Kathy Masulis and Yohannes Armstrong exchange “I love you”s at Nashville’s vigil and rally in response to Trump’s executive order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries. Kathy is a friend of Johannes’ mom, Patricia Armstrong, who explained that “we stand with our Muslim brothers and sisters.” Johannes was adopted from Ethiopia, and although his immigration status in America is different than those affected by the ban, he is still a refugee.
Herb Schneider, of Louisville, kneels in prayer during an anti-abortion protest on April 14 in front of EMW Women's Surgical Center. Schneider is of the Catholic faith, along with other Catholics who gather from churches throughout the area to pray for women entering the clinic. Protestors will recite "Hail Mary, full of grace. Our Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amon women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for our sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen," repeatedly for the entirety of their time at the clinic. The EMW clinic in Louisville is Kentucky's last standing abortion provider.
Darix Giannuzzi performs on a trapeze for audience members at Cirque Italia's Water Circus on Sunday. This was the first time the water circus has come to Bowling Green, and included a variety of acts.
Harper Ferrell crosses the street in downtown Bowling Green with her mother and grandparents at the annual Zombie Walk on Saturday, Sept. 9 2017. Ferrell lives with her mother Becky Valentine and both have participated in the walk for the past couple years.
May Mae pulls back her hair with the help of her younger sister in preparation for her high school prom, while her brother and nephew play in the hallway. May Mae is a junior at Warren Central High School in Bowling Green, Ky. She is a junior at 18 years old because she was held back in the second grade. May Mae doesn’t have a date to the prom, and most of her friends from last years prom have since graduated.
Tom Timmermann, a nature biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, surveys data from gillnetting with his coworker Chad. Tom works at the Minor E. Clark Fish Hatchery in Morehead, Kentucky, where he samples fish annually to determine size and creel limits in his county.
Cathy McClure leans in and says goodbye to her dog, "Sr. Winston of Sterling," during his euthenasia at Mt. Sterling Veterinary Hospital. Cathy got Winston when he was just a puppy as a way to help cope with the drowning of her husband. At the age of 15, Winston suffered a fall that significantly decreased his quality of life. Marwrenda Williams, an employee at the clinic, explains, "With older people sometimes they're children have moved away and that's all they have is their fur-babies."
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