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Year In Photos: The Best WBUR Images Of 2015

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Jan. 8 - ‘We’re Nowhere Near Our Full Potential,’ Baker Says As He’s Sworn In As Governor

Gov. Charlie Baker greets supporters before walking up the State House steps for his inauguration. His wife, Lauren, is at left. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Gov. Charlie Baker greets supporters before walking up the State House steps for his inauguration. His wife, Lauren, is at left. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Jan. 27 - Major Snowstorm Hits Massachusetts

Streets were flooded on Oceanside Drive in Scituate due to a breach in the seawall near 10th and 11th avenues during the first of many major snowstorms in 2015. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Streets were flooded on Oceanside Drive in Scituate due to a breach in the seawall near 10th and 11th avenues during the first of many major snowstorms in 2015. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A police vehicle hurries down Commonwealth Avenue, past a bicycle and parking meter almost buried in snow. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
A police vehicle hurries down Commonwealth Avenue, past a bicycle and parking meter almost buried in snow. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
A man wearing trash bags on his feet tows a dingy in Scituate. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A man wearing trash bags on his feet tows a dingy in Scituate. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Jan. 29 - Amy Poehler Roasts The Roasters As Hasty Pudding’s Woman Of The Year

Amy Poehler prepares to ride through the streets of Harvard Square on the back of a convertible on her way to accept the Hasty Pudding’s Woman of the Year award. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Amy Poehler prepares to ride through the streets of Harvard Square on the back of a convertible on her way to accept the Hasty Pudding’s Woman of the Year award. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Feb. 1 - Patriots Win Super Bowl XLIX

Fans celebrate the Patriots' dramatic Super Bowl win over the Seahawks in Kenmore Square. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Fans celebrate the Patriots' dramatic Super Bowl win over the Seahawks in Kenmore Square. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Feb. 2 - Boston Endures Another Winter Storm

The snowbanks along Market Street in Lynn made sidewalks tough to navigate. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
The snowbanks along Market Street in Lynn made sidewalks tough to navigate. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Seagulls hover over crashing waves at the base of the seawall along Winthrop Avenue. ( Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Seagulls hover over crashing waves at the base of the seawall along Winthrop Avenue. ( Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Feb. 7 - En Garde! High School Fencing Program Celebrates 50 Years

Lucy Manlick (left) hits an airborne Julia Jacobs (right) as Claire Gordy referees during a practice at Concord Carlisle High School. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Lucy Manlick (left) hits an airborne Julia Jacobs (right) as Claire Gordy referees during a practice at Concord Carlisle High School. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Feb. 9 - Heavy Snow Hits Greater Boston Yet Again

A plow rolls down the street as people trudge forward on foot down the center of Joy Street on Beacon Hill. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A plow rolls down the street as people trudge forward on foot down the center of Joy Street on Beacon Hill. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Feb. 10 - What It’s Like To Be A Boston Snow Plow Driver

During a WBUR ridealong with a Boston snow plow driver in early February, the plow levels a snowbank on Green Street. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
During a WBUR ridealong with a Boston snow plow driver in early February, the plow levels a snowbank on Green Street. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Feb. 15 - Snow, Winds Strike Mass. Again; Very Cold Lingers

Betsy Gaskill shovels the sidewalk by her house in Cambridge. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Betsy Gaskill shovels the sidewalk by her house in Cambridge. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Feb. 27 - Keeping Supplies Flowing By Hitting Ice Floes: What It’s Like To Be A Coast Guard Ice Breaker

A reflection of ice in the window as Boatswain Mate Sebastian Derda maneuvers the USC Bollard through the Weymouth Fore River area. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A reflection of ice in the window as Boatswain Mate Sebastian Derda maneuvers the USC Bollard through the Weymouth Fore River area. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

March 3 - 19 Degrees: For Some, A Perfect Day For Surfing

In 19-degree weather, Tony Sanchez and Pat Falco head out to surf on King’s Beach in Lynn on Nahant Bay. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
In 19-degree weather, Tony Sanchez and Pat Falco head out to surf on King’s Beach in Lynn on Nahant Bay. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

March 12 - Saving A Slaughterhouse: Why Groton Rallied Behind Blood Farm

Tom Peyton, the Blood Farm plant manager, walks in front of the newly built processing facility in Groton. A fire in December 2013 destroyed the processing facility forcing Blood Farm to close down for nearly a year. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Tom Peyton, the Blood Farm plant manager, walks in front of the newly built processing facility in Groton. A fire in December 2013 destroyed the processing facility forcing Blood Farm to close down for nearly a year. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

March 30 - As Senate Institute Opens, Kennedy’s Ability To Find ‘Common Ground’ Recalled

Surrounded by Kennedys and other politicians, President Obama speaks at the dedication of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate in Boston. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Surrounded by Kennedys and other politicians, President Obama speaks at the dedication of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate in Boston. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

April 29 - MIT Dedicates Memorial In Honor Of Sean Collier

Flowers left at the memorial for Officer Sean Collier. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Flowers left at the memorial for Officer Sean Collier. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

