Paige, left, plays with her fellow Scouts before their Scouts BSA graduation ceremony in San Jose on May 16, 2018. Pack 317 was one of the first in California to integrate girls into their program following the rebranding of Boy Scouts to “Scouts BSA” last fall.
Jamal Meqbil serves the classic Palestinian rice dish Maqlubah, meaning “upside down” in Arabic, to family and guests in the village of Beit Ummar. Jamal’s home is constantly under threat of demolition by Israeli soldiers due to its location in Israeli-controlled Area C of the West Bank.
Students pass time between classes in the courtyard of Social Justice Humanitas Academy in San Fernando, CA. SJHA, founded in 2011, is a “teacher powered school”, where teachers gather to make decisions rather than receive direction from the district office. SJHA is proving to be a model of success for low-income areas as well, increasing its graduation rate to 99%.
Hikers take a break at from their climb at Avalanche Lake, one of the most trafficked features in Glacier National Park.
Dancers rehearse at the SF Pole and Dance studio in preparation for the Golden Gate Pole Championships, a 2-day pole dancing competition in San Bruno, California.
Katia Dyrby earns her stripes as one of the first girls in Scouts BSA at the Pack 317 graduation ceremony in San Jose, CA. When asked what she wanted to tell the world now that she was an official Scout, Katia said: “That girls can be a part of things, too.” Paige, friend and fellow Scout, followed: “That girls can be brave and they can be strong and they could do what boys can do.”
Students use advisory period to visit their principal, Jose Navarro at Social Justice Humanitas Academy in San Fernando, CA. SJHA, founded in 2011, is a “teacher powered school”, where teachers gather to make decisions rather than receive direction from the district office. SJHA is proving to be a model of success for low-income areas as well, increasing its graduation rate to 99%
Climbers use headlamps to guide their way across narrow ledges and caves after sundown on Tonsai Beach in Thailand. March 2017.
Runners sprint ahead of the competition through the muddy fields at Nash Ranch’s Mud Mash in Redding, CA.
The crowd ended the San Francisco’s annual Lunar New Year Parade with a bang by lighting up the streets of Chinatown with sparklers and firecrackers. (Samantha Shanahan/KQED)
Urias Escudero of San Jose cheers as the Warriors secure their win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on June 8, 2018 at the Warrior Watch Party at Oracle Arena in Oakland.
Students hang out during conference period at Social Justice Humanities Academy in San Fernando, CA. Conference periods are time built into the school day when kids can seek out help with an assignment or engage in a new activity. These periods allow students to choose their environment of interest while building support networks with SJHA staff and their own self-efficacy.
Makayla Keating, 22, repeats her pre-show mantra as she prepares to take the stage for her first competitive pole performance at the Golden Gate Pole Championships in San Bruno.
Children of the Ultra-Orthodox community blow whistles and scream in protest of the Women of the Wall participants during the monthly prayer at the Western Wall. Jerusalem, July 2017.
Steph Curry sprays the crowd with champagne at the Warriors Parade in Oakland in the wake of the Warriors’ 4-0 sweep of the Cleveland Caveliers to win their third NBA championship in four years.
The Presidio’s Eucalyptus are the longest-lived and most controversial trees in San Francisco. The Tasmanian Blue Gum variety invasively reproduces and displaces the surrounding plant species, but their unique smell and massive size continue to draw spectators despite their controversy.
Pole dancers prepare backstage for their performances at the Golden Gate Pole Championships in San Bruno. They competed in categories ranging from exotic to dramatic and in pairs, groups, or as single performers.
Participants embodied characters ranging from lions to demons for the Dramatic category of the Golden Gate Pole Championships in San Bruno.
Ahmed, 7, tends to his family’s garden in the Pomak villages of Xanthi, Greece.
Amelia Johnson, center, cheers as a tour bus carrying Steph Curry, his wife, Ayesha, and their daughter, Riley, passes by at the 2018 Warriors Championship Parade in Oakland, CA.
Tourists snorkel off the island of Paros in the Cyclades region of Greece.
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on air on KQED’s Political Breakdown on August 22, 2018, the day after the guilty verdict of President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Pelosi says, “Trump has engendered a culture of cronyism and corruption in D.C.," but warned that any effort at impeachment would need to be bipartisan.
Palestinians pray in the streets in a "Day of Rage" to protest of Israel's motion to place metal detectors at the entrance of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
Pole dancers of all ages and abilities competed in the Golden Gate Pole Championships in February in San Bruno, California.
Climbers scale cliffs without ropes above the sea, known as "deep water soloing" in Tonsai Bay, Thailand. March 2017.
The Golden State Warriors victory parade signifies the end of a championship season and the last the team will play in Oakland, their home since 1966. The Warriors will relocate next season to their new stadium in San Francisco proper.