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Tracking elephants and other large mammals in Africa

Tracking elephants and other large mammals in Africa

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Kenyan and Tanzanian governments started a joint aerial count of elephants and other large mammals in the shared ecosystem of the Amboseli-West Kilimanjaro and Natron-Magadi landscape. The one-week exercise, which started Oct. 7 and costs $104,000 dollars, is a collaboration between the two countries and the Kenya Wildlife Service, Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute and the African Wildlife Foundation, among others.

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A season in the life of an Orioles beat writer

A season in the life of an Orioles beat writer

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    Pictures and text by Eduardo A. Encina

Ever since I was a kid, when I used to watch the Orioles play from the gold outfield bleachers of Memorial Stadium, I couldn’t get enough of baseball. I’d arrive early for batting practice and never left until the final out. Now as the Orioles beat writer for The Sun, I get to chance to travel the country – from the first days of spring training in February to the final out of the regular season – and cover the O’s. I understand that this job takes me places normally I wouldn’t be able to go, grants me access few have.

And as a reporter, you already take mental snapshots of everything you see. That’s a part of your job. My goal has been to take readers closer, and with the help of my handy iPhone, that’s become a lot easier than it was 25 years ago. So every time I’ve seen something interesting on the road, I’ve reached for my phone to take a quick photo to post on Twitter or Instagram. Some of these images are inside the ballpark, some are in the cities to which I travel. Some are of food (my colleague Dan Connolly ribs me for those).

Some might be quirky. Others might seem mundane, but they’re all snapshots of an attempt to show the reader what life is like covering the Orioles.

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Sept. 27 Photo Brief: Protests in Madrid, Pakistani earthquake survivors and organic farming in Germany

Sept. 27 Photo Brief: Protests in Madrid, Pakistani earthquake survivors and organic farming in Germany

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Spaniards protest after bringing charges of crimes against humanity against policemen they say tortured them in the 1970s, Pakistani earthquake survivors find their way in Labach, an organic farmer works on a soja field in southwestern Germany and more in today’s daily brief.

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