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Departure is often bittersweet. While it means leaving someone or something behind, departure also means new beginnings — whether a vacation, a move or a new venture in life. From touching goodbyes to morning commutes, departure is a constant theme in each of our lives. The moments that surround it are among the most significant.
Last week we called for photo challenge submissions that symbolized departure, and the photos we received were inspired. You captured soldiers leaving for a tour of duty, a last look at a flooded region and even an Indian wedding, and as usual, our readers’ thoughtfulness and interpretation of the theme was captivating.
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