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 New York Greek American Soccer Club wins the championship of Street Soccer USA New York City Cup  on Times Square, August, 3, 2014.

New York Greek American Soccer Club wins the championship of Street Soccer USA New York City Cup on Times Square, August, 3, 2014.

 Immigrants take oath at a naturalization ceremony on Constitution Day, 2013, at New York Public Library to become U.S. citizens.

Immigrants take oath at a naturalization ceremony on Constitution Day, 2013, at New York Public Library to become U.S. citizens.

 Two pre-teen girls take a break between thrill rides at Colorado State Fair in Pueblo, Colo. 

Two pre-teen girls take a break between thrill rides at Colorado State Fair in Pueblo, Colo. 

 A group of female soldiers marches with the Star Spangled flag at the New York City Veteran's Day Parade Nov., 11, 2013. 

A group of female soldiers marches with the Star Spangled flag at the New York City Veteran's Day Parade Nov., 11, 2013. 

 Activists stand holding signs to support Fahad Hashmi as a part of the No Separate Justice campaign at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York in February, 2014.  Hashimi, who is now serving a 15-year  in solitary confinement at the federal "Supermax" prison in Florence, Colo., is sentenced for materially supporting terrorism related to 9/11. Human rights and civil rights activists believe Hashimi has been unfairly treated before and during his trail.

Activists stand holding signs to support Fahad Hashmi as a part of the No Separate Justice campaign at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York in February, 2014.  Hashimi, who is now serving a 15-year  in solitary confinement at the federal "Supermax" prison in Florence, Colo., is sentenced for materially supporting terrorism related to 9/11. Human rights and civil rights activists believe Hashimi has been unfairly treated before and during his trail.

 After one morning of campaigning, Edward Santos, city council hopeful for District 8, is worn out and falls into his bed. The 28-year-old high school teacher works from his home office with the help of several interns who are his former students.

After one morning of campaigning, Edward Santos, city council hopeful for District 8, is worn out and falls into his bed. The 28-year-old high school teacher works from his home office with the help of several interns who are his former students.

 Oksana Neva, from St. Petersburg, Russia, stands quietly in the corner of a Hell's Kitchen bar,  watching the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Closeted to her family, Neva came to New York in July, 2013, with the idea of applying for asylum, following the path of many LGBT Russians who either have experienced or feared persecution or harassment back home.   “I didn’t think about Putin and the corruption,” Neva said after the party. Instead, she appreciated the singers and dancers in the opening ceremony who shared her country’s history and culture of which she’s proud. She has since returned home to be an open lesbian and fight against discrimination toward the LGBT community there.

Oksana Neva, from St. Petersburg, Russia, stands quietly in the corner of a Hell's Kitchen bar,  watching the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Closeted to her family, Neva came to New York in July, 2013, with the idea of applying for asylum, following the path of many LGBT Russians who either have experienced or feared persecution or harassment back home.

“I didn’t think about Putin and the corruption,” Neva said after the party. Instead, she appreciated the singers and dancers in the opening ceremony who shared her country’s history and culture of which she’s proud. She has since returned home to be an open lesbian and fight against discrimination toward the LGBT community there.

 Activist directs children to yell “killing is not a joke” to protest Jimmy Kimmel for airing a segment of the Kids Table show, in which a 6-year-old boy responded “kill all the Chinese” as the solution to U.S. debt owed to China. The children, too young to understand the context of the protest, still have smile on their faces.

Activist directs children to yell “killing is not a joke” to protest Jimmy Kimmel for airing a segment of the Kids Table show, in which a 6-year-old boy responded “kill all the Chinese” as the solution to U.S. debt owed to China. The children, too young to understand the context of the protest, still have smile on their faces.

 Columbia University's women's diving team competes against Pennsylvania State University at Uris Pool, Columbia University. 

Columbia University's women's diving team competes against Pennsylvania State University at Uris Pool, Columbia University. 

 John Wristen, 2011 National Coach of the Year by American Football Monthly magazine, speaks to the team after practice. Under his direction, the CSU-Pueblo Thunder Wolves rose from a startup in 2008 to a national championship contender in RCAA Division II playoffs in just a few years.

