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.
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%.
The Cal Marching Band prepares to take the stage at the Warriors NBA Championship Parade in Oakland.
Pole dancers of all ages and abilities competed in the Golden Gate Pole Championships in February in San Bruno, California.
Boys from the Pomak village of Myki in Thrace, Greece roughhouse and set off firecrackers at the annual summer feast.
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.
Yazan (left) and Amro Meqbil play in Beit Ummar, a village north of Bethlehem in the Israeli-controlled Area C of the West Bank. The Meqbils live in in constant fear of losing their home due to encroaching Jewish settlements.
Climbers use headlamps to guide their way across narrow ledges and caves after sundown on Tonsai Beach in Thailand. March 2017.
Palestinians pray outside Lion’s Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City in protest of Israel Prime Minister Netanayu’s decision to place metal detectors at the gates of the Temple Mount following the shooting of two Israeli soldiers at the holy site in July 2017.
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)
Runners sprint ahead of the competition through the muddy fields at Nash Ranch’s Mud Mash in Redding, CA.
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.
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.