At Freedom Park in Border Field State Park in Imperial Beach, Calif., Dylan Terrazes of Santa Barbara, Calif. touches his grandmother's fingers as she meets him for the first time.  The park sits at the end of the 1,933 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border. Border Patrol allows people to congregate on both side of the fence on weekends. The small holes in the fence leave little room for physical contact through the fence except for fingertips. Those who visit at the park say they give "pinkie kisses" though the fence.
 A U.S. soldier stands in a muddy field in Zumar, Iraq as soldiers begin building a combined security checkpoint in Feb. 2010.
 "Death will come when it comes,"  says Cleo Hamlatt, 95, of Oakland. Until her time comes, Hamlatt, chooses to live with positive thoughts — which means rejecting those who might inject darkness to her light.
 A man shoots his dog, Pooh Bear, a family pet for eight years, near a small grave he dug just moments before in the families back yard. A rabid skunk bit the dog earlier in the morning. The man didn't have the money to care for the dog and had to make the difficult decision to euthanize it himself.
 A nun stands in prayer in St. Peter's Square as the College of Cardinals hold a pre-conclave mass inside the basilica as they prepare to vote to choose Pope Benedict XVI’s successor.  While the world waits, pilgrims gather outside to watch the mass on several big screens on March 12, 2013.    
 A woman stands amidst piles of tulips, a memorial, at one of the blockaded entrances to Kiev’s Maidan, Independence Square where, in the days prior, over a hundred protesters lost their lives in violent clashes with police and unknown shooters.  The clashes of the Euromaidan, the Ukrainian Revolution of 2014, culminated in the ousting of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.
 An Amish farmer walks across his farm on May 12, 2011 in Sligo, Clarion County, Pa.