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  1. Flags are placed on the National Mall, with the U.S. Capitol behind them, ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.
  2. Workers transform Tampa's Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park into the Super Bowl Experience, the NFL's interactive football theme park, for Super Bowl 55.
  3. Did you know ancient sharks that could grow up to 60 feet long swam in Florida waters, or that giant rhinos roamed the state millions of years ago? "Tusk to Tails," the latest exhibit at the Tampa Bay History Center, unearths Florida’s fossil finds. The year-long exhibit opens Jan. 20.
  4. At Epcot International Festival of the Arts, guests can become one with famous works of art thanks to a photo backdrop.
  5. The still-closed Disneyland theme park in California has announced it is canceling its annual pass program. The Walt Disney World theme parks in Florida are allowing current passholders to renew them, but they are no longer selling new annual passes.
  6. To celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and MLK Expo will be held Sunday in St. Petersburg to support local businesses and provide resources in what has been a tough year.
  7. You won't get one this big, but maybe one day after you pick up a free sabal palm seedling at Gulfport's Arbor Day celebration.
  8. A Larson boat was among hundreds at 2019's St. Petersburg Power and Sailboat Show. This year's show takes place Thursday through Sunday in and around Albert Whitted Park.
  9. Baseball fans gather at Ferg's Sports Bar. With the onset of COVID-19, the bar has put in plastic dividers and customers have preferred the outdoor seating
  10. The St. Pete Beach Polo Classic returns for a second year to bring polo games on the beach behind the Don CeSar Hotel.
  11. Walt Disney World has announced the Florida Resident Discover Disney Ticket. The offer costs $199 to visit four theme parks, at one park per day.
  12. Raising Cane — A Sweet and Spice Event will be held Jan. 9 at the Pioneer Florida Museum in Dade City.
  13. The Jurassic Quest Drive Thru features more than 70 lifelike dinosaurs at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. Part of the drive-thru experience will be interacting with "baby dinosaurs."
  14. Universal Orlando has declared that its parks have reached maximum capacity every day for the last three days, including an announcement just 10 minutes after opening Wednesday morning at 8 a.m.
  15. Starting New Year’s Day, for two weekends, the Jurassic Quest Drive Thru will be migrating to Tropicana  Field in St. Petersburg.
  16. Francine Messano, above, leads the crowd during her Yoga in the Park class at Curtis Hixon Park in downtown Tampa. Bring in the new year with a clear head and join a similar session from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Sunday in Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park.
  17. The setting sun draws people to Pier 60 at Clearwater Beach, where sunsets are celebrated nightly.
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People walk through the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) Resolution Labyrinth during First Night St. Petersburg in 2015. Because of coronavirus, First Night 2021 will be virtual.
  19. This image released by Disney-Pixar shows the character Joe Gardner, voiced by Jamie Foxx, left, and Dorothea Williams, voiced by Angela Bassett, in a scene from the animated film "Soul."
  20. People fill the midway at the Florida State Fair on Feb. 13, 2020, in Tampa. The 2021 fair was originally scheduled for Feb. 11-22 but is now postponed.
  21. As a result of the pandemic, the ice skating rink in Tampa's Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park slashed capacity to 50 percent and made prospective skaters pre-register online for a limited number of time slots. This is from Sunday in Tampa.
  22. Kids can once again make a tiny snowman at the Florida Aquarium's Snow Days starting Dec. 26-Dec. 31 at the Florida Aquarium in Tampa, included with admission. New this year is throwing snowballs off the aquarium's roof at "sea monster" targets.
  23. Researchers at the Florida Museum of Natural History at the University of Florida in Gainesville examine the Burmese python, which was tracked and captured in Everglades National Park. The invasive species is eating up native wildlife. [Florida Museum of Natural History]

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