The monkeys of Pashupatinath Temple.

The monkeys of Pashupatinath Temple.

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 Temple vendors sell cigarettes, refreshments and items used in the burial ceremonies.

Temple vendors sell cigarettes, refreshments and items used in the burial ceremonies.

 A temple worker waits as a family unloads the body of a loved one to be cremated.

A temple worker waits as a family unloads the body of a loved one to be cremated.

 Tourists mingle with grieving families at Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Tourists mingle with grieving families at Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal.

 The father of the boy killed in Texas circles the body three times before tearfully lighting the palete.

The father of the boy killed in Texas circles the body three times before tearfully lighting the palete.

 Family members comfort the grieving mother as the pallet is lit.

Family members comfort the grieving mother as the pallet is lit.

 Tourists watch from across the river.

Tourists watch from across the river.

 Mourners wash in a public sink after the funeral.

Mourners wash in a public sink after the funeral.

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 In the event that more wood is needed to finish the cremation, temple workers collect money from the family to pay for the additional materials.

In the event that more wood is needed to finish the cremation, temple workers collect money from the family to pay for the additional materials.

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A temple worker tends the fire.

 After the service, mourners sweep the ashes into the river which the believe will carry the soul to heaven.

After the service, mourners sweep the ashes into the river which the believe will carry the soul to heaven.

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 Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal.

  That Mandalay Tree  rises out of the water near U Bein's Bridge.

That Mandalay Tree rises out of the water near U Bein's Bridge.

  A fisherman  slowly wades through the water near U Bein's Bridge.

A fisherman slowly wades through the water near U Bein's Bridge.

  A woman  walks her bike across U Bein's Bridge at sunrise, carrying her goods to market.

A woman walks her bike across U Bein's Bridge at sunrise, carrying her goods to market.

  A young monk  walks in the footsteps of U Bein's son.

A young monk walks in the footsteps of U Bein's son.

  A woman wades  through the water beneath U Bein's bridge toward more fertile fishing grounds.

A woman wades through the water beneath U Bein's bridge toward more fertile fishing grounds.

  A woman  fishes with a net in the shallow waters of Taungthaman Lake.

A woman fishes with a net in the shallow waters of Taungthaman Lake.

  A fisherman  navigates Taungthaman Lake in the shadow of a distant stupa at dawn. 

A fisherman navigates Taungthaman Lake in the shadow of a distant stupa at dawn. 

  Beijing ,  China . A memorial in the center of an empty Tiananmen Square at dusk, celebrates the 90th anniversary of the revolt against the Qing Dynasty that established the Republic of China.

Beijing, China. A memorial in the center of an empty Tiananmen Square at dusk, celebrates the 90th anniversary of the revolt against the Qing Dynasty that established the Republic of China.

  Beijing ,  China . The Forbidden City's Meridian Gate, welcomes visitors to the historic home of Imperial China.

Beijing, China. The Forbidden City's Meridian Gate, welcomes visitors to the historic home of Imperial China.

  Chongqing ,  China . A shop sits empty in one of China's five national central cities. This is a rare sight in Chongqing whose population has swollen to nearly 30 million people.

Chongqing, China. A shop sits empty in one of China's five national central cities. This is a rare sight in Chongqing whose population has swollen to nearly 30 million people.

  Chongqing ,  China . An empty courtyard at Chongqing Normal University.

Chongqing, China. An empty courtyard at Chongqing Normal University.

  Chongqing ,  China . An empty hallway at Chongqing Normal University.

Chongqing, China. An empty hallway at Chongqing Normal University.

  Chongqing ,  China . An empty language classroom at Chongqing Normal University.

Chongqing, China. An empty language classroom at Chongqing Normal University.

  Beijing ,  China . With a population of more than 20 million, empty spaces in and around Beijing were hard to come by.

Beijing, China. With a population of more than 20 million, empty spaces in and around Beijing were hard to come by.

  Chongqing ,  China . Newly constructed high-rise apartments dwarf the empty street below. Chongqing is one of China's most densely populated regions with nearly 1000 people per square mile.

Chongqing, China. Newly constructed high-rise apartments dwarf the empty street below. Chongqing is one of China's most densely populated regions with nearly 1000 people per square mile.

