Petty Officer 2nd Class Steven Lazio and his wife Covetta of Virginia Beach, Va. embrace after the homecoming of the Eisenhower naval ship on July 3, 2013.
David Michael. Stanley, North Carolina.
A child walks through a target field with a wooden toy gun during the Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot in West Point, Kentucky on April 13, 2013.
Bradley Salberg, 6, of Grand Forks sits in a United States Air Force truck during National Day Out at Purpur Arena in Grand Forks, North Dakota on Tuesday, August 8, 2012.
Ben Smith of Jamestown competes in the Extreme North Dakota Water Endurance Test in the Red River on Saturday, July 21, 2012 in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Hadden Lynch, 8, runs by Noah Decker, 3, while playing together outside after school on Oct. 18, 2012 in Henderson, Kentucky. The boys are neighbors and regularly play together at each other's houses.
Bird keeper Jim Lotz holds Beulah, a female White Naped Crane, as veterinarian Amanda Guthrie performs a pre shipment exam at the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk, Va. on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Guthrie is the first full time veterinarian that the Virginia Zoo has ever hired and she has been working there for a year and a half.
Ashley Champagne of Grand Forks, North Dakota hugs her mother-in-law Beth Champagne as her house burns after being struck by lightening on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Star Wars triplets. Lexington, Kentucky.
Linda Jones of Bowling Green, Ky. hugs patient Catherine Adams after painting her nails at the Greenwood Nursing and Rehab Center in Bowling Green, Ky. on March 5, 2013. "I come in here and try to brighten their day and in turn, they brighten mine," Jones says of her weekly visits to the home to spend time with patients and paint their fingernails.
WKU students throw water balloons outside of McLean Hall at Western Kentucky University during the Sigma Nu Water Balloon Fight Tuesday, March 26, 2012. All proceeds from ticket sales for the water balloon fight went to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Herman Alles, 90, tends to his garden behind the house he shares with his sister, Mary Frances, 92. Herman owns Alles Brothers Furniture Company and still goes to work every day. When not managing his company, Herman spends most of his spare time in his garden. "I just like to go out here and ride around on my chair," he says.
Sophomore Sigma Kappa sister Sarah Hunton of Bowling Green, Ky. competes in Western Kentucky University's Tug on April 19, 2012. Tug is annual greek tug-of-war event held at WKU's agriculture farm.
The homecoming of the Eisenhower naval ship on July 3, 2013 in Norfolk, Virginia.
Lisa Brandt, a Chesapeake firefighter, works out during her daily class at Compound Crossfit in Chesapeake, Va. on Friday, July 12, 2013. "We kill ourselves for an hour," Brandt describes the intensity of the class.
A couple share a kiss on a street corner in New York City on March 7, 2012.
Grand Blanc High School freshman Sydney Schmit prepares for her race at the Genesee County Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday, September 24, 2011 in Fenton, Michigan.
A woman shields her face from the sun during President Barack Obama's inaugural ceremony on January 21, 2013 in Washington D.C..
A Louisville fan celebrates Louisville's 82-76 win over Michigan in the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship on March 8, 2013 at the University of Louisville in Kentucky.
From left, Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team members Krystal Rodrique of Virginia Beach, Va. and intern Liz Schell of Durango, Co. record observations of a deceased male dolphin on Ocean View Beach in Norfolk, Va. on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. This was their third dolphin retrieval of the day.
Antonia Taboada. Charlotte, North Carolina.
Lee Edwards hides behind some hanging decoration at The discovery Place in Charlotte, North Carolina on December 28, 2011. Edwards was visiting The Discovery Place for the first time with his family during his holiday vacation.