Staff Photos of the Week: April 28-May 4

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Yvonne Ottley seeks shelter from the rain during the annual National Day of Prayer held at the City Aiken Administration and Finance Building, Thursday, May 1, 2014, in Aiken, South Carolina. (TODD BENNETTSTAFF)
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Gracie the golden retriever turns as owner Terri Emory laughs during a stress relief playtime with certified therapy dogs from the Jae-Mar-S obedience school in the Greenblatt Library on campus at Georgia Regents University on Thursday, May 1, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara CaldwellStaff
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Lady Antebellum (Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood and Hillary Scott) performs during a concert benefitting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta, hosted by Kicks99, at the James Brown Arena in Augusta, Ga., on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Old billboard advertisements provide the slick surface for the water slide during the National Redneck Games, Saturday, May 3, 2014, in Augusta, Georgia. (TODD BENNETTSTAFF)
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Julie Platt and her daughter Jaycie Felix, 2, enjoy some watery fun at the Citizens Park Sprayground in Aiken Monday morning April 28, 2014. The sprayground opened earlier this month and includes many water features shaped like pieces of athletic equipment. Michael Holahan Staff
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A man is seen through the treeline as he runs at the North Augusta Greenway path through Hammond's Ferry on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 in North Augusta, South Carolina. Sara CaldwellStaff
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Soldiers float down to earth after jumping out of a helicopter at Fort Gordon Monday morning April 28, 2014. Michael Holahan Staff
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Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith (right) signs a few baseballs for Mordecai Evans (left) and Evans' two sons, Jacob and Jared (not pictured), at the Burger Battle at the E.W. Hagler Boys and Girls Club in Augusta, Ga., on April 28, 2014. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Kristina Adams (left), operations director of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta, kisses Haley Peeples, 5, on the cheek as Peeples' mother, Rachael, talks to a reporter before the Lady Antebellum concert benefitting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta, hosted by Kicks99, at the James Brown Arena in Augusta, Ga., on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Peeples underwent a 13.5-hour surgery on a brain tumor in March and was at the concert with her mother Rachael. The Peeples family live in Valdosta, Ga., and stay off and on at the Ronald McDonald House. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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College of Nursing Juniors Mimi Tran (left) and Amanda Martin (right) laugh as they pet Gracie, a 2-year-old golden retriever, during a stress relief playtime with certified therapy dogs from the Jae-Mar-S obedience school in the Greenblatt Library on campus at Georgia Regents University on Thursday, May 1, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Tran said she loves dogs, and that petting them just makes her happy. Sara CaldwellStaff
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Amanda Spires hugs Slider during a stress relief playtime with certified therapy dogs from the Jae-Mar-S obedience school in the Greenblatt Library on campus at Georgia Regents University on Thursday, May 1, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara CaldwellStaff
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Silver Hamic holds her doll named Mary Grace during the annual National Day of Prayer held at the City Aiken Administration and Finance Building, Thursday, May 1, 2014, in Aiken, South Carolina. (TODD BENNETTSTAFF)
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Clemson Head Football Coach Dabo Swinney, left, talks with long time Tiger fans Jack and Allyson Maffett of Sandersville, Ga at the 2014 Prowl and Growl Tour held at Aiken Technical College on Thursday, May 1, 2014. MIKE ADAMSSPECIAL.
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Silver Bluff's #1 Tamia Ruffin slides safely under the tag of Woodland's #10 during Silver Bluff's 16-1 win over Woodland in high school girls softball, Thursday, May 1, 2014, in Aiken, South Carolina. (TODD BENNETTSTAFF)
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After 40 years of education service, Carol Rountree (cq) is retiring and is seen here in her office at the BOE Building in Augusta Wednesday morning April 30, 2014. Michael Holahan Staff
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Chad Holbrook (center), head coach of the University of South Carolina baseball team, speaks as North Augusta Mayor Lark Jones (right), the Rev. Steve Davis, of True North Church (left), and others listen during the 25th annual Mayor’s Prayer Luncheon at North Augusta Community Center on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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The alto section practices "Lift Every Voice and Sing" at the Augusta Chorale rehearsal at the Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel at Paine College on Monday, April 28, 2014. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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"Trainers" encourage their lobsters along the course during the Aiken Lobster Races, Friday, May 2, 2014, in Aiken, South Carolina. (TODD BENNETTSTAFF)
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Ed Girardeau hoists the winning lobster during one of the heats at the Aiken Lobster Races, Friday, May 2, 2014, in Aiken, South Carolina. (TODD BENNETTSTAFF)
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Eric and Allison Brinkley's dog Hazel attracts attention as she dons her lobster costume for the eighth year in a row during the Aiken Lobster Races, Friday, May 2, 2014, in Aiken, South Carolina. (TODD BENNETTSTAFF)
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RCBOE Officer Martrell Williams stands on the stairs outside ARC in Augusta Friday morning May 2, 2014. Michael Holahan Staff
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Spectators take in a tai chi demonstration at the annual GoodBoats: Paddling for a Purpose Dragon Boat Festival at Lake Olmstead, Saturday, May 3, 2014, in Augusta, Georgia. (TODD BENNETTSTAFF)
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The ball falls safely between Woodland outfielders #9, left, and #8 during Silver Bluff's 16-1 win over Woodland in high school girls softball, Thursday, May 1, 2014, in Aiken, South Carolina. (TODD BENNETTSTAFF)
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Tyler Jones from Meadowbrook Elementary School competes in the driving portion of the skills challenges at First Tee Augusta for local elementary and middle school students, Friday, May 2, 2014, in Augusta, Georgia. (TODD BENNETTSTAFF)
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Brett Ardrey, owner of Outspokin' Bicycles, stands with what he says is a great commuter bike, the Trek 7000 series, at his shop on Walton Way in Augusta Wednesday afternoon April 30, 2014. The bike incorporates a number of features commuters are looking for such as upright handle bars, baskets and bags for carrying things, a wide, comfortable seat and fenders to keep dirt and mud off the rider. Michael Holahan Staff
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Austin Love does a backflip into one of the mud pits during the National Redneck Games, Saturday, May 3, 2014, in Augusta, Georgia. (TODD BENNETTSTAFF)
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Runners emerge from one of the mud pits during the redneck run during the National Redneck Games, Saturday, May 3, 2014, in Augusta, Georgia. (TODD BENNETTSTAFF)
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Special Guest conductor Dr. Roland M. Carter leads the Augusta Chorale during their 30th Anniversary Annual Spring Concert at Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel at Paine College on Sunday, May 4, 2014. (MIKEADAMSSPECIAL)
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Becky Lambert stands for portraits on the sidewalk of Laney Walker Boulevard with her bicycle before she leaves on her route home on Thursday, May 1, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara CaldwellStaff
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Sunday was Star Wars Day at the Augusta Greenjackets game against the Greenville Drive held at Lake Olmstead Stadium in Augusta, Ga. on Sunday, May 4, 2014.( MIKE ADAMSSPECIAL)
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Jimmy Munoz takes some time for target practice at Shooters Indoor Range and Gun Shop, Friday, May 2, 2014, in Augusta, Georgia. (TODD BENNETTSTAFF)
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Elaina Lopez, left, looks on as her sister Spc Ashlynn Lopez gets a kiss from their mother Karen Lopez during a deployment ceremony for the 518th TIN (Tactical Installation Networking) Company at Fort Gordon, Sunday, May 4, 2014, in Augusta, Georgia. The 518th will be on a 9-month deployment to various locations in Kuwait and Afghanistan. This is the fifth time the unit has been deployed to the region.(TODD BENNETTSTAFF)

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