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    #DCFocused Pic 5: A weekend to honor and remember

    We’re big fans of storytelling and the images in today’s Pic 5 each do a remarkable job of telling the story about what Memorial Day in Washington, DC is about. Follow today’s contributors on Instagram at @minnie_ger, @ellievanhoutte, @nanagyesie, @pootie_ting and @wolfkann. To be featured in our Pic 5 selection, tag your photos #DCFocused. 1. Find the evocative image | Grace Wang Mary Alice Horrigan, a gold star mom. It means when you send your son to the war as a blue star mom, you never get chance to see him back. Her son Robert Horrigan is the reason to tagging the flags on national mall. Check out the name tags and stories under each flag!…

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    Our #DCFocused_tinyshot challenge proves it’s a small, small world, after all

    [nectar_dropcap color=””]O [/nectar_dropcap]ur photography challenge this month was inspired by Lorie Shaull’s miniature figurine photo shoot, which, in turn, was inspired by Slinkachu’s The Little People Project. The challenge was to grab an action figure, toy or trinket and get creative with forced perspective, bokeh and depth of field. There’s almost no way not to have fun with this challenge, which is obvious from the responses to this assignment. Here are some of our favorites, which were posted in the DC Focused Facebook group. 1. Pablo Raw | Godzilla on the Rampage   Pablo took his Godzilla toy (with movable limbs!) to the National Mall where he let it loose on…

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    The #DCFocused Pic Five : #SideYards at the Yards

    Touted as the first-ever “riverfront sideshow extravaganza,” Side Yards at the Yards lived up to its billing. But really, how can you go wrong with “contortionists, magicians, jugglers, fire breathers, sword swallowers and more,” not to mention the “death-defying live music?” Today, we’re proud to introduce our new feature, “the #DCFocused Pic Five,” five images from Instagram that document a recent DC happening. To be sure we see your photos, tag them #DCFocused. Today’s images come from @ellievanhoutte, @jeffreyindc, @vpickering, @mabjustmab and @douglas.it Spectators enjoy the moves of a #burlesque #dancer during #sideyards at #yardsparkdc last night. Intriguing…. #performanceart #costume #dancing #washingtondc #fotodc #washingtondaily #exposeddc #ilovedc #igdc #acreativedc #dcfocused #dctography #seemycity #ig_northamerica #instagramdc #igersofdc…

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