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National Guard Deployed to Baltimore a Day After Riots
2nd PlaceNational Guard Deployed to Baltimore a Day After Riots
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Headlines II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
Location: Baltimore, MD
Date: Apr 28, 2015
Aperture: f4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Date Uploaded: Apr 28, 2015

How fortuitous that the idiots decided to riot while this challenge was going on!

It is really surreal to have armed troops outside our window at work.

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Thanks to all who voted! I never expected a ribbon from this, and it was really exciting when it peaked just over 7.0 after 34 votes.

As a point of clarification, I have no problem with peaceful protesters, and there were many in Baltimore over the last few weeks. I refer to the rioters as "idiots" because they destroyed their own, already depressed, neighborhoods, making things even worse for themselves, their families and their neighbors. Looting and arson are not the answers to social ills.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 61
Avg (all users): 6.6437
Avg (commenters): 7.6000
Avg (participants): 6.6667
Avg (non-participants): 6.6275
Views since voting: 979
Views during voting: 179
Votes: 87
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0


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05/07/2015 02:53:17 PM
Congrats on the ribbon!
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05/07/2015 12:35:46 AM
I don't think there is such a thing as 'peaceful protesters' it's in the word 'protest' that gives you the clue. Gave you a 7, thought it would do well.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/07/2015 12:20:44 AM
sad days.....congrats on the ribbon! nicely done!
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05/06/2015 11:58:48 PM
so violence goes on and on for generations, and then STOP - lets change the rules in the middle of the war. YOU guys can't riot. WE can keep killing though. always test propaganda by reversing the scenario. gl.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/06/2015 04:09:37 PM
You know, what struck me about this during voting is how significant is the total "facelessness" of the soldiers... Congrats on the ribbon!
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05/06/2015 01:25:18 PM
Not really 'lucky' to have that kind of action in your hometown, but you did take your chance with this shot. Congrats on the Red!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/06/2015 10:36:24 AM
Congrats on the ribbon!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/06/2015 09:27:25 AM
Calling them idiots is a bit harsh, I'm not from the US but there's been a reason as to why there have been such riots over the last few months.
Nice picture though, the black and white compliments the image nicely.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/06/2015 01:44:20 AM
Well done. Congrats on a well deserved ribbon.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/05/2015 11:26:22 PM
Definitely looks like a front page article.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/04/2015 03:33:07 AM
Great subject for Headlines and i like the sense of movement in it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/03/2015 02:33:36 PM
Very timely and newsworthy.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/30/2015 11:55:06 AM
Well done. 7
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/30/2015 06:48:03 AM
timely
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