The Los Padres "Hot Shots" are on scene with dozens of firefighters from around the country, here to fight the devistating Thomas Fire. Carpinteria, California

Los Padres "Hot Shots" working to contain the Thomas Fire in the hills of Montecito, California.

May 1st, 2017 - Alt-Right Christian Conservatives stand guard at a Pro-Trump rally on May Day in Seattle, Washington.

Student's leading the "March for Our Lives" protest in Downtown Los Angeles, California.

Lancaster, California resident Rene Reyes, 61, is photographed celebrating Independence Day at the Lancaster National Soccer Center, where Mayor R. Rex Parris defied a Los Angeles County despite a countywide ban on all large public gatherings. Parris plans to skirt the ban by calling the fireworks demonstration a protest.

"This is America. This is our birthday, and it is the worst year that we have ever experienced. The only thing that will stop it is handcuffs," Parris said in an ABC7 interview.

Despite the significant spike in cases of COVID-19 in LA County in the last week and the CDC's recommendation to limit gatherings to no more than 50 people, Parris says that he will only cancel the show if there is scientific proof that his plan is not safe.

May 8th, 2018 - A young man waves the Armenian flag from a passing vehicle. In Glendale, California, the largest community of Armenian people in the United States is celebrating the "Velvet Revolution."

A drag queen marches down Ocean Blvd in Long Beach, California during PRIDE, 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania's annual Mummer's Day celebration is "the oldest folk festival" in America and was originally brought from England. Mummer's is an opportunity to see working class men, dress in elaborate costumes, singing and dancing during parades. The most important part of this tradition is of course, getting wasted through the entire process.

Each summer, Los Angeles hosts a series of themed dance nights. This night's theme was Bollywood, people really got into it.

Graffiti Artist Alice Mizrahi has her portrait made in front of her mural promoting peace and unity. The mural resides in Rochester, New York, in Susan B. Anthony's neighborhood.

During Leather Pride Week, a cosplay Wonder Woman smokes a joint at the Folsom Street Fair, San Francisco, deemed the largest leather festival in the world.

Art Ramirez, resident of South Los Angeles is a freelance welder, welding fences during the day. At night, he takes the scraps to make custom built electric bikes.

An inebreated man shuffles past me, singing and playing guitar, while walking in a South Los Angeles neighborhood.

In a Moose Lodge turned wrestling format, Gabriel Saint leaps through the air during a fight with visiting Japanese wrestler Shoichi Funaki. 

A man, preferring to remain anonymous, lays in a vacuum sealed latex bed, during the annual Rochester Erotic Arts Festival's Kinky Carnival event.

The "Electric Vaginas" have their portrait made while riding the back of an art car at Los Angeles's Bequinox Festival in Joshua Tree, CA. With their golden strap-ons, they shower thirsty crowds with the finest of champagnes. (03/18/2017)

Carnaval celebration, Aruba, February 2018

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