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2021 Feature Photos of the Year

John Barrette of North Reading sprints into the frigid waters off of Short Beach in Nahant Friday afternoon to ring in the new year and honor his brother, CJ, who passed away a few weeks ago at the age of 60.

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Billy Collins, 9, of Swampscott is reflected in a tidepool as he plays along the water at Red Rock Park in Lynn on Wednesday.

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Justina Oliver, chair of the Swampscott Historical Commission, looks at blueprints of a proposed renovation of Swampscott Town Hall in the archives at the former police station on Burrill Street.

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People flock to Lynn Shore Drive on Saturday to catch a glimpse of large waves crashing into the seawall.

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Bob Giller of Swampscott clears his driveway with a snowblower Wednesday morning after a light snowfall overnight.

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With temperatures hovering around 20 degrees, and the windchill making it feel closer to single-digits, icicles caused by waves splashing over the seawall during high tide form on the railings along Lynn Shore Drive on Saturday.

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Brady Laine, 8, plays on the slide of the new Forest Playground behind Johnson School in Nahant.

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Footprints in the snow are illuminated by neon light after light snowfall in Lynn.

(Photo by Julia Hopkins)

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Jen Bellamura of Malden, who finds herself in Nahant most days walking dogs like Rascal, carries an umbrella in the light snow fall as she makes her way past Short Beach in Nahant on Friday.

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Artist Silvia Via painted portraits of Frederick Douglass, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr., which are on display in the windows of Gallery at LynnArts in honor of Black History Month.

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Matt Hart, of Arlington, skates with the puck on Devils Dishfull Pond in Peabody.

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Claude Exama is the host and producer of a new web series "Claude and Me" that aims to help viewers overcome challanges and become the best versions of themselves.

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Marblehead High School sophomore Grace McGarry plays the trombone during concert band practice amid the COVID-19 pandemic at the school's auditorium.

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A woman walks past the Harbor Loft Apartments at 7 Liberty Sq., in Lynn. A new lease agreement will keep the majority of units affordable through 2071

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Susie Lilakos is the only current full-time female firefighter in the town of Lynnfield.

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From left, Christos Kalaitzidis, age 8, Ionna Kalaitzidis, age 9, and Joanna Tsetsakou, age 13, applaud at the flag raising event for the 200th Anniversary of Greek Independence.

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A peregrine falcon takes flight from the cross atop St. John the Baptist Church across from Peabody City Hall on Wednesday. Upon learning about a pair of falcons, one of only 42 known pairs in the state, believed to be nesting on top of Peabody City Hall, the mayor and city officials worked with Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife to set up a shelter and nesting site on the roof of the building.

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Walter Alfonso, a worker at Dunjaski Dairy Farm, places the milking equipment on one of the cows.

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Patrese, a Holstein dairy cow, walks from the barn to the milking station during sunset for her evening milking.

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A paddleboarder walks through the fog on Nahant beach.

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Ashley Decarney of Lynnfield takes a photo of her 10-year-old Pit Bull, Bentley, past the flock of 1,100 pink flamingos which have been installed at MarketStreet in Lynnfield.

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Mary Landry of Lynn looks on as she celebrates her 100th birthday with a small group of family and friends on Wednesday.

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Pabel Perez, left, and his sister Victoria Perez are seeking justice after a woman with a baby carridge stole a row of their father's tulips on two occassions under the cover of darkness from their family garden in Saugus.

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Olivia Bormann looks on as her dance team from Chrystal Joyce Dance Academy perfroms during a celebration of her 11th birthday and release from Spaulding Rehab facility on Saturday.

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Max de la Mar, 6, shows off his Earth Day poster that he made during the Wild Weather Warriors April Vacation program hosted by Lynnfield Community School.

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Luca Materazzo, 5, left, and his brother Nico, 6, wave from the back of their father's Lynnfield Police cruiser during a car parade organized by the Lynnfield Police and Fire Departments and North Shore Old Car Club in support of April Autism Awareness & Acceptance Month on Saturday.

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Water droplets collect on a leaf of a tulip at Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site following rain showers on Wednesday.

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Historic football helmets and gloves surround an old football painted with the scores of a Peabody and Medford matchup in the "Play Ball: A History of Sports in Peabody" exhibit in the Osborn-Slanta House of Peabody Historical Society.

