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Before the pandemic, Santas like Don Gonzales found plenty of work at private parties, malls and in public photo shoots. The pandemic has brought hard times, and Gonzales was lucky go find a job at Show Aloha Land. From the story "“I wish we had more Santas in the world,” for Honolulu Civil Beat and Boyd's Station.
Dornfried spends time with his dogs at his sleeping location situated a block away from his primary location where he remains for the majority of the day until it gets dark. From the story "Homeless for a reason."
Four-year-old Lear Preston, left, who attends Scott Joplin Elementary School, dances with her father, Willie Preston, during a regular personal education virtual class at their residence in Chicago's South Side, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. Starting Thursday, Lear will return to class as the nation's third-largest school district slowly reopens its doors following a bitter fight with the teachers union over COVID-19 safety protocols.
A boy cools himself from the summer heat by Chicago's Crown Fountain on August 2, 2018.
People gather at Waikiki beach to take part at the 23rd Annual Honolulu Festival on March 17, 2017.
Christian Hainds, 42, stretches after his workout session as his dog, Reyna and cat, Oscar, lounge at his home in Hammond, Ind., Monday, June 7, 2021. Health officials have warned since early on in the pandemic that obesity and related conditions such as diabetes were risk factors for severe COVID-19. It wasn't until he was diagnosed as diabetic around the start of the pandemic that he felt the urgency to make changes. Hainds lost about 50 pounds during the pandemic, and at 180 pounds and 5 feet, 11 inches tall is no longer considered obese.
Parishioners are silhouetted against the rising sun as they gather and pray during an Easter sunrise service held by Park Community Church Sunday, April 4, 2021, at North Avenue Beach in Chicago.
Diastole, a dance featuring students of University of Hawaii at Manoa choreographed by Marley Aiu rehearses their for their upcoming performance at the UHM Kennedy Theatre on November 4, 2018.
A couple shares a kiss at Hawaii's Kalakaua Ave on July 31, 2017.
Visitors takes a stroll near the reflecting pool as the U.S Capitol building is refelcted on a stagnant water on June 24, 2018.
A lone child takes a hike near Yosemite Valley at Yosemite National Park, California on August 20, 2019. This was the last summer before the coronavirus pandemic shut down several cities in California
Gina Loukas, left, gives a haircut to a customer with a lone pedestrian reflected in the barbershop window Monday, March 15, 2021, as fresh snow falls in Chicago.
Columbia College Chicago students Najah Muhammad, left, and Eli Herrera kiss as they enjoy warm springlike weather at the Crown Fountain in Millennium Park, Chicago on Monday, March 22, 2021.
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