April 29 - 11 Days After Arriving, Woburn Marine Was Among Last To Die In The Vietnam War

Cpl. Charles McMahon is buried in his hometown of Woburn. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Cpl. Charles McMahon is buried in his hometown of Woburn. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

April 30 - 40 Years Later: A Return To Vietnam

Former Marines Bill Newell, of Hopkinton, right, and John Ghilain, of Malden, during an emotional visit to Vietnam. They are Vietnam War veterans who served at the U.S. Embassy in Saigon during the final evacuation of U.S. and South Vietnamese troops and civilians on April 30, 1975. (Quinn Ryan Mattingly for WBUR)
Former Marines Bill Newell, of Hopkinton, right, and John Ghilain, of Malden, during an emotional visit to Vietnam. They are Vietnam War veterans who served at the U.S. Embassy in Saigon during the final evacuation of U.S. and South Vietnamese troops and civilians on April 30, 1975. (Quinn Ryan Mattingly for WBUR)

May 3 - 100 Miles Of Rope And A Half-Million Knots — Say Hello To Boston’s New Piece Of Public Art

Janet Echelman's aerial sculpture seen from the 28th floor of One International Place. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Janet Echelman's aerial sculpture seen from the 28th floor of One International Place. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

May 5 - Arnold Arboretum Lilacs Are Mother Nature’s Special Treat For Mother’s Day

At the Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain, Hilary Samarel, of Cambridge, lifts her 3-month-old daughter, Noa, for her very first whiff of lilac flowers. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
At the Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain, Hilary Samarel, of Cambridge, lifts her 3-month-old daughter, Noa, for her very first whiff of lilac flowers. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

May 13 - Incoming Superintendent Launches Learning Tour Of Boston Schools

Tommy Chang eats with Lucia Aldon, a 9th grader from El Salvador at the Boston International High School in Mattapan . (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Tommy Chang eats with Lucia Aldon, a 9th grader from El Salvador at the Boston International High School in Mattapan . (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

May 18 - USS Constitution Makes Late Night Move To Dry Dock

The USS Constitution arrives in place in dry dock where it will remain for over two years for repairs. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
The USS Constitution arrives in place in dry dock where it will remain for over two years for repairs. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

May 21 - 37,000 Flags Honor Fallen Mass. Veterans

A soldier walks down a path looking at the 37,000 flags planted in the Boston Common by the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A soldier walks down a path looking at the 37,000 flags planted in the Boston Common by the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

May 26 - Navy’s Blue Angels Fly Over Boston

The Navy's Blue Angels flew over the Boston Harbor and Fenway Park areas. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
The Navy's Blue Angels flew over the Boston Harbor and Fenway Park areas. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

June 18 - Funeral Held For 16-Year-Old Shot And Killed On Bicycle In Dorchester

Friends and relatives comfort Laura Fatima Dos Santos as her son's casket is ushered out of St. Peter’s Parish Church. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Friends and relatives comfort Laura Fatima Dos Santos as her son's casket is ushered out of St. Peter’s Parish Church. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

July 9 - Boston Clergy Call Attention To Fake Firearms

Surrounded by police and other clergy, the Rev. Mark Scott speaks at a gathering of Boston faith leaders calling attention to the potential dangers of toy or replica firearms. (Hadley Green for WBUR)
Surrounded by police and other clergy, the Rev. Mark Scott speaks at a gathering of Boston faith leaders calling attention to the potential dangers of toy or replica firearms. (Hadley Green for WBUR)

July 14 - Bostonians Take A Dip In The Charles River

About 200 swimmers took part in the Charles River swim, hosted by the Charles River Conservancy. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
About 200 swimmers took part in the Charles River swim, hosted by the Charles River Conservancy. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

July 22 - In Boston, Celebration And Reflection As The Americans With Disabilities Act Turns 25

Stephen Theberge of Attleboro watches as marchers pass by on Tremont Street in the Boston Common. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Stephen Theberge of Attleboro watches as marchers pass by on Tremont Street in the Boston Common. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Aug. 5 - As Steel ‘Cliffs’ Rise In Boston, Resurgent Peregrine Falcons Circle City Skies

An adult female peregrine falcon in flight over the Student Village towers at Boston University. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
An adult female peregrine falcon in flight over the Student Village towers at Boston University. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Aug. 10 - Gov. Baker Takes Ice Bucket Challenge For ALS Research

Gov. Charlie Baker takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on the State House steps. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Gov. Charlie Baker takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on the State House steps. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Aug. 20 - Amid Opioid Crisis, It’s Busy Work For Boston’s Needle Collection Team

John Canty disposes of a syringe as Daphney Pacouloute continues her sweep of the bushes in Clifford Park. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
John Canty disposes of a syringe as Daphney Pacouloute continues her sweep of the bushes in Clifford Park. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Aug. 21 - Neighborhood Rivalries Dissolve On The Court In The One Hood Peace League

