baltimoresun You look a bit picturesque there, Baltimore. (Send us your photos, too — community.baltimoresun.com) 5d

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baltimoresun Larry Hogan, a businessman who ran on a promise to "change Maryland," took office as Maryland's 62nd governor Wednesday at the State House in Annapolis. (Patrick Semansky/AP Photo) 5d

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baltimoresun PRESIDENT / OBAMA / SAT / HERE (Photo — Richard Gorelick, #baltimoresun) 1w

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baltimoresun CAPTION THIS: Maryland Gov.-elect Larry Hogan, left, greets members of the House of Delegates alongside his former gubernatorial campaign opponent, outgoing Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, during the first day of the 2015 legislative session. (Patrick Semansky, Associated Press) 2w

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baltimoresun Just before dusk, gulls fly off of the dock at Broening Park near MedStar Hospital. Algerina Perna/#BaltimoreSun 2w

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baltimoresun What do you think the #Baltimore should do with the existing "Greatest City in America" benches around the city? ---- City administration will work with businesses, nonprofits and community leaders to figure out the best way to use a new slogan, "Baltimore: Birthplace of The Star-Spangled Banner," Kevin Harris, Rawlings-Blake's spokesman said. That includes whether to paint over "The Greatest City in America" on benches or add a reference to the national anthem's origins at bus stops and other spots.

Harris didn't have an estimate for the cost to repaint the benches, but called it "relatively modest." (File photo, from outside the Sun building on Calvert Street. Scanned in 2001.)
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  •   fight_on_state_409 Leave them alone! 2w
  •   johnpatterson63 "Baltimore: Birthplace of The Lame Slogan" 2w
  •   crgkoko @baltimoresun Baltimore: Home of the Wire 2w
  •   montay23 I agree with @johnpatterson63 -- changing the slogan makes Baltimore the birthplace of the lame slogan - keep it the way it is - make more benches and mix & match ... Why not have two slogans for the price of one??? 2w
  •   agiardi1 @kmp533 seems like they came to their senses. 2w
  •   candiceeecane Keep them! 2w
  •   pubtranspoguru Why does the slogan have to go on the bus stop benches? Both are kinda lame tbh. Keep the old ones and put the new one on new benches if you must 2w
  •   omertavil nayir nolamaz! oh, NO! @melimelondon 1w

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baltimoresun Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith (89) catches a first down pass from Joe Flacco (5) in the first quarter in front of New England Patriots free safety Devin McCourty (32). (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)

Ravens veteran wide receiver Steve Smith cleared up any doubts about his plans for next season following a playoff game loss to the New England Patriots. “I've enjoyed every moment and couldn't have asked for a better fan base,” Smith wrote. “Look forward to a better season next year and watch us go WIN IT ALL."
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baltimoresun Baltimore Ravens linebacker Pernell McPhee (90) sacks New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) for a loss in the second quarter. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun) 2w

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baltimoresun Tight end Owen Daniels catches a touchdown pass late in the second quarter despite the coverage by New England Patriots outside linebacker Dont'a Hightower. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun) 2w

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baltimoresun Bundle up, Baltimore. It's cold out there. Here, a woman walks a dog in a park covered by a light snow, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, in #Baltimore, where temperatures have remained firmly below freezing. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) 2w

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baltimoresun And here we have it. The first snow of 2015. This is a view of the Baltimore beltway looking east from the Dulaney Valley Road overpass during the morning rush hour through a snow storm this morning. (Barbara Haddock Taylor/Baltimore Sun) #mdwx #mdsnow #baltimoresun #baltimore 3w

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baltimoresun Today's sports front: NERVES OF STEEL. #ravens #ravensnation #nflplayoffs 3w

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baltimoresun The start of the second quarter. Photo — @ctassaf #Ravens #Steelers 3w

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baltimoresun Joe Flacco came up big for the #Ravens in the postseason again, leading the team to a 30-17 win over the Steelers. (Photo by Karl Merton Ferron) 3w

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baltimoresun As kickoff approached, #Ravens take the field. Photo — @ctassaf 3w

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baltimoresun Ahead of #Ravens vs. #Steelers at Heinz Field, #baltimoreSun photographers Lloyd Fox, Karl Merton Ferron and Kevin Richardson prepare for the matchup. Photo — @ctassaf 3w

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baltimoresun Hundreds of cyclists rode to the site of the accident Thursday to remember Tom Palermo, a fixture in the local cycling community — and, some said, to send a message to the wider community about the vulnerability of riders on city streets. A white memorial bike was placed in his honor. 3w
  •   crgkoko @baltimoresun I have ridden the streets of Baltimore for 50 years and been hit twice- got my first helicopter ride. Biking is inherently dangerous and until we run out of oil will always be. Cell phone users are worse than drunk drivers. No matter how bright the clothing we wear we are invisible to inattentive drivers. R. I.P. Tom 3w
  •   maddiehulting Tom was my uncle. He was such a loving man who valued life and lived it to the fullest. Losing him has been such a shock and is very difficult to understand, and I am so grateful to the people who have overwhelmed and blessed my family and I with so much love during this time. 3w
  •   janthonyiv I started cycling to work last year after a car accident left me without transportation. Since then, my awareness has been heightened and news of Tom's accident really hit home. I saw the cyclists traveling on Roland yesterday and only wished I heard of the ride sooner. I just knew it had to be for Tom. Prayers for him and for all the cyclists out there. Stay safe. 3w

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baltimoresun Find more #NYE2015 photos from the Inner Harbor at BaltimoreSun.com 4w

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baltimoresun Happy New Year, #Baltimore! @baltimoresun photo by Kenneth K. Lam 4w

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baltimoresun Happy holidays, from #Baltimore to wherever you are in the world this week.

Here, Sefthina Lingga, 29, left, who attends Georgia State University, and Adha Dewi, 30, who attends Duke University, visit Federal Hill while they are on winter break. They decided to visit Baltimore because of pictures they saw online of the city. Despite the rainy weather, people walk their dogs and sightsee in Federal Hill park. Photo -- Algerina Perna/Baltimore Sun
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  •   williambfos @flyingv40 @eckel20 a little different this year than last but Baltimore still says happy holidays. 1mon
  •   mi11ermike @ekunamattata look familiar? This could be us....but you're in Florida 1mon
  •   kevin_mckague I recognize that spot! I'm a truck driver and my job brings me to Baltimore twice most weeks. I ride my bike from the truck stop on O'Donnell, pick up lunch in Fells Point or downtown, and have a picnic at Federal Park or Fort McHenry. I love Baltimore. Merry Christmas! 1mon
  •   ekunamattata @mr.m.g.m Haha aw </3. That was us a few weeks ago! 1mon
  •   crossfit_federalhill Great spot and great view of the city!! 1mon
  •   robberedd @kevin_mckague Very cool! 1mon

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