This Week in Photos

Turkeys gone wild, Japanese curry and photos from election night parties.

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As the sole staff photographer for the Express, I go on a lot of different shoots. Since the East Bay is such a photogenic place, we always end up with more photos than we can use in the paper, but it's a shame to let them go unseen.

With that in mind, here are some of my favorites from this week's stories. My assignments took me from a wildlife hospital in Walnut Creek to three different election night parties for Oakland's top-ranked mayoral candidates.

The mood at Libby Schaaf's election night party was jubilant as her early lead in the polls grew stronger throughout the night. - BERT JOHNSON
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  • The mood at Libby Schaaf's election night party was jubilant as her early lead in the polls grew stronger throughout the night.
Earlier in the evening, however, incumbent Jean Quan hosted her own party. The mood was positive and celebratory even as the early results came in. - BERT JOHNSON
  • Bert Johnson
  • Earlier in the evening, however, incumbent Jean Quan hosted her own party. The mood was positive and celebratory even as the early results came in.
Quan supporters came out in force to support their candidate. - BERT JOHNSON
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  • Quan supporters came out in force to support their candidate.
Rebecca Kaplan started the evening on a high note, too, giving speeches and greeting supporters. - BERT JOHNSON
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  • Rebecca Kaplan started the evening on a high note, too, giving speeches and greeting supporters.
Council member Kaplan dances with her campaign staff and friends. - BERT JOHNSON
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  • Council member Kaplan dances with her campaign staff and friends.
Guthrum Purdin, director of veterinary services for Lindsay Wildlife Museum, examines an injured turkey vulture with the help of Marcia Metzler. - BERT JOHNSON
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  • Guthrum Purdin, director of veterinary services for Lindsay Wildlife Museum, examines an injured turkey vulture with the help of Marcia Metzler.
BERT JOHNSON
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Purdin is an expert on local wildlife, and the Lindsay center cares for many injured animals each year. - BERT JOHNSON
  • Bert Johnson
  • Purdin is an expert on local wildlife, and the Lindsay center cares for many injured animals each year.
One of the wild turkeys that frequent Tilden Park's Little Farm. - BERT JOHNSON
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  • One of the wild turkeys that frequent Tilden Park's Little Farm.
Spicy curry noodle soup at Muracci's in Berkeley. - BERT JOHNSON
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  • Spicy curry noodle soup at Muracci's in Berkeley.
Seung Jung Jin and Tony Lee get ready for glorious comfort food at Muracci's Berkeley location. - BERT JOHNSON
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  • Seung Jung Jin and Tony Lee get ready for glorious comfort food at Muracci's Berkeley location.
Tamiko Murata, who owns Muracci's with her husband, cooks her curry for two days. - BERT JOHNSON
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  • Tamiko Murata, who owns Muracci's with her husband, cooks her curry for two days.

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