DC -- Downtown -- Franklin Square -- Squirrels (including albino ones):
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Description of Pictures: The Square is closed for the renovation (the promotion says they're trying to make something akin to NYC's Bryant Park here). All of the trash cans have been collected behind the fence. Near this is a squirrel feeding section with nuts and water. Two albino squirrels were here which I hadn't seen in ages. People like squirrels. I guess the homeless people displaced by the construction, not so much.
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CRITDC_201021_13.JPG: The bin is marked "Water dish for squirrels". People are providing water and nuts for the squirrels since people cared about them. Caring for the homeless people who used to be in the park? Not so much.
CRITDC_201021_46.JPG: Note the second albino squirrel behind the one on the trash can.
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2020 photos: Well, that was a year, wasn't it? The COVID-19 pandemic cut off most events here in DC after March 11 and then the BLM protests started followed by the child president trying to steal the election in November. Trump's handling of the pandemic has been a series of disastrous missteps and lies, encouraging his minions to not wear masks and increasing the deaths here. As the chant goes -- Hey, hey, POTUS-A; how many folks did you kill today?
Number of photos taken this year: about 246,000, the fewest number of photos I had taken in any year since 2007.