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Last-Minute Travel Tips for San Diego Comic-Con 2018

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Sandy Huffaker, Getty Images

Last-Minute Travel Tips for San Diego Comic-Con 2018. Get ready to party with 130,000 of your new best friends.

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For a Brief, Glorious Moment, Camera-Wielding Pigeons Spied From Above
Agence Rol, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons
Agence Rol, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons

For a Brief, Glorious Moment, Camera-Wielding Pigeons Spied From Above. Julius Neubronner lost a pigeon and developed avian photography.

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