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First Place | News Photo Story Travis Long, The News & ObserverClarence, 45, reads a bedtime story to his 3 sons by kerosine lantern Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the rented home he and his wife share with their 5 school-aged children in Durham. The family has been without power since June after they got behind in their utility payments and have been unable to afford the back payments, reconnect fees and a deposit required to restore power. They are saving to have natural gas restored by winter. Clarence's wife, 44, is a full-time student working towards a bachelor's degree in business administration and Clarence currently collects workers' compensation. The family did not want their last name published for fear their children might be teased at school.

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Travis Long, The News & Observer 

Clarence, 45, reads a bedtime story to his 3 sons by kerosine lantern Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the rented home he and his wife share with their 5 school-aged children in Durham. The family has been without power since June after they got behind in their utility payments and have been unable to afford the back payments, reconnect fees and a deposit required to restore power. They are saving to have natural gas restored by winter. Clarence's wife, 44, is a full-time student working towards a bachelor's degree in business administration and Clarence currently collects workers' compensation. The family did not want their last name published for fear their children might be teased at school.