Photos: Weekly Gallery, 5/12/13

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Mi-Angel Thomas, 6, rides her bike in the Ibervillie Housing Complex in New Orleans on Friday. The New Orleans City Council voted unanimously Thursday to demolish the complex.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Former LSU baseball coach Skip Bertman enjoys the moment and his signature on the field named in his honor in May at Alex Box Stadium. Baton Rouge police made an arrest in the recent home invasion at his residence.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Twin sisters Kasha Tauriac, left, and Kese Tauriac Brown are all smiles Friday as they both receive their bachelor of science degrees during Southern University's graduation ceremony at the F.G. Clark Activity Center.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Audra McDonald, a five-time Tony Award winner, performs Friday with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra at the Baton Rouge River Center as part of the Irene W. and C. B. Pennington Great Performers in Concert Series.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Neat As A Pin -- Bob Pringle, left, and Mason Moul, of Houston-based Robert Pringle Art Conservation Company, use a pressure washer Friday to remove mold and algae from the Corrider Pin, Blue sculpture in the Sydney and Walda Bestoff Sculpture Garden in City Park. The men have been cleaning and polishing many of the statues in the park for several days.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- The American flag is lowered to half staff Friday during a memorial service honoring Baton Rouge law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty at City Hall..

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Louisiana State Police Lt. Karen Roberts and LSP Trooper Jessie Almore lay roses on pillars representing fallen law enforcement officers during the LSP Memorial Ceremony held at the LSP Headquarters Thursday. Since 1925, 26 Louisiana State Troopers have lost their lives while serving the citizens of Louisiana.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Making their position known in front of the Pennington Boy Scouts of America Center, in front row, from left, are Jeff Wittenbrink, Al Scallan and Rick Wilkinson. Wilkinson is holding the three BSA uniform shirts of his sons, ages 13, 11 and 9. Also in attendance weree Richard Perkins, right, Randy Macon, second from right, and David Flickinger, third from right. OnMyHonor.Net, a national coalition of Boy Scout parents & leaders, is holding rallies across the natio to oppose a resolution calling for new membership policy allowing admission of openly gay boys into Boy Scouts.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Former LSU head baseball coach Skip Bertman speaks at the field naming as his wife Sandy Bertman, right, watches on Friday, May 17, 2013, in Baton Rouge.

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  • Advocate file photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Fancy Feet Dance Studio presents musical -- Triniti Holland, left, and other liturgial dancers perform during the 2011 the Fancy Feet Dance Studio's City Wide Musical. This year's musical is scheduled for 6 p.m. Sunday at Heartsease Family Life Church, 12112 Florida Blvd., and will include dancing, singing, drama and refreshments. Carlos Vaughn will sing his national hit, “Joy.”

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  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Tibetan Buddhist monks descend an escalator Tuesday at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans as part of the the Dalai Lama’s visit to the Cresent City this week. Next week the monks will come on their own to the Tam Bao Meditation Center in Baton Rouge.

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  • Advocate Staff Photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Five-year-old Emanuel Butler Jr., right, and 6-year-old Ja'Nathan Bonnet seek relief from the heat in the fountains at Parc Sans Souci Friday afternoon in downtown Lafayette.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Biology Ph.D. graduate Ben Dubansky, center, pumps his fist at family in the stands after receiving his diploma while education Ph.D. Michelle Botos, left, smiles during LSU’s graduation ceremony Thursday.

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  • Advocate file photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU coach Skip Bertman (center) celebrates with championship game winning pitcher Brett Laxton (left) and CWS Most Outstanding Player Todd Walker.

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  • Advocate file photo: LSU baseball coach Skip Bertman at a youth camp.

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  • Advocate file photo -- LSU baseball coach Skip Bertman signals from the dugout during a 1986 game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by DERICK HINGLE -- Hoan Nguyen, 68, right, greets Jack Briggs, 67, on his arrival at a family gathering at his home in New Orleans. It was their first time to see each other since Briggs assisted the Nguyen family at a refugee camp in 1975.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Two employees of Stephen Wilson Stained Glass Studio in Baton Rouge, Spencer Linick, left, and Warren Simmons, right, install stained glass panels in the foyer of Pennington Research's Outpatient Clinic on Thursday. The men used a mechanical lift to install the work over two days. The work, featuring a health and wellness theme, is titled, 'You Are What You Consume and What's Consuming You.'

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Welding together -- Greg Chandler, foreground, and Jason Turner weld part of an air conditioning system they are installing in the Heymann Center Wednesday in Lafayette. Chandler said the pipes are part of the chiller system.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Second grade teacher Dixie Harris-Gordon, left, calls on Jabriah Lanus, 8, far right, during a discussion last week of the solar system at Lanier Elementary. Lanier is one of seven schools in north Baton Rouge operated by the state-run Recovery School District slated to be converted into charter schools in 2014 and 2015.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Nevaeh Lewis, 5, left, combines the sounds of a letter of the alphabet with a hand signal as prekindergarten teacher Leah French tests her progress during a lesson last week at Lanier Elementary. Lanier is one of seven schools in north Baton Rouge slated to be converted into charter schools in 2014 and 2015.

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  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- The National WWII Museum's Victory Belles singing group performed at the Poydras Home in New Orleans on Thursday to mark Armed Forces Day, which is Saturday. The trio typically performs at the Stage Door Canteen at the World War II Museum. Veteran and Poydras Home resident Ervin Aden dances with Victory Belle Rachel De Jong.

