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A look at the opening of the Esperanza community vaccination center

A new vaccine site operated by FEMA opens up at the Esperanza Academy Charter School in North Philadelphia and will be open to the public starting Saturday, April 10, 2021.

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Pictures of a house explosion in Northeast Philadelphia

An apparent explosion tore through a row home on Algard Street in Northeast Philadelphia.

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Community members gather for vigil, rally against anti-Asian hate | Photos

Local Asian and Asian American community members, along with allies, gathered at FDR Park in South Philadelphia for a vigil honoring the victims of the Atlanta spa shootings and to rally against anti-Asian hate on Saturday, April 3, 2021. The event was organized by the Vendors Association of FDR Park, which includes members of many of Philadelphia's Southeast Asian communities.

Philadelphia Orchestra members perform for new U.S. citizens during their naturalization ceremony

Members of the Philadelphia Orchestra perform at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services for naturalization ceremonies for new U.S. citizens.

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Senior dogs live out golden years at Happy Tails Rescue Retirement Home

Senior dogs live out their golden years at Happy Tails Rescue Retirement Home in Morrisville, Pa.

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"A step to some sort of normalcy": Penn Medicine administers COVID-19 vaccines at Theatre of Living Arts

A whiteboard for handwritten notes thanking the health-care workers at Penn Medicine is available at their COVID-19 vaccination site, which is by appointment only, at the Theatre of the Living Arts (TLA) in Philadelphia. The board is an opportunity for residents like Kathy Balsley, of West Philadelphia, to express gratitude for receiving her vaccine in a first step to normalcy. Balsley and others said the first thing they will do after receiving their second dose is visit their parents, whom they have not seen in almost a year now.

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Thousands line up to receive COVID-19 vaccines at 24-hour clinic | Photos

In snow and below-freezing temperatures, thousands of eligible Philadelphians waited for hours to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium’s 24-hour, walk-up clinic at the Liacouras Center. The clinic ran nonstop from noon Friday, Feb. 19, to noon Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021.

Rutgers competitive hammer thrower trains for NCAA Championship

Jude Misko, 24, of Pine Hill, N.J., graduate student at Rutgers-Camden, trains and practices his hammer throwing on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021.

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Veterans receive COVID-19 vaccines at VA clinic | Photos

A long line of veterans waited at the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center in Philadelphia to receive their COVID-19 vaccines during a clinic on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2020. The clinic was open to walk-in veterans 75 or older and those between 65 and 75 with elevated risk, as well as those younger than 65 with doctor referrals.

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South Jersey kids get free shoes at Macy's | Photos

About 100 children in South Jersey were able to pick out shoes for free thanks to a donation from Macy's to the nonprofit Shoes for Your Soul at Cherry Hill Mall on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021.