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  • The Inquirer looks at the sorry state of the city’s water infrastructure, with the fifth water main break of the year (at 3rd & Walnut Streets) disrupting service and traffic patterns this past weekend. Of the 3,100 miles of piping, the city can service only about 18 miles of the WWII-era pipes each year.
  • Get your cameras ready for the third annual Philly Photo Day, set for next Friday, October 26th. The project, whose participation is expected to double this year thanks to networking support made possible by the Knight Foundation, allows anyone to snap a picture on that date, with the city limits, and then have your contribution exhibited on December 6 by the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center. To see some of the best from last year’s Photo Day, click HERE, and look out for photo essays of this year’s event, upcoming in the Daily.
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