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The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines tradition thusly:
1 a : an inherited, established, or customary pattern of thought, action, or behavior (as a religious practice or a social custom) b : a belief or story or a body of beliefs or stories relating to the past that are commonly accepted as historical though not verifiable
2 : the handing down of information, beliefs, and customs by word of mouth or by example from one generation to another without written instruction
3 : cultural continuity in social attitudes, customs, and institutions
4 : characteristic manner, method, or style
I can't remember ever traveling to a well known destination without seeing tourists having their picture taken. On our Hoover Dam Tour the bus driver, Nicholas, insisted that he take everyone's picture in front of the dam. That's him on the right taking the last group of people while another group of tourists are caught in the reflection on the left doing the same thing.
Canon EOS 350 D camera with a Sigma AF 18-200mm DC OS Zoom lens
3 March 2010
Also by John Linton
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