Photos: Weekly Gallery, 3/17/13

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  • Advocate staff file photo by BILL FEIG -- An alligator suns itself in marsh vegetation near La. 3140 southeast of Sorrento in Ascension Parish.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- The Southern University men's basketball team, including Madut Bol, center, and Malcolm Miller, right, is greeted by grateful members of the Jaguar Nation outside the F. G. Clark Activity Center on Friday, a day after the Jaguars nearly upset top-ranked Gonzaga before falling 64-58 in the NCAA tournament in Salt Lake City.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Walk in the garden -- Ruth Bachman of Cable, Wis. walks her four-year-old Labrador, Roz through the rain garden outside of Vermilionville in Lafayette Friday. Bachman said she is traveling across Louisiana after spending some time in Texas.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Cheryl Jones of Brusly poses for a pre-bridal portrait Thursday for her May wedding on the steps of the Old State Capitol, as Neisha Harris, left, of 'New Image Event Design and Planning' gestures for her to casually wave her wedding shoes. Photographer Mark Isaac Stewart, bottom right, of 'Elite by Mark Isaac,' was capturing the scene on his camera. The overcast spring skies were good for pictures, but made for a day that was a little chilly for bare feet.

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  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Tennesse Williams' seldom-performed "Auto-Da-Fe'' was presented at the Hermann-Grima House Friday, March 22, 2013 as part of the annual Tennessee Williams Festival which runs through Sunday in New Orleans. The play stars Cristine McMurdo-Wallis and Ben Berry as a man and his mother who squabble constantly.

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  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN OUBRE -- Baton Rouge Police officers Timothy Daigre,left, and Riley Harbor, right, attempt to trap Baton Rouge firefighter Anthony Collins, center, during a benefit basketball game Friday at Redemptorist High for the American Heart Association.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- For a good cause -- Wearing a unicorn themed safety helmet, Claire Callegan, 5, waves to her friends Thursday at Sacred Heart of Jesus School as kindergarteners and first-graders ride bikes in the annual Trike-A-Thon to raise money for St. Jude Children's Hospital.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Medical Assistant Program student Samantha Sumerlin is shown here in a lab at Delta College, near training equipment used for teaching students how to start an IV. Sumerlin, 30, was the subject of earlier Advocate stories about her diagnosis with and treatment for a brain tumor before she was 2 years old.

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  • Advocate file photo -- Samantha Sumerlin, then 14, gets help in 1997 with math from her tutor, Crystal Innerarity.

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  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- The sun sets between the spans of the Crescent City Connection on Wednesday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Skateboarding legend Tony Alva signs a pair of Vans shoes as Dorian Chapman, 12, waits in line for an autograph at Rukus Board Shop Wednesday. Alva is touring with Vans to 11 stops throughout the Gulf Coast and East Coast that support the brand. He is credited with revolutionizing the sport of skateboarding.

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  • Jimmie Davis kicks off his 1959 campaign singing 'You Are My Sunshine.'

