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1st. Erin Clark / The Boston Globe

BOSTON – 3/6/2020: Ballet dancers Maya Minella, 12, left, and Sydney Laganza, 12, hold hands in anticipation as their friend completes her routine in the junior classical competition category while competing in Youth America Grand Prix. Talented student dancers ranging in age from 9-19 audition for Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP). The “American Idol” of ballet, YAGP students with the highest scores will continue to the Finals at Lincoln Center in New York City in April where scholarships to top schools/companies will be awarded.

2nd. David Goldman / Associated Press

Jenny Edwards, right, holds her eight-month-old grandson, Daniel, during a church service at St. Sabina Catholic Church in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood in Chicago, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. In harrowing moments, in the sobs of grieving mourners and the incessant wail of sirens, the crises of 2020 have played out painfully within this single Chicago community. Auburn Gresham, a Black community in Chicago, has written its own grim chapter, enduring a deadly virus, economic misery and gun violence, a constant state of turmoil that mirrors the tumult afflicting much of urban America.

3rd. Craig Walker / The Boston Globe

Marlborough, MA – 8/26/2020: Sister Cecile Berthiaum prayed while watching Mass on television in a common area. Since COVID-19 spread through the facility in April, the chapel has been closed.
In the rooms, halls, and gathering spots of the CommonwealthÕs senior care sites, the coronavirus took a particularly insidious hold in the spring and early summer. At St. Chretienne Retirement Residence in Marlborough, 22 of 31 nuns contracted the coronavirus. Sickness spread and the residents were isolated from friends and family. Since those dark days, staff members have adjusted even the most basic of routines. Today, the way of life for residents has been transformed.
Life at St. Chretienne, after the coronavirus crucible

HM1. Suzanne Kreiter / The Boston Globe

The Parker family of Vancouver, British Columbia, became one of the first victims of a disease outbreak that would shake the American public confidence in a seemingly benign vegetable: lettuce. Leafy green vegetables have become the leading cause of E. coli poisoning. Five bites of a salad that Lucas Parker shared with his father were enough to infect him with toxic bacteria, resulting in a coma that Lucas has never woken up from. Ultimately, 60 people in 16 states would be poisoned. And more than a year after the Thanksgiving outbreak, the E. coli threat is as real as it ever was, and the government still lacks the means, and maybe the will, to take it on, according a six month long Spotlight Team report.
1. Nathan and Karla Parker sleep with their son Lucas Parker, on a mattress in their living room because of his medically fragile condition. Lucas was sickened by Romaine lettuce during a visit to California in 2018.
“If anything happens at 4:00am, I don’t want to be in the bedroom. I stay right next to him while he sleeps so I can hear him breathing. After going through this, you learn anything can happen.” says his father, Nathan.

HM2. Craig Walker / The Boston Globe

Watertown, MA – 8/6/2020: ChildrenÕs librarian Kazia Berkley-Cramer leads children in a song while using Facebook Live during story time at the Watertown Free Public Library. The library reopened during the pandemic on July 27 for limited use.

HM3. Erin Clark / The Boston Globe

FOR 02ELPASO – EL PASO, TX- 7/23/2020: Couples and friends hang out at an overlook on Scenic Drive in El Paso, Texas. Visitors can see for miles, with a clear view of central El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico.