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Paul Brown of west Oakland stands with his custom made bicycle on Telegraph Avenue in uptown Oakland, Calif., on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. Brown, also known as tall Paul, entertains visitors as he asks for a donation after explaining and demonstrating how he built and rides his bike. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)

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