Staff Photos of the Week

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People gather near the propeller of Joe Shepherd's 1936 Lockheed 12A Electra Junior during the Boshears Air Fest at Daniel Field Air Field on Saturday, April 26, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara CaldwellStaff
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Ten-year-old Kylie Myers smiles as her mother takes a picture of her sitting in the cockpit of Vic Syracuse's Steerman PT17 during the Boshears Air Fest at Daniel Field Air Field on Saturday, April 26, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara CaldwellStaff
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Cross Creek's #12 Skyler James is congratulated by teammates after hitting a two-out grand slam during Cross Creek's 5-4 win over South Effingham, Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Augusta, Georgia. (TODD BENNETTSTAFF)
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Brenda and Donnie Arnold take a walk near Thurmond Dam in Clarks Hill, SC Wednesday afternoon April 23, 2014. To see more of the sights at Thurmond Dam, check out the video at augustachronicle.com Michael Holahan Staff
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Leaska, a 1-year-old Pit Bull, plays outside at Augusta Animal Services Center. Leaska is spayed and available for adoption. More than 2,000 brought to the center, like Leaska, have been put to sleep this year. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Carly Webber, kennel attendant, pets Doc, a 2-year-old Terrier mix (Animal No. A122800), outside of Augusta Animal Services Center on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Doc is neutered and available to adopt. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Firefighters lay their hoses as they prepare to battle a house fire on Florence Street in Augusta Monday morning April 21, 2014. Michael Holahan Staff
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Moderator Michael Welsh (center) stands behind a lectern as he offers questions to the candidates running for the Representative seat in Georgia District 12 during the Georgia District 12 Debate at St. Paul's Church in the River Room on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Golf legend Gary Player picks up Dr. Bunny Simon Williams after pulling her from the audience to dance with her as music played during his introduction at the 2014 Junior Invitational at Sage Valley Golf Club Opening Ceremony in Graniteville, S.C., on Wednesday, April 22, 2014. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Golf legend Gary Player, who was the guest speaker at the 2014 Junior Invitational at Sage Valley Golf Club Opening Ceremony, demonstrates -- for a second time -- holding two drivers with two fingers while challenging two people to try it on stage during his speech in Graniteville, S.C., on Wednesday, April 22, 2014. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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A man sweeps broken glass off the road at the scene of a three-car-wreck off Highland Avenue on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Students at North Augusta High School got to see first hand the dangers of texting and driving courtesy of the South Carolina Highway Patrol and their Rollover Crash Simulator at North Augusta High School Tuesday morning April 22, 2014. Michael Holahan Staff
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Cross Creek's #5 Luis Campusano misses the tag on South Effingham's #15 Caleb Gonsalves as he's caught in a rundown during Cross Creek's 5-4 win over South Effingham, Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Augusta, Georgia. He was eventually tagged out. (TODD BENNETTSTAFF)
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Former University of Georgia head coach Vince Dooley was the keynote speaker at Aquinas High School as the football team received its state championship rings during a ceremony in the gymnasium on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Aquinas junior Ruben Garnett (left) shakes hands with former University of Georgia head coach Vince Dooley, who was the keynote speaker, and Mayor Deke Copenhaver (right) while walking across the stage to receive his state championship ring at Aquinas High School during a ceremony in the gymnasium on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Golf spectators make their way along a hilltop during the Junior Invitational Golf Tournament at Sage Valley Golf Club in Graniteville Thursday morning April 24, 2014. For more on the first round of the tournament, turn to the sports page. Michael Holahan Staff
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AugustaÕs Christian Arroyo bunts the ball and is safe as Hagerstown first baseman James Yezzo is unable to make the catch in the fourth inning of the GreenJackets game against the Hagerstown Suns at Lake Olmstead Stadium in Augusta, Ga., on Monday, April 21, 2014. The GreenJackets scored three runs in the fourth inning. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Loretta Adderson, left, of Adderson's Fresh Produce, talks with customers Myrel (cq) Seigler, middle, and Shirin (cq) Fennell, at the Veggie Truck Farmers Market in Harrisburg Tueday afternoon April 22, 2014. Michael Holahan Staff
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Academy of Richmond County Band Director Marcus Chester (center) is seen through a drum as he conducts during group practice at the Academy of Richmond County on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. A band made up of students from various schools are preparing for an exhibition at Clark Atlanta University. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Fourteen-year-old Rufus Jones (left) and 17-year-old Christian Brown (right) play trumpet during group practice at the Academy of Richmond County on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Jones and Brown are from Academy of Richmond County. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Valerie Mirshak (left) holds her 1-year-old son, Nick, while standing with her sons Ben, 4, and Sam, 7, with David and Quinton Hartmann and their 3-year-old daughter, Ada, in front of the community building in Hickman Park on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. The city has agreed to lease the building for . It will be the site of the Imagination Station, a childrenÕs museum with educational exhibits and activities and programs. The fundraising campaign begins on Wednesday. An informal play date will be held Sunday, April 27 from 4 to 5 p.m. at the playground in Hickman Park for people interested in learning more about the Imagination Station. Visit imagineaugusta.org for information on how to donate. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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A boat speeds through the glassy waters of the Savannah River in Augusta Friday morning April 25, 2014. Michael Holahan Staff
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Mary Byrd and Jan Colvin create a hat vegitation and feathers for a contest as part of the Sacred Heart Garden Festival Thursday afternoon April 24, 2014. Michael Holahan Staff
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Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signs legislation regarding golf carts at the 10th Street bulkhead in Augusta Friday morning April 25, 2014. Michael Holahan Staff
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Theo Humphrey reacts as he walks off No. 18 green after bogeying the hole, shooting even-par 72 for the second round of the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley Golf Club on Friday, April 25, 2014. Humphrey trails Scottie Scheffler by one stroke at 3-under. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Scottie Scheffler hits his tee shot on No. 12 and finished the second round with a 3-under-par 69 during the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley Golf Club on Friday, April 25, 2014. Scheffler leads Theo Humphrey by one stroke at 4-under. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Scottie Scheffler shakes hands with Tom Wyatt (left) after receiving his trophy and jacket for winning the Junior Invitational during an award ceremony at the Fazio House at the Sage Valley Golf Club on Saturday, April 26, 2014 in Graniteville, South Carolina. Sara CaldwellStaff
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Santoine Butler (center) along with other members of the USC Aiken basketball game run the bases in a race in-between innings during a baseball game between the Augusta GreenJackets and the Asheville Tourists at Lake Olmstead on Sunday, April 27, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara CaldwellStaff
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Featured speaker Monique Bental shares her story with those gathered during a Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony at the Augusta Jewish Community Center on Sunday, April 27, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara CaldwellStaff
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Sandra Freedman lights a candle in remembrance of those lost during the Holocaust before she enters a Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony at the Augusta Jewish Community Center on Sunday, April 27, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara CaldwellStaff

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