Graduating cadets gain their first bar and rise to second lieutenant during the U.S. Air Force Academy Class of 2023 Graduation at Falcon Stadium on the U.S. Air Force Academy campus in Colorado Springs, Co., on Thursday, June 1, 2023. The graduation featured President Joe Biden giving the graduation address and a flyover by the Thunderbirds alongside the special day for 921 graduating cadets.
Cythiana native Austin Jones, 30, sands the paint off car parts with his grandfather Clarence Jones in a garage at his grandfather's farm in Harrison County, Ky., on Friday, November 1, 2019. Austin loves to deconstruct old cars and motorcycles. Clarence says he hears people talking about Austin every morning when he's getting coffee. "He's an inspiration to the community," Clarence says.

A mourner prepares to board the London Underground Jubilee Line at Baker Street Station on Friday, September 16. About a quarter of a million people came to Queen Elizabeth II's coffin as she lay in state for four days at Westminster Hall before her funeral on Monday, September 19.
Portage Central's captain Olivia Brodie (4) leads the soccer team on their lap of the field after their win of the division 1 regional finals at Scotland Yard Field in Caldonia, Michigan on Thursday, June 9, 2022. Portage Central won, 1-0.
Artistic portrait for the cover of Westen Kentucky University's Talisman, Issue 14: Surreal. The model is Western Kentucky University student Brinlee Price.
Kelly Gottschall, older cousin of Bailey Broderick, hugs one of Broderick's close friends Melissa Powers in front of the Kalamazoo Courthouse in downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan on Friday, April 1, 2022. Broderick died in a drunk driving accident at Western Michigan University in November 2021. Friends and family of Bailey Broderick stand with signs in the cold and snow demanding justice and no charges had been issued.
Whitehall High School's Aiden Weiler wrestles with Saint Joseph High School's Gavin Keller during the division 2 team wrestling quarterfinals at Wings Event Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan on Friday, Feb. 25, 2022.
Guardian siren MermADA, also known as Breanne Tarasevicius, coaches a child on how to be a mermaid in the water tank at the MerFest International Festival at Lake Arvesta located on the edge of South Haven, Michigan on Saturday, June 25, 2022. Vendors sold jewelry, bodices and books as mermaids took turns swimming in the large tank in the center of the island that the event occurred on.
Cayden Viviano, 6, is consoled by his mother Laura Viviano of New York, Ny., before the start of the Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial 2023 Observance in Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Saturday, September 16, 2023. Cayden's father Christopher Viviano died after a long struggle with a lung disease that developed after working on 9/11 combined with contracting COVID-19.
Loy Norrix student Kelisha Davis does not take the stage alone during the Loy Norrix Graduation Ceremony at Wings Event Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. Davis carries a portrait of her mother Erin Nicole Davis with her. After Erin's passing in 2020 just at the start of the pandemic, Kelisha fought hard to make it to this day. "I wanted to give up so bad, but I knew she wanted me to do this," Kelisha said. Kelisha's mother inspired her to start a career in the medical field with a goal of becoming a heart surgeon, and Kelisha plans on taking the first steps to that goal by starting her higher education at Western Michigan University in the fall.
Around 200 Michigan citizens turn out to a march around downtown Kalamazoo against the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade on Thursday, July 7, 2022. "While Michigan still has right to abortion, other states do not," protest organizer and Kalamazoo resident Adara Pasos said. She continued on in a speech in front of Kalamazoo's Court House reminding everyone the importance of voting for local government and to get ready to head to the polls August 2.
Sarah Stokes, 12, and Isaac Stokes, 10, embrace their father Lt. Colo. Micheal Stokes as he returns home from an excursion to Europe alongside the 4th Infantry Division Headquarters at the William "Bill" Reed Special Events Center at Fort Carson, Colo., on Wednesday, September 13, 2023.
Cars inch up to mile 16 of Pikes Peak Highway as race car enthusiasts claim their spots on the steep slope of Devil's Playground on Pikes Peak to watch the 101st Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on Sunday, June 25, 2023. Attendees dangerously slipped around on the residual snow and dug their chairs in the ice hours before the 7:30 race start.