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Laura Beltran Villamizar at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C., May 21, 2019. (photo by Allison Shelley)
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Sheree Barbour holds her fist in the air in Denver, Colo. as people protest the grand jury decision in the Breonna Taylor case. Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images hide caption

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(Left) During the coronavirus pandemic, cleaning has become more intense and important. Gloves used for cleaning photographer Celeste Alonso's house in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Right) Plants on Alonso's balcony. Celeste Alonso hide caption

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Celeste Alonso

From left to right, some of the Latinx figures we think deserve monuments: Ivy Queen, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Sonia Manzano and Anacaona. Rodrigo Varela; Ron Galella Collection; David Livingston; The Civilization, volume III, 1882/Getty Images hide caption

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Latinx Monuments We'd Like To See

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Tree women of the Otavalo indigenous community of Ecuador stand on the Arbolito park in Quito, Ecuador during the 10th day of social protests that took place in October, 2019. Isadora Romero hide caption

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"I identify politically and internally as nonbinary and externally practice as masculine, so trans-masculine," Jady says. "Nonbinary to me is being off of the structure that was put into place to categorize/control people. To me, that's the political part of the identification." Salgu Wissmath hide caption

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Salgu Wissmath

Ethiopia Berta, an activist and educator who has been fighting for a change for many years, marches in Washington, D.C., on June 6. Last year she worked to keep Democracy Prep Public Charter School in southeast Washington, D.C., from closing. Dee Dwyer hide caption

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Dee Dwyer

Left: Photographer Neha Hirve's grandfather, Shriram, in the blistering morning sun. Right: Hirve's grandparents hold hands as they take their afternoon nap. Neha Hirve hide caption

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Neha Hirve

Girón Merchy, 45, works in the radiology department at Riotinto Hospital in Huelva. On March 18, she began to feel the symptoms of the coronavirus. One day later it was confirmed that she had been infected with COVID-19. She has been in isolation at her home, avoiding physical contact with her two children and her partner. Susana Giron hide caption

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Susana Giron

Cuban singer Cimafunk performs with Tank and the Bangas (winners of NPR's 2017 Tiny Desk Contest), The Soul Rebels and the Queen of the Guardians of the Flame during a concert at La Tropical in Havana. Eliana Aponte for NPR hide caption

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