Moniba Nazeef, left, has her photo taken by her mother at the Bonneville Salt Flats near Wendover, Utah. Tourists from all over the world visit the Bonneville Salt Flats. Stretching over 30,000 acres, the salt flats are one of Utah’s unique natural tourist destinations.
Lupe Ramales laughs after she was bombarded by candy seekers during a posada celebration at Saint Joseph Church in Sunnyside, Wash., Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015. The posada is a Latin American celebration involving a procession and the breaking of a piñata. The tradition originates from Spain, but is widely celebrated in Mexico and portions of the United States. The Saint Joseph Church will hold a posada every night up until Christmas.
Victoria Castro, dressed as Queen Amidala, poses for a portrait before the first showing of Star Wars: The Force Awakens at Grand Cinemas in Sunnyside, Wash., Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015. Castro said, “I dressed up because I am a huge fan and its just part of the American culture. There is a whole world of Star Wars fans out there.”
High school teams warm up before the 2A WIAA Boys State Swimming and Diving Championships at the King County Aquatics Center in Federal Way, Wash.
Young girls take selfies while celebrating the end of their highs chool careers at the Angel of Independence monument in Mexico City. The Angel of Independence is a popular destination for youth to dress up and take photos.
Avery Peters bungee jumps from 400 feet above the ground at Action Valley Adventure Park near Cusco, Peru. Peters traveled with Rustic Pathways, which offers guided travel excursions for high school students in over 16 countries across the world.
Humoody Smith, center, plays in a fort with his best friend, Caden Keithley, at Keithley’s home in Snohomish, Wash. Smith was just 2 years old when an insurgent’s gunshot blinded him in Iraq. Now 11 years old, Smith is tackling life head-on, learning to live independently with new technologies, while at the same time being a kid.
Mossyback Morris Men group members Carter Bannerman, Ian Martindale, Geoff Martindale, and Bob Greco get ready to perform a Morris dance at the Everett Public Library in Everett, Wash. The Morris dance, a traditional British springtime pagan ritual, was said to encourage a good growing season.
Junior Princess Jordan Lutz wears her crown on her cowgirl hat at the Teton County fairgrounds. Head milliner or hat maker at Jackson Hole Hat Company, Greg Carpenter, said most cowboy hats are unisex depending on what they are decorated with.
Layla Felder, a self proclaimed Frida Kahlo fanatic, views the new Ink and Paper Echoes exhibition at the Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Studio House Museum in Mexico City. Felder traveled from the United States to see the new exhibit in Mexico City. The exhibit hosts around 80 photographs and 25 letters written by Frida Kahlo and her friends, family, and lovers.
Jordan Lutz laughs when friends put chickens on her head before the 4-H rabbit show at the Teton County Fairgrounds in Jackson, Wyo. Lutz placed first in the rabbit show and was also crowned the junior princess in the Rodeo Royalty Pageant.
Jesse Smith, 20, is a bull rider from Pinedale, Wyo. Smith lost sight in his right eye when he was 3 years old after falling on the claw of a hammer. Despite the accident, he has been a rodeo rider most of his life and competes at the Jackson Hole Rodeo twice a week during the summer. He said, “I just like going out and pressing death’s buttons, knocking on its doorstep.”
Jenn Wood climbs a route called “Alive in Wyoming” on Monday at the Rodeo Wall near Hoback.
Humoody Jauda Smith of Snohomish was just 2 years old when an insurgent’s gunshot blinded him in Iraq. Now 11, Humoody is tackling life head-on, learning to live independently using new technologies.
Seattle Seahawks fans celebrate as the Seattle Seahawks score a touchdown during the second quarter of Super Bowl XLVIII at a party at the Historic Everett Theatre in Everett, Wash. The Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos 43-8.
Lake Stevens High School players cheer teammate Rayne Sylvester (1) to home plate after Sylvester hit a grand slam during the 4A district championship game against Snohomish High School at Sky River Park in Monroe, Wash. The Snohomish Panthers defeated the Lake Stevens Vikings 9-5.
Annika Howard, center, of Girls on Fire, plunges into mud while pig wrestling Thursday at the Teton County Fair.
Pageant contestants gather together for a photo before the rodeo queen modeling and speech competitions near the Teton County Fair building in Jackson, Wyo. Competitors in the Rodeo Royalty Pageant ranged from ages 2 to 18.