Photo of the Day 5 April 2008

Lights on Street, Key West, Florida, 1999
Photograph by Jim Richardson
Headlights leave a stream of light in a time-exposed photograph of a busy Key West street. Key West is also known as the Conch Republic, a reference to a mock secession the island staged in protest of an April 23, 1982, roadblock the U.S. Border Patrol set up en route to Key West. When complaints that the roadblock hurt tourism went unanswered, the island's mayor declared the Keys' independence from the U.S.