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Joan Wiendczak is Lynn's longest tenured educator in the Lynn School District at 66 years old and can still wear her Classical High School cheerleading uniform.

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Reverend John Beach is the leader behind the volunteer efforts to establish a new community garden at St. John's Episcopal Church in Saugus.

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A mother duck guides her ducklings through Crystal Lake in Peabody on Saturday.

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Chloe Shapleigh has her photo taken with her decorated Jeep before the start of the Parade of Destinations at Lynnfield High School on Saturday.

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Rafi Arabatli of Watertown plays tennis with himself against the seawall of King's Beach in Lynn as temperatures climb into the 90s on Wednesday.

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A man makes his way past the "Together" mural by artist Mia Cross at MarketStreet Lynnfield on Tuesday.

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Saugus High School graduate Devon Burke throws up his cap and yells in celebration at the completion of the commencement ceremony on Friday.

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Peabody High graduate Edson Uvalle flies a Black Lives Matter flag and a Pride flag as he walks to receive his diploma.

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Miley Sanchez, 2, of Lynn is surprised by a jet of water at the Kiley Playground splash pad in Lynn on Tuesday as temperatures climbed into the 90s for the fourth day in a row.

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Summer Street School fourth grader Olivia Adams races underneath the giant parachute to make it to the other side.

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Mike "Tuffy" Tufts of Nahant licks the un-banded claw of a freshly caught lobster as he fishes for lobster with Captain Mike Gambale off the coast of Swampscott.

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Lynn artist Michael Aghahowa works on a mural designed by himself and fellow artist Cinda Danh along the side of Ernie's Harvest Time in Lynn.

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A bald eagle flies over the Danvers River near Kernwood Country Club in Salem Saturday morning.

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Nahant sculptor Ray Pisano has finally finished his tribute to abolitionist Fredrick Douglass for Douglass Park in Central Square in downtown Lynn. His portrait of Douglass, which is cast in bronze, will be installed in the park sometime this week.

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Eleven-month-old Dylan Mazzotta enjoys his first swim with his mother at the Torrigan Family YMCA in Peabody.

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Robert Shure, owner of Skylight Studios in Woburn, puts the finishing touches on the restoration of the Lynnfield town bell before returning to the town.

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Revelers decked out in red, white, and blue take to the street for the Marblehead Horribles Parade.

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Lightning streaks through the sky over John E. Bezemes Baseball Diamond in Peabody Tuesday evening as the Babe Ruth 14s baseball game between Lynn and Peabody is called off due to the weather.

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Plinio Moquete of Lawrence cleans potatoes as he helps set up the Riverdale Farm stand at the Lynn Farmers Market Thursday morning.

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Swampscott firefighter Michael Salsgiver teaches Tassos Sheehan, 11, of Swampscott how to control the flow of water from a fire hose positioned on the ground during Swampscott Fire Departments youth firefighter camp on Thursday.

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Emma Chevalier, 13, of Lynn creates bubbles during Raw Art Works' Art 4 Girlz summer group bubble party in Central Square on Thursday.

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Nicole Rosmarin of Gloucester illuminated by the lasers of the Beyond Walls and Harbor Voices installation.

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The nearly sold out crowd at Lynn Auditorium cheers as Get the Led Out performs the venue's first show since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Members of Grupo de Teresa Stagnaro perform the Baile de la Selva, a traditional Peruvian dance, during a ceremony honoring the bicentennial anniversary of Peru's independence at Lynn City Hall on Wednesday.

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Dan Belcher, an artist from St. Louis, Missouri, works on a scene of Wonderland during the 021 Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival on Friday.

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Lynn City Councilor-at-Large and Cambodian-American Hong Net supports a resolution co-sponsored by the Lynn delegation that condemns political oppression in Cambodia.

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A group a boys dive off of the pier at Fishermans Beach in Swampscott to cool off as temperatures climbed into the 90s on Wednesday.

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Lynn artist Jah'Nyah Spencer hosts her first solo-exhibit, showcasing her work on the walls of Caldwell in Lynn. Jah'Nyah will be attending Lesley University in the fall, studying illustration and business.

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Julianna Nop, 5, kicks in the air during a drill in Master O's karate class.

