1. Ukraine Men's Day

    Male students at a village school in eastern Ukraine participate in an annual Men's Day competition February 23, 2011. The strongest and wittiest wins a bronze trophy and the affection of many female students.

  2. Ukraine Soviet-era factory rubble

    Before the fall of the Soviet Union, the city of Konstantinovka bustled with more than 20 factories, which provided thousands of jobs. Today, less than a handful of factories remain in operation. Two PCVs stand atop the rubble.

  3. Indonesia A Wave of Prayer

    morning prayer at the islamic high school where i teach, just before sacrificing 2 cows in our school yard.  later that day, the students distributed the meat to the poor. eid al-adha is celebrated around the world by muslims to commemorate abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son.  as a non-muslim, i watched from behind with the girls who were menstruating and therefore could not participate.

  4. Philippines America

    There is a little girl who lives down the street.   I see her sometimes on my morning walk to work.   She’s a tiny thing, maybe four or five, and she’s usually wearing shorts, a t-shirt, and flip-flops.  I don’t think that she goes to school.  Any time I do see her she stops in her tracks, grins from ear to ear, sort of leans back a little, points, and yells at the top of her voice, “AMERICA!”  It always catches me off-guard.  She communicates only that one word, but her body language shows h...

  5. Namibia Gardening workshop in Namibia

    Learning how to garden using local resources and effective techniques for Namibia. The workshop included PCVs and host country nationals.

  6. Honduras The Horse Wrangler

    Little Fernando wants to show he may be young, but still can wrangle a horse.  

  7. Indonesia Javanese Bride-to-Be

    The hours long preperation before the traditional marriage ceremony- no less than three people were working on her at any given time.

  8. Indonesia 15 Years From Now...

    Another Sunday morning expedition on foot with Bu S, this time to the local landfill. I had run by it once when I first arrived here, not yet aware of the taboo of unaccompanied female joggers. Bu S suggested it as an interesting place to visit and a chance to meet people whose paths I might not otherwise cross. A beautiful vegetable garden immediately welcomed us after we entered, and just a few steps further were the composting silos. Two rows of five white buildings whose sole pu...

  9. Honduras Buyer's Market

    In my rural pueblo of Orocuina, Honduras, I like to go for Sunday morning bike rides to neighboring aldeas and visit with the locals.  One Sunday morning found me riding along, when I came into contact with this small truck completely covered in anything your plastic heart could desire.  I was so flabergasted that I bust out laughing! As the day progressed, I continued back to my pueblo, crossing paths with the truck along the way.  We would wave and say 'Adios' to each other, as he brought l...

  10. Guyana Handprint

    Using the juice from a local seed called Annato, Amerinidans are able to create a type of body paint used in special celebrations highlighting their culture.   Here a hand provides a perfect way of decorating.

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“Sunset at the Railroad” by PCV Nicholas Baylor Hall. Namibia, 2011.