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One of a series of portraits of fairgoers at the South Carolina State Fair. ©Eric Seals/Detroit Free Press

Emmanuel Turner, 25 of Detroit is having a hard time coping with the death of his 17-month-old daughter Ziya Turner. She went missing the day before from this very porch & was found dead in a closet at the home two days later under piles of clothes. Turner was ruled out as a suspect. Turner's death was ruled as an accident. ©Eric Seals/Detroit Free Press

A young Turkish boy gets ready to start his sales pitch on selling me Chiclets gum outside the famous Diyarbakir Castle in Turkey. ©Eric Seals/Detroit Free Press

Avery Kukla, 6, suffers from lead poisoning a fate his twin brothers Nolan & Zachary Kukla, 3 did not. He was poisoned from playing with the flaking paint on this very window & others while living in the home during its renovations. Kukla suffers from speech problems & has trouble focusing on tasks at school & home. ©Eric Seals/Detroit Free Press

A brother & sister wait for their parents at a Christian church in Baghdad, Iraq that was partially bombed during the war in Iraq. ©Eric Seals/Detroit Free Press

In his daughters bedroom Philip Schnepp shows off one of the dresses she tap danced in. The dress & the entire house is contaminated with black mold that forced the family to move out. The sewer in the basement backed up which Schnepp thinks caused mold to grow over time making his family sick. ©Eric Seals/Detroit Free Press

A blanket is pulled over a woman who had just died on the operating table in a Baghdad hospital. She was caught looting a business during the start of the war & was shot in the head by a business owner. After the fall of Baghdad in 2003 looting was a popular way for people to get what they did not have & business owners took matters into their own hands to stop them by any means necessary. ©Eric Seals/Detroit Free Press

A booking photo of the Metro Detroit I-96 freeway sniper Raulie Wayne Casteel is taped behind ATF special agent in charge David McCain and Michigan State Police Lt. Mike Shaw. They held a press conference after the arraignment of Casteel for assault with a dangerous weapon & five other counts. No one was killed in the shootings that terrified the region for weeks. ©Eric Seals/Detroit Free Press

Relatives of Osama Bushkar mourn his death at a refugee camp in Nablus, Israel. The 17-year-old blew himself up in Netanya, Israel killing three Israelis & injuring over 50 others. ©Eric Seals/Detroit Free Press

Madison King & Lawrence Smith show their thrill of shaking the hands & talking with Vice President Joe Biden. Working the crowd before his speech Biden spent a minute talking with the excited kids at a packed high school in Detroit during a campaign swing through the state of Michigan in August 2012. ©Eric Seals/Detroit Free Press

Ken Strickrodt of Jackson, Michigan enjoys a puppy named Zeus at the World War 2 re-enactor camp during the Thunder over Michigan Air Show at Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti. Strickrodt has been a re-enactor for the past 20 years playing the role of a medic in the 45th Infantry Division. ©Eric Seals/Detroit Free Press

Families enjoy the feeling of walking out on the Skydeck at the Willis Tower in downtown Chicago. ©Eric Seals/Detroit Free Press

Friends Brielle Bernier & Chris Seitz of Shelby Township, Michigan have fun washing windows of the home of Melody Steenberg. The two joined 23 other seniors from Bethesda Christian High School to help Steenberg whose husband Mark Steenberg is an Army officer on tour in Baghdad, Iraq. "God calls us to take care of our own and it's an inner joy to do this for her. We aren't getting paid for this we just want to take care of her anyway we can," said Seitz. ©Eric Seals/Detroit Free Press

A young boy has fun playing in the cool water of the Crown Fountain at Millennium Park in downtown Chicago. ©Eric Seals/Detroit Free Press

A biker in Detroit rides passes street art titled "Obey" made famous around the world by artist Shepard Fairey. ©Eric Seals/Detroit Free Press

Drops of water on the back of a CD & illuminated by a flashlight reveals a rainbow spectrum of colors. ©Eric Seals/Detroit Free Press

On her way to have wedding pictures taken, bride-to-be Cara Trierweiler stops traffic with her bridesmaids as they cross a busy downtown street in Farmington, Michigan. Trierweiler & groom Paul Kurtz were to be married two hours later down the street. ©Eric Seals/Detroit Free Press

Reggie Johnson of Detroit stands with other muddy boys looking up at the judges hoping to be picked as the 2011 King Mud during Wayne County Parks annual Mud Day held at Nankin Mills Park. Over 20,000 gallons of water & 10 tons of dirt were brought in so kids & adults could have some cool & dirty fun on a hot day in July. ©Eric Seals/Detroit Free Press

Mya Turner of Macomb Township plays hopscotch on the sidewalk of the Clinton-Macomb Public Library during an event for kids to have fun, read & be creative. ©Eric Seals/Detroit Free Press

Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson tiptoes for a touchdown as Cincinnati Bengals Leon Hall defends during the first quarter during a home game at Ford Field in downtown Detroit. ©Eric Seals/Detroit Free Press

Lights from the Comerica Park scoreboard, the largest in the country, is reflected off the glass as Detroit Tigers suite-holders watch their team take on the New York Yankees in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series in Detroit. ©Eric Seals/Detroit Free Press

Detroit Pistons Tayshaun Prince dunks over San Antonio Spurs Tim Duncan during 1st quarter action between the teams in Game 6 of the 2005 NBA finals in San Antonio, Texas. The Spurs went on to win the championship ©Eric Seals/Detroit Free Press

Performers representing various Chinese tribes perform during the Opening Ceremonies of the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in Beijing, China. Over 30,000 performers danced & sang in front of 91,000 spectators. ©Eric Seals/Detroit Free Press

University of Michigan wide receiver Mario Manningham tries to pull in the football in with his fingertips but can't quite come up with the catch. Michigan was playing their rival Notre Dame at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor. ©Eric Seals/Detroit Free Press

Aaron Smith of the Pittsburgh Steelers & his daughter Elysia enjoy the confetti moments after his team won the 2006 Super Bowl over the Seattle Seahawks in Detroit. ©Eric Seals/Detroit Free Press

Michael Phelps reacts after breaking a world record & capturing his 7th Gold Medal in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. ©Eric Seals/Detroit Free Press

University of Michigan wide receiver Junior Hemingway stretches out & scores as Notre Dame cornerback Harrison Smith tries to push him out of bounds during the second quarter of the Michigan vs Notre Dame game. It was the first ever night game under the lights at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor on Saturday September 10, 2011. ©Eric Seals/Detroit Free Press

Detroit Tigers third baseman Brandon Inge chased a foul ball into the stands coming up with the catch to the delight of Tigers fans in a game against the Cleveland Indians. ©Eric Seals/Detroit Free Press