About a month after the Nepal earthquake, Vishnu Tandukar, 26, and Anju Hyaumnikha, 21, were married at the Bhadrakali Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. Both Tandukar and Hyaumnikha lost their homes in the earthquake. At the time Tandukar was staying with relatives and Hyaumnikha was staying with her immediate family in a tent.
Prisoners at Lurigancho Prison in Lima, Peru, known to be one of the most dangerous in the world, practice a sport called "Full Body" for three hours on June 14, 2013, attempting to set the world record for the most people simultaneously performing the exercise, whether inside a jail or not. Prisoner Alejandro Nunez del Arco was a fitness instructor before he was convicted of kidnapping and sentenced to jail for 15 years. Late last year he started small workshops to teach other prisoners the sport, which combines elements of dance, Tae Bo and kick boxing. Little by little the sport became the pride of the prison. On the day this photo was taken about 1200 prisoners participated, each cell block donning a different color uniform. Full Body is a sport/fitness program that was founded by Peruvian Roger Romero, who also participated alongside the prisoners. They await confirmation of the record.
Supporters of Ollanta Humala listen as he delivers a speech months before the election in Callao, Peru. Humala beat his many opponents and became Peru's president on July 28, 2011.
Ralph Tyler listens as journalist Russ Mitchell speaks to students attending the 31st Annual Minority Journalism Workshop in St. Louis, Mo.
For her 13th birthday a girl gets her hair done in San Pedro, a small village in the Peruvian Amazon. The woman who fixes her hair has come in from a larger town about 45 minutes up the river. While there is no cake or party the hair do itself is a luxury for the birthday girl and her sister.
Ismelda Villegas looks out the window in the dining room of the hostel her family runs in Chaiten, Chile. About five years ago Chaiten Volcano erupted. Lahars followed the eruption, ruining homes and filling them with mud and ash in the town of Chaiten. Some of the owners never returned and their houses sit vacant, slowly decomposing. Other residents, like Ismelda Villegas, returned, despite warnings that another eruption is likely.
Migrant workers harvest sweet potatoes on the Scharf Farm north of Millstadt, Ill. The Scharfs have had several of the same migrant workers come to their farm for the past 20 years, and they say they are like family than hired help.
Veterinarian Scott Falls helps his son install a deer blind in the family's backyard in Troy, Mo.
Three school girls in Flor de Primavera, Peru. Electricity arrived in the town of about 500 just last year. Most of the population comes from Piura to work in the coffee fields and earn a living for their families.
An obstetrician performs a daily control on a pregnant woman staying at a maternal waiting home in Ayacucho, Peru. In the country there are 508 waiting homes, where women can stay prior to giving birth. The homes were built in an effort to reduce infant and maternal mortality rates in rural Peru, giving women quick access to healthcare professionals.
Fernando Jesus Canchari Vasquez has been jumping off the same cliff in Chorrillos, Peru, for 26 years. It's how he makes his living. Several times a day, when the water is high enough, he dons a brown or white monk's robe and plunges into the sea below. Over the years others have come out to copycat the jump in similar robes, but Canchari says he has the best form. In his 40s, his feet stay together until the second his body hits the water.
Jhariff Bryan Soto Cuya, 6, takes karate lessons from his father, Vladimir Rolf Soto Rubio, in their hometown of Punta Negra, Peru, a beach town about 50 km south of Lima. Jhariff is a yellow belt, the second belt earned in karate.
Martin Topdjian has been a radio aficionado for more than 60 years. He talks on the radio every night from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the workshop of his Buenos Aires, Argetina, home. Most of his "amigos del aire" (radio friends) are from Argentina, but he also regularly chats with a buddy in New York and has talked with people from Japan, Finland and Peru, among other countries.
Two captured condors are held in the mayor's backyard in Coyllurqui, Peru. Once a year dozens of Peruvian mountain towns capture condors and tie them to the backs of bulls for a bullfight known as Yawar Fiesta. The birds are the guests of honor at the event and if anything bad happens to the condors, the town is superstitious that a bad year will follow. The centuries-old practice, linked to the Andean culture, in some cases kills or maims the giant birds, which are endangered in Peru. After being tied to a bull and let into the ring for about 5 minutes each, both of these birds were released.
Supporters of presidential candidate Alejandro Toledo kiss election flyers depicting the candidate outside a gathering he hosted with the union of shoe shiners in Lima, Peru. A former shoe shiner himself, Toledo was the first indigenous president of Peru when he was elected in June 2001.
A girl walks her alpaca to a stream to get a morning drink near Ilave, Peru, near the shores of Lake Titicaca. Wool from the baby alpaca is extremely soft and was once reserved for Inca royalty. Now most tourists to the Andean country leave with a baby alpaca hat, scarf or sweater.
Norman Bowen and Alice Bowen wait for their pizza – the night's special – at the Station restaurant in Mt. Sterling, Ill. The couple lives in nearby Hersman and drove to Mt. Sterling for a date night.