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Steve Beck stands holding an anti-war sign on the way back from work at the Veterans Memorial Causeway in Muskegon, Mich. on Oct 5, 2017. Working daytime as a title officer, Beck originally protested since 2006 against the U.S. invasion to the Middle East every other day after work until Obama took the office. "And then Trump came in. And in the first few months, he goes to the United Nations and threatened other countries. So I said, 'well, I'll go back again,'" Beck said. "I'm just standing here for peace. People are honking, so they're thinking about it."
Neil Sauter massages his legs while resting on his car after working all day at Muskegon Bike Time, a motorcycle festival in Muskegon, Mich. on July 12, 2017. Sauter said he has been in the business for past ten years.
"I just want to be seen like every other girl," 2018.
Left: Miss Washtenaw County Heather Kendrick is crowned by Miss Michigan 2016 Arianna Quan during the finale of the Miss Michigan Scholarship Pageant at Frauenthal Center on Saturday, June 17, 2017 in downtown Muskegon, Mich.
Right: Rose Kemp tears up after she was confronted by a self-proclaimed Christian protester Joseph Marlando about her gender identity during Mile High 420 Festival at Civic Center Park in Denver, Colo. on April 20, 2018. Kemp, a high school senior who identifies as transgender, said it is still just as challenging as the day she came out two years ago. "It just hurts in a lot of ways. I find it stupid because I know I shouldn’t let random people on the street get to me like that, but it’s kind of hard," Kemp said. "I’ve already spent my entire life fighting tooth and nail to find who I am and prove to everybody just to be treated like everybody else. I’m not asking for special treatment. I just want to be seen like every other girl."
Kenally Pedro, 7, looks through the candy isle before buying a pack of skittles at Ramon Marrero's New York Deli in Columbia, Mo. on Oct. 22, 2016. Marrero recently learned about his poor health, which forced him to close down the business he started in 2005 since he moved from New York. At the time, he hadn't told his family about his health and the store because he said he didn't know how to.
10-month-old Piper Nelson crawls across the mat during a baby crawl contest at National Baby Food Festival in downtown Fremont, Mich. on Saturday, July 22, 2017. Nelson finished her heat in first place.
Muskegon Clippers Peter Zimmermann (20) rests in the dugout after an ankle injury on the right foot during a game against Grand River Loggers at Marsh Field in Muskegon on July 6, 2017. Zimmermann said he was disappointed especially because his family traveled a long way from Missouri to watch the game. Loggers defeated Clippers 6-2.
1,414 participate in the Guinness World Record attempt for simultaneously making sand angels at Stearns Park Beach on June 10, 2017 in Ludington, Mich. Ludington officially broke the record with 1,387 people, 27 people were disqualified for various reasons. The previous record was held by Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom, with 352 people simultaneously making sand angels on June 6, 2015.
Festival-goers rest inside the Sherwood Forest during the second day of Electric Forest on June 23, 2017 in Rothbury, Mich. The four-day and two weekend-long music festival drew an estimated 40,000 attendance for the first weekend.
Multiple fire departments battle a large fire that broke out over night at Muskegon Casting Corporation at 2325 S. Sheridan Dr. in Muskegon on March, 15, 2017. Muskegon public safety director Jeffrey Lewis said an estimated 40 employees evacuated safely from the fire, which is believed to be caused by an equipment malfunction that created a spark to combustibles in the foundry, which is full of oils and metallurgic dust.
Lucas He, 8, explores a 19th-century-style mountain man camp during Columbia's 39th annual Heritage Festival and Craft Show at Nifong Park. A dozen artisans and tradesmen dressed in 19th century attire, demonstrated their trades and sold their wares. Xiao Ling Guo, the boy’s mother, said, “We are newcomers, so I think it’s really important for us to understand the depth of local culture.”