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Walking Across America
In this Sept. 23, 2013 photo, Malene Comes walks down a road in Victorville, Calif. en route to to Kingman Ariz. as a part of her walk to the east coast and back. She began her journey in Santa Monica. Her "Conversation with America" walk across the U.S. is about raising awareness of obesity - a condition with which she's struggled her entire adult life. But it's much more than that. Unemployed and awaiting the formal dissolution of her 13-year marriage, Comes had "lost every sense of myself and the world I was in as anything other than a hostile place and a scary place." (AP Photo/The Victor Valley Daily Press, James Quigg)