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:: Bowling Ball Beach ::

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Sunset at Bowling Ball Beach.

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December 9, 2013 at 8:07 am

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:: SF Street Series : Muni & Shoes ::

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“Muni & Shoes”. 35mm film

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November 27, 2013 at 7:40 am

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:: Sunset Hues ::

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Sunset Hues. 35mm film.

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November 22, 2013 at 8:13 am

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:: Surpassing Views ::

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Surpassing Views

San Francisco. 35mm film.

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November 21, 2013 at 7:43 am

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:: Kelinci Series : Brazil : pt 24 ::

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Thank You for stopping by the 24th episode of the “Kelinci Series” – another continuation on our photographic journal with the unwavering, sprightly and brave cotton-tail who traipses the globe while we live vicariously through his travels. Our last check-in came from India – today looks like our friend has gone back to South America

Corcovado. No trip to Rio is complete without paying a visit to this most (in)famous of Brazilian landmarks. Corcovado is actually the mountain itself (translation: “hunchback”), which is punctuated by the towering “Christ the Redeemer”  – watching silent guard over the streets and beaches Rio de Janeiro below. At nearly 100ft tall and 635 tons, it is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone, and was designed and constructed between the years 1922 and 1931. Since then it has been a symbol of Brazilian culture, transcending its Catholic roots to become a powerful icon of national pride for all Brazilians, religious or otherwise.

Above we find our old pal taking in the sights with spectacular, breath-taking panoramic views of Rio de Janeiro and its surrounding environs below — the same view that’s inspired countless artists and musicians to create and dedicate many-a-loving tribute to this awe-inspiring place.

If there’s one thing all megacities of the world have, it’s slums. And the slums of Rio, known as “Favelas” — are amongst the world’s most famous. Though some are close to a hundred years old, favelas became well-known outside of Brazil due to their use as a narrative backdrop in the popular film City of God, whose characters and stories played out in the Favela of the same name (“Cidade de Deus”). Communities form in favelas over time and often develop an array of social and religious organizations, and forming associations to obtain such services as running water and electricity.

Here our intrepid traveler has made his way to Favela Rochinha, the largest and most well-known of the Rio favelas. Built in the city’s south zone, Rocinha is home to an estimated 150-300,000 people, though exact figures are hard to confirm.  Rocinha is unique in that it developed from a shanty town into an urbanized slum, with almost all the houses in favela now being made from concrete and brick and some buildings rising as high as three and four stories tall — most with basic sanitation, plumbing, and electricity. It also has a better developed infrastructure and hundreds of businesses such as banks, medicine stores, bus lines, cable television, and at once, even a McDonalds — helping to classify Rocinha as a favela bairro, or favela neighborhood.

Here we find K-man soaking up some sun rays, and ahem… views. The two mountains called the Dois Irmãos (Two Brothers) rise at the western end of the beach behind our friend (and the famous “girl”).

With its gleaming white sand, warm blue waters, and prime Rio location, it’s no surprise Ipanema Beach has been drawing people to it’s shores for decades. Situated on the city’s south side and alongside Copacabana, it is famously known for its elegance and social qualities, and has played its own role in Rio’s culture since its beginning of the city’s development. The beach’s name and neighborhood has become synonymous with Bossa Nova music, when its residents Antônio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes created their ode to their neighborhood, “Girl from Ipanema.” The song was written in 1962, though it wasn’t until 2 years later in 1964 when Joao Gilberto and Stan Getz created the international hit – a new version with Joao’s wife Astrud singing in English.

Thank you for tuning into Kelinci Series

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November 20, 2013 at 8:22 am

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:: SF Street Series : Off To Do This ::

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Off to Do This, Off to Do That. 35mm film.

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November 19, 2013 at 8:20 am

:: Mount Locust Supplies ::

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Supplies at Mount Locust. 35mm film.

As seen along the Natchez Trace Parkway.

