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On freelance assignment for The Dallas Morning News today.

Audience members watch Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry speak at Cronk's Cafe on the first day of his two week bus tour leading up to the Iowa Caucuses on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 in Denison, Iowa. ( Patrick T. Fallon/ The Dallas Morning News)

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With the sixth floor museum in the background, Teresa Guerrero, who was eight years old when JFK died, left, her mother Maria Ortiz, whose birthday is that of the assassination, right, and Jose Ortiz, rear, reflect during a moment of silence to commemorate the JFK assassination at Dealey Plaza on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 in Dallas. Teresa and Maria were living in Acuna, Mexico when JFK died but remember learning of his death from neighbors and the radio reports that followed. "It seemed like the world stopped," Guerrero said. "Even in Mexico... everyone was crying. Now every year, we celebrate our mother, but we remember what happened to JFK." (Patrick T. Fallon/The Dallas Morning News)

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Denise Williams places balloons to mark the grave of Kina Williams, 24, and her 2-year-old daughter, Karmen as friends and family gathered on the one year anniversary of the drunk driving accident that caused their death on November 20, 2011 at Laurel Land Cemetery in Dallas. The grave, which does not have a headstone yet, was marked by flowers and teddy bears left by the family as balloons were released in their memory. (Patrick T. Fallon/The Dallas Morning News)

Didn’t go to bed till about 6am this morning. A tip from my editor Guy brought me back to the Occupy Dallas campsite. Speaking with the protesters there – they had no idea that an eviction was going to take place that night. Everyone on site thought they’d have at least 24 hours to prepare their exit, but soon enough police and horses arrived to proceed with the eviction after an opportunity to pack up and go home.

A man who gave his name only as Doug stands in front of a line of Dallas Police on horseback as Occupy Dallas was evicted early Thursday morning from their campsite across from Dallas City Hall by Dallas Police on horseback and in riot gear on Nov. 17, 2011. Protesters were given repeated messages to leave the premises and were told they would be allowed to return to collect their property if they left voluntarily. A handful of protesters decided to stay behind and were arrested. (Patrick T. Fallon/The Dallas Morning News)


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Navy Midshipmen football beat the Southern Methodist University Mustangs on Saturday – with some sweet light to make the day even better.

Navy Midshipmen defensive end Jamel Dobbs (90) and Navy Midshipmen running back John Howell (33) run towards the Brigade of Midshipmen to celebrate after winning the NCAA football game between the Southern Methodist University Mustangs and the Navy Midshipmen on Saturday, November 12, 2011. Navy beat SMU 24-17. (Patrick T. Fallon/The Dallas Morning News)


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