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Tourists peddle Chessie moster themed paddle boats around the Inner Harbor on May 10. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

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Beams of light pour through the windows of the former A. Hoen & Co. lithography plant in east Baltimore on Sept. 29, which is part of a $26 million development project by Cross Street Partners and City Life Builders to become a Center for Neighborhood Innovation. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

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Tail lights from moving cars streak around church circle in Annapolis at sunset on the evening of Sine Die 2017. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

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What scarier way to carve a pumpkin on Halloween than underwater with some sharks. The National Aquarium has made it a tradition in recent years to have its divers plunge into their Black Tip Reef Shark exhibit to celebrate the holiday. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

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The Baltimore harbor on April 6. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

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After a heavy thunderstorm on Aug. 3, a full rainbow was seen over east Baltimore. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

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Deja Pinkney, a 17-year-old member of the inaugural class of Bet on Baltimore Youth Entrepreneurship Program gives Jen Meyer, CEO of Betamore, a hug at the end of the program Aug. 10. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

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Former US Navy jet mechanic William Dillard, changes the tires on a bike at Corps Logistics LLC. The veteran-driven company behind the Baltimore BikeShare program has been burning rubber since it started operations last year. (The Daily Record/ Maximilian Franz)

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About 10,000 fans of the animated TV series 'My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic' descended upon Baltimore in August for Bronycon 2017. The event offers a weekend-long spectacle of show guests, panel discussions, vendors, screenings, contests, BronyPalooza and more. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

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Hundreds of catholic clergy members from Maryland and beyond made their way to the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore on March 28 for the funeral of Cardinal William Keeler, who died the week before at age 86. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

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Hundreds of catholic clergy members from Maryland and beyond made their way to the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore on March 28 for the funeral of Cardinal William Keeler, who died the week before at age 86. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

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Hundreds of catholic clergy members from Maryland and beyond made their way to the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore on March 28 for the funeral of Cardinal William Keeler, who died the week before at age 86. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

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Women working out in the barre class at Core Cycle Studios in Timonium. (The Daily Record/ Maximilian Franz)

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A mist rainbow lit up around the Baltimore city fire boat while it was welcoming in the Nord Maru ship on Oct. 20, which was on its way to Domino Sugar to offload the larges shipment of raw sugar to ever come into the Baltimore harbor, weighing in at 98.5 million pounds. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

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A view of Baltimore city coming into town on I-395 on June 20. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

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EarthTreks celebrated its 20th year in Columbia by adding a new 42,000-square-foot facility with 400 new climbing and bouldering routes, seen here being tested by Charlotte Bosley, vice president of retail and brand. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

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Baltimore residents watch the solar eclipse on Aug. 21 at Johns Hopkins University. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

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Baltimore resident Angela Schaeffer watches the solar eclipse on Aug. 217 along with hundreds of other astronomy enthusiasts at Johns Hopkins University's eclipse party. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

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The peak of the solar eclipse on Aug. 21 at Johns Hopkins University's eclipse party photographed through a piece of welding glass. The moon blocked 80 percent of the sun at approximately 2:42 p.m. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

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Court of Special Appeals Judge Matthew Fader waves to the crowd after his speech at his investiture ceremony at the Maryland State House. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

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Chef Gordon Ramsay, center, shakes the hand of west Baltimore resident and sous chef, Andre Stith, after personally showing him some techniques in the kitchen at his new restaurant Gordon Ramsay Steak at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore before its opening night party. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

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Gov. Larry Hogan posed for photos with the students of Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys in North Baltimore on April 5 after he vetoed a bill that would have set standards for identifying low-performing schools and limit the state's options for reforming them. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

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Holly Poultry Inc., a family-owned Baltimore-based poultry processor and wholesale meat distributor, expanded its processing capacity with the completion of a new processing plant in west Baltimore. Eighty percent of Holly Poultry’s employees live in the city. (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

