Local Flint political activist Adam Gerics watches as a home across from his own is engulfed in flames during a fully-involved two-story structure fire in Flint, Mich. on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. The burning property, owned by nearby Hurley Medical Center, was vacant but flames from the fire spread to a neighboring structure which was under restoration by a private owner and raised questions from neighborhood residents about the dilapidated state they argued Hurley let its dozen properties owned by the hospital fall into.
Joel Newsome, of Kalamazoo, Mich., raises his hands and yells out during chants of "Hands up, don't shoot!" during protests before a die-in in downtown Kalamazoo, Mich. in the wake of news that an indictment would not be sought against police officers involved in the death of Eric Garner on Friday, December 5, 2014.
Onlookers to a one-car crash call 911 and check on the condition of an unconscious Erica Wilson in the passenger seat of a vehicle driven by David Menchinger which spun out while traveling at a high-rate of speed and slammed into a stone wall in Bowling Green, Ky. on May 11, 2011. Menchinger exited the vehicle shortly after the crash after attempting to restart the vehicle and was later arrested by Bowling Green Police for driving under the influence after failing a sobriety test.
The day before his one year deployment to Afghanistan, Spc. Jason Cromwell comforts his girlfriend Ashley Werst as they prepare to leave Cromwell’s mother, Linda Slosser’s house after several failed attempts to leave and Slosser’s suggestion that leaving wasn’t going to get any easier in Wahoo, Neb. on Oct. 27, 2010. The two ended up staying longer to continue talking for almost another hour.
As the crowds of veterans, boy scouts, family and other local disperse after placing wreaths on the final resting spots of veterans buried at the Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery for Wreaths Across America, Rita Shaffer stands at the grave of her son Aaron Shaffer of the USMC who was interred on Oct. 19, 2015 a few weeks prior. "He loved the military. He was just one of those ones when you know exactly what they're going to be, what their calling is. From five-years-old when he played with G.I. Joes. God blessed me with him for 30 years. We miss him very much."
As light from the rising sun breaks over the horizon, Paul Selivanoff is tossed a power cable over the first piece of outer wall put in place by volunteers during the construction of the New Creation Community Church on the outskirts of Lincoln, Neb. on Oct. 24, 2010. With help from volunteers from around Lincoln and a full day of building starting before sunrise, congregation members hoped to complete the church in just one day of construction.
Conner Blessing, center, gets a head start on his father Kenneth Blessing on an obstacle course at Gritt's Farm in Buffalo, W.Va. on Saturday Oct. 31, 2015. The course was built as an activity for older kids who had outgrown some of the other play areas around the farm including slides, apple cannons and a large corn field maze.
With some large sheets of construction paper, magic markers and imagination, a super hero is born. Tait Kleinvachter, 5, strikes a pose as he is outlined for his life-size super hero drawing at the Create Your Super Hero Activity at Campbell Library in East Grand Forks, Minn. on July 6, 2011.
A pig sticks its snout through a vent after being loaded onto a trailer at the end of the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island, Neb. on Sept. 6, 2010.
After winning gold at the Special Olympics World Games which were hosted in Los Angeles, members of the Genesee County Special Olympics volleyball team are greeted by hundreds of supporters as they arrive back home at Bishop Airport in Flint, Mich. on Monday Aug. 3, 2015.
Steven Strackbein, a resident of the Tenderloin neighborhood in San Francisco, relaxes in his single resident occupancy in the Coast Hotel. One of the poorest neighborhoods in the city and home to seven of the top ten most violent crime plots, the Tenderloin houses thousands in its SROs and hundreds more in its streets. However, low rent costs have given opportunity to high-risk and low income business ventures as well as artists such as Strackbein who creates a variety of clothes and accessories with leather.
During celebrations on State Street that took place during the University of Kentucky's Final Four game against the University of Louisville, a woman is groped after flashing her breasts to a large crowd in Lexington, Ky. on April 2, 2012. Despite the gropings, other women continued to flash the crowd and receive the same gropings.
