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May 17 Photo Brief: International Day Against Homophobia, books burned in Nepal, walking art in Hong Kong

May 17 Photo Brief: International Day Against Homophobia, books burned in Nepal, walking art in Hong Kong

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Anti-discrimination parades and demonstrations take place marking the International Day Against Homophobia, caravans of camels walk through the sulphur and mineral salt formations near Dallol in the Danakil Depression, northern Ethiopia, a kitchen fire spreads to neighboring buildings, including a major book store, in Kathmandu, Nepal, people wearing a white cloth take part in “Divisor”, a performance art piece by Brazilian artist Lygia Pape in Hong Kong and more in today’s daily brief.
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Training to fight fire in Howard County

Training to fight fire in Howard County

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I can’t speak for all photographers, but taking photos of a raging fire has a firm position on my “photos I’d love to take” bucket list.

The caveat being that no one gets hurt.

Recently, I had the opportunity to photograph and shoot video of the Howard County Fire Department’s controlled demolition burn in Ellicott City, Md. Trainees worked with instructors to control and observe how fires travel through a home. It was interesting to see how the trainees worked together and kept their cool through an extremely hot situation. I’m not quite sure how they manage to move so quickly in their heavy clothes and heavier gear (and here I thought my tripod was heavy!).

Photographing the trainees and burning homes was a memorable experience and while they were practicing their skills, I was too… Just in case I ever do get that bucket list photo.

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April 12 Photo Brief: Fire, flooding, poverty, Merkel muffins and bird flu

April 12 Photo Brief: Fire, flooding, poverty, Merkel muffins and bird flu

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Angela Merkel muffins served in Germany, poverty continues its devastating toll in India, the volcanic Mount Etna erupts in Italy, poultry production ramps up rapid testing for H7N9 in China and more in today’s daily brief.

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Sept. 24 Photo Brief: Demolition operation turns violent in Manila, bodybuilding championship in Asia and LEGO re-creates iconic Australian moments

Sept. 24 Photo Brief: Demolition operation turns violent in Manila, bodybuilding championship in Asia and LEGO re-creates iconic Australian moments

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Demolition operation turns violent in Manila, bodybuilding championship in Asia, 2012 European Beard and Moustache Championships, LEGO re-creates iconic Australian moments and more in today’s daily brief.
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July 23 Photo Brief: Penn State hit with harsh penalties from NCAA, Colorado movie theater shooter makes first court appearance

July 23 Photo Brief: Penn State hit with harsh penalties from NCAA, Colorado movie theater shooter makes first court appearance

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James Eagan Holmes, accused Colorado movie theater shooter makes first court appearance, Penn State receives harsh penalties from the NCAA — including a $60 million fine and four-year bowl ban in aftermath of Jerry Sandusky scandal, and more in today’s daily brief.
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July 19 Photo Brief: Full monty fireman, big cat moms and tennis goes orange

July 19 Photo Brief: Full monty fireman, big cat moms and tennis goes orange

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White lion and Siberian tiger cubs get a bath, an all orange tennis player plays in Beijing, Spanish firefighters protest against funding cuts and more in today’s daily brief.
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July 18 Photo Brief: Przewalski horses in Mongolia, South Africa celebrates Nelson Mandela’s 94th birthday

July 18 Photo Brief: Przewalski horses in Mongolia, South Africa celebrates Nelson Mandela’s 94th birthday

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Przewalski horses in Mongolia, South Africa celebrates Nelson Mandela’s 94th birthday and more in today’s daily brief.
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