Pokot archers of Kenya



Most boys of the Pokot tribe in Alale, Kenya, are unable to attend school due to their daily duty of cattle herding and their role as “warriors” to protect against cattle rustlers of the neighboring Turkana tribe. Dinah Hellen Chebitwey, a 52-year-old early childhood education officer, teaches Pokot boys the game of archery in an attempt to transform their skills into a means of peace-building. Chebitwey hopes to engage her counterpart in Turkana to create a program where boys from two rival communities can compete in the game of archery to deepen exchanges and learn to embrace peace. --By European Pressphoto Agency
Dinah Hellen Chebitwey (left) congratulates a young Pokot tribe boy who just won an archery game in a small hamlet in Alale, which borders Uganda to the west and Turkana County to the north, in West Pokot County, some 600km northwest of the capital Nairobi, Kenya. (Dai Kurokawa/European Pressphoto Agency)

Times Square



The intersection of Broadway and 42nd Street and the surrounding neighborhood on New York City is at or near the top of any tourist destinations list. There are always amazing sights to see, and here's a collection of photos of the spectacles. --By Lane Turner
A dancer poses for a photograph as part of the 'Dance as Art' photo project in Times Square in New York September 22, 2014. The project is a celebration of dancers and their place in the New York experience. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Seeing green



Green is the theme this week in honor of St. Patrick’s Day that is celebrated in many cities around the world. Spring is right around the corner, bringing hopeful signs of landscapes tinted with the same hues. -- By Leanne Burden Seidel

Participants in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade perform and process through central London, Britain March 13. (Peter Nicholls/Reuters)

2016 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race



Dallas Seavey won his fourth Iditarod race today, completing the 1,000-mile trek from Anchorage to Nome Alaska in a record 8 days, 11 hours, 20 minutes, and 16 seconds. This year’s race was marred with tragedy when a snowmobile driver was charged with intentionally running his machine into two sled dog teams, killing one dog and injuring others. The race is a remaking of the freight route to Nome and pays tribute to the role sled dogs played in the settlement of Alaska. -- By Lloyd Young

Rob Cooke's team leaves the start chute at the restart of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Willow, Alaska on March 6. (Nathaniel Wilder/Reuters)

Walls (Defined)



wall (noun) 1. any of various permanent upright constructions having a length much greater than the thickness and presenting a continuous surface except where pierced by doors, windows, etc.: used for shelter, protection, or privacy, or to subdivide interior space, to support floors, roofs, or the like, to retain earth, to fence in an area, etc. Editor’s Note: “Defined” is an occasional series exploring the definitions of words via photography. -- By Leanne Burden Seidel

A bicyclist passes a mural along the BeltLine, Feb. 17, in Atlanta. The 2.25-mile-long paved trail east of downtown attracts a steady stream of joggers, dog-walkers and cyclists to take in spectacular views of the skyline and public art installations as well as a slice of established neighborhoods that were once only seen by riding a freight train. (David Goldman/Associated Press)

International Women’s Day



International Women’s Day was created by the United Nations General Assembly to highlight the struggles and achievements of women globally and to advocate for women’s rights. Photographers documented events observing this day and interesting women around the world. -- By Leanne Burden Seidel

Filipino women hold placards during a protest rally to mark International Women’s Day in Manila, Philippines, March 8. (FRANCIS R. MALASIG/EPA)