  Yangshuo ,  China . A side street sits vacant well after midnight in the popular tourist town. Yangshuo is known for its proximity to the Li River.

Yangshuo, China. A side street sits vacant well after midnight in the popular tourist town. Yangshuo is known for its proximity to the Li River.

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 This iconic white chair ha s become the foundation of a storytelling movement that has impacted millions of people in nations around the world.

This iconic white chair has become the foundation of a storytelling movement that has impacted millions of people in nations around the world.

 Professional skateboarder, Christian Hosoi. Oct. 13, 2009.

Professional skateboarder, Christian Hosoi. Oct. 13, 2009.

 MLB outfielder Josh Hamilton. August 4, 2008.

MLB outfielder Josh Hamilton. August 4, 2008.

 Best-selling author, Anne Rice. Oct. 14, 2009.

Best-selling author, Anne Rice. Oct. 14, 2009.

 Iraq War veteran, Chris Plekenpol. August. 14, 2008.

Iraq War veteran, Chris Plekenpol. August. 14, 2008.

 Singer/songwriter, Jason Castro. June 6, 2008.

Singer/songwriter, Jason Castro. June 6, 2008.

 Politician, Mike Huckabee. March 3, 2009.

Politician, Mike Huckabee. March 3, 2009.

 Korn guitarist, Brian "Head" Welch. Sept. 19, 2008.

Korn guitarist, Brian "Head" Welch. Sept. 19, 2008.

 Social Justice Advocate, Blake Mankin. August, 14, 2008.

Social Justice Advocate, Blake Mankin. August, 14, 2008.

 Actress, Bailey Madison. June 22, 2009.

Actress, Bailey Madison. June 22, 2009.

 Dan Montenegro. July 28, 2009.

Dan Montenegro. July 28, 2009.

 Dallas Cowboys quarterback, Tony Romo. Oct. 31, 2008.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback, Tony Romo. Oct. 31, 2008.

 NFL quarterback Sam Bradford. August 3, 2009.

NFL quarterback Sam Bradford. August 3, 2009.

 Professional skateboarder, Brian Sumner. Oct. 13, 2009.

Professional skateboarder, Brian Sumner. Oct. 13, 2009.

 CEO, Interstate Batteries, Norm Miller. July 15, 2008.

CEO, Interstate Batteries, Norm Miller. July 15, 2008.

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The grand ballroom on the top floor of the National Gallery of Armenia.

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 Armenian rug salesmen pass the time with a game of cards in the market.

Armenian rug salesmen pass the time with a game of cards in the market.

 Tourists browse the gift shop at the entrance to Gerhardt, a 4th century cave church.

Tourists browse the gift shop at the entrance to Gerhardt, a 4th century cave church.

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 A family celebrates the baptism of their child at Gerhardt Monastery.

A family celebrates the baptism of their child at Gerhardt Monastery.

 The main chapel of Gerhardt Monastery was completed in 1215 as an addition to the 4th century monastery complex built in the caves along the Azat river.

The main chapel of Gerhardt Monastery was completed in 1215 as an addition to the 4th century monastery complex built in the caves along the Azat river.

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Yerevan, Armenia. November 2010.

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 An elderly man shuffles through Republic Square where Lenin's statue once stood

An elderly man shuffles through Republic Square where Lenin's statue once stood

 The Armenian Genocide Memorial honors the nearly 1.5 million Armenians killed between 1915 and 1917.

The Armenian Genocide Memorial honors the nearly 1.5 million Armenians killed between 1915 and 1917.

 This decapitated statue of Vladimir Lenin, kept under lock & key at the National Gallery, has become a source of oddly placed and well guarded shame for those who remember the "good 'ol days" of the USSR.

This decapitated statue of Vladimir Lenin, kept under lock & key at the National Gallery, has become a source of oddly placed and well guarded shame for those who remember the "good 'ol days" of the USSR.

 The view of Republic Square from the roof of the National Gallery of Armenia.

The view of Republic Square from the roof of the National Gallery of Armenia.

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 A young couple at the Armenian Genocide Memorial.

