Photos: Weekly Gallery, 3/3/13

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- University of Michigan sophomore Ann Soliman, left, smiles, as she watches Kaden Barber center, and Elijah Campbell, right, both age 6, pantomime the actions of an auto repairman reaching up to fix a car Friday in first grade teacher Brittany Hutchinson's class at Glen Oaks Park Elementary. It was the last day of a five-day visit by 14 U-M students on their 'Alternative Spring Break' trip that was coordinated with Junior Achievement of Greater Baton Rouge. The purpose was to present special activities to help kindergarten, first- and second-grade students learn about families, jobs and dealing with money. Junior Achievement is also partnering with a group ofTowson University students, who will come to Baton Rouge from Maryland for their Spring Break week for a visit to Greenbrier Elementary, starting March 18.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- N.P. Moss Preparatory Academy Librarian Clint Guillory shelves books at the newly-remodeled school Friday morning.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- New York Giants defensive back Corey Webster participates in an anti-bullying rally Friday at Glen Oaks Middle School that featured activities designed to teach kids to celebrate their differences. Students were asked to 'step over the line' if a question that was asked applied to them. Webster, who played college fottball at LSU, stepped over the line alone when asked if anyone had graduated college. Students are, from right, Terrell Rome, James Weathers, Demetrius Sterling and Donald Augustus.

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  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER --The Prima Festival, celebrating Italian culture, food and music, and named after Italian-American music great and New Orleans native Louis Prima marked the second day of the four-day fest Friday, March 8, 2013. The event is being held at Mississippi River Heritage Park, 1101 Convention Center Blvd. Louis Prima's daughter Lena performs at the fest Friday with saxophonist Ray Moore.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- Curb service -- Shanarde Warner, left, and Kevin Vaughn of LSU's Parking and Traffic office paint 'No Parking' on the curb Thursday near the new two-story Barnes & Noble university bookstore. It will have nearly twice the square footage of the existing bookstore in the LSU Union, a coffee shop serving Starbucks, and indoor and outdoor plaza seating for nearly 100 people, university officials said.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Dr. Alfred Stevens buffs the surface of the sealed tooth Thursday after performing a root canal on Intan, a Malayan tiger, in the animal hospital at BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Dr. Alfred Stevens, seated, lower left, performs a root canal on Intan, a Malayan tiger, on Thursday at BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo hospital. Assisting in the complex procedure are Dr. Jimmy Johnson, left, veterinary technician Holly Taylor, second from left, and Dr. Gordon Pirie, right.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Dressing for success -- April Victorian, 20, center, tries on a prom dress Thursday with help from Jane Patout, left and Shelton Jones of the Cinderella Project at the Louisiana State Police headquarters. Students from the School for the Visually Impaired chose prom dresses through the Baton Rouge-based nonprofit organization founded by Jones and Sarah Dupree in 2008 to help economically disadvantaged teens with prom expenses. The group has chapters in Lafayette, Shreveport and Monroe. State Police and the Junior League are partners.

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  • Advocate file photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- LSU's Kimberlyn Duncan is the only Lady Tigers athlete to qualify in two events at the NCAA Indoor championships, which get under way Friday.Duncan will go after her third straight title in the 200 meters with a world-leading time of 22.54 seconds. She ranks second in the nation in the 60 with a time of 7.16 seconds.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Chris Culotta holds his skate boards as Kory Collins, left, practices 'airing' on his bike at BREC's Extreme Sports Park. Culotta started his own skateboard company in Baton Rouge four years ago. He runs it out of his bedroom. A skateboarder for 20 years, the 38-year-old loves his sport and wants to be an advocate for its growth.

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  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Baltimore Ravens wide receiver and New Orleans native Jacoby Jones was on hand along with Mayor Mitch Landrieu and NOPD's Chief Ronal Serpas Wednesday as the Ravens organization donated two motorcycles to the police department. The gifts were a thank you to the city for handling the Super Bowl.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Patrick Hodges looks up from studying to watch 18-month old Great Dane, 'Bailey,' run by Tuesday while playing on Baton Rouge Beach, on the shore of University Lake at BREC's Milton J. Womack Park. Hodges, an LSU junior studying graphic design, was at the park preparing for two midterm exams because the weather was too nice to stay inside.

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  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Chaselan Eames, 16, and Warneiseya Davis,18, of West Feliciana High School demonstrate their cooking talents at the ProStart Culinary Competition on Tuesday at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- Messages from guests at a Southern Smash event in November are tied the to balloons and released as a symbolically 'letting go' of the things that keep women from feeling good about themselves.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Light duty -- Jason Anderson with Chain Electric Co. closes the head of a street light Monday on Lafayette Street in downtown Baton Rouge and tests it. He said it normally takes about 15 to 20 minutes to swap out the heads.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Dustin LaFont, left, shows Rejay Wilson, 13, a Kenilworth Middle School student, how to fix a problem with his chain, at Front Yard Bikes' workshop on Roosevelt Street.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- Emad Nofal, chair of the Islamic Center of Baton Rouge, lights a candle during a candlelight service Sunday at the Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge to honor military men and women and contractors who have died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Linda Montagnino, left, and Kaye Carroll, co-chairmen of the Inner Wheel Club of Baton Rouge's 'Attic Trash and Treasure Sale' March 8-10, stand amidst sale items inside an 80,000-square-foot former Wal-Mart in Baker.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Breast cancer survivor Dedrach Matthews, center, and her best friend Radiena Mason cross the finish line Saturday at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5K run/walk at LSU's Old Front Nine. Matthews said she has been cancer-free for a collective of 15 years and has survived three bouts with the disease.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Baton Rouge Chief of Police Carl Dabadie, center, leaps into Cabela's lake in Gonzales on Saturday during the fifth annual 'Freezin' for a Reason' event, while Baton Rouge Police Department safety diver Cpl. Patrick Wennemann, right, looks on. Law enforcement agencies and other participants from across Louisiana flung themselves into chilly water on Saturday to raise funds for Special Olympics Louisiana.

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  • Advocate photo by MARK H. HUNTER -- From left, Daryan Jones, 6; Lionel Early, 11; and Lanae Hudson, 12, join in planting a citrus tree in the backyard of an Urban Gardens residence on Saturday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Samuel Gasc, an LSU student and lover of photography, says he started the HipstaChallenge about two years ago. He creates challenges for photographers to create with their iPhones and the Hipstamatic app, which lets photographers use different filters to give photos a different look and feel.

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