Staff Photos of the Week: June 30-July 6

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Six-year-old Cooper Long reacts as he looks at his reflection and sees his pirate painted face after sitting with face painting artist Carol Burnett during a Fourth of July festival at the Augusta Commons on Friday, July 4, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara CaldwellStaff
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Rusty Hawk (left) and his father, Vic, high five after American Julian Green scored in the 107th minute during a watch party for the U.S. vs. Belgium World Cup match at Somewhere in Augusta in Augusta, Ga., on Tuesday, June 1, 2014. The Augusta chapter of the American Outlaws, a national group of U.S. soccer supporters, meets at the restaurant to watch the games. Belgium beat the United States 2-1 in extra time in the round of 16. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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A green anole lizard sits on a fence railing in Martinez Tuesday morning July 1, 2014. Michael Holahan Staff
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Jordan Maddox clings to his grandfather Jack Husbands and his American flags during a ceremony honoring all three of Georgia's Signers of the Declaration of Independence and the final resting place of two of them, including Augusta's own George Walton., Friday, July 4, 2014, in Augusta, Georgia. (TODD BENNETTSTAFF)
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Fireworks light the sky over the Savannah River during a show, starting at 9:30 PM, on Friday, July 4, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara CaldwellStaff
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Cason Miles, 7, climbs the rock wall during the fireworks show at Fort Gordon’s Annual Independence Day celebration Thursday evening July 3, 2014. Michael Holahan Staff
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Fans react to Belgium's first goal in extra time during a watch party for the U.S. vs. Belgium World Cup match at Somewhere in Augusta in Augusta, Ga., on Tuesday, June 1, 2014. The Augusta chapter of the American Outlaws, a national group of U.S. soccer supporters, meets at the restaurant to watch the games. Belgium beat the United States 2-1 in extra time in the round of 16. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Andrew Harris plays with his yellow lab, Kota, along the banks of the Savannah River in North Augusta Monday afternoon June 30, 2014. Michael Holahan Staff
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Petersburg Racquet's Erin Peters (first lane), 8, competes in the Girls 7-8 25-yard Backstroke event at the CSRA All-Star Meet at the Augusta Aquatics Center in Augusta, Ga., on Monday, June 30, 2014. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Kyle Myer, 7, rides the merry-go-round during Fort Gordon’s Annual Independence Day celebration Thursday afternoon July 3, 2014. Michael Holahan Staff
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Nine-year-old Evan Laughlin reacts as he receives his Amtryke, a therapeutic tricycle, during a meeting of the Augusta Chapter of National AMBUCS at Forest Hills Golf Club on Thursday, July 3, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Physical therapist Carol Collica straps Laughlin into the safety buckle across his waist. Sara CaldwellStaff
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Boats are seen on the water at sunset on the Savannah River on Friday, July 4, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara CaldwellStaff
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Bicyclists ride through a carvern of lush, green trees along the North Augusta Greenway during a steamy Monday afternoon June 30, 2014. Michael Holahan Staff
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Instructor Paul Stanton (center) dances with Diane Neely as they demonstrate proper spacing between dancing partners during the first tango class held at 7 p.m. in the gallery of Humanitree House Juice Joint and Gallery in Augusta, Ga., on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. The new downtown business combines an art gallery, lounge and juice bar. In addition to tango classes, Baruti Tucker, who owns the business with his wife Denise, teaches art classes at 11 a.m. on Saturdays. The lounge and gallery, which currently features the work of Baruti, who uses his fingers to paint, and local artist Ron Turner, is open Monday to Thursday from 5:30 to 9 p.m., Friday from 5:30 p.m. until late, and Saturday from noon to midnight. Denise said she plans for the Juice Bar to be open by July and will expand business hours then. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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A trumpet player with SherryWine is silhouetted as he performs on stage during the 2014 Candlelight Jazz Concert Series at the Augusta Commons on Sunday, June 29, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara CaldwellStaff
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Emily Mayfield, Michael Austin's youngest daughter, holds up her 6-month-old son Grayson Mayfield for her father to hold as he greets the family after a 13-month-deployment to Afghanistan at the Augusta Regional Airport Wednesday night, July 2, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. In the time Austin has been gone, Mayfield has gotten married and had baby Grayson. Sara CaldwellStaff
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John Wasson is a police officer with the Blythe Police Department in Blythe, Ga. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Danny Alday (background) watches 3-year-old Joseph Alday (foreground) jump and do flips in a bouncy house during a Fourth of July festival at the Augusta Commons on Friday, July 4, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara CaldwellStaff
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Rachel Luoma holds up her archery gear as she stands for a portrait at Reed Creek Park on Saturday, June 28, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara CaldwellStaff

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