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A Sad Reflection on the Year Just Past

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 3 January 2018 in Documentary & Street.

( 2017 )

Crosses Representing Last Year's 78 Homicides in Oakland, California

This is an annual memorial presented at Columba Catholic Church on San Pablo Avenue. On January First - the plot is cleared. And sadly - the display inevitably begins once more. Each cross is numbered along with the victim's first name and the date they died. The two larger crosses in the foreground commemorate the mass shootings in Sutherland Springs, Texas and at the country music concert in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Canon EOS 80D 1/320 second F/8.0 ISO 320 18 mm

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Gérard from Allauch, France

Thanks NRA and its friend Trump !!!!!

3 Jan 2018 9:03am

@Gérard: Sad but all too true, Gérard - may more conscious and progressive days unfold in the months ahead.

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

à leur mémoire

3 Jan 2018 11:39am

Canon EOS 80D
1/320 second
ISO 320
18 mm