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Best friends Elora and Kayla practice their Bollywood routine for a community Diwali event in Virginia. The holiday celebrates light in the darkness, renewal and rebirth, and the triumph of good over evil. Maansi Srivastava hide caption

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Maansi Srivastava

Rachel Sklar, an environmental epidemiologist and postdoctoral scholar is seen at the San Quentin State Prison in California, collecting data on COVID-19 transmission in the state's prison population. Sklar, who is of Filipino descent, says she has been denied an academic opportunity because some institutions do not consider her to be from a racial group that is underrepresented in STEM. Rachel Sklar hide caption

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Rachel Sklar

U.S. gymnast Sunisa Lee took home a bronze medal for her performance on the uneven bars at the Tokyo Olympics, as well as a gold medal in the women's all-around. Ashley Landis/AP hide caption

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Candidates Bruce Harrell (Seattle), Michelle Wu (Boston), and Aftab Pureval (Cincinnati). Elaine Thompson/AP Photo; John Minchillo/AP Photo; Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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Elaine Thompson/AP Photo; John Minchillo/AP Photo; Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Yuri Kochiyama speaks at an anti-war demonstration in New York City's Central Park around 1968. Courtesy of the Kochiyama family/UCLA Asian American Studies Center hide caption

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Courtesy of the Kochiyama family/UCLA Asian American Studies Center