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Mike Higgins of Annapolis with his dog "Norton" watch as Annapolis bids farewell to the syndicates of the Volvo Ocean Race at the City Dock on Sunday, May 7, 2006.
Members of the Maryland National Guard's Initial Reaction Force line up to board a Black Hawk helicopter at Weide Army Airfield at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Edgewood on Friday, Sept. 07, 2007. The unit was en route to a homeland security exercise in Baltimore. Chris Ammann/Examiner
Alex Winters, 5, of Columbia, plays on the playground equipment at Centennial Park in Ellicott City on Monday, Sept. 17, 2007. Chris Ammann/Examiner