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The boys of summer

The boys of summer

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In the midst of a long hard winter, it’s nice to take a moment to reflect on one of the annual rites that give us hope the spring will soon be upon us. One such ritual is the beginning of Orioles spring training in Sarasota, Fla. Baltimore Sun photojournalist Karl Merton Ferron traveled south to capture images of the players as they stretch, run, throw and do drills as the team begins to take form.

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April 14 Photo Brief: Florida fights giant land snails, Venezuela 2013 election, Miss World South Sudan

April 14 Photo Brief: Florida fights giant land snails, Venezuela 2013 election, Miss World South Sudan

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Florida fights giant land snails, Venezuelan citizens heads to the polls to vote in presidential election, Miss World South Sudan and more in today’s daily brief.

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March 5 Photo Brief: Oldest woman in the world celebrates 115th birthday, satellite view of an enormous winter storm, violence in Egypt

March 5 Photo Brief: Oldest woman in the world celebrates 115th birthday, satellite view of an enormous winter storm, violence in Egypt

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Oldest woman in the world celebrates her 115th birthday, a satellite view of an enormous winter storm, violence in Egypt continues and more in today’s daily brief. | Warning: Visual coverage may show injury and/or death.

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The weapon-wielding men, women & children of the North Florida Survival Group

The weapon-wielding men, women & children of the North Florida Survival Group

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The North Florida Survival group trains children and adults alike to handle weapons and survive in the wild. The group passionately supports the right of U.S. citizens to bear arms and its website states that it aims to teach “patriots to survive in order to protect and defend our Constitution against all enemy threats.”

Armed with his camera, Reuters photographer Brian Blanco joined the group on a training mission led by Jim Foster on December 8, 2012.

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