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Robert, who declined to give his last name, shows a page from his notebook. (Elizabeth Soza / SFNS)

Documenting Miami’s homeless [Photos]

As Cheo Sobalvarro turned the corner on a recent afternoon, he noticed his friend Robert scribbling on a notebook. As he took out his camera and focused the lens, Robert looked up. “Hey Robert,” Sobalvarro said. “How are you doing, man?” Robert, who declined to give his last name, is a homeless man living on the streets of downtown Miami. ...

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The museum showcased a new exhibit titled “Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants.” The exhibit had interactive displays for children to play with. Here, Jake Ajami and Elyse Ajami “go fishing.”

Frost Museum celebrates Halloween [Photo Essay]

The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science celebrated Halloween with a unique science spin during its “Spooky Science Monster Mash” event on Saturday. The museum had immersive science experiments, animal encounters and an underwater pumpkin carving demonstration. A new exhibit titled “Monster Fish: In Search of the last River Giants” also debuted at the event. — Elizabeth Soza, South ...

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Students from Artvivo Art School perform a traditional Colombian dance known as Cumbia.

Coral Gables Hispanic Cultural Festival [Photo Essay]

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Coral Gables Hispanic Cultural Foundation held its 8th annual Hispanic Cultural Festival on Oct. 21 and 22. The free festival showcased the diversity of Hispanic heritage and culture in South Florida. It included international and local artists, musicians, dancers and food vendors from different Latin American countries to celebrate and promote not only their culture, ...

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“Mike the German” poses in his lederhosen – common attire at Oktoberfest celebrations.

Grovetoberfest hits Coconut Grove [Photo Essay]

Coconut Grove’s annual Oktoberfest celebration – aptly named Grovetoberfest – took place on Oct. 14 and featured over 500 craft beers, stouts, lagers for lederhosen-donning attendees to sample as they strolled along the newly opened Regatta Park. This year’s theme was Back to the Future and the festival even had its very own DeLorean. — Photos by Adrian Dominguez, South Florida ...

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This jaguar was restricted to another section of his habitat.

Zoo Miami reopens [Photo Essay]

Zoo Miami reopened on Oct. 14 after being closed since Sept. 7, just before Hurricane Irma hit South Florida. After the hurricane, the zoo sustained mostly landscape damage. The hyenas’ habitat suffered the most damage – it lost a large tree that provided a lot of shade. Zoo officials said tey did not view this as a loss, instead they “remodeled” the tree ...

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A young woman in bikini blows a kiss at the camera. (Photo by Luis Centeno / SFNS)

Ultra Music Festival 2017 [Photo gallery]

The Ultra Music Festival descended on Miami 24-26 in Bayfront Park, bringing in people from all over the world. Though the popularity of the event has an international audience, they all have one thing in common: colorful costumes. The stranger the costumes, the better. From ballerinas and teddy bears, to tie-dyed t-shirts and bikinis, nothing is too outrageous. Inside, revelers ...

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Nature and a mural near the Wynwood Walls interact. (Photo by Luis Centeno / SFNS)

Scenes of Wynwood [Photo essay]

Known as the art and cultural center of Miami, the neighborhood of Wynwood is filled with art galleries, shops and — most famously — murals. Photographer Luis Centeno walked around the area to capture the scenes that make the area such a vibrant and interesting place.

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El Sr. González desde su tractor supervisa el trabajo de los recogedores de tomate. Gonzáles dijo que muchos de sus trabajadores están angustiados por una posible deportación y que a pesar de ser un trabajo relativamente fácil, son muy pocos los que realmente están dispuestos a hacerlo. (foto por Samuel Navarro)

Trabajadores de Homestead [ensayo fotográfico]

En un sembradío de tomates, agricultores indocumentados se presentan a trabajar todos los días por ocho horas y hasta siete días por semana, a pesar del miedo de poder ser deportados a su país. Desde tempranas horas de la mañana, alrededor de 30 agricultores recorren los mas de 800 mil metros cuadrados que ocupa el terreno. Recogen tomates que son ...

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Campaign signs outside a Greenglade Elementary in Kendall on Nov. 8, 2016. (Photo by Leo Cosio / South Florida News Service)

Election Day in photos [Photo Gallery]

The South Florida News Service team set out to not only capture the thoughts of voters throughout Miami-Dade County on Election Day, but also how the day looked. Below are some of our images, from Homestead to Miami Lakes, from Miami Beach to Sweetwater. — Photos by Alexandra Rodriguez, Yaneli Gonzalez and Lizandra Portal, South Florida News Service 

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Hilary Clinton urges her constituency to vote early during a rally at Rev. Samuel Delevoe Memorial Park in Fort Lauderdale on Nov. 1, 2016. (Photo by Rodrigo Miragaya / South Florida News Service)

Presidential rallies and partisans in South Florida [Photo Essay]

The Democratic and Republican nominees for president have millions of supporters — and nearly the same number of detractors. In the run up to the election, South Florida News Service photographer Rodrigo Miragaya captured a number of moments during rallies and political events for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in South Florida.

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