Portland

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I triple dogg dare you, sez the writing on the lightpole.

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Carol Stack, of North Carolina, and Azaria Galli, of Maine, who have friends in common, recently shared a pizza at Flatbread's on the waterfront in Portland.

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First bike ride. And then, right on down that same sidewalk, first day of kindergarten.

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On a couch or a soft carpet, Dobby the dog is pretty good about sitting on command. But on a hard floor? He'll make a show of pretending, as shown here with Emily and Joshua Wiggin, who are very good at kneeling.

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Hank jumps off the bannister into space. He is falling faster than a cellphone camera shutter can click.

I wasn't around when this picture was taken, and I know absolutely nothing about the landing. But the date on the digital photo file is 2007, so it must have all worked out.