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Best Baltimore Sun staff photos of the month - July 2021

Olachi Tiffany Etoh, who was arrested in Chicago for kidnapping in 2014 and found not guilty by reason of insanity, has found balance among friends and family after returning to Baltimore to focus on herself.
(Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore Sun)

Best Baltimore Sun staff photos of the month - July 2021

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These are our favorite shots taken by Baltimore Sun photographers in July 2021.
(Lloyd Fox)
Olachi Tiffany Etoh advocates for mentally ill entangled with the legal system
Olachi Tiffany Etoh, who was arrested in Chicago for kidnapping in 2014 and found not guilty by reason of insanity, has found balance among friends and family after returning to Baltimore to focus on herself.
Olachi Tiffany Etoh, who was arrested in Chicago for kidnapping in 2014 and found not guilty by reason of insanity, has found balance among friends and family after returning to Baltimore to focus on herself. (Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore Sun)
Baltimore County 4H Fair
Eight year old Joey Truesdale of Timonium takes a break from brushing her 6 month old crossbred pig in his pen at the Baltimore county 4H fair Cow Palace at the Maryland State Fairgrounds.
Eight year old Joey Truesdale of Timonium takes a break from brushing her 6 month old crossbred pig in his pen at the Baltimore county 4H fair Cow Palace at the Maryland State Fairgrounds. (Barbara Haddock Taylor)
Solidarity Skateboards
Ace Thompson, left, clicks heels with Tula Honkala as they roller skate at the Skatepark of Baltimore in Hampden's Roosevelt Park on Wednesday. 06.23.21.
Ace Thompson, left, clicks heels with Tula Honkala as they roller skate at the Skatepark of Baltimore in Hampden's Roosevelt Park on Wednesday. 06.23.21. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
New water taxi station and U.S.S. Constellation museum
Zaynab, 5, Abdullah, 7, and Maryam, 9, sit on top of the blue heart sculpture at Baltimore's Inner Harbor promenade.
Zaynab, 5, Abdullah, 7, and Maryam, 9, sit on top of the blue heart sculpture at Baltimore's Inner Harbor promenade. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
2021 annual Dundalk Heritage Fair
Arianne Chapman, 3 rides piggyback on the shoulders of father Stephen Chapman of Overlea, at the 2021 Dundalk Heritage Fair.
Arianne Chapman, 3 rides piggyback on the shoulders of father Stephen Chapman of Overlea, at the 2021 Dundalk Heritage Fair. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
Shodekeh
Shodekeh, a beatboxer and composer from Maryland, will perform at Carnegie Hall in December. In addition to being an artist and accompanist in the Towson University dance department, he has used his platform to discuss and raise awareness about Black youth suicide and suicide ideation, as he has struggled with it himself.
Shodekeh, a beatboxer and composer from Maryland, will perform at Carnegie Hall in December. In addition to being an artist and accompanist in the Towson University dance department, he has used his platform to discuss and raise awareness about Black youth suicide and suicide ideation, as he has struggled with it himself. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
Domino Sign relighting
A laser light show preceded the fireworks display. The finale was the relighting of the Domino Sugars sign with its familiar red letters and border - only now the red glow comes from LED lights rather than neon.
A laser light show preceded the fireworks display. The finale was the relighting of the Domino Sugars sign with its familiar red letters and border - only now the red glow comes from LED lights rather than neon. (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)
Fire aftermath
An unidentified neighbor, right, hugs homeowner Mark Flenner as a relative looks on at left. Flenner came home from work after firefighters had the one-alarm fire under control. Flenner said his younger brother, Kurt Flenner, 54, was taken to Bayview after firefighters rescued him from his basement apartment.
An unidentified neighbor, right, hugs homeowner Mark Flenner as a relative looks on at left. Flenner came home from work after firefighters had the one-alarm fire under control. Flenner said his younger brother, Kurt Flenner, 54, was taken to Bayview after firefighters rescued him from his basement apartment. (Amy Davis/Baltimore Sun)
Cooling off
Picturing Maryland: Deliah Marini, left, and her friend Marissa Walter, both 12, cool off by jumping into a Gunpowder River watering hole near Guyton Road and the Bottom Road Steel Bridge in Fallston. Watching over them at right is Deliah's older sister Chloe Marini. They are all from Fallston.
Picturing Maryland: Deliah Marini, left, and her friend Marissa Walter, both 12, cool off by jumping into a Gunpowder River watering hole near Guyton Road and the Bottom Road Steel Bridge in Fallston. Watching over them at right is Deliah's older sister Chloe Marini. They are all from Fallston. (Amy Davis)
iCan Bike Camp held in Harford County
Ethan Sawyer, 11, of Prince George's County takes part in The iCan Bike Camp this week, developed by the nonprofit iCan Shine, which is being held at Harford’s Churchville Recreation Center. Sawyer is being helped by volunteers, Lauren Stambaugh and her sister, Megan Stambaugh (right) from Fallston. Harford County’s summer camp for people with differing abilities, ages eight and older, to learn and experience the thrill of bike riding. This is the fourth year that the camp has been offered by Harford County’s Office of Disability Services and the Department of Parks & Recreation.
Ethan Sawyer, 11, of Prince George's County takes part in The iCan Bike Camp this week, developed by the nonprofit iCan Shine, which is being held at Harford’s Churchville Recreation Center. Sawyer is being helped by volunteers, Lauren Stambaugh and her sister, Megan Stambaugh (right) from Fallston. Harford County’s summer camp for people with differing abilities, ages eight and older, to learn and experience the thrill of bike riding. This is the fourth year that the camp has been offered by Harford County’s Office of Disability Services and the Department of Parks & Recreation. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)
Black Trans Lives Matter Rally in Baltimore
As Rise Up by Andra Day plays, Iya Dammons, Patterson Park, founder and executive director of Baltimore Safe Haven, raises a fist while calling attention to trans lives lost to violence during the 2nd Black Trans Lives Matter rally and march near Baltimore City Hall.
As Rise Up by Andra Day plays, Iya Dammons, Patterson Park, founder and executive director of Baltimore Safe Haven, raises a fist while calling attention to trans lives lost to violence during the 2nd Black Trans Lives Matter rally and march near Baltimore City Hall. (Kim Hairston/The Baltimore Sun)
Splash Pad in Baltimore
Shawanda McCloud, Cherry Hill, holds her daughter, Johnae Gilliam, 11 months, as they explore the Walter Sondheim Fountain from the edge of the West Shore Park on a warm Tuesday afternoon. July 24, 2021
Shawanda McCloud, Cherry Hill, holds her daughter, Johnae Gilliam, 11 months, as they explore the Walter Sondheim Fountain from the edge of the West Shore Park on a warm Tuesday afternoon. July 24, 2021 (Kim Hairston/The Baltimore Sun)
Saturday thunderstorm
Lightning strikes near the Country Club of Maryland on Stevenson Lane in Towson Saturday afternoon.
Lightning strikes near the Country Club of Maryland on Stevenson Lane in Towson Saturday afternoon. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
Casey Cares
Ricardo Reid and his daughter, Flower Reid, 2, of Bethesda search for pirates before setting sail on the Fearless Pirate ship. Casey Cares Foundation is partnering with Urban Pirates in Baltimore to present their first in-person “Caring Connections” event since COVID-19, aimed at helping families to meet each other, share stories and resources and support each other while also having a little fun.
Ricardo Reid and his daughter, Flower Reid, 2, of Bethesda search for pirates before setting sail on the Fearless Pirate ship. Casey Cares Foundation is partnering with Urban Pirates in Baltimore to present their first in-person “Caring Connections” event since COVID-19, aimed at helping families to meet each other, share stories and resources and support each other while also having a little fun. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)
Shooting scene
A crime lab technician takes photos of a truck in the Security Square Mall parking lot where a suspect was fatally shot by police after he shot and injured two Baltimore officers who were attempting to arrest him on a warrant related to a homicide in the city.
