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October 1, 2014

Daily Life: September 2014

For this edition of our look at daily life we share images from China, India, Iraq, Nepal, United States and other countries from around the world. --Lloyd Young (23 photos total)

Zachary Bozann, 9, of Okemos smiles as he looks at countless reflections of himself, appearing to the camera as nine heads joined together in an three-dimensional interactive art display called "The Infinity Boxes" by Los Angeles artist Matt Elson on Sept. 28 at ArtPrize in downtown Grand Rapids, Mich. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via Associated Press)

A couple sits on a bluff overlooking the Missouri River as the full moon rises in the distance on Sept. 8 in Kansas City, Mo. Monday night's full moon, also known as a Harvest Moon, will be the third and final "supermoon" of 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons. (Charlie Riedel/Associated Press) #

A chinese construction worker rests as he takes a break from work in the area around the Drum Tower on Sept. 18 in central Beijing, China. The Drum tower was built in 1272. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images) #

A devotee of Ban Tha Rua Chinese shrine with his cheeks pierced works himself into trance before a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket on Sept. 28. The festival, featuring face-piercing, spirit mediums and strict vegetarianism celebrates the local Chinese community's belief that abstinence from meat and various stimulants during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar will help them obtain good health and peace of mind. (Damir Sagol/Reuters) #

A child prepares for a run at the Madison Ave. Soapbox Derby in Decatur, Ga. on Sept. The annual event has grown in participation and raises money for families of children with developmental disabilities. (Ron Harris/Associated Press) #

Lake Michigan College students Derek Mitzger (left) from Stevensville, Mich., and Divineer Walters, from Benton Harbor, Mich., try out BonZi Bikes on Sept. 24 during a Fall Fest student event at Lake Michigan College's Napier Avenue campus in Benton Harbor, Mich.(Don Campbell/The Herald-Palladium via Associated Press) #

Chinese students play basketball backdropped by a large poster of NBA great Michael Jordan on Sept. 1 in Beijing, China. Basketball is one of the fastest growing sports for the youth in modern China. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images) #

Kindergartner Charlize Milton gets her first day photo taken by mom Ida van Schalkwyk a few minutes before classes begin as Holy Family School in Lacey, Wash. which celebrates both its 40th year anniversary and the first day of the new school year on Sept. 2. (Steve Bloom The Olympian via Associated Press) #

East View Elementary School third-grader Candi Jimenze, 8, dressed as Abraham Lincoln, looks up toward Lincoln presenter David Wolfe on Sept. 15 at the school. This is the third year Wolfe has come to the school to do a Lincoln presentation to the students. He said the students study Lincoln and some of them take a field trip to Lincoln's boyhood home. (Jenny Sevcik/The Messenger-Inquirer via Associated Press) #

Jeremiah Alvarez, 5, of Brandon, gets some help hanging upside down on a 10-foot fitness pole from Heather Early of St. Petersburg, during a demo day for Impulse Studios in North Sraub Park in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Sept. 28. They also had a Lyra and a Fly Gym available for people to try out. (Melissa Lyttle.Tampa Bay Times via Associated Press) #

A participant operates a homemade human-powered flying machine during the Red Bull Flugtag (Flight Day) event in the southern Indian city of Bangalore on Sept. 28. Participants from 32 teams competed to fly the longest distance in their homemade human-powered flying machines on Sunday. (Abhishek N. Chinnappa/Associated Press) #

One of two new 2-year-old twin polar bears, Suka or Sakari, swims inside the Polar Bear Odyssey display at the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory on Sept. 23 in St. Paul, Minn. The bears were born in November 2012 at the Toledo Zoo in Ohio and arrived at the Como Zoo two weeks ago. (Leila Navidi/The Star Tribune via Associated Press) #

BASE jumper Luke Denniss of Australia gestures as he dives in the air from the Kuala Lumpur Tower during the KL Tower International Jump in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Sept. 27. BASE stands for the places such jumpers usually jump from: buildings, antennas, spans (bridges) and earth (cliffs). (Lai Seng Sin/Associated Press) #

Shite fighters, who joined the Iraqi army to fight against militants of the Islamic State, celebrate after the end of their training in the desert region between Kerbala and Najaf, south of Baghdad on Sept. 25. (Alaa Al-Marjani/Reuters) #

Four year old trampoline performer Ella Hansen catches some air between shows on Sept. 3 at the Luzerne County Fair in Dallas, Pa. Ella is the youngest member of the Hansen family, a traveling acrobatic family from Sarasota, Fla., whose performance "Hansen's Spectacular" play at the fair. (Andrew Krech/Citizens' Voice via Associated Press) #

A Nepalese man does morning exercises in the Dailekh District some 600 kilometers west of Kathmandu on Sept. 12. (Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images) #

A child walks over dried mud on the banks of a river after waters from the seasonal monsoon rains receded in Allahabad on Sept. 20. The southwest monsoon began receding from northern India and is unlikely to revive, Indian meteorological officials said, with this year's season regarded as deficient. (Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images) #

A woman standing in the fog prepares to board a public bus in Villa Maria del Triunfo on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, on Sept. 22. (Rodrigo Abd/Associated Press) #

A man stands on a ladder and repairs a wall of a house in Lisbon's Alfama neighborhood of Portugal on Sept. 9. (Francisco Seco/Associated Press) #

Cecil Abella, from Topeka, Kan., takes a self portrait in a sunflower field on Sept. 1 near Lawrence, Kan. The 40 acre field planted annually by the Grinter family draws bees and lovers of sunflowers alike during the weeklong late summer blossoming of the flowers. (Charlie Riedel/Associated Press) #

McKinlee Roberts, 4, plays in the Walk on Water Bubbles during opening day of the 158th Annual Mid-South Fair at The Landers Center in Southaven, Miss., on Sept. 19. As of late the fair has found a home in Mississippi were thousands of people from all over the mid-south enjoy the fun filled action the fair offers during its 10-day run. (Mark Weber/The Commercial Appeal via Associated Press) #

A man walks past workers installing cables on a giant basket decorated with replicas of flowers on display at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China on Sept. 25. Hundreds of thousands of foreign and domestic tourists are expected to flock to the square to celebrate National Day, the 65th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, on Oct. 1. (Andy Wong/Associated Press) #

A competitor rolls in colored powder as she participates in the Color Run in Shanghai on Sept. 27. Inspired by the Hindu Holi festival, participants take part in a five-km (3.11-mile) run dotted with locations where colored powders are thrown over them. (Carlos Barria/Reuters) #