Yasmany Mejia (left), Isaias Ortiz (center) and Jose Cirino (right) watch as the ball drops into the net at the One Hood Peace Basketball League championship. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Yasmany Mejia (left), Isaias Ortiz (center) and Jose Cirino (right) watch as the ball drops into the net at the One Hood Peace Basketball League championship. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Sept. 4 - To Get Into MIT’s New Design Program, Students Must Score High On The ‘Love Metric’

Matt Kressy and Brave Sharab count how much money they have collected. Students from MIT's first-ever integrated design and management program hit the streets of Cambridge with homemade instruments to busk for innovators 4 purpose, a Cambridge nonprofit that seeks to connect underprivileged children with creative thinkers. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Matt Kressy and Brave Sharab count how much money they have collected. Students from MIT's first-ever integrated design and management program hit the streets of Cambridge with homemade instruments to busk for innovators 4 purpose, a Cambridge nonprofit that seeks to connect underprivileged children with creative thinkers. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Sept. 10 - How A Music Futurist Composes The Future

Dr. Richard Boulanger, a professor of electronic music and design at the Berklee College of Music, tweaks knobs and patches cables between audio synthesizers to create sounds using a brainwave reading device. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Dr. Richard Boulanger, a professor of electronic music and design at the Berklee College of Music, tweaks knobs and patches cables between audio synthesizers to create sounds using a brainwave reading device. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Sept. 14 - Partying To Classical Music, Dancing With The Stars (Like Stravinsky)

Groupmuse, pictured hosting a classical music party in a Somerville living room, is one of the many classical music organizations getting performances out of symphony halls and into more informal spaces. (Hadley Green for WBUR)
Groupmuse, pictured hosting a classical music party in a Somerville living room, is one of the many classical music organizations getting performances out of symphony halls and into more informal spaces. (Hadley Green for WBUR)

Sept. 23 - Strange Figure Shows Up On Former Hancock Building

JR’s giant photo-mural of a person on a raft appeared on the side of the the former John Hancock building. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
JR’s giant photo-mural of a person on a raft appeared on the side of the the former John Hancock building. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Sept. 30 - Heavy Rain Drenches Mass., Slicks Roads

On a rainy day in Boston, umbrellas stretch as far as the eye can see on Commonwealth Avenue. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
On a rainy day in Boston, umbrellas stretch as far as the eye can see on Commonwealth Avenue. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Oct. 21 - New Malden ‘Questing’ Center Attracts Millennials And Corporate Trainers Alike

During a team-building session at Boda Borg, Michael Kan reaches for a switch as Mahy Kouedi, left, watches during the Alcatraz quest. Escaping from Alcatraz is one of 16 physical and mental challenges at the Malden gaming center. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
During a team-building session at Boda Borg, Michael Kan reaches for a switch as Mahy Kouedi, left, watches during the Alcatraz quest. Escaping from Alcatraz is one of 16 physical and mental challenges at the Malden gaming center. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Oct. 23 - 155-Year-Old Church Bells Hoisted High To New Boston Home

Construction manager Patrick Folan wheels a bell into the bell tower of the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Construction manager Patrick Folan wheels a bell into the bell tower of the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Oct. 28 - Archaeologists Dig Up Artifacts That Better Pinpoint Where Patriots’ Day Battle Happened

Archaeologist Sam Rousseau digs on the site of the Tabitha Nelson/Thomas Nelson House along Battle Road in Minute Man National Park. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Archaeologist Sam Rousseau digs on the site of the Tabitha Nelson/Thomas Nelson House along Battle Road in Minute Man National Park. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Nov. 4 - ‘There’s No Going Back’: One Syrian Family’s Journey To A New Home In Mass.

Zenab Al Nassar holds her 2-month-old baby boy, Saleh -- the first U.S. citizen among them. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Zenab Al Nassar holds her 2-month-old baby boy, Saleh -- the first U.S. citizen among them. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Nov. 11 - Veterans Flock To Boston School For Vocational Training

Brian Worley shapes wood for the body of a violin at the North Bennet Street School. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Brian Worley shapes wood for the body of a violin at the North Bennet Street School. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Nov. 25 - At School For The Disabled, Families Feast And Give Thanks

Rose Pierre, a student at the Carter School, celebrates at the Carter Thanksgiving party with her mother, Vivien Gilbert. (Hadley Green for WBUR)
Rose Pierre, a student at the Carter School, celebrates at the Carter Thanksgiving party with her mother, Vivien Gilbert. (Hadley Green for WBUR)

Dec. 4 - Missing For A Decade, Centuries-Old Map Returns To Boston Public Library

Boston Public Library map curator Ronald Grim on Friday looks over a copy of the Carte Geographique de Nouvelle France, compiled in 1612 by explorer Samuel de Champlain. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Boston Public Library map curator Ronald Grim on Friday looks over a copy of the Carte Geographique de Nouvelle France, compiled in 1612 by explorer Samuel de Champlain. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

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