Local is the theme for this week’s #FriFotos event on Twitter. Most people would take this opportunity to share photos of their region or hometown, which makes perfect sense. Sadly, and oddly, however I don’t have a lot of photos featuring my hometown of Washington, DC, a problem I hope to soon correct. So I decided today to instead feature some photos of locals I’ve met on my travels. These individuals sometimes added a lot to my trip and other times didn’t add much except for their presence. Regardless, I think these photos are a poignant look at what it means to be local around the world.