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Lamar Johnson receives a kiss from his mother, Kathy Taylor, after he was released from custody in Baltimore on Sept. 19. He was granted a writ of actual innocence with the help of the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project after being in jail for 13 years. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

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Peter Krauser, Chief Judge of the Court of Special Appeals, poses in May for a portrait in front of the Maryland state seal in a meeting room at the Court of Appeals in Annapolis a few days before his retirement. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

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Concrete pillars reach up into the sky at the Liberty Apartment construction site in Harbor East on March 22. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

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The OVO sculpture by Belgian artists OVO Collective was a big hit at the 2017 Light City event in Baltimore. The week-long light festival drew about 470,000 people to downtown Baltimore and contributed $44.3 million to the local economy, up from $33.8 million in its inaugural year. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

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The OVO sculpture by Belgian artists OVO Collective was a big hit at the 2017 Light City event in Baltimore. The week-long light festival drew about 470,000 people to downtown Baltimore and contributed $44.3 million to the local economy, up from $33.8 million in its inaugural year. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

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The Our House art pieve by Tom Dekyvere stretched from the National Aquarium to the Power Plant at the 2017 Light City event in Baltimore. The week-long light festival drew about 470,000 people to downtown Baltimore and contributed $44.3 million to the local economy, up from $33.8 million in its inaugural year. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

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A banner is hoisted up to the top of the construction project at Arundel Mills as part of the topping off ceremony for now tallest building in Anne Arundel County. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

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Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh is joined by U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch on Jan. 12 to announce after a consent decree between the city and the Department of Justice was approved by the city's Board of Estimates. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

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Workers fastened the M&T Bank's logo on green panels by the Ray Lewis statue outside of M&T Bank Stadium in August, part of the Ravens' $120 million in renovations at its longtime home.

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Lacey Reid is a retired Marine Corps gunnery sergeant who has been a student in the MCVET program since Dec., 2016, and has graduated from 1st Platoon to 4th Platoon and is now the 1st Platoon leader. He is working on his certification to conduct peer support services with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Here he stands in the MCVET barracks for a story on Maryland programs bringing the veteran jobless rate below national averages. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

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Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr. enjoys a quiet moment in his office before the General Assembly session on Jan. 6. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

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Tobias Snowden Jr., 3, of Baltimore, beats on his drum along with the New Edition Legacy Band during the 17th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr Day Parade on Jan. 16, 2017. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

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Charmaine Dahlenburg, Chesapeake Bay Programs Manager, Conservation at the National Aquarium in Baltimore examines a molted blue crab shell that she found in their new experimental wetland. This high-tech floating wetland features new innovations like water filled pontoon to help adjust the wetlands weight, a shallow center channel for marine life to hide and raise young in, and aeration lines to help circulate water and bring new food particles to the oysters bedded amongst the native species planted in the porous base. The aquarium hopes the experiments will help them better understand how floating wetlands can help improve their use in urban waters. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

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On the weekend before Christmas, patrons of the National Aquarium in Baltimore had the opportunity to see Santa and his elves swim with the fishes in the Atlantic Coral Reef exhibit on December 23 and 24 at 10am. Here volunteer Santa diver Lewis Kozlosky waves to a young visitor with his elves played by Daniel Esobar and Alan Whitfield on Thursday December 21, 2017. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

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Orioles fans Pamela Lavarta, left, and Lil Atkinson show their team spirit by dressing like Baltimore 'Hons' for opening day and posing for photos outside of the Eutaw Street entrance to Oriole Park at Camden Yards on April 3, 2017. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

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Orioles players Chirs Davis and Adam Jones get the team pumped up in the dougout before their home opener at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on April 3, 2017. Owings Mills, MD- A once shining star in a affluent suburban community, Owings Mills Mall is now being reduced to piles of rubble that are sorted into scrap by demolition crews. When the mall opened in 1986 it was home to high end stores like Saks Fifth Avenue, but a steady decline over the past 30 years has forced its owners, New York based Kimko Realty, to wipe the slate clean. They plan to re-develop the site into an open-air shopping center, however the community still awaits the list of retail tenants that it will hold. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

