, peers at Jezabel Berenice Pérez Sánchez as she learns how to make piñatas at the North Zone Cultural Center in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. Traditional piñatas, which are typically filled with fruit or small gifts, are commonly used during celebrations in Mexico.
Ceramicist Natalia Bolaños paints a clay frog for a vase in San Andrés Huayapam, Oaxaca, Mexico. Bolaños creates sculptural art and functional works, such as mugs adorned with octopuses, bottles full of rabbits, armadillo earrings, and dishes decorated with beetles.
Batbold Purevdorj mows the lawn at the Puntsog-Choindenlin Monastery in Ikhtamir, Arkhangai province, Mongolia. The grass grew long after the COVID-19 outbreak suspended all activities at temples and monasteries for months.
Saddam Hamba paints a hospital bed at the Pearl View Medical Center in Kiwanga, Mukono district, Uganda. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many health centers and hospitals are acquiring hospital beds to accommodate more patients.
INVA, a member of the collective INVASORIX, writes a message on a bathroom mirror at the Carrillo Gil Art Museum as part of the exhibit “Tiempo Compartido” (Shared Time) in Mexico City. “We place messages that we want to share with the people of Earth,” says INVA, who requested to be identified by her artistic name. “Messages against discrimination, racism and the oppression that we’ve found on this planet.”
Khongorzul Ganbold, 19, collects sea buckthorn in Dalanzadgad, Umnugovi province, Mongolia. When coronavirus cases peaked, the Inter-Soum Forest Squad, a government agency, allowed people to gather sea buckthorn from their planted shrubs to boost their immunity.
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.
Sara Ramírez dances with fire on the beach in San Francisco, Nayarit, Mexico. Ramírez, a professional dancer for 20 years, says dancing with fire requires one to control space, strength, fear and speed: “Every dance possesses a hidden medicine.”
John Mary Visuvasam burns coconut shells in a pit in Kayts, Jaffna district, Sri Lanka. Coconuts are used for cooking, but the shells are typically discarded, so Visuvasam collects and burns them to make charcoal to sell.
Elizabeth Moya, right, and Debra Pellot organize donations at the Fundación Lazos de Amor, Inc. (Ties of Love Foundation, Inc.) in Isabela, Puerto Rico. The essential items and supplies are part of a campaign to help those affected by the earthquake in Haiti on Aug. 14, 2021.
Monique Laguerre covers her youngest son’s schoolbooks in Carrefour, Haiti. Laguerre covers the books at the beginning of each school year to prevent them from being damaged and to avoid the additional expense of purchasing new ones during the semester.
Marcelo Bavutti, right, registers voters and gives them envelopes for ballots while Luis Bringas Campos, an election supervisor, sits next to him at a school in Buenos Aires, Argentina. During the open primary, voters had to bring pens to sign the form and place their IDs on a tray to avoid contact with poll workers.
From left, Manuel Hernández, Ricardo Díaz and Luis Manuel Santiago, members of a marimba band, perform in the central plaza in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. The band used to get financial support from the municipal authorities, but the funds were suspended during the coronavirus pandemic. They now rely on tips from tourists and locals.
Antonio Cortés, director of the Museo Panteón de San Fernando (Cemetery of San Fernando Museum), leads a tour with his puppet, Nando, a character created in honor of the cats that inhabit the cemetery. The Mexico City museum recently reopened after four years of closure. Cortés says, “Recovering a space in the Guerrero neighborhood isn’t just about opening a museum. It’s also about reclaiming a social and cultural space to support the social fabric, so that we can contribute to quality of life and cultural activities.”