A family member cries as she sees the hundreds of supporters waving flags at the burial of Reverend Clementa Pinckney at the St James AME Church in Marion, South Carolina June 26, 2015. Reverend Pinckney, a widely admired state senator and pastor of Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, was among the nine people who died when a gunman opened fire during Bible study. REUTERS/Randall Hill
Ali, a child in an Akha villiage south of Maesalang, stands in the doorway of his family hut after gathering fresh water from a source 1/2 milesfrom his home.
Judy Scott is comforted by her son Rodney after a hung jury was announced in the trial of former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager outside the Charleston County Courthouse in Charleston, South Carolina December 5, 2016. REUTERS/Randall Hill
Eric McClary of West Mulberry Lane checks flood levels while checking on his flooded home after the effects of Hurricane Matthew in Goldsboro, North Carolina, U.S., October 12, 2016. REUTERS/Randall Hill
Chief Leon Locklear of the Tuscarora Nation of North Carolina.
Covered in soot from helping with the search for keepsakes at her grandparent's burnt out house on Swift Street in Barefoot Resort, Elli Boos, 4, plays with a bedspring on Friday used as a toy. With her parents Derek and Penny Boos and other siblings, the grandchildren of Bob and Jo Ann Portteus played an important role in helping with the search for usable personal items. Residents living in the fire affected areas were allowed back to their homes today to check on the status of their homes. The Portteus home was one of several completely damaged on Swift Street in the development. "It's just good having a loving family," said Bob Portteus when asked how he felt about the damage to his home and watching his family helping with the search. "Everything else can be replaced."
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump looks to the ceiling referencing the height of a promised immigration wall during a rally at the The Myrtle Beach Sports Center in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, February 19, 2016. REUTERS/Randall Hill
Staff with the South Carolina Aquarium, the Sea Turtle Rescue Program and South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, release a leatherback turtle in Isle of Palms, South Carolina March 12, 2015. The 475-pound turtle was the first living leatherback turtle to be recovered in South Carolina and one of only a handful ever treated at rehabilitation facilities in the United States. It was found March 7 on the beach on Yawkey-South Island Reserve, a 3.5-mile-long (5.6-km-long) barrier island and wildlife preserve near Georgetown, South Carolina. REUTERS/Randall Hill
Union soldier reenactor Kelly Ford of Portland, Oregon, prepares to play a drum during a re-enactment ceremony at Fort Sumter National Monument in Charleston, South Carolina April 14, 2015. Civil War re-enactors raised an American flag at the Fort Sumter National Monument during a ceremony on Tuesday commemorating the 150th anniversary of the symbolic end to the four-year conflict in the place where it began. REUTERS/Randall Hill
Justino Garcia of Loris, S.C., watches over the runners in the relay race as part of the Celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Saturday. Runners carried fire blessed by Father Jose Ramirez (a Mexican Catholic priest) from The Church of the Resurrection in Loris, S.C. to St. James Catholic Church in Conway, S.C.
Phra Thiep, a resident monk at Wat Carolina in Bolivia, N.C.
Family friend Kendrell Heriot (11) of Gresham, South Carolina, holds an American flag before the start of the burial service of Reverend Clementa Pinckney at the St James AME Church Cemetery in Marion, South Carolina June 26, 2015. Reverend Pinckney, a widely admired state senator and pastor of Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, was among the nine people who died when a gunman opened fire during Bible study. REUTERS/Randall Hill
James Pearce, 5 years-old of Conway, bowls with a little body english at Waccamaw Lanes in Myrtle Beach. He is a member of the "Slam Jam" team at the lanes.
Gordon Roberts of Ocean Isle Beach runs from a storm surge at his home on East Third Street on September 5, 2008, during the effects of tropical storm Hanna in Ocean Isle Beach. Because of ongoing beach erosion problems, many east end residents fear tropical storm Hanna could cause severe damage to area homes if it hits at high tide.
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at a rally at Trident Technical College Conference Center in North Charleston, South Carolina June 17, 2015. REUTERS/Randall Hill
Myrtle Beach homeless resident Michael "Moses" Johnson, seeks relief from the heat with a cool wet towel and the shade of an owning at Chapin Park.
Horse Gall precinct clerk David Smith (L) talks with poll worker and daughter-in-law Charlene Smith, at the home of David Smith's father Vincent Smith in Varnville, South Carolina, November 6, 2012. The polling place for the U.S. presidential and local elections is located in the den of the Smith family home. REUTERS/Randall Hill (UNITED STATES)
Particapants in the Martin Luther King march head down Main Street toward McCown Auditorium during the observance of Dr. King's holiday in Conway, S.C.
S.C. National Guardsman Spc. Jonathan Miller of Andrews, S.C., gets a hug from his wife Sheila and 3-year-old daughter Keely Wednesday afternoon at the Andrews National Guard Armory in downtown Andrews. Hundreds turned out today to say good-bye to the Guard's 178th Battalion's field artillery units in Andrews and Georgetown. Four busloads of the unit's troops left as they set to deploy for Afghanistan for a year of service.
