Clarissa Rodriguez of Texas, 17, and Ruby Gilliam of Ohio, 93, recite the Pledge of Allegiance during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Monday. They are the youngest and oldest delegates at the convention.
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Ameera, 6, walks with assistance at the Craig Joint Theater Hospital at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. She is recovering from a gunshot wound sustained when she was caught in a firefight between U.S. and Afghan soldiers and Taliban insurgents.
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Edson Escobar, 16, (seated, left) and his brother Alex Escobar, 18, (right), with their grandparents Ricardo and Sara Tejada in central Virginia. Edson and Alex came to the U.S. from El Salvador separately two years apart to escape their abusive father.