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Brand new location -- The Fairwood Branch Library held it's grand opening Wednesday morning.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Teurlings Catholic High School seniors Garrett Mouton, left, and Justin Domengeaux check out an egg that survived a drop from a bucket truck Wednesday during a competition at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette College of Engineering's Engineering and Technology Day Expo. Mouton and Domengeaux placed the egg in a hollowed out foam football.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Skateboarding legend Tony Alva, center, poses for a photo with Hayden Mouton, left, and Shane Stablier, while Karmyn Tate, 8, watches at Rukus Board Shop Wednesday. Alva is touring with Vans to 11 stops throughout the Gulf and East coast that support the brand. He is credited with revolutionizing the sport of skateboarding.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS - Shoeb Kahn, one of nine local amateurs participating in the Cajun Classic Wheelchair Tennis Tournament at the Paula G. Manship YMCA Lamar Tennis Center Wednesday, warms up before his scheduled match with Harry Prabu from India. The five-day tournament, held March 20-24 and free to the public, features top professional and amateur players from around the world.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Nailah Smith, 2nd from right, teaches a dance to Asia Grant, 9, right-of McKanstry Prep School, along with the rest of the children. Smith teaches Afro-Caribbean culture at library branches and schools throughout south Louisiana.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG --Judah Israel, far left, plays the drums as the children try to get into the rhythm. Aron Townsend, 4, left, smiles as Anthony Mason, 4, watches but covers his ears. They attended a lesson on Afro-Caribbean culture atthat featured dancers, drummers, traditional African dress and larger than life stilts.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Solomon Israel dances on stilts as, from left, Nailah Smith, Judah Israel and Baba Zohar play the music. They perform songs and dances to teach Afro-Caribbean culture at libraries and schools.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Faith, friends and food -- Judy Rhynes, left, and her friends Sandra Fitzgerald, center, and Shirley Pourciau, foreground, discuss the food on the altar Tuesday at St. Joseph's Cathedral. It was part of the Feast of St. Joseph, an annual event in the Catholic church held March 19 to honor the saint.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Derhyion Foster, 5, right, finds Easter eggs Tuesday during the annual Easter egg hunt on the lawn of the Governor's Mansion. First Lady Supriya Jindal hosted children from the Baton Rouge Head Start and LA4 pre-kindergarten programs for the 16th annual Easter egg hunt.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- New fire station -- Baton Rouge Fire Department Honor Guard member Casey Vaccaro, right, raises the American flag outside a new fire station at 3333 Choctaw Drive on Tuesday. The 8,000-square-foot station, also known as Fire Station No. 2, replaces the current Station No. 2, which was constructed in 1949 at 2182 Osage St.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Bloom boom -- Azaleas are in bloom in front of the Louisiana State Capitol on Monday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- University of Louisiana at Lafayette graphic design major Katelyn Hahn studies for a test in the shade of a tree Monday afternoon near the school's campus.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Former LSU guard Temeka Johnson, far left, acknowledges the crowd as she is introduced alongside the current team in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on Monday, March 18, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Personal care attendant Marquita Cage, left, walks student Christine Ray into the Frances Center for Customized Employment for her reading communications skills class. The center is a nonprofit that provides the developmentally disabled an opportunity to start their own businesses. The center also provides academic, work skills and life skills education.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Jo Monroe, middle, oversees brothers Shane, left, and Ryan Holm as they strip years of paint off a donated cupboard at the Frances Center for Customized Employment.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Southern University Professor Lisa Delpit gives Ethan Washington,6, a high five while helping a class at Southern University Lab School on Friday. Delpit's newest book, 'Multiplication is for White People: Raising Expectations for Other People's Children,' has won critical acclaim for its examination into achievement gaps among U.S. children.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Stephen Boeker, with his telescope, has been taking photos of the comet Pan-STARRS while it is visible in the Baton Rouge area.The Highland Park Road Observatory and the Baton Rouge Astronomical Society will hold other viewings generally from 7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. For specific times, visit the observatory’s Web site, http://www.bro.lsu.edu/.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Floyd Track, of the Wild Tchoupitoulas, shows off his costume while shouting, 'I am pretty.' The tribes of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian Council gathered at noon Sunday at A.L. Davis Park to march in their finest feathers through the Central City neighborhood on their annual Super Sunday parade, which is held on the Sunday closest to St. Joseph's Day.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Jenny Campbell, dressed up for St. Patrick's Day, takes a photo of Wild Tchoupitoulas wildman John Ellison on Washington Street as the New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian Council gathered Sunday in the Central City neighborhood.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- AmeriCorps members, Vu Ho, left, and Adrienne Dominique work Friday afternoon on a Habitat for Humanity home in Lafayette. Maria Ledet is at center.

