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Photos for May 1, 2012

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Teachers, parents and students protesting education funding cuts and teacher layoffs lined up along Park Boulevard outside Roosevelt Middle School and cheered as passing cars honked their support for the protesters May 1, 2012.

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May Day Demonstrators

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His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama

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Cmdr. Lee D. Hoey

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Roy Koch (right) visit with workers at TAECO (Xiamen’s Aircraft Engineering Company and sister company to HAECO), Xiamen, China.

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Roy Koch joins ironworkers in one of the largest strikes in Hong Kong in the past century.

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Exterior photo of HAECO (Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company), one of the major maintenance bases serving Northwest Airlines, as well as United, Delta, and a host of other international airlines.

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Roy Koch (right) and his daughter Melissa, co- director of “The Red Tail.”

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Roy Koch shakes the hand of ironworkers during one of the largest strikes in Hong Kong in the past century.

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President Obama steps off Air Force One May 1 upon arrival at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan.

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A steel mill in Newport News, Va.

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Workers in a steel mill in Newport News, Va. Using aerial footage, high-definition video and real-time satellite data, AMERICA REVEALED traces the movements and communications that miraculously come together to manufacture goods, transport people and materials, grow tons of food and power our increasingly tech-savvy nation.

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Z-Boy Jay Adams executes a Bert slide on Bicknell Hill, Santa Monica, Calif., 1975. A group of skaters and surfers in 1970’s Santa Monica, the Dogtown Z-Boys ushered in a new era of aggressive, aerial-maneuver based skating. Emulating the surfing style of Native Hawaiian surfer Larry Bertlemann, the Z-Boys coined the term “Bert slide” for their low, crouching skateboard stance as they sliced down hills and around turns.

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Tracy Nelson (La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians), Reseda, Calif., 1977. Blues musician, former tribal chairman and lifelong skater Tracy Nelson founded Full Blood Skates with his wife Liana Nelson (San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians) in 2007 to give young people in their community an incentive to stay strong, healthy and motivated. Seen here at the age of 12, Nelson executes a flawless “invert” at the Skatercross skate park in Reseda, Calif.

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Bunky Echo Hawk (Yakama/Pawnee), 2009. Contemporary artist and activist Bunky Echo Hawk holds three of the skate decks he designed for Native Skates. Native Skates has given many contemporary Native artists an opportunity to distribute their artwork outside the traditional network of galleries and art fairs. Founder Todd Harder believes all people should be able to own art by Native people—even if it comes on the bottom of a skate deck.

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Jim Murphy (Lenni Lenape ancestry), Edgewood, Md., 1986. Murphy grew up as “an assimilated Irish-Catholic kid” in New Jersey and later became a professional skateboarder. After reading "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" he was inspired to reconnect with his Native heritage and founded Wounded Knee Skateboards and Propaganda in 1998 to educate others about American Indian history. Here he performs a “frontside air” at a skate park in Edgewood, Md.

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The 4-Wheel War Pony skate team. From left to right, Armonyo Hume, Jess Michael Smith, Aloysius Henry, Ronnie Altaha and Lee Nash. The team was founded by award-winning filmmaker Dustinn Craig (White Mountain Apache/Navajo), who got his start making skateboarding videos in Arizona.

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Bryant Chapo (Navajo), Minneapolis, Minn., 2007. Discovered by a local skateboard shop in his hometown of Fort Hall, Idaho, Bryant Chapo’s win at a 2006 Utah skateboarding competition brought him to national attention and his first major sponsor. Chapo trains and skates full-time and makes it a point to participate in as many Native skateboarding competitions as he can. Here he performs a varial heel flip.

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REUP energy drinks

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Lerma Family (Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians), Mesa, Ariz., 2009. Brothers Mondo (left) and Augie (right) are pictured with their biggest fan, sister Precious, on their backyard skate ramp. Augie is a student at the Kids That Rip Skateboard School in Mesa, Ariz., which combines traditional academics with skateboard training.

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Armondo “Mondo” Lerma (Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians), All Nations Skate Jam 2008, Albuquerque, N.M. Mondo competes in the ages 6-12 division at the All Nations Skate Jam. Mondo, and his brother Augustin (“Augie”), are making their mark in the world of amateur skateboarding competitions. They are backed by several corporate sponsors as well as having support from their tribe, the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians in Palm Springs, Calif.

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Lee Nash (White Mountain Apache) of the 4-Wheel Warpony skate crew, 2008. 4-Wheel Warpony skater Lee Nash tucks a skate deck into his belt. The skate team was founded by award-winning filmmaker Dustinn Craig (White Mountain Apache/Navajo), who got his start making skateboarding videos in Arizona.

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Gila River Indian skateboarder, 2009 A skater drops into the half-pipe at the Gila River Indian Community’s skate park in Sacaton, Ariz.

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Dignified transfer of remains

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