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A jam-packed crowd watches on as Conductor Keith Lockhart leads the Boston Pops at the Hatch Shell. Well over 500,000 people lined the Charles River to watch the 4th of July fireworks celebration.
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Gorgeous clothing and the Sex & the City characters are the only saving graces of the new, ridiculous fluffy film.
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As Lady Gaga left the photo shoot from the back of Building N52, one MIT student asked her to sign his lab pipette. On June 30, Lady Gaga came to MIT to have her portrait taken with an extremely rare Polaroid 20x24 camera from the MIT Museum.
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Lady Gaga had her portrait taken on the 3rd floor of Building N52 on Wednesday, June 30. During her departure at approximately 3 p.m., Gaga took two minutes to sign autographs from the seat of her escort for anxious fans.
Joanna Kao—The Tech
The ISF 2010 Skateboarding World Championships were held in Boston on Friday June 26 at the TD Bank North Garden. The competition consisted of two skating venues: the Pro Park (course pictured) and Pro Vert Halfpipe.
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Pierre-Luc Gagnon skates in the final of the Men’s Skateboard Vert at the TD Bank North Garden in Boston on June 26 as two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White provides commentary for the audience. Gagnon (91.26) defeated Sandro Dias (89.38) and Andy Macdonald (87.63) to win the Men’s Pro Vert competition.
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Aang (Noah Ringer) and Katara (Nicole Peltz) master their waterbending skills.
Eric D. Schmiedl—The Tech
Polaroid executives and MIT Museum curator Deborah Douglas pose with the Lady Gaga portrait at the Polaroid press conference at the MIT Museum. On June 30, Lady Gaga came to MIT to have her portrait taken with an extremely rare Polaroid 20x24 camera. The resulting portrait was donated to the MIT Museum.
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Christine Ortiz, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, was recently appointed the new Dean of Graduate Education. She will assume her new position on August 1.
Emily Nardoni—The Tech
Judge Bruce R. Henry
Anna L. Tang
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Glen Styke
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Dr. Eric L. Brown
Wolfe B. Styke ’10
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Ryan Sheckler ollies onto a table during the Men’s Pro Park competition at the ISF Skateboarding World Championships in Boston on June 26. Greg Lutzka (88.05) beat out the competition to claim first place while Shekler trailed in second (86.30) and Chaz Ortiz (83.35) in third.
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The U.S. Army’s artillery squad fires off cannons during the Boston Pops’ rendition of Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture.” The “1812 Overture” is a traditional part of the July 4th Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular at the Hatch Shell.
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Five Ghosts explores the realm of the left behind.
Greg Steinbrecher—The Tech
Yan Zhu ’12 asked Lady Gaga to sign her MIT ID card when Gaga visited the MIT Museum on Wednesday June 30. Gaga spent a couple minutes signing autographs for fans on her departure at approximately 3 p.m.
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The Fourth of July fireworks are seen from the top of the Green Building (Bldg. 54). Anxious spectators began lining up along the Charles River early in the morning to reserve prime viewing spots for the July 4th Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular.