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Photos for July 23, 2010

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A steampunk couple at Comic-Con, International.

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These were not the traditional Disney heroines, which explains the large number of male photographers.

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A crowd of photographers gathered at the sight of Disney heroines (see next picture).

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A young cosplayer at Comic-Con dressed as the Mad Hatter from Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland."

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A member of the Society for Creative Anachronism rests after a combat demonstration.

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After the combats, the participants invite the kids in the crowd to enter the ring and learn how to sword fight. They call it "Whack-a-Knight."

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SCA members fight with swords (made of rattan) and real armor (very heavy). They claim to recreate the fun parts of medieval society, like feasts, costumes and sword fighting, and leave out plagues, lice, and beheadings.

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Today I discovered that the Society for Creative Anachronism stages combats on the mezzanine level of the convention center during Comic-Con. The SCA is devoted to the study and preservation of the Middle Ages.

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A young Spiderman demonstrates how he would shoot his web at Comic-Con International.

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A little boy watches his parents get their picture taken with a corpse on a fake set for the new AMC drama "The Walking Dead." He was too frightened to join them.

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A group of young girls demo the Just Dance 2 video game on the convention floor.

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Comic-Con attendees dressed as members of the Guild of Calamitous Intent, a supervillain collective from The Venture Bros., a show on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim.

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The face of Mary Louise Parker, star of the Showtime comedy "Weeds," on the side of a bus in front of the convention center.

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Everywhere you looked, there were crowds moving in and around the convention center.

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Skip works at the San Diego Convention Center and has worked Comic-Con for 20 years. He said this was the largest Friday crowd he's ever seen, rivaling the Saturday crowds of years past.

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A Comic-Con cosplayer dressed as Jack Sparrow breaks for a coffee.

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Even superheroes on the move work it for the camera.

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It seems like everyone has a camera at Comic-Con and anyone in costume comes ready to pose.

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A stormtrooper works day two of Comic-Con International in downtown San Diego.

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Today was Star Wars Day at Comic-Con International, which always means stormtroopers on the move.

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KPBS Radio Reading Service Volunteers, Therese Dougherty (right) and Leslie Edmonds (left) in studio, July 2010.

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A black and white publicity photo of Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul.

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A black and white photo of composer Michel Legrand reading a sheet of music.

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Jennifer O'Neil and Jon Voight host a special musical tribute to composer Michel Legrand. The concert was filmed at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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The cast (minus Larry, the piano man) of [Title of Show]. Pictured (clockwise): Karson St. John, Heather Paton, Tom Zohar, and Tony Houck.

Published on July 23, 2010