baltimoresun PAREDES, ORIOLES MARCH ON: Teammates congratulate Jimmy Paredes after his sixth-inning home run in the Orioles’ 3-2 win over the Twins. Full coverage at baltimoresun.com/orioles (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun Photo) #orioles #oriolesmagic #birdland #baltimore 23h
  •   rareessence_44 New kid on the block way to go Paredes 17h
  •   suezach49 ️😎️ I was there and Orange is the new Black! Orange Crush baby! 14h
  •   hoesofamerica1 Terrance Christopher Brown SSN# 219-08-2354 2h

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baltimoresun Alright, #Baltimore/#DMV: We follow some pretty great #photographers, but we want to know your favorites. And, we want to tell the Baltimore (and beyond) #photography community about them. Over on our blog, The Darkroom (link in bio), we want to feature area photographers who are doing something special, original or just phenomenal, but we know there are some great photographers out there that we don't know about. Tag your favorites below. Not on Instagram? Let us know where we can find them (facebook, website, etc.) 3d

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baltimoresun Unlike the #Ravens’ last trip to #NewOrleans, this wasn’t a night containing high stakes or electrical outages. Pictured, New Orleans #Saints and #Baltimore Ravens players kneel in prayer at the conclusion of their game at the Mercedes-Benz #Superdome. The Ravens won, 22-13, for their first perfect preseason since 2009. Photo — Chuck Cook, USA TODAY Sports 3d

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baltimoresun This .50 caliber machine #gun protrudes from a window in the bombardier section of the #plane. The "Movie Memphis Belle," a #Boeing B-17 restored #WWII bomber, is a living #museum that's flying the #Baltimore skies via the Martin State #Airport this Saturday and Sunday, and is available for tours and rides. The bomber's fuel capacity is 2,780 gallons. Empty, the plane weighs 34,000 lbs. In war time, the gross weight was 65,500 lbs. Photo — Algerina Perna, #BaltimoreSun 4d

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baltimoresun We want to see your best interpretation of "Summer Vacation" for this week's #ReaderSunShots theme. Be creative and hit us with your best shot.

To submit: Tag your photos on Instagram or Twitter with #SunShots2014, or upload directly at photos.baltimoresun.com. Winning photos will be showcased online and in print.
Pictured: Fans burst out in laughter as the Orioles Bird sprays Richard Aberbach of Baltimore with silly string between innings during the first game of the Grapefruit League Season for the Orioles at Fort Lauderdale Stadium Sat., Feb. 28, 1998. Aberbach, here on vacation to see the Orioles play, was posing for the Bird, who was holding a trick camera. (Baltimore Sun/Karl Merton Ferron)
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baltimoresun Another season, another season ending injury. (Lloyd Fox/#BaltimoreSun) 1w

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baltimoresun #Repost from O's reporter @eencina: #Orioles fans have packed Wrigley Field this afternoon. A very loud 'O' during the national anthem. 1w

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baltimoresun #throwbackthursday: August 22, 1965 — Brooks Robinson's expression is matched by his son as they catch at the stadium. Photo — Paul Hutchins, #BaltimoreSun 2w

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baltimoresun Nelson Cruz #23 of the #Baltimore #Orioles prepares to bat against the Chicago #WhiteSox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 20, 2014 in #Chicago, #Illinois. Photo — Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images 2w

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baltimoresun From the protest against police brutality at City Hall. Photo — @kaitlinobscura, #BaltimoreSun 2w
  •   krista_hajek Wonderful. Act like a bunch of assholes and we will end up just like over seas. Kill our own kind! Citizens have no respect for our emergency response personal and when they fight back they wanna cry. You play like the victim so damn well you should out line yourself in chalk ! 2w
  •   tiffanymro People who say "fuck the police" should agree never to dial 911 if they had an emergency. You can talk big now, but if something were really to happen, I'm sure very few would refrain from calling from calling 911!! 2w
  •   eastcoastphotog @baltimoresun yes I film the police doing good things everyday! Officers risking own life to pull a bridge jumper from suicide. Officer changing someones flat tire. Thanks to all the local & state police protecting us 24/7 risking they're own life. THANK YOU! 2w
  •   _owenthompson_ I agree with @eastcoastphotog -- keep doing what you're doing officers! You guys play such an imperative role in our society and life would not be the same without your tremendous help! 2w
  •   essnively Thank you to all the brave officers who wake up everyday knowing it could be their last! 2w
  •   chosen_lady Film the police !! 2w
  •   somshinensomsugar Those good officers will continue to be good... I am concerned with the few that ruin it for everyone! #filmthepilice #dontshoot 2w

