Staff Photos of the Week: Aug. 26-Sept. 1

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After sinking months ago during filming of an episode of the TV show "Swamp Murders", a creepy dead body prop resurfaced recently at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park in Augusta Friday afternoon August 30, 2013. Michael Holahan Staff
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Dan Eaton prepares for the upcoming trapping season by replacing the trip pan on his traps, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, in Appling, Georgia. Trapping licenses peaked in the 70s at more than 3500 but fell to about 400 or fewer a decade ago - and now there are more than 1,000 issued each year. TODD BENNETTSTAFF
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(Emily Rose BennettStaff) Fifth-grader Tyler Jones, 10, votes during a school election at Meadowbrook Elementary on Friday, August 30, 2013. Commissioner Alvin Mason spoke with the 5th grade students and explained the election process and has coordinated with the Board of Elections Director Lynn Bailey to have actual ballots and voting booths provided to the school so the students could have a realistic experience on the voting process as they vote for their respective school offices of president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer.
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Andrew Cain (center) and his teammates celebrate in the locker room after the Augusta GreenJackets' 13-4 win over the Lexington Legends, winning the second-half SAL division title, on Wednesday at Lake Olmstead Stadium. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Twelve-year-old Marie Tormala (right) wins a sack race during a neighborhood watch event near Belvedere Elementary School on Saturday, August 24, 2013 in North Augusta, South Carolina. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Dancers from the Augusta West Dance Company perform during the United Way Luncheon at the Bell Auditorium Monday afternoon August 26, 2013. Michael Holahan Staff
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South Carolina's #14 Connor Shaw is upended by North Carolina's #4 Jabari Price during the first quarter of South Carolina's game against North Carolina, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, in Columbia, South Carolina. TODD BENNETTSTAFF
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(Emily Rose BennettStaff) Daniel Miller, 29, has attended about a dozen tattoo parties. Miller, who is an apprentice tattoo artist, got his start in Cincinnati where his brother is a professional tattooist and tattoo parties are popular. "They're more relaxed and convenient for the artist," Miller said of why many choose to participate in the events.
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Evans defensive back David Mims blocks the punt by Gardner Duckworth in the second half of the game as Evans defeated Richmond Academy 26-7 at Evans High School on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Artist Kenny McGee refills the colors and lines in a dragon tattoo for client Dan Dorsey at Aces and Eights Tattoo & Piercings in Augusta, Georgia on Thursday, August 29, 2013. Sara Caldwellstaff
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A dragonfly takes a break from the afternoon heat by resting on a stone adorned with a relief carving of a dragonfly at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park in Augusta Friday afternoon August 30, 2013. Michael Holahan Staff
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Clemson's #10 Tajh Boyd celebrates a touchdown with teammate #63 Brandon Thomas during Clemson's game against Georgia, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, in Clemson, South Carolina. TODD BENNETTSTAFF
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(Emily Rose BennettStaff) Joe Williams with Garrett and Garrett, out of Fountain Inn, S.C., remove rotting ceiling tiles from the old Bazaar building on the 1100 block of Broad Street in downtown Augusta on Tuesday, August 27, 2013. Crews have been working more than two weeks and have removed 30 dumpsters full of rubbish in the process. The building will be cleaned out entirely and restored.
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Tight end Eric Ebron is tackled by Kadetrix Marcus (25) in the redzone in the third quarter of North Carolina's game at South Carolina on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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GreenJacket Travious Relaford slides to safety at third base as Legend Hunter Dozier misses the tag during a baseball game between the Augusta GreenJackets and the Lexington Legends at Lake Olmstead Stadium in Augusta, Georgia on Tuesday, August 27, 2013. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Georgia's #4 Keith Marshall leaps over defenders for yardage during Clemson's game against Georgia, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, in Clemson, South Carolina. TODD BENNETTSTAFF
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Painter Vaundervilt Simmons paints a mock artillary shell at Fort Gordon Tuesday morning August 27, 2013. The shell and many other weapons are recreated to help train troops. Michael Holahan Staff
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North Caroina's #67 Mark Lloyd makes a diving attempt at catching South Carolina's #27 Victor Hampton during the first quarter of South Carolina's game against North Carolina, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, in Columbia, South Carolina. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Kameron Hawk, 3, throws rocks into Reed Creek Wednesday afternoon August 28, 2013. Michael Holahan Staff
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Georgia's #31 Chris Conley brushes off Clemson's #17 Bashaud Breeland during Clemson's game against Georgia, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, in Columbia, South Carolina. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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(Emily Rose BennettStaff) Third graders Xavier Shaw, center, and Jaycee Roller, right, participate in a Jr. Jazzercise class led by instructor Loralee Kokovich as part of a Kids Get Fit day at Mossy Creek Elementary School in North Augusta on Tuesday, August 27, 2013.
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Brian Kaufman (from left), president of Augusta Rugby Club, Eric Rogers, and David Reeder participate in a passing drill at rugby practice on Aug. 22, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Georgia's #48 Quayvon Hicks has the ball stripped as he is pulled down by Clemson defenders #11 Travis Blanks and #26 Garry Peters during Clemson's game against Georgia, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, in Clemson, South Carolina. TODD BENNETTSTAFF
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Clemson's #81 Stanton Seckinger and #39 Chandler Catanzaro celebrate a touchdown during Clemson's game against Georgia, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, in Columbia, South Carolina. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Clemson's #81 Stanton Seckinger is congratulated after Clemson defeated Georgia Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, in Columbia, South Carolina. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF

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