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history, Colonial Williamsburg, slavery, Revolutionary War

Katrinah Carol Lewis, a historical interpreter at Colonial Williamsburg, is photographed following a performance of "A Gathering of Hair" at the Governor’s Palace on Feb. 2, 2018. The production explores the lives of free and enslaved African Americans during the Revolutionary era.

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Duke Innovation and Entrepreneurship Bullpen, Durham
Darrell Fruth, an intellectual property partner with Brooks Pierce, stands inside the Duke Innovation and Entrepreneurship Bullpen in Durham.
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police, lawsuit, crime, justice

Jayln Whitlow, 3, stands with his mother, Jessica Boyd, center, and the family of Kawanza J. Beaty as attorney James Ellenson speaks about a wrongful death lawsuit that the family filed against the city of Newport News, Police Chief Richard Myers and the police officer who shot and killed Beaty in July. Boyd is the mother of Beaty's unborn child.

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K'Bana Blaq, The American Theatre, Hampton, Phoebus, music

Entertainer K'bana Blaq poses for a portrait at The American Theatre in Hampton, Va.

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service dog, Newport News
Newport News resident Denna Williams holds her service dog, Diamond, who will soon be retired and adopted by a new family.
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foster care, Norfolk, family
Irie Martin, 21, is photographed at his apartment on Oct. 10, 2018, in Norfolk, Va. Martin, who stayed in several foster homes before aging out of the traditional foster care system at age 18, says the experience strengthened his preference for solitude. "Everything I've seen and heard and what happened to me kind of, you know, changed me — made me not want to deal with people," he said. "And I guess that got so engrained into my psyche that even now, still a lot of the time, I don't want to be bothered by people."
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Beaver Queen Pageant, Durham, Duke Park

A contestant exits a backstage area prior to the 12th Annual Beaver Queen Pageant at Duke Park in Durham. 

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homelessness, community, volunteer, faith, religion

Regina Darden, photographed in the sanctuary of Lighthouse Community Church on Oct. 2, 2019, says she felt called by a higher power to serve the homeless population when she began the H.O.P.E. (Helping Others Pursue Excellence) program three years ago. Three days a week from May to November, she serves dinner and coordinates overnight shelter for homeless guests at Lighthouse Community Church in Norfolk's Ocean View neighborhood. 

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voting, elections, Newport News

Helma Coote exits the voting precinct at L.F. Palmer Elementary School in Newport News, Va.

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cigar, smoke, wedding, Nashville

A woman smokes a cigar during a wedding in Nashville, TN.

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drag, LGBTQ, Pride

A drag performer prepares to take the stage at PrideFest on June 30, 2018, in Norfolk, Va.

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doctor, radiologist, breast cancer, mammography, health, technology

Dr. Kelley Allison, a radiologist specializing in breast imaging, says the new 3-D mammography technology at Sentara can help see through dense breast tissue and detect more cancer.

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church, stained glass, history

Patsy Woodard, 83, is photographed through the stained glass doors of Gorman Baptist Church, wearing her grandmother's dress and hat. Woodard's grandmother moved to Gorman in 1916 and was a founding member of the church.

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Chapel Hill, music, family

Casey Valleroy—who along with his older brother makes up the Chapel Hill band the Bucket Brothers—is photographed at his home. 

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