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.
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.
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)
In Russia, winter swimming enthusiasts leave a polling station where they cast their presidential vote shortly after taking a bath in the icy waters of the Siberian city of Novosibirsk, on March 4, 2012.
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