Photos of a Divided America

For much of the past year, Associated Press photographers have been gathering images of the people and places at the heart of multiple issues dividing Americans this election year. Covering issues like immigration, health care, climate change, social upheaval, energy policy and more, these photographers have put faces on some of the stories of those most deeply affected by recent changes and the decision to be made on election day, November 8. The following essay is a broad snapshot of the United States, including troubled lobstermen in Maine, families split by a border wall in California, coal miners fearing for their futures in West Virginia, Christians and Muslims grappling with their faith in 21st century America, and much more.

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