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    Members of two vacationing families observe the partial solar eclipse at through some hand-improved solar glasses fat Old Orchard Beach. From left: Paul Scango, Katie Vanlandingham (cq), Samantha Scango, Avery Vanlandingham and Quinn Vanlandingham.

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    Rain was heavy and persistent during the Class A quarterfinal game between Deering and Falmouth. Here, Deering's Abdirizak Ibrahim kicking the ball downfield.

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    Halsey Knapp, 45, from Houlton, operates a crane from high above Portland. The summer of 2016 he worked on the construction of 667 Congress St. -- an apartment building at the site of the former Joe's Smoke Shop. Longfellow Square is pictured top right; Avon street is to the left.

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    This underwater view shows Brady Ouelette, winner of last year's Sebago Derby, hauling a small perch from an ice fishing hole while jigging on Basin Pond in Auburn.

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    Marie Christie and Caleb Dunlap, a couple with down syndrome, share a kiss on the dance floor during the Night to Shine -- a dance party for people with special needs.

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    Tony Sanborn cries next to his lawyer Amy Fairfield as it becomes clear that Judge Joyce Wheeler intends to relaease Sanborn on bail. Sanborn was convicted in 1992 of murder, but the key witness in his trial recanted her testimony during a hearing in Cumberland County Courthouse.

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    Chris Anderson of Peaks Island watches from the bow as the Machigonne II ferry pushes through the ice near the Portland terminal on the trip home Tuesday evening.

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    Spectators share a pair of binoculars as the U.S. Navy's newest destroyer, Zumwalt, motors out of the Kennebec River and into the Atlantic.

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    Cuttin' It Close cosmetologists in Standish, Leanne Jackson, left, and Donna Kenison, reflected in a mirror, give simultaneous haircuts to father and son Allan, 80, and Jim Dolloff, 52. The pair have been getting haircuts together when Jim was just a boy.

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    Portland resident Reqiya Egal, originally from Somalia, stands amid protest signs at City Hall during a 2016 rally protesting comments by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who claimed Maine's Somali community has led to an uptick in crime.

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    A flock of waterfowl take flight through sea smoke over Back Cove during single-digit weather at sunrise in January, 2018.

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    Two men trudge past a swamped car -- one of many on Pearl Street --on their way to their own cars after heavy rain flooded low-lying areas of Portland in September, 2015.

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    Costume-clad Diane Aceto, left, of Sebago, and Stacey Smith of Stratford, Connecticut, pretend wrestle at the top of a snow mound in Monument Square in January, 2018. Dozens of Tyrannosaurus rex-costumed people and onlookers flooded Monument Square as part of a planned event. Smith, a dinosaur cosplay enthusiast, said she traveled to Portland specifically for the occasion.

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    Haley Depner has been making balloon animals since she was a child, but it's only been a year since she began clowning around Portland. When in costume, the 23-year-old Cornish resident and USM biology major goes by the name Sweetums the Clown. She offers a range of more than 60 different balloon sculptures, including dolphins, mermaids and ninja swords. Depner accepts tips, but otherwise the creations are free. "[Sweetums] would rather everybody get a balloon than have anyone walk away without one due to lack of money." Sweetums can be found at Deering Oaks on Saturdays during the Portland Farmers Market, as shown here, and often on First Fridays downtown.

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    In 2017, B & M Beans hit a major milestone: its 150-year anniversary. The Portland business began on Franklin Street in 1867 when George Burnham opened a food cannery. Soon after, he was joined by Charles Morrill to form the Burnham & Morrill Company. In 1913, the operation moved to the shore of Casco Bay in East Deering where it continues to this day. In this photo, B&M employee Kyle Corbeil uses a hoist to deliver a steel crate with than 100 cans of beans to a pressure cooker, or retort. The 104-year-old facility has 36 such retorts. Each silo-shaped, 10-feet-deep retort can simulataneously hold four crates, where cans are sterlized at a temperature about 250 degrees Farenheit for 90 minutes to five hours, depending on the product.

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    U.S. Coast Guard fireman Justin Busch lead a tour group up the spiral staircase within Portland Head Light on in September, 2015, during Maine Open Lighthouse Day.

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    Jean Fields walks along the edge of an icy sidewalk during a morning stroll in January, 2017, from her home in Portland House, left, on the Eastern Promenade.

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    The Ocean Gateway Pier is silhouetted by the sun setting behind the city skyline during a foggy April ride on the ferry Maquoit II in 2017.

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    A snowy owl perches on a navigation pole at the Portland International Jetport on in January, 2018. Several snowy owls have returned to the airport causing traffic problems on the southern end of the property as birdwatchers park illegally.

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    The Valentine's Bandit left an annual calling card on Fort Gorges in Casco Bay on February 14, 2018, as viewed through a porthole on the ferry Machigonne II.

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