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These are The Daily Record’s best photos of 2015

Here are The Daily Record’s best photos and illustrations of 2015. Photos by Maximilian Franz.

Light from a street lamp glows behind a Maryland flag early in the morning before another day of the 2015 legislative session.

Governor Lawrence Hogan, Jr., poses for a photo with his freshly shaved haircut during his first public appearance at the Baltimore City Detention Center after beginning treatments for late stage 3 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz).

Chipped layers of paint peal from cell doors in the recently closed Men’s Detention center in Baltimore City.

A few photos float in a toilet in an empty jail cell inside the recently closed Men’s Detention center in Baltimore City.

Alice Bowman,  New Horizons Mission Operations Manager and group supervisor of the Space Department’s Space Mission Operations Group at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. Portraits of her with a model of the New Horizons space craft in front of a banner reading ‘The Year of Pluto’.

Cirque du Soleil Varekai performers invaded Phillips Crab deck at the Baltimore Harbor. From left, Skywatcher character and Sarah Wong, Server at Phillips crab deck, watch Magioso character balance a crab hammer on his nose.

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Cover Hogan BoxerMF
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Exelon Construction May2015MF29
Exelon Construction May2015MF29

Gloria Foster, owner of Gloria’s Mini Store, stands outside of her home on Asquith Street in East Baltimore selling snacks and refreshments in what could be the smallest business in Baltimore.

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Freddie Gray Police ChargedMF002
Freddie Gray Police ChargedMF002
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Freddie Gray Police ChargedMF046
Freddie Gray Police ChargedMF046

Robert “Meech” Tucker, celebrates with other residents at the intersection of North Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue in the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood of Northwest Baltimore shortly after States Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced that she was charging 6 Baltimore City police officers in the death of Freddie Gray.

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Freddie Gray Police Trial Hearing Sept10MF130
Freddie Gray Police Trial Hearing Sept10MF130

In this courtroom sketch, Attorney Joseph Murtha, center, points to his Client, Officer William Porter, during closing arguments in the Baltimore City Circuit Courthouse.

After protesting the death of Freddie Gray while in custody of the Baltimore City police department, activists lead by Pastor Westley West, march down Calvert Street toward the inner harbor during rush hour in Baltimore.

Carron Morgan, cousin of Freddie Gray, holds a hat declaring “Justice 4 Freddie Gray’ in front of a line of protestors standing in the intersection of Charles and Lombard Street in Downtown Baltimore.

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Freddie Gray Sign on GroundMF05new
Freddie Gray Sign on GroundMF05new
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General Assembly Opening 2015MF145
General Assembly Opening 2015MF145

At the Herring Run Archaeology project – an archaeological dig already in progress in northeast Baltimore.

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Hogan HealthBPS
Hogan HealthBPS

Governor Lawrence Hogan, Jr., was greeted by hundreds of supporters and millions of snowflakes at his inauguration on January 21st, 2015.

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Hogan State of the State2015MF089
Hogan State of the State2015MF089
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Portrait of former Governor of Maryland Marvin Mandel before the 2015 State of the State Address. He passed away on August 30th, 2015

A construction worker prepares the facade of the Mary Harvin Center for siding outside of a 4th floor window. The original construction site was burned to the ground during the riots of April 27th, after the funeral of Freddie Gray, but was rebuilt and some deem it the shining example of the city of Baltimore’s resilience.

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Maryland Day 2015MF32insta
Maryland Day 2015MF32insta
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Maternity Access Coalition ILLUSTRATION 2
Maternity Access Coalition ILLUSTRATION 2
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MGM National Harbor Casino ConstructionMF01
MGM National Harbor Casino ConstructionMF01

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced to a mass of media correspondents from around the world at War Memorial Plaza that the 6 Baltimore City Police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray would be charged.

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O’Malley Exit InterviewMF59
O’Malley Exit InterviewMF59
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Orioles Opening Day 2015 72MF
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Orioles Opening Day 2015 106MF
Orioles Opening Day 2015 106MF

Costumed convention attendees have taken over downtown Baltimore for Otakon 2015. The 3 day event, focusing on East Asian pop-culture, has been held annually at the Baltimore convention Center since1999 but will be moving to Washington, DC in 2017. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

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Pandora Ice Rink09MF
Pandora Ice Rink09MF
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Port SkipjackMF

Brooklyn Gayleard, a 2 year old Halethorpe resident, helps pick out pumpkins with her family at Papa John’s Farm in Glen Burnie that will be carved into Minions movie characters for Halloween.

Dr. A. Skipp Sanders, Executive Director of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, cut the cake with a handful of young Baltimoreans to celebrate its 10th anniversary with a FREE open house and cake cutting ceremony

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Looters talking the last remnants of merchandise form the CVS and North and Pennsylvania Avenue before it was set on fire.

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A vandalized Baltimore City Police Car rests on the side of West North Avenue near the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue after rioters demolished it.

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Riot 4-27MF106

National Guard Specialist Hunter Olson, Charlie company 1-158 LRS in Hagerstown, MD, seen here at his post at the Inner Harbor Amphitheatre.

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Slide 59

Egyptian native and Baltimore resident Alaa Mansour, was working part time at the Gold Apple Watch and Jewelry Repair on East Fayette street in Baltimore with rioters caught him outside of the store when trying to leave on Monday around 5:30pm, beat him to the ground and stole $470 of his person.

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Riot Aftermath69MF
Riot Aftermath69MF

In what has become an annual event, Santa Claus took a dive at the National Aquarium in Baltimore in the Blacktip Reef exhibit to talk to the kids about the creatures that live there despite the fact that his hat tried its best to stay above water.

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Sparrows Point Implosion MF26
Sparrows Point Implosion MF26
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Steil, Jack and KunischMF 12
Steil, Jack and KunischMF 12
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Tall Ship Norway02MF
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Ted’s Music RiotMF03A
Ted’s Music RiotMF03A

After being closed for several years for renovations, Baltimore’s Washington Monument reopened its doors to visitors on July 4th, 2015 in celebration of it 200thl birthday.

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