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20:46

Sox spring training in detail

Spring training is a time for fans to get closer to their heroes. Access is easier, spirits are higher, and hope springs eternal. The games don’t count, and every team is tied for first place. These closeups are a colorful promise that winter is nearly over and Opening Day is not far away. -- By Stan Grossfeld

Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts popped a bubble during infield practice on Feb. 24 at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers. (Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff)

18:02

Snows of winters past

A look back at snowy scenes in Massachusetts.

Jan. 25, 1930--Children on the Boston Common welcomed the announcement from the Boston Parks Department that sliding conditions were good on the toboggan slide situated near the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument. The Common slide was a double affair, two wooden runways extended from the hill overlooking the ball fields down toward Charles St. The slides were well constructed and long enough to give sufficient momentum to carry sleds or toboggans almost to the Charles St. gates of the Common. (Globe archival photo)

22:33

Fear on the Farm

Migrant labor has long been essential to the dairy farmers in the rolling fields of Western New York. But beyond the usual problems with tractor repairs and feed prices, this season has brought a new worry: the serious threat that farm workers will be deported as part of President Trump’s immigration crackdown. Now, those farmers are arriving at work every day wondering how many of their employees will still be there. Photographs by Craig F. Walker

A Mexican immigrant named Sergio approaches the heifer farm at CY Farms in Elba, N.Y., on March 6. He’s one of the thousands of farm workers in Western New York who have grown increasingly fearful in the last five months since Donald Trump’s election. Rumors of workers being pulled off of farms or of immigration control officers waiting in Walmart have spread like wildfire. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)

22:14

Dancing for a dream

Hundreds of ballet dancers are in Boston at the Youth America Grand Prix Regional semifinals vying for the opportunity to make it to the finals in New York City, a chance at scholarships, and to someday train with the best dance companies in the world.

Alyssia Farias watched from the wings as Eliana LaBreche auditioned for the Youth America Grand Prix regional semifinals, one of the most prestigious ballet competitions in the world for students, in Boston on March 10. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

22:35
Globe photos of the month, March 2017
20:14

International Women’s Day, 2017

Women around the globe took the streets today to participate in International Women’s Day. The day recognizes the struggle for women’s rights and commemorates their contributions to society. This year, organizers in the US planned additional socio-economic themed demonstrations for “A Day Without A Woman.” -- By Leanne Burden Seidel

Founder of Nanana Winbridge Education Center, Priscilla Nangurai (C) stands with 58 rescued girls at the school in Kajiado, Kenya. Nangurai established the Nanana Winbridge Education Center in 2007 with her retirement money where she hosts rescued girls who’ve run away from home to escape Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). She has rescued 825 girls since 1986. (DANIEL IRUNGU/EPA)

23:11

Mountaineers in training

Climbers come to the High Tatras Mountains along the border of northern Slovakia to learn essential climbing skills and practices during the winter season. To become a professional climber, the applicants have to fulfill the basic climbing course in the summer and winter alpine courses. -- By European Pressphoto Agency

Participants looked at the Lomnicki Peak during a training session for mountaineers in the High Tatras, from a window of the Tery Odon shelter in Slovakia, on March 1. The course is designed to learn essential climbing skills and practices during the winter season. To become a professional climber, the applicants have to fulfill the basic climbing course in the summer and winter alpine courses. (Balazs Mohai/EPA)

21:19

Globe photos of the month, February 2017

Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month: winter storms and record temperatures, spring training in Florida, a tornado hits Conway, and the Patriots fifth Super Bowl win.

