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July 20, 2019

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Leila Navidi

Story Archive

Roller girl
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Being backstage at a pageant is not glamorous. That’s why I love it.
Getting pumped up
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Grunting. Screaming. Whatever it takes to win.
Last drumroll
Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010
Mickey O’Neill, a 61-year-old drummer in a local Irish band, had outpatient laparoscopic surgery to remove his gall bladder June 2.
Rolling in for a short stay at the Las Vegas KOA
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Children from Mexico, Sweden, Canada and California play in the heated pool. Americans and Canadians mingle and chat about ice hockey in the Jacuzzi.
Photographer looks at our fascination with fame
Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010
On the red carpet, the celebrity is almost secondary.
Leila Navidi - Behind the curtain
A collection of our favorite photos that didn't run this year
Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009
I am always trying to get behind the curtain. Whether the curtain is real or a metaphor — like the orchestration of an event or invisible social barriers — when I take photos I’m always trying to get on the other side.
For 51s player, a break from media day
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
The Las Vegas 51s’ Jeremy Accardo relaxes during media day April 7 at Cashman Field.
Protesters march against closure of F Street
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Nearly 100 people rallied against the closure of F Street today, marching down the Las Vegas Strip, passing out flyers and chanting, "No justice, no peace, reopen F Street!"
Photos: Final bow for ‘Folies Bergere’
Friday, March 27, 2009
Almost 50 years have passed since “Folies Bergere” staged its first performance at the Tropicana. “Folies Bergere” will stage its last performance at the Tropicana on Saturday night.
Students compete, inspire
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009
During the 2009 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Festival on Tuesday, students from kindergarten to high school competed in several categories with the common theme of "Living the Dream and Setting New Heights."
Snoop the dog gets a shot
Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009
Lisa Henderson looks away as the veterinarian gives her dog Snoop Taylor a shot.
A safe place to celebrate
Monday, Jan. 5, 2009
Antoinette Wentworth of Namibia, in Africa, stands, with Metro Police officers on duty during Tribute Palooza, the New Year’s Eve party at the Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas. Wentworth, a Fulbright Scholar studying in the United States, was enjoying her first trip to the city. “It’s a lot more plastic than I expected,” she said.
Early brick in UNLV powerhouse
Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008
Ricky Sobers, 55, huddles with other former UNLV basketball players after the alumni game last month at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Sights Unseen
Our favorite pictures that didn't run this year
Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008
The made-for-media event is as ubiquitous in Las Vegas as the sprawling shopping plaza, and is just as visually unappealing. People of interest are always poised, coifed and ready for the cameras.
After some fun with Elvis
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008
People take pictures to share a time or a place with friends and family.
Hanging out with friends at the football game
Monday, Nov. 17, 2008
Green Valley High School freshman Dylan Domingo takes a photo of friends and fellow freshmen Taylor Burk, from left in photo above, Meagan Dodd, and Railey Deang as the Green Valley football team played Foothill in Henderson in September.
Alvin and the Chipmunks immortalized in wax
Monday, Nov. 10, 2008
A small crowd at Madame Tussauds enjoyed peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with the crusts cut off while celebrating the unveiling of the smallest wax figures ever to grace any U.S. location of the wax museum, Alvin and the Chipmunks.
Star helps fan get photo
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008
"She was everything I expected her to be and more. 'Wind Beneath My Wings' — how can you top that?"
Sign of a good time
Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008
Becky Schommer of South Dakota, traveling with her mother and niece, visited 17 casinos in four days during her first trip to Las Vegas.
Minutemen claim softer side
Defenders of U.S. border say they’re compassionate, even save illegal immigrants’ lives
Monday, Aug. 18, 2008
The Minutemen want you to know they are humanitarians, and they can be quite persuasive. They understand the impulse to come to America, to feed a family. They might do it themselves if they were Mexican.
Obama, while she can
Monday, Aug. 11, 2008
People take pictures to share a time or a place with friends and family. Leila Navidi enjoys making pictures of people recording those special moments, and asking them — why then, why there, what does it mean to them?
Tourney poker’s major league
Patriots spend their Fourth celebrating all-American game
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
American flags bobbed in the sea of sunglasses and green felt at the World Series of Poker’s main event Friday.
Hugs and hopes
Surprise send-off before Iraq departure
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Jeremy May, first-aid safety assistant at Elaine Wynn Elementary School, was surprised by students with a ceremony before his deployment to Iraq.
SIGHT UNSEEN: Our favorite photos that didn't run this year
Monday, Dec. 24, 2007
Las Vegas is the city of events - weddings, conventions, award banquets, board meetings, sporting contests, beauty contests, galas, reunions, hearings and debates.