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November 18, 2013 at 7:58 am

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:: Posted ::

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Posted – This is Your Last Warning. Somewhere in Mississippi.

35mm film

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November 16, 2013 at 1:38 pm

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:: Glancing East ::

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Glancing East. 35mm film

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November 15, 2013 at 7:36 am

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:: SF Street Series : The Encounter ::

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“The Encounter”

35mm film

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More Black & White images here.

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November 13, 2013 at 7:26 am

:: Who Is Looking at Who ::

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Harbor Seals at rest; as seen in Kenai Fjords National Park.

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October 25, 2013 at 7:53 am

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:: Only Now ::

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Only Now Can I Hear You.

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October 24, 2013 at 5:42 am

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:: Perfectly Poised ::

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Perfectly Poised

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October 23, 2013 at 5:28 am

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:: May I Share This Dance ::

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May I Share This Dance.

Standing in a pure white oval ballroom, house made entirely out of giant cypress. As seen in the Louisiana Bayou

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October 22, 2013 at 2:20 pm

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:: Phone Call ::

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Phone Call. San Francisco.

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October 21, 2013 at 2:21 pm

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:: Bay, Sunset, & Battleship ::

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Bay, Sunset, & Battleship. 35mm film.

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October 20, 2013 at 10:13 am

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:: Virginis ::

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Virginis.

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October 19, 2013 at 11:07 am

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:: Monochrome Solitude ::

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Monochrome Solitude

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October 14, 2013 at 3:50 pm

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:: Soaring ::

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Soaring

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October 13, 2013 at 8:03 am

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:: Portland Brick ::

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Brick wall as seen in Portland, Oregon.

Part of my “Brick Studies” photograph series

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October 12, 2013 at 5:01 pm

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:: You Can Dream ::

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You Can Dream. Alaska.

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October 11, 2013 at 6:18 am

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:: The Story Of ::

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The Story of the Crow, a Flag, and a Pair of Shoes.  Portland, Oregon. 35mm film.

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October 10, 2013 at 9:26 am

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:: Eagle Falls ::

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Rushing water at Eagle Falls. Lake Tahoe, California.

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October 7, 2013 at 5:14 am

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:: Eyes For You ::

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Eyes For You. Only You.

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October 6, 2013 at 3:16 pm

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:: UrbEx Series : Abandoned Silo ::

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Scenes from an abandoned silo in a Mid-Western city.  This particular silo was built in 1906, and is often considered one of the cities first skyscrapers as it rose up over 15 stories.

Silos of this type can often hold more than a million bushels of any type of grain.

If you’re interested in viewing more images related to the abandoned, decayed, and forgotten – click here for my ‘Exploration Collection’ on Flickr.

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September 22, 2013 at 7:20 am

:: The Magic ::

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Voodoo Donuts. Portland, OR.

‘The Magic is in the Hole’. 

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September 20, 2013 at 6:00 pm

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:: Oak Alley ::

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Oak Alley. Vacherie, LA.

The line of Live Oaks you see here were planted in the 18th century making these ginormous trees over 300 years old. Some species of Live Oaks can live up to 500 years.

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September 14, 2013 at 8:28 am

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:: Kelinci Series : India : pt 23 ::

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Thank You for stopping by the 23rd installment of the “Kelinci Series” – an ongoing photographic journal of one lucky cotton-tailed miscreant, galavanting the globe while we live vicariously through his travels. Kelinci comes & goes off the grid as he chooses; our last update featured scenes from the southern end of South America & now we catch a glimpse of Kelinci in India.

Above we find our intrepid traveller taking a smoke break at Amber Fort in the city of Jaipur (aka the Pink City), located in the Indian state of Rajasthan.  The original Amber Fort was built in 1592, and then expanded on over the course of 150+ years.  The Fort has 4 impressive separate entries each with their own massive courtyards. With 68 million people residing in Rajasthan this makes it the largest of the 28 states.

