Photos: Weekly Gallery, 2/17/13

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  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- More than 60 Tulane University medical students had their hair cropped in a fundraiseer for the St. Baldrick's Foundation and Tulane Hospital for Children Friday. St. Baldrick's is a national charity that raises money to cure childhood cancers and has raised $300,000 over the last six years. After having her hair shorn, Ashleah Courtney has her picture taken with stylist Lan Nguyen.

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  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- More than 60 Tulane University medical students had their hair cropped in a fundraiser for the St. Baldrick's Foundation and Tulane Hospital for Children Friday. St. Baldrick's is a national charity that raises money to cure childhood cancers and has raised $300,000 over the last six years. Netty Coyle goes cross-eyed as hair tumbles of her head and across her face courtesy of Jamie Hartman.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Construction delays on "The Crest," the citys $900,000 sculpture over the Galvez Plaza stage, may mean shifting the date for cultural events such as the first Live After 5, scheduled for April 5. Workers could not to get part of the sculpture to fit together properly and it has to be re-fabricated, officials said.

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  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN OUBRE -- Southern University football players (from left to right) Zach Brown, Arthur Miley, Johnathon Wilson and Jeremy Coleman end their winter conditioning with a log push-up drill Friday on the team's practice field before begining spring training Tuesday. Coach Dawson Odums invited Maj. Jonathan Hamilton and Gunnery Sgt. Stacey Johnson, with the United States Marines, to give his team a Marine-style workout focusing on team-building exercises, discipline, and accountability.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- William Beard jogs along the walking path that rings Girard Park in Lafayette Friday. Beard said he runs the 1.25 mile path four times each day.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Academy of the Sacred Heart's Sarah Martin (9), who scored all 3 of the team's goals against Loyola Prep of Shreveport, and other players celebrate their win at the LHSAA's Division III girls soccer state championship at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Episcopal players celebrate with fans after defeating Newman in overtime 2-1 during the LHSAA's Division III boys soccer state championship Friday at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- LSU fans Jim and Cami Stiglets wait out a rain delay last season at Alex Box Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Seven-month-old Charlie Barback peers out from the shelter of a large umbrella wielded by her mother, Brittany Barback, as they brave a rain shower to scurry into SuperTarget on Siegen Lane Thursday for some shopping.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- Doug Woolfolk shows off his collection of antique bottles that he displays in the garage of his home. He sometimes dives in bodies of water or digs behind old plantation homes to find his bottles, many of which are more than 100 years old.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Pelicans on the lake -- Jason Martin and Andrea Bonnette jog past white pelicans Tuesday at City Park Lake in Baton Rouge during an early morning run.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Recorder newcomer Janet Sullivan, left, tunes up with veteran recorder player Silvia Morales, during the Baton Rouge Recorder Society's practice session at the Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge. Sullivan was drawn to the recorder because she missed playing music, she said.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Bill Behrman, left, Marvin Bishop, and Janet Sullivan play recorders with a variety sizes and types during the Baton Rouge Recorder Society's practice session at the Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Cadets stand at attention while Cpl. Stewart Tate, center, leads a physical training session at the Baton Rouge Police Academy in Baton Rouge Tuesday. City-parish officials will meet with Justice Department officials next month to discuss the status of a federal consent decree, which prohibits discriminatory hiring by the Baton Rouge Police Department.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Gonzales Central Middle School sixth grader Lily Lambert, far right, explains her project to Judge Mary Hamilton, second from right, during the Region VII Science and Engineering Fair at LSU Tuesday. Kenilworth Science and Technology School eighth-grader Kaitlyn Davis, seated at bottom left, waits for her project to be judged as does seventh-grade schoolmate Maty Nguer,standing next to Davis. Westdale Middle School sixth grader Layla Morris third from left, explains her project to Judge Humberto Munoz Barona, fourth from left.

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  • Advocate file photo by BILL FEIG -- Glasgow Middle School student Deepti Vaidyanathan reads a book during the Region VII Science and Engineering Fair.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Water you laughing about' Scotlandville Middle Academy students Jazmine Roy, 14, left, Joshanda Smith, 14, center, and Kearstein McGee, 14, laugh about the filtered water their water filtration systems produced Monday during ExxonMobil's "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day." Middle school girls spent the day at the refinery learning science through hands-on activities.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Advanced aerial silks students, from left, Alaina Dugas, Katie Laplace, Lori Talbot, Annie Talbot and Maggie Talbot practice climbing in the Music and Dramatic Arts building on LSU's campus Feb. 7, 2013. The students have been taking the class since last August.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- North Baton Rouge Industrial Training Initiative graduates listen to speakers during the first program graduation ceremony Monday. The program, offered at the Capital Area Technical College on North Acadian Thruway, graduated 46 students in its initial class.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- The Rev. Conway Knighton talks about civil rights theology and history during a forum held at the Elm Grove Baptist Church on Sunday while other panelists, from left, Sadie Roberts-Joseph, Charles Vincent and Charlotte Anderson, look on.

  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ --- Eleven-year-old triplet singers Rachel, left, Allison and Kelly Dupuy, of Baton Rouge, are in the crowd of hopefuls lined up Saturday at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans awaiting auditions for NBC's 'America's Got Talent' show.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Mary Leah Coco, husband Jeremy, daughter Annie and mother Leah Moore, from left, wear red for the Go Red for Women campaign. Mary Leah Coco is one of 10 national spokespersons for the American Heart Association's campaign that seeks to educate women about their heart health.

  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- Dawn Birdsong, one of the co-founders of Mighty Moms, gives a bag of hygiene necessities to Gabriel Flores, 6, during a Feb. 3 visit to the Eastover Estates community in Livingston Parish

  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- From left, Cooper Acord, 10, and Miller McCantis, 6, give Mardi Gras beads to Jazzy Carter, 3, and Bryson Copeland, 2.