Matt de la Peña is the author of Ball Don't Lie, Mexican WhiteBoy, We Were Here, I Will Save You and, most recently, The Living. Random House Children's Books hide caption

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Lourdes Garcia-Navarro with her husband, James Hider, and their dogs Nena (left) and Ursa. Tara Todras-Whitehill/Lourdes Garcia-Navarro hide caption

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Mytokia Fair with her husband Thomas Fair. "I see you as a very powerful, beautiful woman," Thomas tells her. "I wish the men before me could have seen this." StoryCorps hide caption

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Members of Doctors Without Borders put on protective gear in Conakry, Guinea. Cellou Binani/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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More than four decades working as a bricklayer gave Barbara Moore calloused, aching hands — and these biceps. Courtesy of Olivia Fite hide caption

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Twelve-year-old Hayley Lindsay spent almost a month working with her dad on this Toothless the Dragon costume. There are sawn-off crutches in the front legs so she can comfortably walk on all fours. Petra Mayer hide caption

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Nadine Gordimer passed away this week at age 90, after a lifetime of achievement in writing and anti-apartheid activism. Radu Sigheti/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Clela Rorex (right) tells her friend Sue Larson that she doesn't regret her decision to grant the controversial marriage licenses. StoryCorps hide caption

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Hannah Marqusee taught these Nepali 8th- and 9th-graders to play Ultimate Frisbee. "Despite being terrible at throwing, they had a really good time," she reports. Their verdict: slightly more fun than soccer but not quite as fun as cricket. Bottom row, fourth from the right, is her host brother, Sachin. Courtesy of Hannah Marqusee hide caption

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