Daily Life: May 2015

For daily life photos in May, a look at how photographers use the many textures of life to make compelling images. Light, colors and repetition of forms often create patterns that are perfectly captured in a still image. Capturing moments of life happening among these templates is what makes photography so fascinating. [32 photos total]

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A young boy sits inside concrete drainage pipe on a park in Katlehong, south of Johannesburg, South Africa, May 6. (Themba Hadebe/Associated Press) #
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A North Korean traffic police woman performs her duties, Monday, May 4 in Pyongyang, North Korea. (Wong Maye-E/Associated Press) #
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A beach goer enjoys the shade in Panama City Beach, Fla. on May 7. (Andrew Wardlow/The News Herald via AP) #
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A girl paints on an umbrella in Pathein township, Ayeyarwady Delta, Myanmar on May 17. (Khin Maung Win/Associated Press) #
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People ride on an amusement machine at Xiedao's theme park during a May Day holiday in Beijing, China, May 1. (Andy Wong/Associated Press) #
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A boy watches as another boy play with balls, during a sandstorm in Kashgar city in northwestern China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, May 10. (Chinatopix Via AP) #
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Newly minted local college graduates take part in the annual Toss Your Caps class photo on May 8 on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia. (Matt Rourke/Associated Press) #
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Survey Team Leader Thomas Valentine, a captain with the National Guard Civil Support Team of Blackstone, enters a dorm room at James Madison University's Short Hall during Hazmat training with local agencies on May 27, in Harrisonburg, Va. (Nikki Fox/Daily News-Record via AP) #
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One thousand cosmetologists from a Chinese beauty salon group perform skin care on 1,000 women at a stadium in an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record in Jinan city in east China's Shandong province Monday, May 4. The last record was for 100 cosmetologists. (Chinatopix via AP) #
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Boys play football in the Balbala area of Djibouti on May 4. (CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images) #
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A young man walks to school on a bridge across the Jukskei River at Alexandra township in Johannesburg, South Africa, May 7. (Themba Hadebe/Associated Press) #
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A surfer walks from the south to north side of Huntington Beach Pier after riding the waves, in Huntington Beach, Calif. on May 11. (Joshua Sudock/Orange County Register via AP) #
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A yearling black bear stands up against the side of a house, May 27, on Newport Street in Casper, Wyo. The bear was spotted multiple times throughout the day in east Casper. Game wardens hoped to tranquilize the yearling and relocate it outside of town. (Alan Rogers/The Casper Star-Tribune via AP) #
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A fish dealer cleans fish in Tsukiji fish market, a well-known for a large wholesale market for fish, fruits and vegetables in Tokyo, May 28. The market's auction of tuna early morning is one of major attractions to visitors and tourists. (Shuji Kajiyama/Associated Press) #
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A pedestrian shields herself from the sun as she crosses the Newport Southbank Bridge from Ohio into Newport, Ky, May 5. Temperatures rose past 80 degrees for the second consecutive day as warmer weather settled into the region. (John Minchillo/Associated Press) #
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Two people kiss inside a container, during the first edition of Beyond festival in Velsen, near Amsterdam, Netherlands, May 16. Beyond billed itself as a community festival aiming at bringing people together and connecting them through art, music, spirit and life. (Peter Dejong/Associated Press) #
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The foot of a homeless Egyptian boy is seen as he sleeps under a bridge in Cairo, Egypt, May 15. One of Egypt's worst problems is homelessness _an ongoing issue that has left thousands of Egyptians sleeping on sidewalks before and after the political and social turmoil. (Hassan Ammar/Associated Press) #
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A girl tries not to get her feet wet in a puddle while she walks after an afternoon rain shower at Plaza de Francia in the Casco Viejo neighborhood of Panama City, May 27. (Arnulfo Franco/Associated Press) #
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A young Catholic penitent of ''Doce Apostoles'' (Twelve Apostles) brotherhood prays inside the Santa Maria Church in a pilgrimage from Ujue to Olite, in northern Spain, May 24. (Alvaro Barrientos/Associated Press) #
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A tourist poses for a photo in front of the avenue of sphinxes at Luxor Temple, in Luxor, Egypt on May 1. (Mosa'ab Elshamy/Associated Press) #
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People are reflected in the floor as they walk through a tunnel between German parliament buildings, in Berlin, Germany, May 21. (Markus Schreiber/Associated Press) #
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School girls perform a song during an accordion class, May 7, in Pyongyang, North Korea. (Wong Maye-E/Associated Press) #
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Stylists prepare actors before performing on the stage, seen through the window of the Macedonian National Theatre in Skopje, Macedonia on May 13. (Boris Grdanoski/Associated Press) #
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Tourists look at hieroglyphic engravings on walls inside the ancient Temple of Edfu, considered one of the best preserved Egyptian temples, which was built around 3000 years ago, near Aswan, southern Egypt, May 1. (Mosa'ab Elshamy/Associated Press) #
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A woman poses for a souvenir photo in a posture as if she is ski jumping towards the snow-capped Daisetsu mountains while wearing a flower dress during a gardening event at Daisetsu Mori-no Garden in Kamikawa in Hokkaido, northern Japan on May 29. (Risa Ominato/Kyodo News via AP) #
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A Pakistani vendor arranges mosquito nets on display for sale at a roadside stall in Islamabad, Pakistan, May 1. (B.K. Bangash/Associated) #
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A Chinese girl looks up while playing in a bed of blooming flowers at the Fragrant Hills Park in suburban Beijing, May 4. The park, once the home of imperial gardens for China's emperors, is now an attraction popular with both locals and tourists in Beijing. (Mark Schiefelbein/Associated Press) #
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Sailing boats are floating near the banks of Lake Starnberg, that is covered with a layer of pollen in Starnberg, southern Germany, May 8. (Peter Kneffel/dpa via AP) #
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The shadows of children cast on the wall of their home in the Nile Delta town of Behira, Cairo, Egypt, May 6. (Mosa'ab Elshamy/Associated Press) #
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A Nepalese earthquake survivor lies down inside a mosquito net at a makeshift shelter in Patan, Nepal, May 14. (MAST IRHAM/EPA) #
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The Theatiner cathedral, the Ludwig street, the blue sky and the Munich Residence are reflected in a puddle on the ground of the Feldherrn hall in Munich, Germany, May 18. (PETER KNEFFEL/EPA) #
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A woman walks past a shop displaying a bridal dress in the Baixa neighbourhood in downtown Lisbon, Portugal, May 7. (Francisco Seco) #

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