John Wristen, 2011 National Coach of the Year by American Football Monthly magazine, speaks to the team after practice. Under his direction, the CSU-Pueblo Thunder Wolves rose from a startup in 2008 to a national championship contender in RCAA Division II playoffs in just a few years.

 Philipp Shchekin, a Russian gay asylum seeker from Vladivostok, stands in front of the American flag he hangs in his shared one-bedroom apartment in Brooklyn, New York. 

Philipp Shchekin, a Russian gay asylum seeker from Vladivostok, stands in front of the American flag he hangs in his shared one-bedroom apartment in Brooklyn, New York. 

 Marlo Thomas, TV actress known for starring on That Girl, talks to Bizwomen about her new book, It Ain't Over, at the ABC Studios in New York.

Marlo Thomas, TV actress known for starring on That Girl, talks to Bizwomen about her new book, It Ain't Over, at the ABC Studios in New York.

 Walter West, 83, former U.S. diplomat of 30 years.

Walter West, 83, former U.S. diplomat of 30 years.

 Aren James Hooper, a New Mexican choreographer, demonstrates a move to dancers at the Dixon Theater in New York.

Aren James Hooper, a New Mexican choreographer, demonstrates a move to dancers at the Dixon Theater in New York.

 A boy sits on his father’s shoulders in order to speculate the celebration of Diwali, Indian festival of lights, at Times Square. 

A boy sits on his father’s shoulders in order to speculate the celebration of Diwali, Indian festival of lights, at Times Square. 

 Ashley Tyler inside her family's antique store in the historic Downtown Pueblo. 

Ashley Tyler inside her family's antique store in the historic Downtown Pueblo. 

 Aaron and Amanda Bufmack share their first drink as a married couple.

Aaron and Amanda Bufmack share their first drink as a married couple.

 Retirees gather on the streets of Beijing to practice “Peking Opera.”

Retirees gather on the streets of Beijing to practice “Peking Opera.”

New York Greek American Soccer Club wins the championship of Street Soccer USA New York City Cup on Times Square, August, 3, 2014.

Immigrants take oath at a naturalization ceremony on Constitution Day, 2013, at New York Public Library to become U.S. citizens.

Two pre-teen girls take a break between thrill rides at Colorado State Fair in Pueblo, Colo. 

A group of female soldiers marches with the Star Spangled flag at the New York City Veteran's Day Parade Nov., 11, 2013. 

Activists stand holding signs to support Fahad Hashmi as a part of the No Separate Justice campaign at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York in February, 2014.  Hashimi, who is now serving a 15-year  in solitary confinement at the federal "Supermax" prison in Florence, Colo., is sentenced for materially supporting terrorism related to 9/11. Human rights and civil rights activists believe Hashimi has been unfairly treated before and during his trail.

After one morning of campaigning, Edward Santos, city council hopeful for District 8, is worn out and falls into his bed. The 28-year-old high school teacher works from his home office with the help of several interns who are his former students.

Oksana Neva, from St. Petersburg, Russia, stands quietly in the corner of a Hell's Kitchen bar,  watching the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Closeted to her family, Neva came to New York in July, 2013, with the idea of applying for asylum, following the path of many LGBT Russians who either have experienced or feared persecution or harassment back home.

“I didn’t think about Putin and the corruption,” Neva said after the party. Instead, she appreciated the singers and dancers in the opening ceremony who shared her country’s history and culture of which she’s proud. She has since returned home to be an open lesbian and fight against discrimination toward the LGBT community there.

Activist directs children to yell “killing is not a joke” to protest Jimmy Kimmel for airing a segment of the Kids Table show, in which a 6-year-old boy responded “kill all the Chinese” as the solution to U.S. debt owed to China. The children, too young to understand the context of the protest, still have smile on their faces.

Columbia University's women's diving team competes against Pennsylvania State University at Uris Pool, Columbia University. 