With storm clouds looming in the background, Charlotte, N.C., residents Mark and Denise Flanders and daughter Verity, enjoy their vacation August 24, 2011 on the east end of Ocean Isle Beach in southeastern North Carolina. The family has a rental house through Sunday but plan on leaving for home a day early if the winds and rain from Hurricane Irene spoil their travels to the coast. Hurricane Irene could pose a big threat to the densely populated northeast United States, including New York, as it swings up the eastern seaboard from Saturday on its current forecast track, the top U.S. government hurricane forecaster said on Wednesday. For REUTERS and The NewYork Times
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Ike Thompson of Charleston reacts during a prayer service honoring Wednesday's shooting victims held at the Morris Brown AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina June 18, 2015. A 21-year-old white man suspected of killing nine people at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina was arrested on Thursday after an attack that the United States is investigating as a hate crime. Law enforcement officials arrested alleged gunman Dylann Roof after a traffic stop in Shelby, North Carolina, about 220 miles (350 km) north of Charleston, said police chief Gregory Mullen. REUTERS/Randall Hill
Tucked in Thailand's northern border Maesalong is a place of contrasts. It's a freedom mecca from it's oppressive neighbors in China, Laos and Burma. Caught between are the Akha tribal people who have been forced from their nomadic tradition because of politics and strict borders. This photo: Ahbu travels in the back of a truck from her home in Maesalong, Thailand to Chiang Rei to receive treatments for her opium addiction. Having ridden in an automobile only once in her life, the hour-long journey has made her sick.
Lolito Castillo, a clown with The Cole Brothers Circus of the Stars, rests between acts backstage on Tuesday afternoon during the early show on September 9, 2014 in Myrtle Beach. The Cole Brothers Circus of the Stars tent city is in town through Thursday on the site of the old Myrtle Square Mall in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Traveling circuses such as Cole Brothers, complete with it's traveling big top tent, set up shows all along the East Coast of the United States. Now in its 130th year, the big top travels to100 cities in 20-25 states and they stage 250 shows a year.
Muhiyidin Moye D'Baha of the Black Lives Matter movement, leads his group in prayer before a press conference demanding a citizen review board in North Charleston, South Carolina April 9, 2015. For the dozens of protesters who descended on the working-class South Carolina city of North Charleston on Wednesday, a bystander's video of a white police officer gunning down Scott was long-awaited confirmation of what many residents have been saying for years. Activists said the footage, showing Officer Michael Slager shooting 50-year-old Walter Scott in the back, is chilling evidence of what they portray as "an atmosphere of racism" that allows African-Americans to be targeted in North Charleston and across the state. REUTERS/Randall Hill
Bill Green of The Middleton Place Hounds, finds a spot to start laying fox scent during a drag fox hunt on plantation land near McClellanville, South Carolina, on February 3, 2013. Green, the Gullah Huntsman, has been working with horses and training hounds for over 40 years in South Carolina. Started in 1973, the Charleston based club takes part in the sporting tradition during November and March in South Carolina. It's 75 members choose to conduct their hunts using fox scents dragged through the woods and no live foxes are used or harmed during their events. REUTERS/Randall Hill (UNITED STATES)
Chicken farmer Craig Watts looks at his hand after euthanizing an injured bird at C&A Farms in Fairmont, North Carolina June 10, 2014. More than 120,000 mid-flock chickens are being grown for slaughter in cramped confines and almost constant darkness. When the chicks arrived from a Perdue Farms hatchery three weeks ago, scores had deformed legs and missing eyes -- indicators that some were already in poor health. Watts, a contract grower for Perdue, spends his mornings separating and removing dead and sick birds from the flock. An estimated 3,000 birds will die by the end of this flock's six week growing period. Picture taken June 10, 2014. REUTERS/Randall Hill (UNITED STATES)
Samantha Siegel, 31, organizer behind the grass roots Save the Angel Oak petition, poses in front of the Angel Oak tree in Charleston, South Carolina September 24, 2013. "I've always credited the tree to saving me," said the self-proclaimed tree hugger. "Now it was my time to help save the tree." Charleston's urban forester Danny Burbage believes the tree to be 400 to 500 years old and one of the oldest living things east of the Mississippi River. REUTERS/Randall Hill (UNITED STATES)
Jim Bonavito of Beaufort, North Carolina, rows his dingy past sailboats that broke free of their moorings during the winds and waves from Hurricane Arthur in Beaufort, North Carolina, Friday, July 04, 2014. Damage was scattered and light along the North Carolina coast near where the eye of Hurricane Arthur came ashore on Thursday evening. (AP Photo/Randall Hill)
A participant leaves the vigil conducted by civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton at the site of the death of Walter Scott in North Charleston, South Carolina, April 12, 2015. Reverend Sharpton on Sunday praised the mayor of a South Carolina town where a white patrolman was charged with murder after the fatal shooting of a black man and said other officers there should face charges. New York-based Sharpton said he hoped the prosecution of the officer, who shot Walter Scott in the back on April 4, would mark a turning point in the United States. The incident was caught on video by a bystander. REUTERS/Randall Hill
Sisters Sophia (L) and Norah Boice of North Charleston play on the seats after U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke at a rally at Trident Technical College Conference Center in North Charleston, South Carolina June 17, 2015. REUTERS/Randall Hill