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October 28, 2013 

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As demonstrators gathered recently outside of the Manatee County Judicial Center to draw attention to the national government shutdown, one patriotic person carried an American flag. Lifting the camera to eye level revealed a scene I did not realize. Beyond the flag I saw my picture. The truth is, the auto focus does not work on the camera lens. No big deal. I have done without this luxury for years. The Historic Courthouse in the background and the people standing beyond the barrier of cloth were painted with the red, white and blue of Old Glory. Sometimes you have got to look through the obvious to see the real picture. Maybe I will get the auto focus fixed one day, but for now I we will see how many blurry pictures I can tolerate!

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Gallery: As demonstrators gathered recently outside of the Manatee County Judicial Center to draw attention to the national government shutdown, one patriotic person carried an American flag.

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