People flee bombing in the town of Nuseirat in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, passing a power plant that was bombed by Israeli forces the previous night. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/MCT)
Yona Lunger, who is a part of his neighborhood watch group, was patrolling an area in Northeast Miami-Dade early Monday when he found anti-Semitic painting on the Tora V'Emunah temple in Miami. (Walter Michot/Miami Herald/MCT)
Nikki Smith 7, works out during Ricky Dickerson's fitness class, July 14, at Memorial West Hospital in Pembroke Pines, Fla., a boot camp for kids to help them stay active and healthy. (Patrick Farrell/Miami Herald/MCT)
Indiana University of Pennsylvania doctoral candidate Terrance Hudson instructs students in the "Becoming a Teacher Leader" workshop at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, Pa., on Friday, June 27. The workshop is designed to encourage young African Americans to go into teaching. (Lake Fong/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/MCT)
Brandon Arthur, 10, tries to get out of muddy tailings left by his father Steve Arthur's water well drill site on Juan Carrera's orange grove farm in Terra Bella, Calif. River water and melted snow have dried up, forcing farmers like Carrera to drill newer and deeper wells to tap shrinking groundwater sources. (Bob Chamberlin/Los Angeles Times/MCT)
Kansas City Royals pitcher James Shields bites his glove to quell the pain after being hit by the ball in the third inning against the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/MCT)
Jacqueline Martinez takes a picture of her son Ryan, 6, and daughter Isabel, 4, as they bowl at Lucky Strike in Chicago on July 22. (Alex Garcia/Chicago Tribune/MCT)
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Ana Veciana-Suarez is an award-winning columnist for The Miami Herald who writes about family, education, women's and social issues. She is the author of two books, "The Chin Kiss King" and "Birthday Parties in Heaven: Thoughts on Love, Life, Grief, and Other Matters of the Heart."
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