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A once-shining star in a affluent suburban community, Owings Mills Mall is being reduced to piles of rubble that are sorted into scrap by demolition crews. When the mall opened in 1986 it was home to high end stores like Saks Fifth Avenue, but a steady decline over the past 30 years has forced its owners, New York based Kimko Realty, to wipe the slate clean. They plan to re-develop the site into an open-air shopping center, however the community still awaits the list of retail tenants that it will hold. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

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Baltimore resident Mary Carolyn skating with her daughters Charlotte, 5, and Grace, 3, at the Pandora Ice Rink at Baltimore's Inner Harbor. The rink opened for the season on Friday November 10th at 2pm at the Harbor place Amphitheater and runs through January 15th. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

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From Left, Comptroller Peter Franchot; Secretary of Agriculture, Joseph Bartenfelder; Benjamin H. Wu, Deputy Secretary of Commerce; and Kevin Atticks, Executive Director of the Maryland Winery Association and the Brewery Association of Maryland, seen here drinking some Old Oriole Park Bohemian Beer May 23 at Peabody Heights Brewery after unveiling The Official Maryland Baseball & Brew Scorecard. (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

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September is Hunger Action Month and on Tuesday, pedestrians crossing the intersection of Pratt and Light streets in downtown Baltimore sampled free food creations featuring farm raised insects at Ehrlich pest control's "Pestaurant". Its first time in Baltimore, the pop-up pestaurant's purpose is to raise awareness to worldwide hunger and the benefits to adding insects as a food source as many cultures around the world do. Ehrlich partnered with Eleven Course Catering & event company to come up with unique tasters such as June Beetle Encrusted Croquettes, Fried Cricket Crostini, and Maryland Mealworm Crab Cakes and even hosted 3 cricket eating contests throughout the afternoon. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

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A police officer removes crime scene tape blocking Eastern Avenue after a fire at the old Pemco building in East Baltimore. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

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A man has his teeth examined during the Sixth Annual United Way of Central Maryland Project Homeless Connect October 12 and 13. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

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Mongolian contortionists Erdenesuren Damdimbayar and Nomin Nyamknuu from the Ringling Bro. & Barnum and Bailey Circus perform for students from James McHenry Elementary & Middle School during a private event at the B&O Railroad Museum to promote its final tour with its Out of This World production. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

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A bottle of Sagamore Rye Whiskey rests in the tasting room during the Sagamore Spirit distillery ribbon cutting tour on April 20, 2017. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

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Governor Larry Hogan looks off toward the horizon with his sunglasses on during a press conference outside of the state house on the afternoon of Sine Die 2017, the last day of the legislative session, in Annapolis. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

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A robin eats berries from a tree branch in the snow in Phoenix, MD during an unexpected late season blizzard that took us all by surprise on March 14, 2017. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

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Residents of Frederick, MD enjoying the fresh air in Baker Park on March 29, 2017, with spring showing its face in the cherry blossoms and Forsythia bushes that line the trails and rivers. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

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Mayor Catherine Pugh and Governor Larry Hogan embrace after taking a tour of State Center to view its un-stately condition first hand. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

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Anti- Fracking protestors picket outside of the State House in Annapolis on February 1, 2017. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

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After governor Hogan's State of the State address on February 1, 2017, Senator Anthony Muse and Delegate Shirley Nathan-Pulliam posed in the hallway of the state house for a selfie with former Maryland governors Paris Glendening and Harry Hughes. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

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The severe storm that blew through the Baltimore area around 2 p.m. March 2 downed a tree along the southbound lane of I-83 near the Northern Parkway exit. L. Johnson Tree Service, LLC, a contractor for the city, was called to remove the tree that damaged one vehicle whose driver walked away unharmed. (The Daily Record/ Maximilian Franz)

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