Lantern Floating Ceremony 2015 

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Lantern making at the Arcata farmers market.
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The names of loved ones adorn some of the lanterns.
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Messages of peace and remembrance written on lanterns.
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A participant wearing a yukata (summer kimono) carries a washi paper lantern.
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Heading to the water with an armload of lanterns.
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The crowd listens to the Raging Grannies and waits for the sun to set.
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Andy Sehic speaks about her time in Sarajevo.
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A young participant sends out her best hopes.
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Organizer Shiho Brannick lights the lanterns.
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The lantern reads "patience" and "courage."
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Setting the lanterns on the water.
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Drifting out on the water.
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The messages float out with the leaves and petals on the lake.
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The lanterns cluster together at the edge of the lake.
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The wind takes the lanterns out on the water.
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