Snow settled on statues around Boston, including this one outside Fenway Park of Ted William placing a cap on a youngster’s head. (David L. Ryan/Globe Staff)

22:18

Festival (Defined)

festival (noun) A time of celebration marked by special observances or an often periodic celebration or program of events or entertainment having a specified focus. Editor’s Note: “Defined” is an occasional series exploring the definitions of words via photography. -- By Lloyd Young

A local man wearing a bear costume, made of hay and reed, is pulled by another man dressed as a gypsy as they march during the celebrations of the winter holiday 'Malanka' in the village of Krasnoilsk, western Ukraine, on January 14. 'Malanka' - or 'Old New Year Celebrations' is one of the most popular traditional festivals in Western Ukraine celebrated every year which is New Year's Eve in accordance with the old Julian calendar. During these two days of celebration, locals, young and old, wear traditional masks and carnival costumes and stroll from house to house singing carols, wishing households good luck, while at the same time playing pranks or performing short plays. (Oleg Petrasyuk/EPA)

18:05

Palm oil production

Palm oil is the most widely consumed vegetable oil on the planet. According to the World Wildlife Fund, an estimated 50 percent of packaged products sold in supermarkets contain some of the ubiquitous oil. It is mainly grown in Southeast Asia and is used in products as diverse as ice cream, toothpaste, and detergent. The demand for more and more land to plant palm oil trees has seen the rapid and rampant destruction and conversion of tropical rainforest habitats into plantations. This is threatening important ecosystems, displacing and killing threatened and endangered species, among them orangutans, tigers, elephants and rhinos. Classified as critically endangered, on the edge of extinction, orangutan numbers have fallen so dramatically that wildlife organizations and conservationists say unless the destruction ends, we will see the end of the species. -- By European Pressphoto Agency

An Indonesian worker harvests palm fruits at a palm oil plantation in Deli Serdang, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Sept. 16. Indonesia is the world’s largest producer of palm oil, made from the palm fruit, followed closely by Malaysia. (Dedi Sinuhaji/EPA)

22:53

Bear Ears Buttes in Utah

Known as Bear Ears for the pair of purple buttes at the region’s center, the newly proclaimed 1.9 million-acre National Monument will preserve a photographer’s checklist of high-desert drama: spires, bridges, canyons. Yet the region’s true distinction is not its topography, but its cultural significance; perhaps no place in America is as rich with ancient Native American sites as Bear Ears. In October 2015, a coalition of five Indian nations, including the Hopi, Ute, and Navajo, formally proposed the monument, attempting to preserve the parcel’s 100,000 archeological sites from ongoing looting and grave robbing. Last June, in a letter to President Obama, more than 700 archeologists endorsed the proposal, saying that looting of the area’s many ancient kivas and dwellings was continuing “at an alarming pace” and calling Bear Ears “America’s most significant unprotected cultural landscape.” President Obama designated Bear Ears Butte and Gold Buttes in Nevada as protected National monuments at the end of last month. The incoming Trump administration, along with the Republican-controlled congress, and Utah state officials, could mount a legal challenge against that designation. -- By European Pressphoto Agency

Muddy water fills a small slot canyon in the Bear Ears National Monument near Fry Canyon, Utah, USA on Nov.12. (Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA)

23:55

Remembering the ’67 Red Sox ‘Impossible Dream’ season

In the basement of a Canton home is a dusty yellow Kodak box that hasn’t been opened in a half a century. Inside lies buried treasure, the 1967 Red Sox “Impossible Dream” season captured in 4,000 black-and-white negatives. It was the year that forever changed baseball in Boston, and Frank O’Brien was just a rookie Globe sports photographer who captured it all. Read the story -- By Stan Grossfeld

Red Sox pitcher Jim Lonborg leads off the bottom of the sixth with a 50-foot bunt that starts a five-run surge against the Minnesota Twins on October 1, 1967. “Who would have dreamed that a bunt from your starting pitcher would start a rally to win the pennant,” says retired Globe photographer Frank O’Brien. (Frank O’Brien/Globe Staff)

18:46

China’s Red Army schools

The Yang Dezhi “Red Army” elementary school in Wenshui, Xishui country in Guizhou province was designated a “Red Army primary school” -- funded by China’s “red nobility” of revolution-era Communist commanders and their families, one of many such institutions that have been established across the country. Such schools are an extreme example of the “patriotic education” which China’s ruling Communist party promotes to boost its legitimacy -- but which critics condemn as little more than brainwashing. -- By AFP/Getty Images

