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Shoppers grab final gifts, supplies on Christmas Eve

Shoppers grab final gifts, supplies on Christmas Eve

When snowflakes began falling Monday afternoon, the commotion near Mondawmin Mall slowed. Children pointed to the sky. Shoppers, their shoulders previously hunched against the cold, stood to take in the scene. Inside, shoppers buzzed through stores buying last-minute gifts, extra wrapping paper or the final ingredients for holiday meals and desserts. At The Esquire barber shop, men and boys waited for a chair and a fresh cut while talking of Christmas Eve church trips and parties ahead. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, stepping from the Target store she frequents, discussed plans for an all-day Christmas feast. Cabbies waiting outside hoped to find passengers who had walked to the mall but...

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