After receiving a standing ovation from the crowd, the curtains close for the final time for actor Adam Carter, who died after a serious fall in his mother's home, at his funeral and celebration at the State Theatre in Kalamazoo, Mich. on Saturday, February 17, 2015.
Shortly after trading vows and being declared man and wife, Milton and Grace Baker receiver a blessing from the Bonton community during their wedding on "I Love Bonton Day" at William Blair Park in Dallas, Texas on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012.
Noel “Nose” Heathman looks at a photo of himself taken shortly after being captured after his escape from prison in 1984 during an interview at Tecumseh State Correctional Institution in Tecumseh, Neb. on Sept. 21, 2010. Heathman gained notoriety when he successfully escaped from the Nebraska State Penitentiary while serving a life sentence for kidnapping by scaling a 30 foot wall and jumping down the other side to a busy highway. After being caught three months later, Heathman vowed during an interview he would escape again but throat cancer in 1986 stopped that from ever happening.
Harry Erskine, center, and Felix Perrone, right, practice walking on rails during a parkour club meet up on the Western Kentucky University campus in Bowling Green, Ky. on Oct. 25, 2009. The club draws in new members and remains active despite irregular meetings due to the conflicting schedules of members.
Before being able to take another question, United States Senator Bernie Sander is interrupted by his wife Jane Sanders to let him know that he is late for his next speaking engagement during a presidential campaign event at Five Loaves & Two Fishes food pantry in Kimball, W.Va. on Thursday May 05, 2016. The visit by Sanders was the first by a presidential candidate to McDowell County, W.Va. since John F. Kennedy in 1959 and 1960.
As news that Osama bin Laden had killed in a covert government operation spread across town, Western Kentucky University students set off fireworks and drape themselves in American flags in celebration in Bowling Green, Ky. on May 1, 2011.
From right, Pam Hendricks, Melissa Franklin and April Pierce pray and embrace loved ones during a vigil with other members of the Davison community after the discovery of the 9-year-old Omarion "Mars" Humphrey's body at the Lake Callis Recreation Area in Davison Township, Mich. on Friday, July 10, 2015. Humphrey, who was severely autistic, went missing on July 4 and was the subject of a massive search that saw hundreds of professional and volunteers searing around the recreational complex.
Crowds gather to pay their respects, trade stories, explain theories and and take pictures on the day after the 49th anniversary of the JFK assassination in downtown Dallas, Texas on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2012.
Natalie Casdorph speaks to the court after Terrick Hogan, not pictured, rejects a plea deal for first-degree murder in the death of Casdorph's son, Kalvon Casdorph, in Kanawha Circuit Judge Charles King's courtroom in the Kanawha Judicial Building in Charleston, W. Va. on Tuesday Jan. 26, 2016. Hogan, who had signed a guilty plea the day before, rescinded his plea and claimed ineffective assistance of counsel resulting in the dismissal of his public defender Troy Giatras and a postponement to the plea hearing.
Surrounded by only barren walls and gutted classrooms, teacher Kathy Savoie hugs students goodbye on the final day of school before closing at Scott Elementary in Flint, Mich. on Thursday, June 11, 2015. Scott Elementary was one of three Flint elementary schools along with Carpenter Road and Cummings Elementary selected to be closed permanently at the end of the school year.
With a rope tied around his waist held by Jason Bergnoli, left, Main Street Motors employee Zach Bennett retrieves all the company documents he can reach from a back office from the car dealership's office that had been washed off its foundation and into the side of a hill during severe flash flooding the day before in Richwood, W.Va. on June 24,2016.
Tractors roll by spectators during the Fourth Annual Antique Tractor Parade in McIntosh, Minn. on July 9, 2011. Dozens of tractors from the past century drove with the parade, frequently hauling a load of family or friends who threw candy to the crowds along the route.