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Salt farming season in remote Indian community

Salt farming season in remote Indian community

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Indian salt pan workers of the Agariya community in Gujarat work in the remote and arid Little Rann of Kutch (LRK) region for nearly eight months of the year during the salt farming season. India is ranked third in gross amount of salt produced in the world, behind China and the United States, and the western state of Gujarat accounts for 77 percent of India’s production.

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Chemical weapons testing at Edgewood Arsenal through the years

Chemical weapons testing at Edgewood Arsenal through the years

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In today’s Baltimore Sun, reporter Mary McCauley commemorates the beginning of World War I with a look at Maryland institutions born from that conflict. Here, a closer look at the Edgewood Arsenal, now a part of Aberdeen Proving Ground, where the U.S. has manufactured and tested chemical weapons since 1918.

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Remembering when Baltimore was an umbrella-making capital

Remembering when Baltimore was an umbrella-making capital

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Grab one of the spokes of Eric Dyer’s giant wheel and give it a good spin, like you’re playing Wheel of Fortune. Watch in awe as the images on the flat circle come to life before your very eyes, rows and rows of animated umbrellas move side to side and pop out at the viewer. The piece, on view by the Inner Harbor as part of Light City, pays homage to Baltimore’s lost manufacturing industry, incorporating images of real umbrellas made in factories here.

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Baltimore Sun front pages during WWI

Baltimore Sun front pages during WWI

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Nearly 100 years have passed since America’s entry into World War I. On April 6, 1917, the United States Congress declared war on Germany at the behest of President Woodrow Wilson. The Baltimore Sun, then published separately in the morning and evening as The Sun and The Evening Sun, covered America’s efforts in WWI on its front pages until the war’s conclusion in November of 1918.

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