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NYC Marathon: Industrial metal in Williamsburg
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NYC Marathon: Industrial metal in Williamsburg

While most of the streets on the New York City Marathon route were lined with cheering spectators during the race, the streets of Hasidic Williamsburg were remarkably empty. But on the corner of Bedford and Division Avenues, Jose Toro helped to provide some much-needed energy for runners in the barren stretch.

NYC Marathon: A South Bronx fan
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NYC Marathon: A South Bronx fan

Nydia Nieves stands in front of the Mitchel Housing Projects in the South Bronx every year to cheer on the marathon runners. Her shouts of “Go baby, go!” and “You can do it!” could be heard from across the street.

NYC Marathon: Cheers and prayers
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NYC Marathon: Cheers and prayers

As runners strode to the 22 mark of the 26.2 mile New York City marathon, three women offered encouragement some might consider a godsend.

NYC Marathon: A youth sport, too
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NYC Marathon: A youth sport, too

In Spanish Harlem, the largest cheering section at Sunday’s New York City Marathon wasn’t for any major international player: It was for a local youth running club, including an 18-year-old resident Emigdin Flores.

The Forgotten Navajo: Keeping culture alive
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The Forgotten Navajo: Keeping culture alive

The older generation yearns to hold onto authentic culture. Their children try, but western culture is a powerful lure.

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The Forgotten Navajo: The faces of Navajo Nation

The people of Navajo Nation.

AIDS awareness resonates in Bronx
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AIDS awareness resonates in Bronx

When Milagra Cortes contracted HIV 21 years ago, she knew her life was far from over. Cortes and her late husband, both from Puerto Rico, represent just two of the countless Latinos in the Bronx disproportionately affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

FDNY enlists kids’ help
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FDNY enlists kids’ help

The phrase “Stop, Drop, and Roll” has long been part of the national lexicon as the most recognizable fire-safety technique in the book. But it now seems the catchy expression may not be much of a lifesaver.

Makeup artists raise awareness
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Makeup artists raise awareness

Eye shadow, blush and powder are used to educate women about the disease.

Baby Multiplicity
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Baby Multiplicity

Discovering you are pregnant with triplets or more is becoming increasingly unlikely as U.S. fertility clinics, responding to government pressure, are reducing the amount of high-order multiple pregnancies induced by drugs or by treatments such as in vitro fertilization.