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Shanghai old and new.

Shanghai old and new.

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Pastor Brian Thompson of Simon Temple A.M.E. Zion Church speaks Sunday afternoon during the Stop the Violence rally held at Martin Luther King, Jr., Park in Fayetteville on November 3, 2013.ELIZABETH FRANTZ/The Fayetteville Observer

Pastor Brian Thompson of Simon Temple A.M.E. Zion Church speaks Sunday afternoon during the Stop the Violence rally held at Martin Luther King, Jr., Park in Fayetteville on November 3, 2013.

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Bobby Clay gives Alyssa Ortiz Rivera a welcoming hug before Ortiz Rivera and her family board the Snowball Express flight out of Fayetteville on Thursday, December 12, 2013. Clay has been with Snowball Express for 7 years and greeted many other passengers with hugs. “They’re my family,” said Clay.

Bobby Clay gives Alyssa Ortiz Rivera a welcoming hug before Ortiz Rivera and her family board the Snowball Express flight out of Fayetteville on Thursday, December 12, 2013. Clay has been with Snowball Express for 7 years and greeted many other passengers with hugs. “They’re my family,” said Clay.

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Spc. Joshua Brenneman says goodbye to his wife Kerry and 5-month-old daughter Ella before his first deployment with the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division on Friday, December 6, 2013.ELIZABETH FRANTZ/The Fayetteville Observer

Spc. Joshua Brenneman says goodbye to his wife Kerry and 5-month-old daughter Ella before his first deployment with the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division on Friday, December 6, 2013.

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Maj. Daniel Toven and Johnathan Taylor kiss under an arch of sabers following a blessing of their union at Main Post Chapel on Fort Bragg, Saturday, December 21, 2013. The couple were legally married in August in Washington, D.C., but also wanted a religious ceremony with family and friends. The ceremony is believed to be the first of its kind for a same-sex couple at Fort Bragg.ELIZABETH FRANTZ/The Fayetteville Observer

Maj. Daniel Toven and Johnathan Taylor kiss under an arch of sabers following a blessing of their union at Main Post Chapel on Fort Bragg, Saturday, December 21, 2013. The couple were legally married in August in Washington, D.C., but also wanted a religious ceremony with family and friends. The ceremony is believed to be the first of its kind for a same-sex couple at Fort Bragg.

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Silver Serpent, a medical training exercise involving more than 200 troops from over 10 different units, took place on Fort Bragg, November 16, 2013. During the exercise ‘wounded’ soldiers received immediate attention at the attack site before being transported by Army ambulance or Black Hawk helicopter to an emergency care facility where they were stabilized and then flown out by a C-130

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