A young man leaps  into the Mediterranean Sea from the ancient wall surrounding Morocco's historic town of  Asilah.

A young man leaps into the Mediterranean Sea from the ancient wall surrounding Morocco's historic town of Asilah.

  A group of local church leaders  pray in the basement of an Ethiopian church, during a Developing Emerging Leaders class in the  Walayta District.

A group of local church leaders pray in the basement of an Ethiopian church, during a Developing Emerging Leaders class in the Walayta District.

  A young Cuban boy  steps up to bat in a game of stickball.

A young Cuban boy steps up to bat in a game of stickball.

  Brighter Stars FC Supporter . Lamu, Kenya. Sept. 2013

Brighter Stars FC Supporter. Lamu, Kenya. Sept. 2013

  A Chinese fisherman  pulls in his net on the Li River outside of Guilin.

A Chinese fisherman pulls in his net on the Li River outside of Guilin.

   Inside a small Moroccan mosque , a man prays the  Maghrib prayer , prayed just after sun. This is the fourth of five formal daily prayers   performed by practicing  Muslims .

Inside a small Moroccan mosque, a man prays the Maghrib prayer, prayed just after sun. This is the fourth of five formal daily prayers performed by practicing Muslims.

  Members of the Dalit caste  gather at the Gateway of India in Mumbai. Each year, the Dalits are permitted free passage to Mumbai in honor of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, a central figure in the struggle for Indian independence, the architect of the new nation's constitution and the foremost champion of the Dalit ("untouchable") caste, to which he belonged.

Members of the Dalit caste gather at the Gateway of India in Mumbai. Each year, the Dalits are permitted free passage to Mumbai in honor of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, a central figure in the struggle for Indian independence, the architect of the new nation's constitution and the foremost champion of the Dalit ("untouchable") caste, to which he belonged.

  Visitors to the Forbidden City , in Beijing, exit through the central doors of Wumen (the Meridian Gate). During the Ming & Qing Dynasties these doors were reserved for exclusive use by the emperor.

Visitors to the Forbidden City, in Beijing, exit through the central doors of Wumen (the Meridian Gate). During the Ming & Qing Dynasties these doors were reserved for exclusive use by the emperor.

  Two women laugh  while doing their laundry in a small lake in the center of Chongqing, China's fourth largest city.

Two women laugh while doing their laundry in a small lake in the center of Chongqing, China's fourth largest city.

  Residents of an apartment building  in Havana Vieja relax in the late afternoon sun.

Residents of an apartment building in Havana Vieja relax in the late afternoon sun.

  Along the Brahmaputra river , in Assam, India, three men commute from the rice fields on the back of a working elephant.

Along the Brahmaputra river, in Assam, India, three men commute from the rice fields on the back of a working elephant.

  A woman spins  the many prayer wheels at Harati Devi Temple in Katmandu, Nepal.

A woman spins the many prayer wheels at Harati Devi Temple in Katmandu, Nepal.

  A man leaves Dakshinkali Temple,  where Hindu worshipers come to make animal sacrifices outside Pharping, Nepal.

A man leaves Dakshinkali Temple, where Hindu worshipers come to make animal sacrifices outside Pharping, Nepal.

  A Bolivian vendor  sells bootleg videos on the streets of Sucre. Sept. 2011.

A Bolivian vendor sells bootleg videos on the streets of Sucre. Sept. 2011.

  A woman  scours the banks of the Li River for small crabs to sell in the local market in the town of Yang Shoa.

A woman scours the banks of the Li River for small crabs to sell in the local market in the town of Yang Shoa.

  Two men emerge  from the pomegranate groves in the Ben Habib Wadi, Oman. This is the only location on the whole of the Arabian Peninsula where the fruit can be found growing naturally.

Two men emerge from the pomegranate groves in the Ben Habib Wadi, Oman. This is the only location on the whole of the Arabian Peninsula where the fruit can be found growing naturally.

  Residents of a small village  outside of Machilipatnam, India work with the local church to rebuild their community after it that was burned to the ground in 2008.

Residents of a small village outside of Machilipatnam, India work with the local church to rebuild their community after it that was burned to the ground in 2008.

  For this family  in rural Morocco, living life has become increasingly more difficult in the wake of converting from Islam to Christianity. They are two of the three Christians in their village of 5,000.

For this family in rural Morocco, living life has become increasingly more difficult in the wake of converting from Islam to Christianity. They are two of the three Christians in their village of 5,000.

  Young men  enjoy the cool evening atop the  Sulphur baths in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Young men enjoy the cool evening atop the Sulphur baths in Tbilisi, Georgia.

  A young man  attends a service at a local church in  Vladakavkaz, Ossetia.

A young man attends a service at a local church in Vladakavkaz, Ossetia.

  A woman  looks for her friend in one of Moscow Metro stations.

A woman looks for her friend in one of Moscow Metro stations.

  Students devote themselves  to their studies at the madrasa housed in an upper room of Maulana Yaqub Charkhi Mosque in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

Students devote themselves to their studies at the madrasa housed in an upper room of Maulana Yaqub Charkhi Mosque in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

  A guard stands watch  outside the Presidential Palace in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

A guard stands watch outside the Presidential Palace in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

  A Tajik shopkeeper  closes up for the day.

A Tajik shopkeeper closes up for the day.

  A social worker  in a home that serves as the first stop for girls rescued from human trafficking in Delhi, opens her bible during a small group meeting. The home, which must remain nameless for security reasons, is the first of its kind in Delhi.

A social worker in a home that serves as the first stop for girls rescued from human trafficking in Delhi, opens her bible during a small group meeting. The home, which must remain nameless for security reasons, is the first of its kind in Delhi.

  A young boy  darts across a busy street in the shadow of Jama Masjid, the principal mosque of Old Delhi, India.

A young boy darts across a busy street in the shadow of Jama Masjid, the principal mosque of Old Delhi, India.

  The afternoon sky  grows dark just before a mid-summer storm in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The afternoon sky grows dark just before a mid-summer storm in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

  A young girl  is the envy of all the children in her village as she makes it to the top of the "slippery tree" — a greasy pole with a bag of goodies tied to the top — during the Fiesta of San Juan.

A young girl is the envy of all the children in her village as she makes it to the top of the "slippery tree" — a greasy pole with a bag of goodies tied to the top — during the Fiesta of San Juan.

  Residents of suburban Delhi  keep warm around a bonfire on a cold January evening.

Residents of suburban Delhi keep warm around a bonfire on a cold January evening.

  A young boy  issues the call to prayer inside a mosque in Durban, South Africa.

A young boy issues the call to prayer inside a mosque in Durban, South Africa.