Canes and Bayonets

Pic of Day: The annual State commemoration ceremony marking the 1916 Rising took place earlier this week at Arbour Hill in Dublin, the final resting place of the seven signatories of the Proclamation of the Republic, including Padraig Pearse and James Connolly, as well as other executed 1916 leaders. The photo shows President Michael D. Higgins inspecting a guard of honor while walking with the support of two canes, this after a mild stroke earlier this year. Photo by Leah Farrell/

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