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The year in pictures

Images reveal a 2008 full of changes, big and small

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Posted: Wednesday, December 31, 2008 12:00 am

Explorer photographer Randy Metcalf combed through his 2008 archives to find the images displayed to the right.

To say that a picture’s worth 1,000 words might just be an understatement in some instances. The images Metcalf chose reveal a lot about our changing community — from the end of an era at Oro Valley’s Steam Pump Ranch, just as the town saw a massive new shopping center open, to a once-a-year cactus bloom and a once-in-a-lifetime Olympic win.

Enjoy.

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