A young couple at the Armenian Genocide Memorial.

 Sam & Sylvia Simonian, in the bleachers at Tumo.

Sam & Sylvia Simonian, in the bleachers at Tumo.

 Tumo Center for Creative Technologies opened on August 14, 2011.

Tumo Center for Creative Technologies opened on August 14, 2011.

 Mike Modano puts the finishing touches on his speech at home.

Mike Modano puts the finishing touches on his speech at home.

 Mike shows his wife, Allison Modano, a feature story that ran in the Dallas Morning News the day of his number retirement ceremony.

Mike shows his wife, Allison Modano, a feature story that ran in the Dallas Morning News the day of his number retirement ceremony.

 Mike does an interview at home for the NHL Network with producer Steven Hoffner.

Mike does an interview at home for the NHL Network with producer Steven Hoffner.

 Mike Modano and producer Steven Hoffner discuss the voice over Steve wrote for Mike's NHL Network feature.

Mike Modano and producer Steven Hoffner discuss the voice over Steve wrote for Mike's NHL Network feature.

 Mike and Allison Modano enjoyed some time with their parents between media commitments and the ceremony.

Mike and Allison Modano enjoyed some time with their parents between media commitments and the ceremony.

 Mike Modano relaxes in his private suite at the Omni Hotel.

Mike Modano relaxes in his private suite at the Omni Hotel.

 The Modano's family & personal guests where driven to the event in specially marked cars

The Modano's family & personal guests where driven to the event in specially marked cars

 On the way to American Airlines Center, Mike & Allison tear the spiral fringe from Mike's handwritten notes.

On the way to American Airlines Center, Mike & Allison tear the spiral fringe from Mike's handwritten notes.

 The view from the Modano's car as it approaches American Airlines Center.

The view from the Modano's car as it approaches American Airlines Center.

 Mike signs a stack of books created for the evening.

Mike signs a stack of books created for the evening.

 Mike Modano looks over his notes in the green room, as former Dallas Stars owner, Norm Green, looks on.

Mike Modano looks over his notes in the green room, as former Dallas Stars owner, Norm Green, looks on.

 A Modano family portrait prior to the start of the ceremony.

A Modano family portrait prior to the start of the ceremony.

 Derian Hatcher, captain of the '99 Stanley Cup winning Dallas Stars, carries The Cup into the arena to kick off the retirement of Mike Modano's number 9.

Derian Hatcher, captain of the '99 Stanley Cup winning Dallas Stars, carries The Cup into the arena to kick off the retirement of Mike Modano's number 9.

 Mike watches a video tribute prior to being introduced to the capacity crowd.

Mike watches a video tribute prior to being introduced to the capacity crowd.

 " ...he saw the Stars get better, he saw the fans get excited, he saw the city turn into a place where hockey wasn’t so foreign. And then he watched as practice rinks were built, and youth leagues sprung up, and kids started wearing hockey jerseys.   His hockey jersey." — Mike Heika

"...he saw the Stars get better, he saw the fans get excited, he saw the city turn into a place where hockey wasn’t so foreign. And then he watched as practice rinks were built, and youth leagues sprung up, and kids started wearing hockey jerseys.

His hockey jersey." — Mike Heika

 Of the '99 Stanely Cup winning team, only 3 players were unable to attend, which Modano credited to "the depth of friendship" they developed en route to two Stanley Cup Finals appearances.

Of the '99 Stanely Cup winning team, only 3 players were unable to attend, which Modano credited to "the depth of friendship" they developed en route to two Stanley Cup Finals appearances.

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 Karen Modano wipes tears away as her son's heartfelt thanks to his parents sacrifice brings the 19,000 fans to their feet.

Karen Modano wipes tears away as her son's heartfelt thanks to his parents sacrifice brings the 19,000 fans to their feet.

