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Leap Years

04.18.2016 - Willimantic, Ct. - 67-Year-old Pedro Morales plays with a jump rope he borrowed from Marivelisse Lopez, 12, and her brother Edwin Lopez, 12, on the front porch of their Willimantic home. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com

04.18.2016 – Willimantic, Ct. – 67-Year-old Pedro Morales plays with a jump rope he borrowed from Marivelisse Lopez, 12, and her brother Edwin Lopez, 8, on the front porch of their Willimantic home. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com

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A Prayer for Peace

Hartford, CT - 4/16/16 - Mothers United Against Violence organized the 8th Annual March and Memorial Rally Saturday. Here, Noble Moody, of East Windsor, listens during a prayer before the March began at the corner of Albany Avenue and Main Street. Marchers hold crosses that represent 2015 fallen Hartford victims of violence. The event coincides with National Crime VictimsÕ Rights Week. Photo by BRAD HORRIGAN | bhorrigan@courant.com

Hartford, CT – 4/16/16 – Coinciding with National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, Mothers United Against Violence organized a peace march and memorial rally in downtown Hartford Saturday. Here, Noble Moody, of East Windsor, listens during a prayer before the March begins at the corner of Albany Avenue and Main Street. Photo by BRAD HORRIGAN | bhorrigan@courant.com

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Frozen in Time

04.03.2016 - Mansfield, Ct. - A locked bicycle rests against a light post on Dog Lane in Storrs covered in the morning's snowfall. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com

04.03.2016 – Mansfield, Ct. – A locked bicycle rests against a light post on Dog Lane in Storrs covered in the morning’s snowfall. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com

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Snow Day

04.04.2016 - Mansfield, Ct. - Pretending to be "a bulldozer, and the snow is exploding," Chanithu Bodhipakasha throws fresh snow into the air while playing in the day's snowfall with his friend Nancy Niu. Schools closed today in Mansfield because of the storm that dropped 1-3 inches overnight. Said Niu about being home from school today,  "I'm happy but kind os sad that I can't learn anything." (Cq on both names) Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com

04.04.2016 – Mansfield, Ct. – Pretending to be “a bulldozer, and the snow is exploding,” Chanithu Bodhipakasha throws fresh snow into the air while playing in the day’s snowfall with his friend Nancy Niu. Schools closed today in Mansfield because of the storm that dropped 1-3 inches overnight. Said Niu about being home from school today, “I’m happy but kind os sad that I can’t learn anything.” (Cq on both names) Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com