4/20 photos: 4:20 a.m. to 4:20 p.m.

Every year students and visitors gather on Norlin Quad to smoke marijuana and celebrate 4/20. However, this year, in an attempt to end the annual celebration, CU administration has made the public campus private and promises to take various measures to prevent the gathering.

These include checking student identification when entering campus, spreading a fish-based fertilizer on Norlin Quad and threatening a trespassing violation if you step on to the grassy areas of the quad.

The following photos chronicle the CU Boulder campus from 4:20 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. in an attempt to share visual representations of the events that transpire in near real-time.

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Robert R. Denton

Rob is a senior news-editorial major at the University of Colorado - Boulder in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and is a managing editor for the CU Independent. He has previously worked with Rich Clarkson & Associates, a multimedia firm in Denver, The Greeley Tribune, PBS NewsHour's InaugBlog and the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire. While not taking photos for the CUI, Rob enjoys taking photos of just about everything else, being joyful and watching The Dark Knight. Follow him on Twitter at @robertrdenton.

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