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December 5, 2010

The Ostrich in the Room

Logan Mock-Bunting/Getty Images

Logan Mock-Bunting/Getty Images

This Maryland wire shot of the sink hole made so many “photo of the day” galleries not just because it’s funny but for the added tension (and threat) that, when it comes to maintaining our infrastructure, we’ve got our heads in the sand.

Full slide show here.

(caption: A utility worker looks underground to examine the scene where a sinkhole caused when a broken water main collapsed part of Friendship Blvd. on December 3, 2010 in Chevy Chase, Maryland. No one was reported injured in the accident.)

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