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Hilary Hodgson ticket sold 15 tickets to Alvaro Sampaio on Monday at the film festival box office in East Hampton. Morgan McGivern

East Hampton Village and it's umbrellas and workout gear in the morning.Morgan McGivern
No left turns allowed on Newtown Lane in East Hampton VillageMorgan McGivern
A village traffic control officer about to ticket a driver who parked in the middle of Newtown Lane to pick up passengers.Durell Godfrey
In the spirit of the day despite the rain on Main Street in East HamptonDurell Godfrey
Swimmin' in the rainDurell Godfrey
Main Beach and not a beach blanket in sightDurell Godfrey
Waiting to cross . . . to shop some more?Durell Godfrey
Shopping therapy, said our photographer.Morgan McGivern
Still, it was the Hamptons, so shoes were optional.Morgan McGivern
Long Island appeared covered by a thick blanket of clouds early Friday in this gorgeous NOAA satellite image.
Low clouds at the Napeague tower early FridayDavid E. Rattray

The designer Ralph Lauren received the James Smithson Bicentennial Medal during a naturalization ceremony for new United States citizens at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington on Tuesday that was also attended by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Mr. Lauren and his wife, Ricky, have a house in Montauk. Smithsonian National Museum of American History
Fifteen candidates for citizenship took the Oath of Allegiance in a naturalization ceremony at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History on Tuesday.Smithsonian National Museum of American History
Hillary Clinton, Ralph Lauren, and Wayne Clough, the Smithsonian secretary, during Tuesday's ceremony in WashingtonSmithsonian National Museum of American History
The Star-Spangled Banner while undergoing restoration work to remove a soiled, century-old linen backingSmithsonian National Museum of American History
Spectators lined an upper gallery at the National Museum of American History to watch as 15 new citizens took the Oath of Allegiance.Cathryn Keller





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