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Occupy Seattle protesters arrested, tents cleared from Westlake Park

Seattle police swept through Westlake Park on October 5, 2011 making 25 arrests as they clashed with protesters and hauled away tents set up by the Occupy Seattle movement. The protest is an offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations.

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Mutton bustin’ at the 2011 Puyallup Fair

Wool Riders Only allows children between the ages of 3 and 6 to compete riding sheep at the 2011 Puyallup Fair. Competitors are challenged to ride their sheep for six seconds, then are scored and compete for a chance to attend a world championship.

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Giant pumpkins at the 2011 Puyallup Fair

Members of the Pacific Northwest Giant Pumpkin Growers Club describe the thrill of competing in the annual weigh-in competition at the 2011 Puyallup Fair. The winning pumpkin weighed in at 927 pounds.

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Letters sent to Idriss Mosque following 9/11 attacks

Two days after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, a man spread gasoline and fired a gun outside Idriss Mosque in Northgate. Aziz Junejo, who has worshipped at the mosque for years, collected cards and letters sent to the mosque in response to the attack.

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Pre-Bumbershoot Live Show in old printing presses

With Bumbershoot starting tomorrow, we hosted a live Pre-Bumbershoot show today with Truckasauras and Justin Dreary. The setting is pretty amazing – it’s the old Seattle Times printing presses located in the basement of our newsroom. I love this area and was thrilled to be able to use it for this. Check out Truckasauras and…

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Bicycle Pie Joust

To compete in the Burien Pie Joust, one had to balance on a bike with a whipped cream pie in one hand, throw that pie at an another cyclist and promise not to dodge oncoming pies. The August 19, 2011 event raised funds for bike racks.

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Rappelling down Rainier Tower

In a fundraiser for the Special Olympics of Washington, participants in the “Over the Edge” event rappelled down 514 feet of the Rainier Tower in downtown Seattle on Saturday, August 13, 2011. The event raised over $233,000.

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Blue Angels practice over Lake Washington | Seafair 2011

In preparation for their weekend Seafair performances, the Blue Angels practiced over Lake Washington as crowds gathered on the shore and the I-90 bridge to watch on Thursday, August 6, 2011.

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Childhood obesity

Three parents talk about the struggles they’ve had as their children faced weight issues and lifestyle changes. Teens participating in the Food Empowerment Education Sustainability Team (FEEST) program talk about the challenges teens face when trying to eat healthy.