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. 4d
  •   mr.m.g.m @ekunamattata look familiar? This could be us....but you're in Florida 4d
  •   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! 4d
  •   ekunamattata @mr.m.g.m Haha aw </3. That was us a few weeks ago! 4d
  •   crossfit_federalhill Great spot and great view of the city!! 4d
  •   robberedd @kevin_mckague Very cool! 4d

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baltimoresun With 2014, we've been through a lot together. We've showcased our photographers' work, your work, your #ReaderSunShots submissions, promoted investigative news stories and the accompanying photos and new features from our site, our blogs and our apps. Over on our blog, The Darkroom, we've published more than 900 pieces of photojournalism this year (total: 2,100+ and counting). We want you guys to help us decide what's next.

Let us know in the comments below what you want to see from us in 2015, be it our blog – darkroom.baltimoresun.com, our Instagram or our Twitter account (@baltsunphoto) – what stories you'd like to see us tackle as photojournalists, what type of pieces we put on our blog, or what types of images you'd like to see us post on Instagram, and when, or anything else you see fit.
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baltimoresun Santa went for a dip at the @NationalAquarium with a Green Moray Eel as he scuba dives in the Atlantic Coral Reef exhibit bringing food for the fish. Photo -- Lloyd Fox/#BaltimoreSun 5d

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baltimoresun @Instagram today announced 5 new filters — Slumber, Crema, Ludwig, Aden and Perpetua – and we want to see how you guys are using them. Tag us, or use the hashtag #readersunshots, and let us know which one you used on your photos this week from around #Baltimore. We may even showcase a few of our favorites on our blog, The Darkroom. — Photo of the city at sunrise by #baltimoresun photographer Kim Hairston. #Maryland #photographers 2w

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baltimoresun A Baltimore City Health Department report ranks city neighborhoods for many social determinants and health outcomes. West Baltimore neighborhood Upton/Druid Heights ranks near bottom in many factors while North Baltimore's Roland Park ranks near the top. For more on the Sun's investigation, go to: http://bsun.md/cityhealth2014
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Do you live in a neighborhood where you don’t always feel safe? What does it mean for you and your children? We want to hear your story. Text or call The Baltimore Sun at (443) 563-1224 or email us at baltimore.sun.neighborhoods@gmail.com -- Leave your name and phone number. We won't use any of your information without contacting you and getting your permission.
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baltimoresun #BaltimoreRavens alumni player Qadry Ismail lifts Rasheed Abogun, 8, Middle River, a third grader at Chase Elementary School, as he speaks with students from Chase Elementary School and Our Lady of Hope - St. Luke School in the #Ravens locker room at M&T Bank Stadium. The two schools joined Fuel Up to Play 60, a challenge to get healthy and be more active. Kim Hairston/The #BaltimoreSun 3w

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baltimoresun Robert Houston holds his photography book called, "Legacy to an Unborn Son," published in 1970. Behind him are photographs he took that span decades. Houston is a self-taught photographer who documented the Civil Rights movement, taking iconic photos of Martin Luther King, Jr., among others. He's pictured in his home. Algerina Perna/Baltimore Sun 4w

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baltimoresun Morgan State University students and other members of the community come together to create a ribbon during the Living Red Ribbon event as part of World AIDS Day at Hughes Memorial Stadium. Cassidy Johnson/Baltimore Sun 4w

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baltimoresun Happy holidays, Baltimore! Miracle on 34th Street shines again. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun Photo). 4w

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baltimoresun It's that time of year again. Happy holidays from the annual lighting of 34th Street in Baltimore. 4w

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baltimoresun Morgan State students march down Perring Parkway during a protest by Morgan State students over the decision of a Missouri grand jury not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. #Baltimore #ferguson Photo — Jerry Jackson, #BaltimoreSun 1mon
  •   kingshit_kevin #Tru but it is what it is 1mon
  •   franksnbeanz It didn't do anything but inconvenience people. They were rude and not peaceful at all. Where are these protesters when MSU students and employees are getting robbed every single day? Where are they when we are being robbed in broad daylight on campus? Don't even get me started on the description of the suspects in our crime alert emails from the university. Start by fixing problems in your own neighborhood before you go protesting about what's happening in someone else's neighborhood. 1mon
  •   sasha_raii Cause black on black crime is ok 1mon
  •   nicenugz024 The government is scared of everyone coming together. Who cares why. We just need to come together to actually bring change. 1mon
  •   cc_hopsharkin17 I didn't see a protest, I see a bunch of jaywalking tickets. Try learning the laws, and rules before protesting. Example http://www.aclu-md.org/uploaded_files/0000/0051/right_to_protest.pdf ... Hmm says sidewalks 1mon

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baltimoresun #ReaderSunShots contributors: We've changed platforms to streamline how we get content from the community. Read more: bsun.md/newsunshots. 1mon

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baltimoresun With a glide around by Olympic skater Kimmie Meissner and more of a wall-hugging lap by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Baltimore's new downtown ice rink on McKeldin Square opened on Friday. (Lloyd Fox, Baltimore Sun) 1mon

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baltimoresun Assembling your awards is taking us back to the '90s/middle school art class. Ready to party like it's 1999? Tonight, from 6:30 to 9 at the Creative Alliance, is The Sun’s sixth Mobbies awards, our annual celebration of Maryland’s blog and social media communities. For details, including food and drink offerings from the venue’s two bars, see the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1508500309394007/?sid_reminder=4266828371083657216 1mon

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baltimoresun The Canton Viaduct portion of I-895 north of Harbor Tunnel is seen in the foreground before it passes under I-95. It will undergo major construction starting in 2016 with a total of 65 bridge piers to be removed from under the highway and 37 new piers to be constructed over the course of five years. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun) 1mon

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baltimoresun Sun photographer Kim Hairston writes: The Natural History Society of Maryland had a recent meetup lead by biologist Nick Spero in Herring Run Park. They were searching for wild mushrooms, but with the warning not to eat any mushroom that you cannot identify. They found many like Pleurotus pulmonarius, also called oyster mushroom, Phellinus linteus, or black hoof mushroom, and Lenzites betulinus. I later returned on my own to see what visual treasures I could find hidden in the woods of Herring Run Park. See them all at darkroom.baltimoresun.com 1mon

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baltimoresun Milton England of the American Legion Post 285 Color Guard waits after marching during the Baltimore Veterans Day parade on Tuesday. England, 86, is a Navy World War II veteran. Photo -- Cassidy Johnson/Baltimore Sun 2mon

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baltimoresun The Statsraad Lehmkuhl, a 3-masted barque rigged sail training vessel, pulled into Baltimore’s Inner Harbor Wednesday and dock along the west wall. The ship, based out of Bergan, Norway, is used to train Royal Norwegian sailors. According to the ship’s website it was build in 1914 as a training ship for the German merchant marine. The ship was taken by England in World War I as a war prize and later sold to Norway in 1921. The ship has 22 sails that distribute over 2400 square yards of material. The Statsraad Lehmkul is Norway’s largest and oldest square rigged sailing ship. The ship is available for visits November 8th and 9th from 10am to 3pm. 2mon

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baltimoresun Today’s front page: IT’S HOGAN. Visit elections.baltimoresun.com for full Maryland elections results and coverage. 2mon

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baltimoresun The calm after the storm. Post-elections empty news section of the newsroom, as seen by night Metro editor @seanjwelsh. Just before 3 am. 2mon

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