Laura Beltrán Villamizar
Laura Beltran Villamizar at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C., May 21, 2019. (photo by Allison Shelley)
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Kim hangs out in her art studio and room in Toronto. Kim uses the language of fashion, art, and literature to challenge the abuse of religion and/or culture in the Korean Christian community. Kim was born in 1995 in Vancouver, Canada. She has lived in South Korea and Canada. Hannah Yoon hide caption

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Hannah Yoon

Ariel Ramos, 50, is tearing out coca leaves to be processed into coca paste, a substance that can be smoked or used for making cocaine powder. "I don't need to move to sell coca paste, the buyers come to me. It is easier than planting anything else." Fabiola Ferrero hide caption

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Fabiola Ferrero

Aisha Ali Ibrahim, 17, is a student at Shehu Sanda Kyarimi. She was photographed at the Maiduguri park and zoo in Maiduguri, Nigeria, in 2017. Rahima Gambo hide caption

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Rahima Gambo

Teresa Baker sits with her grandchildren, James Rose, 4, and Adeline Steele, 18 months, whom she cares for. She says she doesn't vote. "I don't have time for that," she said. Andrea Bruce for NPR hide caption

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Andrea Bruce for NPR

Members of the last large LGBTQ group who joined Diversidad Sin Fronteras and the Refugee Caravan 2018 get ready to seek asylum at the San Ysidro Port of Entry on May 9. Verónica G. Cárdenas hide caption

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Verónica G. Cárdenas