Below, in Pushkar, we see Kelinci getting in the spirit for Holi Festival – an annual Full Moon celebration observed by thousands of Hindu’s. The earliest written record of the Holi Festival dates back to a 7th century Sanskrit drama.

Never able to sit still very long, Kelinci took off to the Southern portion of India towards Kerala.  Apparently he caught up with a relative of his and they enjoyed an afternoon of lounging in a boat as they drifted in the Kerala Backwaters .

We hope you enjoyed another episode of the Kelinci Series.

You can view the entire Kelinci Flickr set here.

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September 13, 2013 at 5:43 am

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:: Haystack & Needles Reflections ::

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The Needles on the left, Haystack Rock on the right. Oregon Coast.

Haystack Rock is a 235 ft intertidal sea stack made of basalt & is home to an abundance of wild life; which allows for particularly good bird watching & aquatic wild life is especially visible at low tide.

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September 11, 2013 at 7:13 pm

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:: Decaying in Astoria ::

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As seen in Astoria, OR.

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September 10, 2013 at 6:13 pm

:: Don’t Mind Us ::

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August 18, 2013 at 12:35 pm

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:: Expert & Opinion ::

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Legal guides from Calaveras County Law Library.

– incidentally also the first image I ever sold.

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August 11, 2013 at 1:28 pm

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:: Mammy’s Cupboard ::

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Mammy’s Cupboard

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August 10, 2013 at 4:24 pm

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:: Joe Patti’s ::

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Take your pick of seafood to go.   Joe Patti’s. Pensacola, FL.

Joe Patti’s has been supplying fish to the Florida Gulf Coast regional area for over 50 years.

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August 10, 2013 at 2:29 am

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:: Trace ::

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Trace. ghost neon as seen in Port Gibson, MS.

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August 9, 2013 at 6:43 pm

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:: Bilbo’s Fish ::

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Bilbo’s Fish

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August 6, 2013 at 8:30 pm

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:: Unknown Soldiers ::

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Unknown Soldiers from the Civil War. Natchez, MS.

You can view my Cemeteries & Graveyards gallery by clicking here.

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July 26, 2013 at 2:57 pm

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:: SF Street Series : Have A Smoke ::

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“Have a Smoke”. 35mm film. From the “SF Street Series” project – which you can view the entire set by clicking here.

You can also view more of my film images here.

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July 24, 2013 at 8:30 am

:: Squadron of Pelicans ::

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Squadron Of Pelicans. Dauphin Island

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July 23, 2013 at 6:21 am

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:: Flossin ::

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Flossin’. 35mm film.

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July 22, 2013 at 2:16 pm

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:: Bridgeport Bridge ::

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Bridgeport Covered Bridge over the South Yuba River. Built in 1862.

35mm film. Click here for more of my film images.

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July 21, 2013 at 10:07 am

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:: Vertical Observation ::

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Vertical Observation. Muir Woods.

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July 19, 2013 at 6:52 am

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:: Captain Joe ::

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Captain Joe.

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July 18, 2013 at 5:01 am

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:: Fields Ahead Of Me ::

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Fields Ahead Of Me

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July 17, 2013 at 4:19 pm

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:: Nice To Eat You ::

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Alligator. Summerdale, AL.

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July 15, 2013 at 5:02 am

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:: I Stopped at Blue ::

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July 14, 2013 at 3:39 pm

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:: Church ::

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Church. Highway 49 – Gold Country. 35mm film.

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July 6, 2013 at 7:55 pm

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:: Slowly You Forget ::

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Slowly You Forget. Mare Island. 2012

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July 3, 2013 at 4:30 pm

:: Chris on Mandolin ::

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Chris on Mandolin. Auburn, CA. 35mm film.  

I don’t know where he’s from or where he’s going, but he wasn’t too bad on strings for a guy who had only been picking for 6 months.

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July 2, 2013 at 1:21 pm

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:: Fenced ::

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Fenced in Nevada City, CA. 35mm film.

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June 29, 2013 at 7:50 am

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