Race in America
Race relations in Philadelphia, Miss. have come a long way since 1964 when three civil rights activists were murdered there, inspiring the movie “Mississippi Burning.”
Today, James Young (r.), the town’s first black mayor, sits in a diner with James David Williams (l.), who says he didn’t vote for the Young, but that he plans to next time.
Mardi gras masks for sale in a shop in the French Quarter: Tourism in the city is up, although summer is not high season because of the hot weather. Five years after hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, parts have been rebuilt and are prospering, while others are still derelect.
Iraqi rower Khalid Ismael loads his boat and oars after rowing practice at dusk at the Riverside Boat Club boat house in Cambridge, Mass. Ismael, along with five other Iraqi rowers, their coach, and their team leader were brought to the United States by rowing booster Bill Engeman and former US national team coach Bruce Smith to train and compete. Smith and Engeman were helping the group prepare for the 2010 Asian Games (Nov. 12-27) by rowing in Boston and competing in the Head of the Charles regatta.