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  • Advocate file photo by ADAM LAU -- Buddy Guy -- Louisiana-born blues musician Buddy Guy returns to Louisiana to play the House of Blues in New Orleans Friday. Quinn Sullivan will also perform.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden, left, plays on stage with Buddy Guy, Louisiana-born blues musician, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, multiple Grammy Award winner and recent recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors, at the Manship Theatre Shaw Center in Baton Rouge on Saturday, March 16, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Southern basketball players Madut Bol, left, Damien Goodwin, center, and Brandon Moore cheer when their NCAA tournament seed was announced Sunday, March 17, 2013, at TJ Ribs in Baton Rouge.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Brittany Harris, Sareda McPhee and Lejeanne Harris have founded No Glass Slippers, for collecting new and gently-used dress heels in the Baton Rouge and New Orleans areas to help make prom night even more special for high school girls.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- People call for beads from a float of the St. Patrick's Parade Committee of Jefferson on Severn Avenue during the annual Metairie Road St. Patrick's Day Parade in Metairie on Sunday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Lindsey Tucker gets a kiss and flower from Almost Uptown Marching Club Grand Marshall Wayne Wetzel on Severn Avenue Sunday during the annual Metairie Road St. Patrick's Day Parade in Metairie.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Kassie Crissman, 13, catches a strand of pink beads Saturday while perched in a tree on Terrace Avenue as riders aboard floats throw to her and, at lower right, Aria Washington, 6, and Aria's mom, Jee-Ae Theriault, during the 28th annual 'Wearin' of the Green' Baton Rouge St. Patrick's Day parade.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ --- The Irish Channel St. Patrick's Day Club Parade marches and rolls on Saturday through the streets of New Orleans with its more than 1,400 members tossing paper flowers, cabbages and beads to the crowds, as well as planting kisses, too.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Baton Rouge's Robin Walter, an Australian by heritage, wears shamrock-shaped 'Kiss Me, I'm Irish' ears Saturday while she celebrates catching a big strand of beads in front of her house on Hundred Oaks Avenue during the 28th annual 'Wearin' of the Green' Baton Rouge St. Patrick's Day parade.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ --- Randal Singer gets a peck on the check from parade watcher Nancy Dufour as the 1,400 marchers and float riders of the Irish Channel St. Patrick's Day Club Parade make their way through the streets of New Orleans Saturday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Megan Henderson, left, and Rashieka Blaze, center, both from Shreveport, merge their sorority symbols together in a show of Greek unity, as their friend Kiara Stewart, right, of Baton Rouge, shoots a picture with her iPad, on Southern University's campus Thursday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Episcopal School fourth graders Abbey Pitts, 10, left, and Jack Safer, 10, right, use magnifying glass to record physical observations of a dogfish shark, during part of Episcopal's schoolwide science initiative focused around water, 'Our Waters: Puddles to Bayous,' Wednesday, March 13, 2013. They were in the classroom of fourth grade teacher Liz Crawford.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Episcopal High School 'science instigator' Elizabeth Connell, left, instructs students, continuing left to right, Celia Stevens, 10; Ellie Shoemaker, 9; Eugenie Selser, 10; and Tia Talamantez, 10, as they dissect a dogfish shark on Wednesday. Connell is leading up a schoolwide science initiative focused around water.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Students, from left, Jalen Wheelock, Nicholas Fefee and Joshua Watson fill a bird feeder with seed. Birder Dennis Demcheck is volunteer adviser to fourth-graders in Pamela Fry's classes at Westdale Heights Academic Elementary Magnet School on College Drive.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Westdale Heights teacher Pamela Fry's fourth-graders teamed with volunteer Dennis Demcheck, a longtime birder, to become observers and information recorders for The Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The students are, top row from left, Cameron Faulk, Jaylin Marks, Joshua Watson, Nicholas Fefee, Jalen Wheelock, Aida Davis, Anna Toups, Yasmeen Awad, Reagan Coates, Clara Lloyd, Hamza Saad and Braelon Hobson; and, bottom from left, Sara Razavi, Iris Chau, Camille Weindorf, Marquis Robinson, Maison Moore, Demcheck, Fry, Haley Scott, Chyna Beaulieu, Max Skillen and Ulysis Varrette. Absent is Jennifer Haase.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Butterflies fly away while being released Saturday by Sara Botsay, center, at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans during the Southern Eye Bank annual Gift of Sight Celebration with cornea donors and recipients and surgeons in attendance. Holding a butterfly perched on her finger is Bridget Himel, whose mother-in-law died recently and was an organ donor. Many people believe that butterflies symbolize spirit, representing freedom and beauty as they take flight.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Emma Authement, 8, of Baton Rouge, touches a butterfly before its release Saturday at the Audubon Zoo during the Southern Eye Bank annual Gift of Sight Celebration. Emma's father Karey Authement, who died in 2012 from a motorcycle acciden, was an organ donor.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- After getting his face painted at the Audubon Zoo,is transplant recipient Jason Spinks, 5, who has a condition called persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous, or PHPV, a rare congenital condition that can result in a detected or scarred retina. Jason shares a butterfly with Anya Himel, 5, whose grandmother recently died and was an organ donor. The kids were at the zoo Saturday to take part in a butterfly release was sponsored by the Southern Eye Bank during its annual Gift of Sight Celebration.

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  • Advocate staff photo by KARIN DEVENDORF -- T.J. LaBorde, of New Orleans, and his wife Debbie put the final shine on their 2001 yellow Corvette C5 shortly after arriving at the New Roads Spring Street Festival and Classic Car Show Saturday in downtown New Roads. Corvettes with the Greater New Orleans Corvette Club and the North Shore Corvette Club caravaned in to occupy a large area along the city's Main Street. Organizers said the event drew more than 260 cars.

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