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Omar Hincapie leans on his Yipao, a Willy's Jeep which has been modified to transport large amounts of cargo such as the sacks of Colombian coffee beans which fill the back of his.

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Children play in a bouncy house during the Festival Latino at Lynn Common on Saturday.

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Gina De from the Boston Circus Guild performs on the aerial silks during a performance for the Lynn Diversity Festival.

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Ramon Calderon of Lynn, a barber at Gold Star Hair Design on Munroe Street in Lynn, lies on the hood of his car and kicks his feet up on a tree as he takes his afternoon break on Tuesday.

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Iverson Hierro of Lynn is the subject of the new mural on Central Street in Lynn, painted by artist Kevin Ledo in collaboration with Beyond Walls, aptART (Awareness and Prevention through Art) and The GoodWorks Foundation.

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Ava Gamache, a player for the Lynnfield Girls Soccer team dressed in a unicorn head and tutu while washing cars for the team's fundraiser.

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Mylor Chan is dressed head-to-toe in Guatemalan-themed clothes as he takes part in the Guatemalan flag raising ceremony to mark the 200th anniversary of the country's independence at Lynn City Hall on Wednesday.

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Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) member Todd McGrath of Amesbury, left, demonstrates a Civil War drum call to fellow SUVCW member Ron Boardman of Troy, N.H., during the G.A.R. building open house on Saturday.

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Rob Dolan, Lynnfield town admistrator, speaks at the Night of Hope event at Lynnfield Town Common.

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Lynn artist Silvia "VIA™" Leary, right, has partnered with Kat Black, creative director of the Beacon Restaurant Group and general manager of Warwick Cinemas, to bring her "1 Paint" series to the cinema as part of the "Women of Color in the Arts" series.

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Standing from left, members of the hip-hop collective Keep Moving Forward (KMF), Jordan "Ray Jones" Todd, DeQuan "Quan" Harris, Eddie Smith, Tre "KMF Tre" Demontier, Dennis "Limitless" Hernandez, Tommy "Teathetruth" Sarri, Matthew "Chew" Lerardi, and Tyler Lovett. Sitting from left, Jalil "Wst. Taylor" Taylor, Jay Moon, and Khyel "KASHI2x" Mack.

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Tom Keenan of Swampscott attempts to wrap his arms around the giant pumpkin that he grew in his backyard for the annual giant pumpkin competition at the Topsfield Fair.

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Lynn-based Accurate Graphics Inc. owner Peppi Bolognese carefully smoothes out creases after installing part of the Boston Marathon finish line for the 20th year.

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Ashton Tadiello, 8, stands next to a giant pumpkin decoration outside of his home, wearing the crown, sash, and ribbon he was awarded as the Topsfield Fair 2021 Junior King.

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Borah of Salem's Black Hat Society calls on passersby to stop and take a picture on a crowded Essex Street in Salem Friday evening.

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Callen Blanchette, 3, helps the bigger kids clean up after the 50/50 helicopter golfball drop.

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Maritza Jansen performs a traditional Guatemalan dance during the Hispanic Heritage Celebration at Breed Middle School on Tuesday.

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A ghoulish figure created by Marblehead artist Tom Saltsman stands in the driveway on Pleasant Street.

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Lynn's Keith Lee dribbles a basketball alongside rush hour traffic on Route 1 in Peabody as he makes the trek from Lawrence High School to Lynn English High School bring awareness to racial injustice and the spike in fights that have been happening in schools.

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Kyle Morais as Shrek extends his hands out during a solo at the beginning of the performance of Shrek the Musical at Lynnfield High School.

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Lynn DPW workers, from left, Larry Donahue, Alan Denham, Ric Aylwin, and Danny Cannata hoist a camel into the nativity scene at Lynn Common on Tuesday.

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Albert Honig-Garlo enjoys his first Christmas during the tree lighting celebration at Lynnfield Common on Saturday.

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Neville the pug sits with Santa during Granite Coast Brewing's Bark and Brews with Santa event on Sunday afternoon.

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Guelmi Espinal, a program coordinator at Raw Art Works (RAW), walks past murals created by the RAW Chiefs in Central Square, Lynn, on Thursday.

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Harper Adams of Peabody hugs Santa after giving him a letter that she wrote to Peabody Marine Joseph Swanton, who is spending his first Christmas away from home.

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