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  “You get asked so many questions about your life and your history and you realize how much this team means to you. It’s like family. It’s a big part of who I am.’’ — Mike Modano

“You get asked so many questions about your life and your history and you realize how much this team means to you. It’s like family. It’s a big part of who I am.’’ — Mike Modano

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  “Guys like me almost never get a guy like that for so long. He was always a regular guy. He’s a first-ballot Hall of Famer and he never big timed me or anyone else. He never gave us a lick of trouble. He was always just ‘Mike.’” — Ralph Strangis

“Guys like me almost never get a guy like that for so long. He was always a regular guy. He’s a first-ballot Hall of Famer and he never big timed me or anyone else. He never gave us a lick of trouble. He was always just ‘Mike.’” — Ralph Strangis

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 Jason Blakely reads over his race notes on the morning of his first Ironman

Jason Blakely reads over his race notes on the morning of his first Ironman

 At 4:45 AM, Jason leaves his hotel room to meet up with his fellow participants at the racecourse.

At 4:45 AM, Jason leaves his hotel room to meet up with his fellow participants at the racecourse.

 The athletes converge on the bike transition area to make final inspections of their gear and grab their swim bag before walking to the swim start.

The athletes converge on the bike transition area to make final inspections of their gear and grab their swim bag before walking to the swim start.

 While it's still dark, Jason arrives at the swim start to get numbered and prepare mentally.

While it's still dark, Jason arrives at the swim start to get numbered and prepare mentally.

 Jason receives his race number, which can be used by his friends and family to track his progress during the race.

Jason receives his race number, which can be used by his friends and family to track his progress during the race.

 Jason and his mother, Susan, share a moment just before Team Blakely went in search of a good view of the start.

Jason and his mother, Susan, share a moment just before Team Blakely went in search of a good view of the start.

 Last but not least, Jason leans down as his 4 year-old son asks a few last minute questions about the race.

Last but not least, Jason leans down as his 4 year-old son asks a few last minute questions about the race.

 Of the three segments of the race, the 2.4 mile open water swim gave Jason the most anxiety, which he took out on the neck of his wetsuit.

Of the three segments of the race, the 2.4 mile open water swim gave Jason the most anxiety, which he took out on the neck of his wetsuit.

 Jason's training partner Zack Mitchell (top right) led his friends in a prayer before entering the water.

Jason's training partner Zack Mitchell (top right) led his friends in a prayer before entering the water.

 The athletes make their way to the water.

The athletes make their way to the water.

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 Jason takes once final glance back before the point at which he can only look forward.

Jason takes once final glance back before the point at which he can only look forward.

  The swimmers enter the water for Herman Memorial Ironman Texas. May, 17, 2014.

The swimmers enter the water for Herman Memorial Ironman Texas. May, 17, 2014.

 Prior to the start, the athletes warmed up in the wet-suit legal 68 ° water.

Prior to the start, the athletes warmed up in the wet-suit legal 68° water.

 Prior to the start, the athletes warmed up in the wet-suit legal 68 ° water.

Prior to the start, the athletes warmed up in the wet-suit legal 68° water.

 Jason's son, Reed, peeks through the railing of the bridge which provided spectators the best view of the starting line.

Jason's son, Reed, peeks through the railing of the bridge which provided spectators the best view of the starting line.

 The start of Herman Memorial Ironman Texas was announced with a loud canon that shook the quiet morning in The Woodlands, Texas.

The start of Herman Memorial Ironman Texas was announced with a loud canon that shook the quiet morning in The Woodlands, Texas.

  School children . Kajo Keji, Sudan. Oct. 2009.

School children. Kajo Keji, Sudan. Oct. 2009.

  Refugee . Tarekeka, Sudan. Nov. 2009.

Refugee. Tarekeka, Sudan. Nov. 2009.

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  Swimming in the Nile . Tarekeka, Sudan. Nov. 2009.

Swimming in the Nile. Tarekeka, Sudan. Nov. 2009.

  Refugee Children . Tarekeka, Sudan. Nov. 2009.

Refugee Children. Tarekeka, Sudan. Nov. 2009.

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New Mother. Yei, Sudan. Nov. 2009.

  Children's Ward , Yei County Hospital. Yei, Sudan. Nov. 2009.

Children's Ward, Yei County Hospital. Yei, Sudan. Nov. 2009.

  Alice . Yei, Sudan. Nov. 2009.

Alice. Yei, Sudan. Nov. 2009.

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The Untouchable

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