Mike Cassels, 47, sits in his living room in Athens, Ohio while watching NASCAR April, 7, 2008. Because of psoriasis, a chronic skin disease, and back problems, Cassels has not worked since 1999. "I can't bend over for ﬁve minutes without my back hurting," said Cassels. Athens, Ohio had an unemployment rate of 5.6 percent in April 2008.
Professor of audio production at Ohio University, Lowell Jacobs, has a jam session in his UnionArts studio. Jacobs makes alternative and instrumental music with other musicians in Athens, Ohio.
From left to right, Stacey Wagner, Chris Baron, Katie Rieger, and Liz Reilly dance to Chrissy Murderbot and MC Zulu at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, IL, July 16, 2011. (The New York Times)
Children from the Lelea Orpans Center in Geita, Tanzania look through a picture album and laugh together during a visitation from American missionaries, June 5, 2007.
Sambe Babacar, 28, and Thier No Drame, 29, walk through Ngor, a neighborhood located along side the beach in Dakar, Senegal, May 29, 2012.
Yellowstone National Park – Youth participate in a leadership development program called C5 New England.
Donald Houston, left, poses with his younger blood brother, Dyjon Bowers. At the age of nine, Houston and his brother were separated and put into foster care after their parents we're found to be using crack cocaine. “It just seemed like there was different stages of my life where I was just getting comfortable with the people I lived with and then ‘Wake up Don, you got to go somewhere again,” Donald said.
President Barack Obama speaks about the 2011 tsunami that devastated Japan at a White House press conference March 11, 2011. He also speaks about rising gas prices, protests in Libya and the nation's budget.
President Obama speaks on the resignation of Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak, in the White House Grand Foyer on Feb. 11, 2011. President Obama said, "By stepping down, President Mubarak responded to the Egyptian people’s hunger for change."
Dakar Senegal – Cambérène Beach June 5, 2012.
Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United coach, at a press conference in New York, N.Y., July 25, 2011. (The New York Times)
Action Bronson at the Gramercy Theater in New York City. (The New York Times)
Minor league quarterback forTrenton Steel, E.J. Nemeth. He earns 150 dollars per game, and by day he works at a hay farm in Cranbury Township, N.J. (The New York Times)
Spectators gather to watch the 35th annual Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks show, July 4, 2011. Photographed from the top of the New York Times Building in Time Square. (The New York Times)
Couple Melissa Auf der Maur a musician, and Tony Stone, a filmmaker transform an old factory into a performing arts and studio space in Hudson, N.Y., June 25, 2011. (The New York Times)
The 35th annual Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks show, July 4, 2011 (The New York Times)
Roy Hargrove – Celebrate Brooklyn concert in Prospect Park Bandshell in Brooklyn, New York, June 24, 2011. (The New York Times)
The crowd listens to artist Merrill Garbus known as tUnE-yArDs performing at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, IL, July 15, 2011. (The New York Times)
Hunter College student, Sarah C. Pomar, 24, protests against Mayor Bloomberg's $208 million budget cut proposal to social and public city services near City Hall Park, June 14, 2011. "I really fear for the future", said Pomar who is a member of the International Socialist Organization. (The New York Times)
Patricio Chicaiza, left, and Anthony Vazquez rejoice aftering becoming married by Judge Charles Troia at Staten Island Borough Hall Clerk's Office building in Staten Island, N.Y., July 24, 2011. Their friends Carol Miranda, left, and Mia Serbones were present. (The New York Times)