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Photo of the month for December 2011

Tuesday, March 6, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jack Lail
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The APME has honored the above photograph as the National Member Photo of the Month for December 2011.

Thanks to Daily Herald staff photographers George LeClaire and Mark Welsh, and Director of Photography Jeff Knox for judging this month.

What the judges had to say about the winning image:

"Clark captured what will surely be an iconic photograph for years to come. There was heavy competition for #1 in December. Several photos made it to our final round. In the end, this photo edged out the others."

Click on this link to see the all images entered for December and the winner is slide #36:


Caption:

Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta, left, kisses her girlfriend of two years, Petty Officer 3rd Class Citlalic Snell at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek in Virginia Beach, Va., Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2011 after Gaeta's ship returned from 80 days at sea. It Ìs a time-honored tradition at Navy homecomings - one lucky sailor is chosen to be first off the ship for the long-awaited kiss with a loved one. On Wednesday, for the first time, the happily reunited couple was gay. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Brian J. Clark)


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