Staff Photos of the Week: Sept. 23-29

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Madison Kennedy, 10, gives a tearful hug to her step father, SSgt. Justin Scott while his wife, Elizabeth Scott, stands at left as about 200 troops from the 67th Expeditionary Signal Battalion are reunited with their families upon their return to Fort Gordon, GA September 27, 2013. The troops were deployed for 9 months in the middle east. Michael Holahan Staff
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Georgia players take the field before the start of Georgia's game against LSU, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Athens, Georgia. TODD BENNETTSTAFF
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Lena Cunningham's cousin Cassandra Bryant (left) stands with Cunningham (right) outside Medical Associates Plus at Belle Terrace off Golden Camp Road in Augusta, Georgia on Wednesday, September 25, 2013. Bryant came to pick up Cunningham and is also does not have health insurance. Sara Caldwellstaff
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(Emily Rose BennettStaff) Drew Jordan, owner of Andy Jordan's Bicycle Warehouse, will be offering services to competitors during the Intermedix Ironman 70.3 triathalon on Sunday, September 29, 2013.
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Looking down from the 5th Street bridge, competitors pass by a large American flag that hung from the bridge as they swim the 1.2 miles in the Savannah River during the intermedix Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in Augusta, Georgia. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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World renown saxophonist Ashu (cq) performs with pianist Kuang-Hao Huang during the season's first Tuesday's Music Live concert at St. Paul's Church in Augusta Tuesday afternoon September 24, 2013. Check out a slide show from the concert at augustachronicle.com For more information on the Tueday's Music Live concert series go to www.tuesdaysmusiclive.com Michael Holahan Staff
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Kymmi Flack (cq) works on a tattoo for Spc. Miguel Perez at New Image Tattoo, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, in Augusta, Georgia. The Army is proposing a change to its tattoo policy and soldiers are trying to get work done before it's too late. TODD BENNETTSTAFF
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Workers are seen at the site for the new building of the Medical Associates Plus at Belle Terrace off Golden Camp Road in Augusta, Georgia on Wednesday, September 25, 2013. Construction is expected to be completed in December. Sara Caldwellstaff
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(Emily Rose BennettStaff) Hiram Gossett lets a dog sit on his lap during the kick off of Active Aging Week at Golden Living Center of Augusta on Monday, September 23, 2013. The event offered a senior wellness walk, health food demonstrations, a farmerÕs market and jazz music.
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Jordan Bryden, of Canada, races towards the finish line, completing the 56-mile bike portion in 2:18:22, during the intermedix Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in Augusta, Georgia. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Paul Amico inflates Ironman bouys and then ties them down for safekeeping until they are placed in the Savannah River in Augusta Thursday afternoon September 26, 2013. Michael Holahan Staff
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Georgia's #86 Justin Scott-Wesley can't pull in an Aaron Murray pass as he's covered by LSU's #32 Jalen Collins during Georgia's game against LSU, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Athens, Georgia. TODD BENNETTSTAFF
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Six-year-old Brayden Bagwell (center) looks at himself in a mirror as he tries on a costume with his dad Addison Bagwell (right) at Halloween Express in North Augusta, South Carolina on Tuesday, September 24, 2013. Sara Caldwellstaff
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(Emily Rose BennettStaff) Kathy Bauer, right, hugs her mother Doreen Paschal as Golden Living Center of Augusta kicks off Active Aging Week on Monday, September 23, with a senior wellness walk, health food demonstrations, a farmerÕs market and jazz music.
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Quarterback Jauveer Hammond attempts to run as he is tackled near the sidelines by defender Colton Johnson in the first half of North Augusta's 27-20 win over Strom Thurmond on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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A flock of Canada Geese wander around and graze in a grassy field in McCormick County, SC Wednesday morning September 25, 2013. Michael Holahan Staff
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Georgia's #3 Todd Gurley is knocked out of bounds by LSU's #6 Craig Loston during Georgia's game against LSU, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Athens, Georgia. TODD BENNETTSTAFF
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(Emily Rose BennettStaff) Malisa Copenhaver and Rev. Paulwyb Boliek exchange a hug during the Mayor Deke Copenhaver's monthly prayer breakfast held this month at the Kroc Center on Tuesday, September 24, 2013.
