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Striking rainbow shines in Baltimore

Striking rainbow shines in Baltimore

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Whether up in Hampden or downtown at Camden Yards, Baltimore residents were greeted on Friday by a particularly distinct rainbow. Might it have been a sign from Mother Nature about the return of same-sex marriage to California, or just an omen signaling an exciting Orioles win?

Okay, okay, it was probably just a climate-caused optical phenomenon. Still pretty cool. We’ve collected photographs from Baltimore Sun staff and Darkroom readers. Share yours using @baltimoresun on Twitter or Instagram, and it could be featured here!

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Say Anything ‘Rarities’ tour comes through Rams Head Live!

Say Anything ‘Rarities’ tour comes through Rams Head Live!

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Pop-punk group Say Anything came through Baltimore on Sunday, June 16, at Rams Head Live! as part of a tour celebrating their early work. The set included many songs written when frontman/songwriter Max Bemis was still in high school, and long before they signed with a record label.

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Despair and hope: The lives of two former steelworkers

Despair and hope: The lives of two former steelworkers

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It has been a year since Sparrows Point steel mill has closed its doors. The sounds of the one-time bustling steel giant has gone silent, still echoing only in the memories of workers and Dundalk residents nearby. At one entrance off I-695 and Route 158, a sign seen from the massive complex reads “America: Strong as Steel!”, which serves as a reminder of the past. In the coming years, the entire facility will be razed and the steel plant will only be a footnote in Baltimore’s history.
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Baltimore postman fought segregation one step at a time

Baltimore postman fought segregation one step at a time

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When William Lewis Moore began his one-man march through the South protesting segregation, friends, family and fellow activists warned him he might not make it out alive. But the Baltimore postman was ardent about hand-delivering a letter addressed to the Mississippi governor, urging the staunch segregationist to change his mind. His walk ended along the side of the road in Alabama, when he was shot in the head and neck by an unknown killer.

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Best of High School Sports: Spring Edition

Best of High School Sports: Spring Edition

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Photographers in the Baltimore Sun Media Group shoot at dozens of high school sporting events in the spring. Softball, baseball and lacrosse are the most common team sports, but track and field and tennis are covered as well. Of all of their shutter clicks, photographers Jen Rynda, Brian Krista, Jon Sham, Gene Sweeney Jr., Karl Merton Ferron, Algerina Perna, Lloyd Fox and Kenneth K. Lam compiled some of their favorites from this season. It’s the Best of High School Sports: Spring Edition.

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Double Exposure: After war, a joyful reunion recalled on Memorial Day

Double Exposure: After war, a joyful reunion recalled on Memorial Day

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Former Sun photographer Jed Kirschbaum took this iconic photo of Petty Officer Josh Cackowski sharing a laugh with his 18-month-old son Jakob back in 2003. Ten years later, we revisit Cackowski and his son to talk about life since their joyful reunion was captured on film.

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Retro photos from the Baltimore Outdoor Art Festival

Retro photos from the Baltimore Outdoor Art Festival

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In his latest Back Story post, Sun reporter Frederick N. Rasmussen looks back at the Baltimore Outdoor Art Festival at Druid Hill Park — which was resurrected as the Art Outside festival Sunday after a 40-year hiatus.

Take a spin through memory lane with these retro photos from the arts festival.

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