A crime lab technician takes photos of a truck in the Security Square Mall parking lot where a suspect was fatally shot by police after he shot and injured two Baltimore officers who were attempting to arrest him on a warrant related to a homicide in the city. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
Storm damage
A driver passes several large trees that fell along Ellenham Road in Towson during the Wednesday evening storms.
A driver passes several large trees that fell along Ellenham Road in Towson during the Wednesday evening storms. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
Activists unite to network while honoring U.S. Rep. John Lewis
Giuliana Valencia-Binks Of Baltimore Women United holds an LED candle during the John Lewis Good Trouble Vigil on Pennsylvania Avenue Sat.
Giuliana Valencia-Binks Of Baltimore Women United holds an LED candle during the John Lewis Good Trouble Vigil on Pennsylvania Avenue Sat. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
Charm City Companions delivery
Denise Street, with her granddaughter Deyonna Thompson, 6 1/2, and Duke, one of three Shih Tzus in their North Bond Street home, welcome Charm City Companion volunteer Mark Warns, who is delivering wet and dry dog food. Warns and his wife Lynn have been making deliveries to clients of Charm City Companions for almost two years. The non-profit helps Baltimore City residents with pet food and supplies, collars and leashes, free spay/neuter services and urgent medical needs.
Denise Street, with her granddaughter Deyonna Thompson, 6 1/2, and Duke, one of three Shih Tzus in their North Bond Street home, welcome Charm City Companion volunteer Mark Warns, who is delivering wet and dry dog food. Warns and his wife Lynn have been making deliveries to clients of Charm City Companions for almost two years. The non-profit helps Baltimore City residents with pet food and supplies, collars and leashes, free spay/neuter services and urgent medical needs. (Amy Davis)
Community Boat Ride
Lotus Gordon, 8, Lauraville, plays a ukulele during a community boat ride on the skipjack Sigsbee, a Living Classrooms vessel. Waterfront Partnership's Healthy Harbor Initiative hosts the outing for members of the Oliver neighborhood to experience the connection upstream communities have to the water that flows to the Inner Harbor. Gordon is one of five young people learning ukulele through the Urban Uke Project who played onboard.
Lotus Gordon, 8, Lauraville, plays a ukulele during a community boat ride on the skipjack Sigsbee, a Living Classrooms vessel. Waterfront Partnership's Healthy Harbor Initiative hosts the outing for members of the Oliver neighborhood to experience the connection upstream communities have to the water that flows to the Inner Harbor. Gordon is one of five young people learning ukulele through the Urban Uke Project who played onboard. (Kim Hairston/The Baltimore Sun)
Members of Ghana Track Team Train at Coppin
Joseph Amoah, a member of the Ghanian national team in track and field, warms up during training at Coppin State University in preparation for the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Amoah, from Kumasi, Ghana, a recent Coppin graduate, will compete in the 200m and 4x100m relay.
Joseph Amoah, a member of the Ghanian national team in track and field, warms up during training at Coppin State University in preparation for the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Amoah, from Kumasi, Ghana, a recent Coppin graduate, will compete in the 200m and 4x100m relay. (Kim Hairston/The Baltimore Sun)
Ravens 2021 Training Camp
#16 Tylan Wallace, WR, catches the ball during a drill with Keith Williams, pass game specialist, on the third day of practice in the Ravens 2021 training camp at the Under Armour Performance Center.
#16 Tylan Wallace, WR, catches the ball during a drill with Keith Williams, pass game specialist, on the third day of practice in the Ravens 2021 training camp at the Under Armour Performance Center. (Kim Hairston/The Baltimore Sun)
Under Armour All American game on July 31.
St. Paul's girls lacrosse team has four seniors (L-r) Leah Warehime, Paris Colgain, Caitlin McElwee, and Christina Gagnon in the Under Armour All American game on July 31.
St. Paul's girls lacrosse team has four seniors (L-r) Leah Warehime, Paris Colgain, Caitlin McElwee, and Christina Gagnon in the Under Armour All American game on July 31. (Kenneth K. Lam)
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