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Since April, the state of California has been suffering through one of its worst fire seasons, and thousands of citizens have felt the effects. Camp 8 brush fire squad members (from left) Jason Polhill, Eric Moreno, and Evan Davis were three of over 1,000 firefighters that deployed to fight two fires that raged just miles apart from each other in Duarte and Azusa, California. Brush fire squads are the first responders to all California wildfires, and can spend weeks trying to contain a fire. Together, the fires in Duarte and Azusa burned around 5,000 acres and forced the evacuation of at least 770 homes according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
Coney island clowns dance atop of a mobile boombox during the first day of the Electric Daisy Carnival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on June 18, 2016. More than 400,000 festival goers migrated to Las Vegas to celebrate the 20th anniversary of EDC. The sold-out festival starts at featured eight stages, multiple art installations, theatrical performers, and much more.
I knew I wanted to be a gangster when I was seven years old, said Carl Carr. After spending 25 years in prison, the self-proclaimed member of the crips gang is continuing to live a life of gang-banging. Carr spends most of his time in the streets of Bowling Green, KY and does whatever he can to stay true to his gang. People around here dont mess with me because they know what Im about, said Carr.
When Pico Union resident Diana (chose not to give last name) came back to her house on the evening of August 10, 2016, there was nothing left. Her home, along with two of her neighbor's homes burned in a fire that displaced at least 40 residents in the area. Diana had two dogs that were in the house during the fire, one of which did not make it.
Competitors dog pile on top of each other in celebration after completing the 42nd annual Hermosa Beach Ironman at Hermosa Beach on July 4, 2016. For this unique competition, participants had to run a mile, paddle boarded a mile, then chug a six-pack of beer without vomiting in order to complete the Ironman.
Jockey Mario Gutierrez gives a thumbs up to the crowd after winning the 42nd Kentucky Derby atop of American Thoroughbred racehorse Nyquist at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2016. Nyquist remained undefeated after his win at Churchill Downs, but lost in the Preakness Stakes, the second leg of the triple crown.
Members of the McCarty Memorial Christian Church congregation come together to embrace a man who recently lost his brother at the hands of police in Los Angeles, CA on July 12, 2016. Numerous young Los Angeles residents gathered for night of healing and expression in response to the recent deaths of African American men across the country.