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Old 08-03-2009, 02:28 PM
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Went to Philly with my wife this weekend to visit some friends. Here are some of the pics.

On line to see the statue of Rocky Balboa

This dude on the horse is General Anthony Wayne, who is the namesake of the city in IN I moved from (went to college in). I thought it was crazy that he has this huge statue at the top of the Rocky steps.
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Old 08-03-2009, 02:40 PM
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Cool pics! Thanks Rock

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Old 08-08-2009, 07:32 AM
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Thursday night, 06 August 2009

I made this photo last night in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. This Landing Zone is very dangerous. A few weeks ago, another helicopter was coming into this LZ and was shot down at the last minute, killing all passengers and crew. Two children on the ground also were killed. The sparks coming off the rotors occur when the helicopters land in hot, dusty conditions. The landing itself occurs in a dangerous “brownout.” Brownout danger is compounded by the sparks which light up the dust and can confuse pilots who are wearing extremely sensitive nightvision goggles.

This is a photo by independent journalist, Michael Yon. I thought it was a beautiful photograph. Mr. Yon has to fund his journalism with donations. Please donate if you enjoy his work.
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