A performer checks out the crowd from backstage just before the beginning of the Baltimore group Fluid Movement's 12th annual Water Ballet Spectacular. This year's performance was an interpretation of "Moby Dick."
Fourth grade students at the Detroit International Academy for Young Women take a glance at their new crowns gifted to them by Detroit non-profit InsideOut at an end of year celebration on June 6, 2012. The organization seeks to fill the Detroit Public Schools' creative void by sending professional writers into the schools for a supplementary writing class.
A young supporter gets an extra lift while waiting for President Obama to greet voters at his penultimate 2012 election rally in Columbus, OH on Nov. 5, 2012.
Maryland crabber Dave Miller throws a newly baited pot out into the Upper Bay River while Dave Bomberg gets the next pot ready.
A grandfather reacts to seeing his grandson for the first time in seven weeks during the Naval Academy's Parent Weekend. The Naval Academy's Class of 2017 goes through Plebe Summer, an intense training where they have limited contact with family and friends until Parent Weekend, where plebes are finally reunited with loved ones.
Those not scared away by the storm that rolled in, wait in knee-deep water for the wild ponies to swim across the Assateague Channel at the annual Chincoteague Pony Swim. Each year, the Chincoteague Volunteer Firefighter Company's herd of wild ponies swim from Assateague Island, MD to Chincoteague Island, VA and then are auctioned off the following day as a fundraiser for the firefighters.
An Italian flea market merchant stands guard at her booth during the Ciopmi Antique Market in Florence, Italy on Jan. 27, 2013.
An Italian living statue takes a break while performing outside of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy on March 9, 2013.
A participant in the 2013 Annapolis, MD Fourth of July Parade waves a flag while riding down the parade route.
A performer at Baltimore Pride 2013 waves to the crowd.
Best Hon 2003, Rita Moore, puts on her lipstick at the annual Baltimore HonFest. Each year, the Baltimore neighborhood of Hampden dresses to the nines — in neon, feather boas, and hair curlers — to celebrate the one and only HonFest. One of Baltimore's many summer festivals, HonFest stands as a tribute to the exaggerated 1950's, working-class persona and all things Bawlmer.
Brynlee Libuwen, 10 months, of College Park, MD gets a little help from dad while walking down Main St. just before the Annapolis Fourth of July Parade.
A vendor prepares barbecue chicken at Detroit's Eastern Market on May 20, 2012.
Student Marina Milton poses for a studio portrait in the Florence University of the Arts' studio in Florence, Italy.
A young man who identified himself as the son of homicide victim Joyce Alston looks out of the window of his family's home while reminiscing about his mother's life. Joyce, who died on June 22, 2013, was the 106th Baltimore homicide victim of 2013.
Naval Academy plebes learn how to properly wear their uniform during the Naval Academy's Induction Day on June 27, 2013. Induction Day marks the beginning of the incoming Class of 2017's seven week plebe training where new students endure intense physical training and limited contact with family and friends.