A man rides a bike across the frozen Songhua River on January 17, 2018, in Harbin, China. Harbin is known for hosting the largest ice and snow sculpture festival in the world, with average temperatures ranging between 1.8 and -31 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Parkland shooting survivor Aalayah Eastmond wipes away a tear after testifying at the House Judiciary Committee’s hearing on gun violence on Capitol Hill on February 6, 2019. 

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Members of Wizdom, the Washington Wizards' senior dance team, rehearse at Capitol One Arena on April 3, 2019. The team's 19 women and one man range from age 50 to 76.

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Dancers Christopher R. Wilson and Tara Bellardini of Ailey II perform "Stream of Consciousness" in Chautauqua, NY on June 27, 2017. 

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Caroline Baum dissects a human eye, procured three hours prior, on November 8, 2017. A third-year undergraduate assistant at UI's Medical Education Research Facility, Baum works in human donor tissue collection—cryosectioning and histological staining in the study of blinding diseases.

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California Senator Kamala Harris poses for a portrait at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in Washington, D.C. 

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Students exit Harbin No. 124 High School after finishing Gaokao exams on June 8, 2018, in Harbin, China. Known as the "most pressure-packed exam in the world", the 9-hour test directly determines which universities students can attend, along with life opportunities and earning potential. Gao kao is aimed to minimize the wealth gap between students, but frequently is surrounded by behaviors of intense cramming, academic cheating, and identity forgery. 

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Ruth Carter sits in her home in April 2016. Carter was born and raised in rural Birmingham, Iowa—a town of 448—where she farmed with her husband, Fred, until her death in November 2016 at age 88. Family-owned farms in Iowa have been rapidly diminishing in the 21st century due to increasing urbanization and technology. 

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Eddie Parlier of Robertsdale, AL participates in saddle bronc riding at the New Winsdor Rodeo on August 17, 2018. 

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Riders turn a corner during the Men's Pro/Cat 1/2 race of the 53rd Annual Kwik Star Criterium in Davenport, IA on May 28, 2018. The race, featuring 90 feet of elevation gain per lap, is the second longest continuously-running bike race in the U.S. 

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Jenny Chen helps her 9-year-old daughter, Ida, remove a loose baby tooth in a back room of Panda Garden, the family's Chinese restaurant. After immigrating from China to New York, the Chen family relocated to eastern Iowa to open the restaurant in 2009—where aIl four family members help run the eatery.

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Young spectators prepare to watch bareback bull riding at the New Windsor Rodeo on August 17, 2018. 

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Dancers perform at the University of Iowa Dance Gala on November 1, 2016. The performance featured choreography and dance from one of the most highly-acclaimed dance programs in the United States.

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Fans react while watching the World Cup Final in Beijing, China, on July 15, 2018. France secured their second World Cup title in a 4-2 defeat against Croatia.

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Elise Van Heuvelen returns a serve on February 25, 2017. The Hawkeyes defeated Western Illinois 7-0, earning a 9-0 record. 

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Louisa Judge and Kenzie Krehbiel rest against a wall during the 22nd hour of Dance Marathon on February 3, 2018. Cancer charity Dance Marathon is the largest student organization at University of Iowa, and requires dancers to go forego sleeping, sitting, and consuming caffeine for 24 hours. 

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Muslims gather for Eid al-Fitr at Niujie Mosque, the largest mosque in Beijing, on June 16, 2018. The mosque was first built in 996 during the Liao Dynasty, and spans 10,000 square meters. 

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Kayakers are seen on Lake Louise, Alberta, Cananda, in July 2016. 

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National Guard Sergeants Shawn Bryant and Zachary Brooks demonstrate an anti-rape technique on Oct. 8, 2018, in Boone, IA. Bryant hosted free women's self-defense classes across the state following the violent killings of Mollie Tibbetts and Celia Barquin Arozamena. 

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