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Photos for June 23, 2011

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A stunning circa 1925 oil painting of a young girl, painted by Philadelphia artist Jessie Willcox Smith. Smith, often compared to Mary Cassat because of their mutual affinity for depicting children, is notable for both her illustrations and paintings. This guest (right) is overjoyed to learn the painting he purchased for $100 is actually valued at $75,000.

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How will local members of the military, like the Navy SEAL students pictured above, be affected by the president's Afghanistan troop drawdown plan?

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Spirit Airlines Executive Michael Pewther is flanked by an Elvis impersonator and a showgirl as he announces flights between Las Vegas and San Diego.

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San Diego voters will choose a new mayor in 2012. There's a possibility voters may elect the city's first gay or lesbian mayor.

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Nearly half of all dogs at animal shelters are pit bulls or pit bull mixed-breeds.

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Smell-o-vision prototype developed by researchers at UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering.

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Hall of Fame Inductees and Honorary Committee members, Arthur and Jeannie Rivkin with guests Mr. and Mrs. Leon Parma at the KPBS Celebrates the Sixties gala.

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Hall of Fame-Lifetime Achievement Awardees Paul Marshall, Betty McManus (on behalf of Tom McManus) and Paul Steen at Hall of Fame ceremony, September 2010.

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Hall of Fame Visionary Awardees Larry and Gigie Price

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Hall of Fame-Lifetime Achievement Awardee John Witherspoon

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Left to right: Hall of Fame Inductees John Witherspoon, Paul Marshall, and Paul Steen with KPBS General Manager, Tom Karlo at the 2010 Hall of Fame ceremony, September 2010.

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Colin Jones (left) accepts the Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of his father and KPBS founder, Ken Jones.

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A view of San Diego's skyline.

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Darlene Shiley, Hall of Fame Inductee (2010) and Honorary Chair at "KPBS Celebrates the Sixties" Gala

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Gala Guests enjoying dancing and live music by NRG

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Gala Guests showing their Sixties style

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KPBS Producer Club Member and Committee President Kitty Wolcott with KPBS Hall of Fame Inductee (2010) Dr. Irwin Jacobs

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Gala Guests from left to right: Susie Evans, Steve Pelzer, Ilsa Butler

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Evans and Cherashore Family at dinner. Bill and Susie Evans, Will Cherashore, Gina Drago

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Cast of the Old Globe's production of "Amadeus," part of the 2011 Shakespeare Festival.

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The first issue of Chang's new magazine "Lucky Peach" is devoted to ramen noodle dishes.

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Rock star chef David Chang. The founder of the Momofuku empire of noodle bar, restaurants and bakeries is now editing a new iPhone app and food magazine called "Lucky Peach."

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Chef Jacquy Pfeiffer and Chef Sebastien Canonne taste and discuss desserts in the kitchen as featured in "Kings Of Pastry."

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This FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitive poster shows reputed Boston mobster James 'Whitey' Bulger.

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Published on June 23, 2011