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Photos of the Year 2017 

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Images that stood out in 2017. Photos by Scott Elmquist
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A Republican candidate for governor, Corey Stewart, held a rally to end sanctuary cities on the grounds of the Virginia State Capitol. ICE out of RVA counterprotesters clashed with Stewart’s supporters.
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A Richmond police officer observes Judy Crompton, of the Tennessee-based group, CSA II: The New Confederate States of America, during a pro-Confederate rally at the Robert E. Lee monument on Dec. 12.
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Lauren Smith from the White Rose Society hands a rose to Tara Brandau, of CSA II: the New Confederate States of America group, during at pro-Confederate rally on December 9.
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Mayor Levar Stoney, Police Chief Alfred Durham and Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority Chief Executive T.K. Somanath addressed the media this morning in regard to the recent murders in Richmond. Four people were murdered in Gilpin Court over the weekend.
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White supremacists brawl with counterprotestors in the streets of Charlottesville at the Unite the Right rally on August 12.
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Members of the Virginia Hunting Dog Alliance gathered at the Capitol to protest a bill that would allow localities to impose a fine of $100 for dogs running at-large on other people’s property. House Speaker William J. Howell introduced the bill. Robert Bishop of Powhatan gives a thumbs up after Delegate Peter Farrell offered his support for group.
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John Soderberg of Virginia Beach lets Elise Flynn blow the steam whistle on a one-third-scale replica of a 1915 steam traction tractor.
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Seagulls fight over a piece of bread at Byrd Park.
Loren Allison, 28, overdosed on heroin laced with fentanyl last year. She keeps a picture of her mug shot, below, on her phone.
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A protestor punches a counterprotestor in the face in the streets of Charlottesville at the Unite the Right rally on Aug. 12. White supremacists held the rally in protest of the proposed removal of the Robert E. Lee monument in Emancipation Park. Hundreds of people showed up to counterprotest the rally.
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A protester directs counterprotesters to Charlottesville’s Emancipation Park if, he says, they want confrontation. The proposed removal of the park’s statue of Robert E. Lee sparked the white supremacists’ protest at the Unite the Right rally on Aug. 12.
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