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Bryson Baney, 3, left, and his cousin Olivia Sharin, 3, get a quick lesson in world geography as their grandmother Jackie Christlieb points out Fort Wayne on the McMillen Globe, Monday at the main branch of the Allen County Public Library.

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Camera: NIKON D2Hs

Shutter: 1/50 s

Aperture: f/4.5

Exposure Setting: Aperture Priority

ISO: 800

Strobe Flash: Did Not Fire

Lens Focal Length: 60 mm

White Balance: Auto

Shooter's Comments:

We spend a lot of time shooting in the library system but rarely do we trip across a nice photo with the iconic McMillen Globe. I arrived at the downtown Allen County Public Library early to cover another assignment, so I toured the Great Hall in search of whatever when I found this family taking a tour of the world.

I quickly asked the kids' grandmother for permission to shoot, then stepped back so they would ignore me and return to the globe. When North America revolved into view, she pointed to Fort Wayne and this was the shot. I cropped in tight to remove extra visual stuff on the edges.

- Samuel Hoffman, Photojournalist