Las Vegas’ welcome sign
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An iconic, fabulous welcome

Las Vegas’ welcome sign
Elvis Presley impersonator Tim Ritchey takes a break while working for tips posing with people in front of the sign welcoming people to Las Vegas. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
Las Vegas’ welcome sign
Nate Malala, left, Devin Buford and Allen Boyd, all from Gardena, get their pictures taken in front of the sign welcoming people to Las Vegas. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
Las Vegas’ welcome sign
The 53-year-old sign on the south end of the Las Vegas Strip is so popular that the city built a parking area for visitors. Enjoying the sign are, from left, Nate Sackett, 25, of Salt Lake City; Andy Kunz, 35, of Las Vegas; Connor Sackett, 22, of Brooklyn; and Dylan Jones, 22, of Salt Lake City.  (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
Las Vegas’ welcome sign
Maria Ordonez, left, and her partner Mary Bostrom, both 26 and from Anaheim, join hands while viewing the sign welcoming people to Las Vegas. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
Las Vegas’ welcome sign
On their wedding day, Katy and Stuart, of London, England, strike a pose for photographer Bobby Jameidar. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
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