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Red Mountain is one of the most magical places on Earth, azcentral hiking columnist Mare Czinar thinks.
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The 740,000-year-old cinder cone offers a rare opportunity to walk inside the guts of a formerly explosive geological wonder. And it’s located just off U.S. 180 north of Flagstaff. If you’re looking for a mind-boggling, surreal experience for your next adventure, this is it.
📸: Mare Czinar #az365 #xaz #exploreaz #instagramaz #arizonahiking #optoutside

Downtown Phoenix and a monsoon storm, circa 1989.
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📸: Arizona Republic archives
#tbt #az635 #monsoon #myazc #fromthearchives

The story of the day: President Trump is coming to Arizona next Tuesday for the first time since winning the White House. He’ll be holding a campaign-style rally at the Phoenix Convention Center.
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The visit comes at a critical time. Trump has faced mounting criticism for blaming "both sides" for the violence in Charlottesville, and his policy agenda has been dealt a serious setback following the Senate's failure to repeal portions of "Obamacare."
Details about the rally in the link in our bio.
📸: David Wallace at a Trump rally in Fountain Hills during the campaign

Why is @phowinglee's pho so out of the mainstream? Because it's made with chicken, and it's decidedly delicious. || See why food critic @skilletdoux declared it a killer dish. Link in bio!
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(📷: @photochowder) #food #foodphotography #foodporn #azfood #arizona #exploreaz

More than 500 people crowded in and just outside a tiny church in downtown Phoenix Sunday afternoon, joining thousands across the country who took to the streets to protest the neo-Nazi rally that erupted in violence over the weekend in Charlottesville.
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"There is no 'all sides' when it comes to hate and white supremacy," Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton said.

More images and video from the "Phoenix Against Hate Vigil" at the link in our bio.
📷: @photochowder
#az365 #charlottesville #onassignment

Camelback Mountain, back when the fields stretched for miles.
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Sen. Barry Goldwater took this photo looking east from a tethered balloon in 1935. How things have changed!
📷: The Goldwater family
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Tears, smiles and those final good-luck hugs. The first day of school.
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#az365 #backtoschool #parenting #itssohardtosaygoodbye #azcentralphotog
📷: Tom Tingle at Kenilworth Elementary School in downtown Phoenix and John W. Andersen Elementary School in Chandler.

77-year-old Maria Jimenez reunites her daughter Rosalua Valencia. This is the first time they'd seen each other in years.
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All around them at Our Lady of Fatima parish in Tucson, similar reunions were taking place. The 32 men and women were in the U.S. on a program that allows Mexican citizens over 60 years old to visit loved ones here illegally for 30 days.

For many this trip will also likely be the last time they see each other. "We believe this program is fundamental, and it's the most noble program we have," said an official from the Mexican state of Guanajuato, which organized the trip.

To read more about the program, which organizers fear is in danger because of President Trump, check the link in our bio. 📷: @nickoza #onassignment #az365 #immigration #border #azcentralphotog

This Ahwatukee Foothills church is preparing to move as the construction for the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway nears. Senior Pastor Allan Fuller of Mountain Park Community Church says, "It's a very emotional time for the people in our church." || Story link in bio!
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(📷: @nickoza) #azcentral #azcentralphoto #community #communitychurch #religion #exploreaz #az

Former Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend. Story link in bio!
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(📷: Charles LeClaire) #cardinals #profootball #profootballhalloffame #hof #arizona #football #azcentral

Don't try this at home! Here's one of our all-time favorite photos, courtesy of the Kolb brothers — a pair of groundbreaking photographers who specialized in photos of the Grand Canyon during the early 1900's.
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#azcentral #explorearizona #arizona #grandcanyon #xaz

Nothing smells better than a monsoon, right? Yesterday's storm showed up just in time for this little girl's 4th birthday!
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(📷: @nickoza) #azcentralphotog #azcentral #xaz #monsoon #arizona #az365

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