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It takes NPR multimedia producer Kainaz Amaria 30 minutes to commute to work in Washington, D.C. Sometimes it takes a little longer when light, movement and people converge into a sweet scene. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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Destiny Marshall picks sunflower seeds at D-Town Farm during a tour of the 7-acre locale in Detroit. D-Town Farm is part of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, which began in 2006. It has been at its present location on the west side of Detroit for six years. Erica Yoon hide caption

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Clockwise from top left: Jonny, Mickey Mouse balloon vendor at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. (Sheldon Serkin/@shelserkin); Ting, clerk at Dong Xing Chinese and Japanese Takeaway; Marlene Lucien, Port-au-Prince, Haiti (John Poole/NPR/@johnwpoole); Hussain, newsstand kiosk vendor, Melbourne, Australia (Michael Baranovic/@mishobaranovic) Instagram hide caption

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Bobbie Hanvey and his son Steafán Hanvey, in Northern Ireland. Courtesy of Peter Muhly hide caption

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Part four delves into the world of people who live in 24-hour Internet cafes because they can't afford rent. Courtesy of Shiho Fukada/Panos Pictures hide caption

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