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baltimoresun Activists and concerned citizens stand together in a circle outside of City Hall, to protest the feeling of ongoing police brutality in the state of #Maryland, as a result of the situation in #Ferguson recently. Photo — Karl Merton Ferron, #BaltimoreSun 2w
  •   tiffanymro Don't call the police then next time you need help 2w
  •   lancevincent57 So true 2w
  •   ba1oo Would be great if we could get some answers about Michael Mayfield's murdered while they're at it. R.I.P. #MikeMayfield @baseball__mike 2w
  •   rhejdu1 @tiffanymro agreed 2w
  •   lovewinswithirishtwins Yet you left up a comment from a racist calling my daughters porch monkeys. Screenshot is on my page if you ever decide to care about hate speech on your public pages. 2w
  •   baltimoresun @lovewinswithirishtwins Rebecca, our apologies that comment was left up for sometime; we do moderate our comments as they come in though when threads continue on hours after the fact, we do rely on our readers to aid us in flagging content -- for a number of reasons. We've gone through and cleaned up a bulk of that discussion and will continue to keep an eye on it. In the future, please feel free to flag comments you see as inappropriate. It helps us to remove those quicker than when the discussion escalates. 2w
  •   chosen_lady @tiffanymro we won't .. Don't trust them at all .. 2w
  •   tiffanymro @chosen_lady yeah right 1w

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baltimoresun "Hands up, don't shoot" has become one of the primary rallying cries for those in #Ferguson, Mo., protesting the police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown last week.

The slogan has now spread to #Baltimore, with a two part mural on the boarded-up back of a liquor store at the corner of East Preston Street and Greenmount Avenue. "Hands up" is on one level of the building, while a shadowy figure with arms raised is on a lower level. Photo — Carrie Wells, #BaltimoreSun
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baltimoresun In case you missed it…Nick Markakis sure didn't.

Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis makes a leaping catch at the fence to rob Chicago White Sox third baseman Conor Gillaspie of a home run in the seventh inning at U.S. Cellular Field. (David Banks, Getty Images)
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baltimoresun The Flaming Lips, headlining #Silopanna Music Festival. Photo — @kaitlinobscura, #BaltimoreSun. 2w

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baltimoresun From left, Mick Smith, 12, lies in bed with his sister, Martie Smith, 7, both of Gambrills, Monday evening while Mick is fed by a gastric feeding tube and while they watch TV. Mick Smith’s family is hoping to put a name to the progressive neuromuscular disease that is affecting this triplet. Whole exome sequencing is the test that might give a name to his disease and possibly help doctors treat him, though is not covered by insurance. The knowledge gained from the test might not lead to a treatment or therapy but at least could help doctors manage his care.
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baltimoresun Timm Raum sits on his bike while his daughter Lilly Raum, 11, tries on her dad's helmet in front of the hotel they're staying in next to the Quaker State National races in Pottstown, PA. The Raum family drove from Clear Spring together to stay the weekend in PA and compete in the races. (Rachel Woolf/Baltimore Sun) 2w

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baltimoresun The #BaltimoreSun Media Group’s (BSMG) community papers division, which operates several weekly publications in Howard, Baltimore and Harford counties, is looking for two multimedia interns for the fall 2014 semester. Portfolio submission deadline is Wednesday, Aug. 20. More info and submission instructions: http://bsun.md/bsmgintern (Background: Photo from the old Sunpapers building at Charles and Baltimore in 1908.) 2w

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baltimoresun Baltimore’s most distinctive bus stop was unveiled late last month on the side of the Creative Alliance in Highlandtown. The trio of giant letters — which resemble a set piece from ”Sesame Street” — has become a favorite spot for residents to lounge or pose for photos. "It’s hit-you-over-the-head simple, but a really elegant idea," said Bill Gilmore, executive director of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts, an organizer of the project, which brought European artists to a transit stop in each of the city’s three arts districts. The initiative was funded with a $130,000 grant from the European Union National Institutes for Culture and $200,000 from ArtPlace America, Gilmore said. Photo — Kim Hairston, #Baltimore Sun 2w
  •   aknox4 Fantastic idea, very modern, I think it's great! But, gosh, 330k? Wtf? There's ~3k in materials, maybe. A few in labor, where did the rest go? 2w
  •   itsmejenlovett @baltimoresun why was this $330k??? 2w
  •   jordansonofsteven I think the $33000 was for the arts district, not the bus stop. 2w
  •   cgb5001 The $330,000 was for the entire grant initiative, not a single bus stop. Come on people, our elected officials embezzle, misappropriate, & misuse millions of tax dollars, but even they wouldn't be that daft. 2w
  •   alakimi @robberedd um..... 2w
  •   ositademiel @tashtr7 get excited!! 2w
  •   noordinarycherry @baltimoresun I absolutely love this installation. We need more tangible & usable public art spaces like this. I am curious about the 330K total in grants. Were the grants used for just the piece or was a portion used to support arts education in the community? 1w

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baltimoresun Ain't the icing sweet? Last night's 5-3 comeback win over the #Yankees put the #Orioles 7.5 games ahead of their nearest AL East rival. (Rachel Woolf/#baltimoresun) 3w

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