Students reading in their classroom in the Yang Dezhi "Red Army" elementary school in Wenshui, Xishui country in Guizhou province. Yang Dezhi was designated a "Red Army primary school" -- funded by China's "red nobility" of revolution-era Communist commanders and their families, one of many such institutions that have been established across the country. (Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images)

00:24

Patriots Super Bowl LI victory parade

The New England Patriots once again for the fifth time rolled through the city in triumph after winning Super Bowl LI.

Tom Brady and Bill Belichick hoisted up Lombardi Trophies at City Hall Plaza after the victory parade ended. (Stan Grossfeld/ Globe Staff)

22:09

Super Bowl LI

In the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history, Tom Brady and the Patriots overcame a 28-3 third-quarter deficit to stun the Atlanta Falcons, 34-28, in overtime Sunday night in Super Bowl LI.

As confetti falls around him, Tom Brady howls as he hoists the Vince Lombardi Trophy following New England’s come-from-behind victory over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium in Houston. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

21:37

Refugee family settles in New England

One of the last refugee families to be resettled in New England arrived in Manchester, N.H., on Thursday. President Trump issued an executive order last week that barred any new refugees for 120 days, but they were allowed entrance due to a waiver for previously approved refugees. Sendegeya Bayavuge, a 52-year-old farmer, and six other members of the family had been living at a refugee camp in Uganda for two decades after escaping the violence in Dthe emocratic Republic of Congo. Photographer Craig F. Walker documented their arrival and the beginning of a new life in Lowell.

Vanisi Uzamukunda comforts her sleepy daughter Sarah, 7, while waiting for their baggage at the Manchester–Boston Regional Airport . The family is originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and has spent two decades in Uganda refugee camps. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)

17:28

Young lives lost

The morning after a 16-year-old was fatally shot on the streets of Dorchester allegedly by two teens, Globe staff photographer Pat Greenhouse started documenting the destruction of three young lives and their devastated families. Raeshawn Moody, now 15, who is among the youngest in Boston to be accused of murder, could face life in prison. Looking back on mistakes they’ve made, Moody’s father remarks “We dropped the ball.”

Retha Moody speaks about her son Raeshawn in a Boston restaurant on April 11, 2016. Raeshawn and Du’Shawn Taylor-Gennis are charged in the June 2015 killing of Jonathan Dos Santos, 16. (Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff)

17:08

Globe photos of the month, January 2017

Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month: protesting a new president’s policies, polar plunge into Dorchester Bay, hockey at Fenway Park, and the Patriots run to the Super Bowl. -- By Lloyd Young

Nicole La Guerre cheered as she made her way with a group of protesters from Massachusetts out of the Washington subway system to a rally at the Women’s March on Washington on Jan. 21. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)

19:51

Wooden box camera artist

Luis Maldonado is the last remaining photographer in the main square of the Chilean capital still using a wooden box camera. The box camera's mechanism is simple: light enters through a lens and the photographic paper inside it captures a negative image of the subject. I know that you have to eat and live. But if it were up to me, I'd only be doing box photos. It's what fills me up," he said. "I'd be empty without the box." -- By Associated Press

Photographer Luis Maldonado talks to a client next to his old wooden box camera in Plaza de Armas of Santiago, Chile. (Esteban Felix/Associated Press)

19:37

Aboard the bus to the Women’s March

On Friday, Globe staff photographer Jessica Rinaldi traveled to Washington, D.C. with a local group from Massachusetts to attend the historic Women’s March on Washington following Donald Trump’s inauguration. More than 9,600 women, children and men from this state protested with about half a million people at the National Mall on Saturday, and were joined by millions around the world.

Kimberly Brainerd embraces a fellow marcher as they prepare to board a bus in Acton bound for the Women’s March on Washington. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)

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