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June 4, 2014

Daily Life: May 2014

For this edition of our look at daily life we share images from Japan, Pakistan, Haiti, United States, Mexico, Spain and other countries around the world. --Lloyd Young (26 photos total)

DeWan Barnes, 9, hula hoops with his neck during an "old style field day" at P.B. Young Elementary School on May 31 in Norfolk, Va. The Young Leaders Society and The United Way hosted the festival to celebrate the end of Standards of Learning testing. (Jay Westcott/The Virginian-Pilot via Associated Press)

Senior Kristalynne Reynolds uses a DermaScan to see how the sun can damage the skin during a Health Fair on May 28 in gymnasium at Lincoln County High School in Stanford, Ky. (Clay Jackson/The Advocate Messenger via Associated Press) #

Bryan Jackson plays with his dog, "Say Baby" on Shields Boulevard in Oklahoma City on May 1. (Steve Gooch/The Oklahoman via Associated Press) #

A couple sticks their heads out of holes while taking a photograph at a public park in Tokyo on May 19. (Shizuo Kambayashi/Associated Press) #

Amelia Johnson of Bremerton, plays fetch with her dog Boobah at sunset the Tracyton boat ramp in Bremerton, Wash., on May 11. (Larry Steagall/Kitsap Sun via Associated Press) #

Pakistani blacksmiths work on a horse cart wheel at a shop in Lahore, Pakistan, on May 15. #

Residents walk amid fumes as workers from Haiti's Ministry of Public Health and Population spray chemicals to exterminate mosquitoes in a neighborhood of Petion Ville in Port-au-Prince on May 21. A worker said the procedure is to help prevent chikungunya, dengue, malaria and filariose. (Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images) #

Pakistani girls study the Quran at a local madrassa, or religious school, in Islamabad, Pakistan, on May 8. (B.K. Bangash/Associated Press) #

Pedestrians struggle to manage their umbrellas in the strong wind and rain in Tokyo, Japan, on May 21. (Eugene Hoshiko/Associated Press) #

Men look in at the hole in front of a building in Tokyo, on May 28. (Shizuo Kambayashi/Associated Press) #

A Pakistani woman, who sells camel milk on a roadside, shelters under an umbrella from the rain, while waiting for customers on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, on May 30. (Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press) #

Randy Thomas, 66, center, competing in his fourth senior olympics, performs in the line dance jamboree event in the Dekalb County Senior Olympics, on May 23 in Decatur, Ga. "I love competition and the camaraderie I have with my teammates," said Thomas. "When we all come together as one, that's what it's all about." (David Goldman/Associated Press) #

A woman looks at her glass of rose wine during a wine-tasting on the street to promote this Spanish wine on a sunny spring day, in Pamplona northern Spain, on May 17. Spanish rose wine is a typical wine of this zone of Spain. (Alvaro Barrientos/Associated Press) #

An Egyptian woman peaks through the walls of a monastery in Fayoum, 60 miles, (100 kilometers), south of Cairo, Egypt, on May 9. (Nariman El-Mofty/Associated Press) #

People play in an outdoor fountain on a warm afternoon in Mexico City on May 20. (Rebecca Blackwell/Associated Press) #

Afghan refugee children play with plastic bags as kites as the sun sets on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, on May 29. (Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press) #

Ingrid Fliter, left, listening to Laryne Willford of Western Michigan University as she begins Schubert's Sonata in A Minor, D.784 during a Gilmore Master Class at Dalton Center Recital Hall. (Mark Bugnaski/Kalamazoo Gazette-MLive Media Group via Associated Press) #

A woman strikes a pose as she is photographed by a friend, left, on the top of Morro Dois Irmaos or Two Brothers Mountain, as the day begins to dawn in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on May 17. (Felipe Dana/Associated Press) #

A man hands over an hourly rental Dalmatian dog's leash to her daughter as the girl's mother, wearing her daughter's fairy wings costume, rests on a bench at a zoo in Beijing, China, on May 3. (Alexander F. Yuan/Associated Press) #

A Kashmiri woman prays while holding a child in her lap as an unseen custodian displays a holy relic believed to be a hair from the Prophet Muhammad's beard during the last Friday of celebrations for Miraj-Ul-Alam (Ascension to Heaven) at Kashmir's main Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagar on May 30. Thousands of Muslims converge annually for celebrations at the shrine near the summer capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. (Tauseef Mustafa/AFP/Getty Images) #

A man controls the ball with his foot while playing 'altinho' on the Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on May 31. Altinho is a popular local game that is played with a soccer ball on the beach. The goal is not to let the ball drop, but passing to other players while keeping it airborne. The international soccer tournament is set to begin in just a few weeks, with Brazil and Croatia competing in the opening match on June 12. (Felipe Dana/Associated Press) #

Rapido Ponder, 12, is buried in sand by his cousins during the summer opening of Bluebell Beach park on May 25 in Genesee Township, Mich. (Samuel Wilson/The Flint Journal via Associated Press) #

Pakistani boys cool off themselves in a canal in Lahore, Pakistan, where the temperature reached 40 degrees Celsius (104 F) on May 25. Many cities in Pakistan are facing heat wave conditions with temperatures reaching 47 degrees Celsius in some place. (K.M. Chaudary/Associated Press) #

Ultra-Orthodox Jews attend a ceremony at the grave site of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai in the northern Israeli village of Meron on May 18 at the start of the day-long holiday of Lag Baomer that commemorates the Jewish scholar's death. Thousands of religious Jews light large bonfires all night long and visit the shrine of Bar Yochai, one of the most prominent sages in Jewish history, during the holiday. (Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images) #

A swiss Captain stands in San Damaso square at the Vatican during new Swiss Guards recruit swearing-in ceremony in on May 6. 35 new recruits sworn-in on the anniversary of the sack of Rome when they protected Pope Clement VII hideout at castel Sant' Angelo on May 6, 1527. (Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images) #

Tracey Palmer, MC of the King & Queen pageant hosted by WOW Outreach and Community Action, speaks to the pageant's audience on May 10 at the Courtland Center Mall in Flint, Mich. (Samuel Wilson/The Flint Journal via Associated Press) #
 
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