Staff Photos of the Week: March 3-9

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The Augusta Prep basketball team is seen through doors to the gymnasium at Augusta Prep on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Rev. Kelsey Hutto of St. Paul's Episcopal Church applies ashes to the forehead of Joseph and Jenifer (cq) Schley's dog Saraphina on Broad Street as part of Ashes to Go, Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in Augusta, Georgia. One of the goals of Ashes to Go is to offer ashes to people who may not have time to attend an Ash Wednesday service. TODD BENNETTSTAFF
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Seven-year-old Janiah Norman is held by Pfc. Rodolfo Tellado, 22, after he surprised Janiah with Janiah's mother, Jessica Norman (left), 25, as Janiah ate lunch in the cafeteria at Jenkins White Elementary Charter School on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Tellado was deployed for 13 months in South Korea. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Georgia State Patrol Trooper Ahmed Sayad stands for a portrait at the Grovetown State Patrol Post on Monday, March 3, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sayad lived in Yemen until he moved to Buffalo, NY at age 11, and he had always wanted to be a police officer. Sayad has recently moved to Grovetown for his job. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Shelly Moment (right) hugs 17-year-old volunteer Morgan Koch, of Hickory, N.C., as Koch and the other Samaritan's Purse volunteers gathered around to present Moment with a Bible after completing clean-up of limbs and debris at her Augusta home on Saturday, March 8, 2014. The Samaritan's Purse volunteers all sign a Bible and present it to the homeowner after completing the clean up. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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John Coyle, 59, of York, S.C., wears a cross as he talks about volunteering while he and other Samaritan's Purse volunteers clean up homes in the Augusta area on Saturday, March 8, 2014. Coyle began working with Samaritan's Purse in June 2013 in Shawnee, Okla., near city of Moore after the tornado and was saved the same month. "I traveled 1,059 miles to meet God," Coyle said. "God led me to Samaritan's Purse to get saved."
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A collector displays a collection of beer cans as the Atlantic Chapter of the Brewery Collectibles Club of America hosts the Annual Anti-Freez Beer Can & Breweriana Show at the Partridge Inn, Saturday, March 8, 2014, in Augusta, Georgia. TODD BENNETTSTAFF
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Georgia Regents' Bradley Dennis (center, right) and Chase Lloyd (center, left) chest bump and high five after scoring during a baseball game between Paine College and Georgia Regents University at Lake Olmstead Stadium on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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PHOTOCHRIS THELEN Church of the Holy Comforter Assistant Rector Joe Bowden, left, and Rector Cynthia Taylor burn palms as church members look on Tuesday March 4, 2014 to make ashes for Ash Wednesday.
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Melvin Marshall, Paine College's head baseball coach Kerby Marshall's father, sits high in the stands, cold and wrapped up in a blanket before a baseball game between Paine College and Georgia Regents University at Lake Olmstead Stadium on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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PHOTOCHRIS THELEN West End Market owner Sandi Johnson works at her store in Harrisburg Tuesday March 4, 2014. The store caters to shoppers who want local, organic products.
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David Capps, owner of Capps Shoe Repair, laughs as he looks up to speak with a customer while working from the back room of his space located off South Belair Road on Thursday, March 6, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Michelle Thomas' holds down Jerry Martinez's feet as he does sit-ups during Physical Tests at the Wilson Family Y on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Bill Probus (left) looks down at the scale to note Cardosa Jeanole's (center) weight as he stands on a scale next to Charles Mitchell (right) during Physical Tests at the Wilson Family Y on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Carol and Jack Armstrong of North Augusta look at the many varieties of Camellias on display at the Camellia Show held at the Arts and Heritage Center in North Augusta, S.C. on Saturday, March 8, 2014. MIKE ADAMSSPECIAL.
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PHOTOCHRIS THELEN Elaine D'Arcy works Tuesday March 4, 2014 at her new restaurant O'Donovans Irish Pub opening on Broad Street.
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Hugh McColl Jr., the former CEO of Bank of America and a former Lieutenant in the U.S. Marines, was the keynote speaker at the "A Friends of Scouting Evening" event, presented by Georgia-Carolina Council of the Boy Scouts of America, that was held at the Richmond on Greene on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley poses for pictures with members of the Aiken Republican Club during a luncheon at Newberry Hall, Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in North Augusta, South Carolina. TODD BENNETTSTAFF
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PHOTOCHRIS THELEN Dr. Robert Sorrentino, from left, an electrophysiologist and Director of the Georgia Regents Heart Rhythm Center, Scrub Technician Brian Pruitt and Fellow Rebecca Napier perform surgery Wednesday March 5, 2014 to implant a defibrillator in patient Gary Couse.
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PHOTOCHRIS THELEN Mike Svacina with DTAK out of New London, Wisconsin moves loose debris into a pile Friday March 7, 2014 along a section of Milledge Road as his co-worker Randy Rychlock scoops it up.
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Stacie Pettit of the GRU College of Education, center, raises her pom poms as she participates in the 2014 CSRA Heart Walk held by The American Heart Association at the North Augusta Riverview Park on Saturday, March 8, 2014. MIKE ADAMSSPECIAL.
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Bill Pearson (center) works with students as he teaches about the human brain during a lab class on Thursday, March 6, 2014 on campus at Georgia Regents University in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Stephen Letchford (from left), who was a local pediatrician and gave up practice to be a missionary to Kenya Mike Hearon, associate pastor of outreach at First Presbyterian Church and Fenton Wright, Director of the Shalom Project in Memphis, are photographed in the sanctuary at First Presbyterian Church on Telfair Street in Augusta, Ga., on Thursday, March 6, 2014. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Coroner Mark Bowen sits and stands for portraits in his office building off 8th Street on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Dave Watt takes aim during a game of cricket during the Garden City Classic dart tournament at the Augusta Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, Saturday, March 8, 2014, in Augusta, Georgia. TODD BENNETTSTAFF
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Dave Watt pulls his darts from the board during a game of cricket during the Garden City Classic dart tournament at the Augusta Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, Saturday, March 8, 2014, in Augusta, Georgia. TODD BENNETTSTAFF
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Many varieties of Camellias were on display at the Camellia Show held at the Arts and Heritage Center in North Augusta. Members from the Camellia Society were on hand to answer questions about growing and grafting Camellias on Saturday, March 8, 2014. MIKE ADAMSSPECIAL.
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PHOTOCHRIS THELEN Loralee Kokovich performs jazzercise for North Augusta Elementary School students Wednesday March 5, 2014.

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