John Wristen, 2011 National Coach of the Year by American Football Monthly magazine, speaks to the team after practice. Under his direction, the CSU-Pueblo Thunder Wolves rose from a startup in 2008 to a national championship contender in RCAA Division II playoffs in just a few years.

Philipp Shchekin, a Russian gay asylum seeker from Vladivostok, stands in front of the American flag he hangs in his shared one-bedroom apartment in Brooklyn, New York. 

Marlo Thomas, TV actress known for starring on That Girl, talks to Bizwomen about her new book, It Ain't Over, at the ABC Studios in New York.

Walter West, 83, former U.S. diplomat of 30 years.

Aren James Hooper, a New Mexican choreographer, demonstrates a move to dancers at the Dixon Theater in New York.

A boy sits on his father’s shoulders in order to speculate the celebration of Diwali, Indian festival of lights, at Times Square. 

Ashley Tyler inside her family's antique store in the historic Downtown Pueblo. 

Aaron and Amanda Bufmack share their first drink as a married couple.

Retirees gather on the streets of Beijing to practice “Peking Opera.”

 New York Greek American Soccer Club wins the championship of Street Soccer USA New York City Cup  on Times Square, August, 3, 2014.
 Immigrants take oath at a naturalization ceremony on Constitution Day, 2013, at New York Public Library to become U.S. citizens.
 Two pre-teen girls take a break between thrill rides at Colorado State Fair in Pueblo, Colo. 
 A group of female soldiers marches with the Star Spangled flag at the New York City Veteran's Day Parade Nov., 11, 2013. 
 Activists stand holding signs to support Fahad Hashmi as a part of the No Separate Justice campaign at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York in February, 2014.  Hashimi, who is now serving a 15-year  in solitary confinement at the federal "Supermax" prison in Florence, Colo., is sentenced for materially supporting terrorism related to 9/11. Human rights and civil rights activists believe Hashimi has been unfairly treated before and during his trail.
 After one morning of campaigning, Edward Santos, city council hopeful for District 8, is worn out and falls into his bed. The 28-year-old high school teacher works from his home office with the help of several interns who are his former students.
 Oksana Neva, from St. Petersburg, Russia, stands quietly in the corner of a Hell's Kitchen bar,  watching the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Closeted to her family, Neva came to New York in July, 2013, with the idea of applying for asylum, following the path of many LGBT Russians who either have experienced or feared persecution or harassment back home.   “I didn’t think about Putin and the corruption,” Neva said after the party. Instead, she appreciated the singers and dancers in the opening ceremony who shared her country’s history and culture of which she’s proud. She has since returned home to be an open lesbian and fight against discrimination toward the LGBT community there.
 Activist directs children to yell “killing is not a joke” to protest Jimmy Kimmel for airing a segment of the Kids Table show, in which a 6-year-old boy responded “kill all the Chinese” as the solution to U.S. debt owed to China. The children, too young to understand the context of the protest, still have smile on their faces.
 Columbia University's women's diving team competes against Pennsylvania State University at Uris Pool, Columbia University. 
 John Wristen, 2011 National Coach of the Year by American Football Monthly magazine, speaks to the team after practice. Under his direction, the CSU-Pueblo Thunder Wolves rose from a startup in 2008 to a national championship contender in RCAA Division II playoffs in just a few years.
 Philipp Shchekin, a Russian gay asylum seeker from Vladivostok, stands in front of the American flag he hangs in his shared one-bedroom apartment in Brooklyn, New York. 
 Marlo Thomas, TV actress known for starring on That Girl, talks to Bizwomen about her new book, It Ain't Over, at the ABC Studios in New York.
 Walter West, 83, former U.S. diplomat of 30 years.
 Aren James Hooper, a New Mexican choreographer, demonstrates a move to dancers at the Dixon Theater in New York.
 A boy sits on his father’s shoulders in order to speculate the celebration of Diwali, Indian festival of lights, at Times Square. 
 Ashley Tyler inside her family's antique store in the historic Downtown Pueblo. 
 Aaron and Amanda Bufmack share their first drink as a married couple.
 Retirees gather on the streets of Beijing to practice “Peking Opera.”