12.23.2014 This time of year, the U.S. Postal Service sorting facility in Scarborough, Maine is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The facility has nearly 500 employees, and in the last few days before Christmas, 120,000 to 130,000 items will pass through each night.
A domed mirror reflects packages moving along a conveyor belt at the USPS sorting facility in Scarborough. The mirror allows for workers to see that the belt is functioning properly and there are no packages jammed. Joel Page/Staff Photographer