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Tomb of the Unknowns photographer learns a 'real big lesson in social media'

Karin Markert says Monday has been a "real big lesson in social media," after a photo she took in September of sentinels guarding the Tomb of the Unknowns in the rain confused many news organizations and social mediaites who thought it was taken during Hurricane Sandy. Markert's husband, Col. James C. Markert, is the regimental commander of the Old Guard, which conducts honor-guard duties throughout the Washington, D.C., area, including round-the-clock vigil at the tomb, in Arlington National Cemetery. (Yes, they're out there during the hurricane.) Karin Markert has been a photographer since 1983, she says, and an interest in taking pictures in storms coaxed her out of her house near Arlington Cemetery to photograph a changing-of-the-guard ceremony at the tomb last month. Read More