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NYC Marathon: A cheerleader in Central Park

Laurie Perlberg jumped up and down and clapped her hands as runners in the New York City Marathon breezed past her on the east side of Manhattan’s Central Park.

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.

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The Forgotten Navajo: No longer a home

Arlene Jasper-Begay and her family have been through a lot. Dealing with deaths and suicides have left them feeling as if their home is no longer a home at all.

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The Forgotten Navajo: People in need

Navajo Nation is rich in highly sought-after natural resources, such as coal and uranium, which has proven to be both a blessing and a curse.

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The Forgotten Navajo: Without the basics

Harry Shorty lives in a 25-square-foot tarpaper shack, without the basics. He has no running water or electricity.

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The Forgotten Navajo: Living with uranium

Rolanda Tahani drinks uranium-contaminated water every day. She has no other option.

The Forgotten Navajo: A family’s pain
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The Forgotten Navajo: A family’s pain

Leonard and his wife Helen have lost seven of their 11 children – all before they reached the age of 36.