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Avenlea Harris, 31, looks in a mirror as she applies eyeshadow in Gainesville, Fla., March 13, 2021. Harris sings, dances, screams and creates art during events she calls “Indigo Spaces.” It helps her cope with abuse and trauma in her past. Although people find her actions bizarre, she feels liberated and empowered by her free expression.
A child claps during the Alachua-Newnansville Community Remembrance Project Soil Collection Ceremony at A. L. Mebane Middle School on June 26, 2021, in Alachua, Fla. The ceremony recognized those lynched in the area many years ago.
Mourners raise candles and phone flashlights to music during a candlelight vigil for Miya Marcano Oct. 1, 2021 at Arden Villas in Orlando, Fla. The 19-year-old college student went missing a week before the vigil. She was found dead the next day.
Two children splash as they exit a water slide during a community fundraiser called "Water Wars" at Abraham Lincoln Middle School June 6, 2021 in Gainesville, Fla.
NASA’s ”Lucy” spacecraft launches on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket Oct. 16, 2021, from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla. “Lucy” will explore ancient asteroids.
Orlando Magic player Wendell Carter Jr. (34) watches his teammates pose for cameras during media day at the Amway Center on Sept. 27, 2021 in Orlando, Fla. This was his first media day with the team.
An emergency responder clears debris on Northeast Waldo Road after two vehicles collided Wednesday, August 4, 2021 in Gainesville, Fla. The driver of the red vehicle was listed in stable condition.
A protestor waves a Palestinian flag on the side of West University Avenue during a Dream Defenders demonstration in solidarity with Palestine on Wednesday, May 20, 2021 in Gainesville, Fla.