Photos: Weekly Gallery, 1/6/13

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Mask-wearing Leonard Augustus, center, leads a flash mob Friday in a dance performance during Laurel Street Palooza on Laurel Street in downtown Baton Rouge.

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  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- The sun sets on New Orleans Thursday, January 10, 2013 at Robert E. Lee's statue on St. Charles Avenue.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Anthony Edwards with Upliftd of Baton Rouge works to strip the marble floors, walked on by 70,000 visitors last year, inside Louisiana's Old State Capitol rotunda while it was closed for maintenance Friday. Several fossils can be seen inside the black tiles on the first floor.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- A tug boat makes its way up the Mississippi River and under the Interstate 10 bridge Wednesday under a misty fog.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Taking cover -- A woman walks under oak trees along North Boulevard on Tuesday afternoon in downtown Baton Rouge. The National Weather Service forecast for Wednesday calls for more rain across south Louisiana.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Walking in the rain -- As traffic lights reflect on the wet pavement, John F. Smith attempts to stay dry in a driving rain Tuesday as he crosses Laurel Street while heading to a building on Third Street in downtown Baton Rouge.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Ray Bienvenu, a physical plant employee at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, replaces bulbs Tuesday in a set of lights that illuminate the A. Hayes Town building near the University Art Museum on campus.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- Pelicans huddle to keep warm on a log in University Lake by LSU Monday evening. Baton Rougearea temperatures are expected to rise into the mid-70s by Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Beth Courtney, president and CEO of Louisiana Public Broadcasting in Baton Rouge announces the coming to Baton Rouge of the Antiques Roadshow, a popular on-going PBS TV show. The show will be filmed on July 27, 2013 Baton Rouge River Center and aired in three segments during the 2013-2014 season.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Under an overcast sky, a pair of horses graze on Mitchell Lane in Morganza on Friday. Munching was the only sound to be heard in the still of the late morning.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Clients of Cenikor, a long-term substance abuse treatment center in Baton Rouge, mulch 101 trees, most of them live oaks, in a green space in the middle of the Interstate 10/12 split. Baton Rouge Green planted more than 500 trees from the split to Essen Lane.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Joe Tullier, left, and his wife, Cami, work with therapy dog Etta James, an 18-month-old mixed breed, acclimating her to hospital settings and equipment as well as patient situations. The dog will be used as a therapy dog, visiting servicemen in hospital situations.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Joe Tullier works with therapy dog John Wayne, who will be used as a therapy dog, visiting servicemen in hospital settings.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Construction is near completion on Repentance Park in downtown Baton Rouge.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- Paint the town pink -- Greg Altenhofel paints flamingos Saturday for the annual Spanish Town decorating of Capitol Lake. The Society for the Preservation of Lagniappe in Louisiana puts the flamingos in the lake every year to signal the beginning of Mardi Gras season.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Baton Rouge City Constable's Office Reserve Deputy Carla Reed, left, helps Westdale Middle School sixth-grade teacher Natasha Briscoe, right, with some 'teachers' bags' filled with supplies for her students. Reed and Briscoe were on hand Saturday during the Mid-Term Back to School Supply Giveaway, sponsored by 'Operation Safe Streets,' a division of the Constable's Office. Event organizer Wanda Thomas, center, of Operation Safe Streets joins Reed and Briscoe, while volunteer Andrew Chenevert, 15, of Catholic High, stands at the next table.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- Girl Scouts line up Saturday to get their first taste of the eight kinds of cookies they will be selling to the public from Jan. 18 to March 17. At the head of the line are Chloe LeBlanc, 10, right, and Alli Desselles,9, second from right. The girls were invited to attend the Girl Scout cookie rally at the Dow Westside YMCA in Addis to get ready for the annual cookie sales program.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- From left, Alex Fertitta, 7; Izzy Sehgal, 6; Corinne Moreau, 7; Josephine Sehgal, 8; and Gracie Pepitone, 7, use crayons Saturday to draw colorful designs on paper bags during the Gift Scout cookie rally at the Dow Westside YMCA in Addis. The Girl Scouts will conduct their annual national cookie sale from Jan. 18 to March 17.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- An American goldfinch perches on a branch in Port Allen's Rivault Park during the National Audubon Society's annual Christmas Bird Count on Saturday

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- From left, volunteer birders Linda Miremont and Pam Monroe, binoculars in hand, accompany Melanie Driscoll, the National Audubon Society's director of bird conservation for the Gulf of Mexico and Mississippi Flyway, in looking for bird activity during the annual Christmas Bird Count in Brusly Saturday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Suzie Thompson with a portrait of her grandson, Mack Thompson, and the U.S. Marine Corps pin that Sissy Bateman loaned her when Mack was deployed in Afghanistan.

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  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Saxophonist Tony Street performs on a fogged in Jackson Square Wednesday, January 9, 2013. Fog was heavy throughout the day, particularly at the river and the lakefront.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- A lone pedestrian walks through the "Enchanted Forest" on LSU's campus after a morning rainstorm Thursday.