Eight-year-old Brienna Martinez dances with the Los Matachines de Alcalde dancers outside of La Capilla de San Antonio in Alcalde, New Mexico on December 27, 2017. Dressed in all white, she plays the role of La Malinche, who represents purity and the first convert to Christianity in New Spain, Doña Marina.
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A young boy climbs the Mexican and United States border fence in Sunland Park, New Mexico in the summer of 2018.
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Angelica of Michoacán walks through the El Paso del Norte Port of Entry with Ruben Garcia of Annunciation House, a migrant aid agency, at the international boundary line to cross into the United States to seek asylum for her and her grandchild on June 20, 2018.
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Trump supporters wait in line to enter a rally for U.S. President Donald Trump in El Paso, Texas on February 11, 2019.
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A rally for then Mexican presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was held in Cuidad Juárez days before the July 1, 2018 election. Mexicans elected Lopez Obrador who will determine the direction of a country battling drug wars, corruption and a forty percent poverty rate. Since September of 2017, over 100 politicians have been killed. “The country will be cleansed,” said Lopez Obrador.
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Fans cheer for George Strait at a concert in Albuquerque, NM on April 5, 2013.
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Tea master Jessica Heintzleman serves tea at the St. James Tearoom in Albuquerque, NM.
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Beto O'Rourke kisses his wife during a concession speech after being defeated by Ted Cruz in the highly contentious midterm election for a senate seat in Texas on November 6, 2018.
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Roberto Doming stands at the top of Tomè Hill where thousands of pilgrims hike to observe Good Friday in Tomè, New Mexico.
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Deborah Holden was stabbed in her abdomen by a drunken and mentally ill neighbor, Benjamin Vigil, on the night of July 25, 2005. Holden's small intestine was pierced causing fecal mater to flow into her blood stream sending her to nearly fatal sepsis. Holden was not expected to live. Seventeen surgeries and eight years later, Holden looks at her stomach in the mirror admiring the work of the surgeons who she refers to as her "angels." In November 2006, Vigil was committed to the New Mexico Behavioral Institute in Las Vegas, New Mexico after being declared as incompetent and a danger to society.
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An inmate enters his pod where the Archbishop of Santa Fe, Michael Sheehan, blessed prisoners on Ash Wednesday at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. "You couldn't come to me today in the cathedral, so I came to you," said Sheehan.
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Flames rise high in the air as a pile of non-native tree species burns near the Pecos River in efforts to clear the thicket in the area on July 26, 2016.
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Brothers James and David Hurt run across their family's ranch in James and David Hurt in Antelope Wells, New Mexico. The ranch — one of the state’s largest, a mix of private, federal and state land — stretches from the U.S.-Mexico border to the south and east, across hills of mesquite and creosote 35 miles north to Hachita.
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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in El Paso, Texas on February 11, 2019.
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An undocumented immigrant poses for a portrait in Chaparral, New Mexico. She is one of many undocumented immigrants living in the southern part of the state that is surrounded by inland Border Patrol checkpoints.
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Guadalupe County Sherif Michael Lucero stands with his gun drawn during an "active shooter" drill that tested the emergency responders communication and protocols in the instance a shooter were at large at the elementary school in Vaughn, New Mexico.
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Wedding attendees react to seeing the bride before the ceremony at the Rail Yards in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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Couples hug in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico.
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Representative Veronica Escobar visits with veterans in El Paso, Texas during Fourth of July celebrations in 2019.
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Matachine dancer Eddie Rivera (cq) performs in front of La Capilla de San Antonio in Alcalde, New Mexico on December 27, 2017. Los Matachines de Alcalde perform the traditional dance that is observed by both hispanic and Native American communities in northern New Mexico. Though many variations of the dance exist, they all share similar elements. It is believed that the annual tradition, normally performed in honor of feast days or Christmas, is a choreographed reenactment of the forced conversion of indigenous people to Catholicism.