Photos of the U.S. Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach, Calif.
The average Venezuelan spends 35 hours waiting to buy basic goods each month. As the lines grow longer, they increasingly become a stage for everyday life. Venezuela’s vast oil wealth once fueled a bustling economy, but years of government mismanagement ground much of the nation’s production to a halt, and the country grew dependent on imports.
Mexican pediatric oncologist Sergio Gallegos disguises himself as traditional Mexican wrestler at a hospital in Guadalajara, Mexico. Gallegos believes the mood of his patients is very important for the success of cancer treatment, so he dresses up as different characters.
Members of the African-American community in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, mourned the death of Alton Sterling with vigils and protests this week. Bearing signs with slogans such as #BlackLivesMatter and #NoJusticeNoPeace, many gathered near the Triple S Food Mart where Sterling was shot by a police officer on July 5th, leading the Department of Justice to open a civil rights investigation.
After becoming the world’s murder capital last year and posting an equally bloody start to 2016, El Salvador has seen its monthly homicide rates fall by about half. The government attributes the drop to a tough military crackdown on the country’s powerful gangs, while the gangs themselves claim credit for a nonaggression pact between the three biggest criminal groups.
In storefront shutters designed to keep people out, the Mexico City government saw opportunity to draw people in. Around the capital’s historic center, artists commissioned by the city have painted colorful, fanciful faces on once drab doors, which officials hope helps revitalize public spaces.
Oscar Vasquez Morales, 44, weighs about 880 pounds and is considered the fattest man in Colombia. He is expected to lose 660 pounds in the next three or four years after to a medical procedure.