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(Emily Rose BennettStaff) Members of the community attend the Mayor Deke Copenhaver's monthly prayer breakfast held this month at the Kroc Center on Tuesday, September 24, 2013.
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Tyler Sheehan (80) recovers a fumble in the endzone by receiver Kenyon West to score in the second half of North Augusta's 27-20 win over Strom Thurmond on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Jakesia Wimes wore her patriotic shoes to greet her husband, Sgt. Travis Wimes, as he returned with about 200 troops from the 67th Expeditionary Signal Battalion to Fort Gordon, GA September 27, 2013. The troops were deployed for 9 months in the middle east. Michael Holahan Staff
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North Augusta High School students meet before school during the annual See You at the Pole, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in North Augusta, South Carolina. About 80 students attended See you at the Pole at North Augusta High School, a global day of student-led prayer. TODD BENNETTSTAFF
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North Augusta High School students meet before school and post prayers to the flagpole during the annual See You at the Pole, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in North Augusta, South Carolina. About 80 students attended See you at the Pole at North Augusta High School, a global day of student-led prayer. TODD BENNETTSTAFF
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(Emily Rose BennettStaff) Street Team representative for the Atlanta Falcons Lynette McKinney hands out free swag to fans at the Augusta Mall for Rise Up Friday on September 27, 2013. Rise Up Friday is a market-wide event designed to encourage Falcons fans of all ages to wear red or Falcons gear every Friday throughout the season.
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(Emily Rose BennettStaff) Jeri Cooke, left, of Augusta, Jeremy Dixon Jr., and his father Jeremy Dixon of Waynesboro are greeted by Atlanta Falcons Street Team representatives handing out free swag during Rise Up Friday at the Augusta Mall on September 27, 2013. Rise Up Friday is a market-wide event designed to encourage Falcons fans of all ages to wear red or Falcons gear every Friday throughout the season.
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Defender Ja'Bioas Glenn blocks the punt by Benedict's Brian Curry, which is recovered for Fort Valley's first touchdown in the first quarter of Fort Valley State University's 35-30 win over Benedict College at the Augusta City Classic that was held at Lucy C. Laney High School on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Tobi, a 4-year-old Shiba Inu breed, licks the Rev. Dr. Cindy Taylor as she blesses it and owner Georgia Smelser at the Blessing of the Animals event at Church of the Holy Comforter in Martinez on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. Animals and owners received individual blessings outside the church. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Elizabeth Shaffer, 13, slowly pulls her 3-year-old corn snake, Sam, from the robe of the Rev. Dr. Joe Bowden after it slithered under his collar as Bowden was blessing it at the Blessing of the Animals event at Church of the Holy Comforter in Martinez on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. Animals and owners received individual blessings outside the church. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Roy Raborn, left, and Charles "Chick" Pelonero sing with Wellness Coordinator Debbie Spangler, during a birthday celebration in honor of their 100th birthdays at the Brandon Wilde retirement community in Evans Monday afternoon September 23, 2013.
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Competitors wait to begin the 1.2-mile swim during the intermedix Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in Augusta, Georgia. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Eric McNees, 13, holds a sign as he cheers at the start line of the 56-mile bike portion during the intermedix Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in Augusta, Georgia. McNees' parents, Shannon and Mark, competed in the event. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Kevin Drury, of Weeki Wachee, Fla., runs down Reynolds Street during the 13.1-run portion at the intermedix Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in Augusta, Georgia. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Participants begin the 56-mile bike portion during the intermedix Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in Augusta, Georgia. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF

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