Arturo Martinez-Sanchez kisses the gravesite of his wife, Yadira, and daughter Karla, who were killed by an intruder in their home and are buried together at Woodlawn Cemetery in Las Vegas. The family is waiting for a custom headstone to be completed.
Ora Bland jokes with plain-clothed Metro Police officers who are investigating illegal drug sales in the area around and alleyway behind her home, which is now cut off from traffic because of the closure of F Street. Bland has lived in her home on the corner of F Street and McWilliams for over 50 years.
Margharita Pinon, a hostess for 23 years at the Sahara Hotel, gets a hug before walking out the doors for the last time. The Sahara closed its doors May 16, 2011, with plans to reopen in autumn of 2014 rebranded as luxury boutique hotel SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.
Robert Boudreau of Riverside, California rests inside his camper hauled by his classic Volkswagen Bug at the Las Vegas KOA at Circus Circus. Boudreau goes to car shows with his Bug themed in different ways, and he is headed to a car show in Boulder City for a car show the next day with a cowboy theme.
Albanian immigrant Zyber Selimaj, clockwise from top right, his children Alban, 11, Azbi, 7, and Arber 5, and their grandfather Sherif Luzi stand near the vehicle carrying the coffin of Zyber's wife and Sherif's daughter Deshira Selimaj during her memorial service at the Islamic Society of Nevada in Las Vegas. Deshira was shot and killed by a Henderson police officer under controversial circumstances at the scene of a traffic stop in front of two of her children near Coronado High School in Henderson, Nevada. "Even in communist Albania police never kill a mom in front of her children," said Zyber Selimaj.
"Kay" a dancer from Deja Vu Showgirls dances inside a special truck fitted with a pole and windows on Las Vegas Boulevard late one evening. Known as the "Stripper Mobile," the truck used as advertising for Little Darlings and Déjà Vu strip clubs was soon curbed due to concerns expressed by Clark County Commissioners.
A man detained by Metro Police's Downtown Area Command Unit for trespassing stands next to the squad car outside the Strip Hotel on Utah Avenue late Monday evening in downtown Las Vegas. Cops who work downtown must straddle the changing landscape. They deal with tourists who come to ogle Fremont Street and contend with street hustlers who prey on those tourists. All the while they are mindful of the people who work downtown and the affluent condo owners who have slowly moved in during the past few years.
Hugh Hefner greets former girlfriend Bridget Marquardt, left, as his various other girlfriends, ex-girlfriends and other Playboy Bunnies greet each other during Hefner's 83rd birthday party at the Palms Place pool in Las Vegas.
Isaiah Quiambao, 16, from left, Franklin Watkins, 18, Patrick Woodruff, 17, and Crystal Watkins, 16, all students at Chapparal High School and friends of Tanner Chamberlain embrace during a vigil for Tanner on the one year anniversary of his death in Sunset Park in Las Vegas. Tanner, who was 15-years-old, was killed by police while threatening his mother with a knife.
Tourist Hana El Sheikh, 15, center, of Egypt relaxes with her mother Hala, left, and sister Yasmin, right, 19, during a hot afternoon in July at the Golden Nugget Hotel's Tank pool in downtown Las Vegas.
Brock Cuellar, 11, who is suffering from osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer, gets a hug from Sesame Street characters Elmo and Cookie Monster during their visit to Sunrise Children's Hospital in Las Vegas.
Hand models are judged anonymously by sticking their hands under a drape in the sculptured nails category of Nailpro Cup & US Invitational at the International Beauty Show Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Officer Erik Janecek of Metro's Downtown Area Command unit argues with a woman in his squad car that he arrested for having a felony warrant near Las Vegas Bouldvard and Charleston Avenue in downtown Las Vegas.
A woman is seen walking north on Boulder Highway north of Lamb Blvd. late on a Tuesday night. Boulder Highway is an area identified by Las Vegas Metro Police as a hotspot for prostitution and is frequently patrolled by officers.