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  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Courtney Boe sings a medley of popular tunes at the Poydras Home Thursday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- The Audubon Zoo is caring for several baby animals that were rescued from various precarious circumstances around the state in recent weeks. They include five 2-week-old raccoons found living in a vending machine and a 12-week-old kit, or baby fox, seen here being held by zookeeper Tim Borgardt, that was discovered at a Baton Rouge demolition site.

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  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- This baby North American river otter gets friendly with zookeeper Dominique Fleitas. The 3-month-old otter was found near its dead mother in the marsh. He's still too young to go on display yet. The Audubon Zoo is caring for several baby animals that were rescued from various precarious circumstances around the state in recent weeks.

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  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- The Audubon Zoo is caring for several baby animals that were rescued from various precarious circumstances around the state in recent weeks. They include 5, 2 week-old raccoons found living in a vending machine and a 12 week old kit, or baby fox, seen here being held by zookeeper Tim Borgardt, that was discovered at a Baton Rouge demolition site.

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  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- The Audubon Zoo is caring for several baby animals that were rescued from various precarious circumstances around the state in recent weeks. They include 5, 2 week-old raccoons found living in a vending machine and a 12 week old kit, or baby fox, that was discovered at a Baton Rouge demolition site. Here zookeeper Erin Eagan feeds one of the baby coons.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Students from Buchanan Elementary cheer for their school during a DARE graduation ceremony at Southern University's F.G. Clark Activity Center Wednesday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- About 100 bicycle riders participate in the Ride for Silence Wednesday along St. Mary Extension in Lafayette.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- Alec Giroir, 8, plays catch with his YMCA little league teammate Aubrey Jones Jr. outside of Alex Box Stadium on Tuesday prior to LSU's game against UNO. As part of Little League night, youngsters who came in their uniform could purchase $2 tickets.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Ponchatoula farmer Eric Morrow helps Joan McMorris, far left, Rachael Flores, in purple, and Trish and Len Sedlin with their selections at the grand opening of the Red Stick Mobile Farmers Market at Star Hill Baptist Church Wednesday. The mobile market will provide a consistent retail source of locally grown produce in the areas of North Baton Rouge currently designated as food deserts.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Kyland Nash, 11, screams into a microphone as he and other students take turns at recording voice-over shrieks and other responses to a shark attack movie scene. Active Entertainment, which has its offices at the Celtic Media Centre, hosted about 20 fifth- and sixth-graders from the Beta Club at Verda Elementary School in Montgomery.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- 105 and counting -- Nefreteria Augustus, second from left, gives Celia Dawson a big hug and kiss Tuesday during a celebration party for Dawson's 105th birthday at St. Clare Manor. At the table are granddaughters Lolita Boykin, left, and Constance Coleman, right. Augustus, Dawson's primary caregiver at St. Clare Manor, presented the flowers to Dawson on behalf of the staff.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Anthony Bonnell, 14, places a rose in honor of his grandfather, John William Bonnell III, who was shot and killed in the line of duty on July 10, 1979, during the St. Tammany Parish Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony at the St. Tammany Parish Justice Center in Covington, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Bonnell III's mother Sharon Bonnell looks on, second from left, while his father John William Bonnell, Jr., is hugged by Sheriff Jack Strain Jr. Standing next to her father is Elizabeth Bonnell and Bonnell III's granddaughter Lauren Bonnell, 17.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Time for a new scoreboard -- Thompson Electric Sign Company employees John Thibodeaux, left, and Jeff Cooper lower the clock that sat atop the scoreboard at M.L. Tigue More baseball field on the University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus to the ground late Monday afternoon. The stadium is getting a new scoreboard installed this week, and the clock will be used again once the new equipment is installed.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Southern Lab School's prekindergarten teacher Carissa Mabry shows her puppy to her students Monday. She uses the puppy in lesson plans. Next school year, Mabry will collaborate with four colleges at Southern University to help her young students get on the college track early.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Southern Lab School's prekindergarten teacher Carissa Mabry 'high fives' Aubrey Williams, 3, Monday after he completes a math project. Mabry and other Southern Lab faculty plan next school year to walk down Swan Avenue to a new Mini Labs overseen by Southern's colleges of business, law, nursing and engineering.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Evergreen Life Services resident Rusty Russell, left, swings to the music with the help of Brittney Pool, center, as Toni Jackson, second from right, looks on during a dance. Evergreen Life Services resident Derrick Williams is at top left.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Patrick Bohannon, left, and Morgan Craig relax on a bench under an oak tree near Fletcher Hall on the University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus Monday. The couple, who say they've been dating for the past few months, were looking at the outdoor artwork around the school's campus.

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  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Traveling wood sculptor Marlin Miller, 52, is in the process of turning an oak tree on the shores of Bayou St. John into a work of art. He's carving likenesses of birds on the tree including herons and a pelican Monday, May 13, 2013. He is working near the intersection of Orleans Avenue, the center of this weekend's Bayou Boogaloo Festival. Miller works using an electric chainsaw.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ANDREA MABRY -- Zachary Harris, middle, and Kiary Lafayette, right, both fifth graders at Westdale Heights Academic Magnet School in Baton Rouge, watch as their team's robot maneuvers the robotics course at the World War II Museum Saturday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Irma Thomas, far right, smiles with pride after her grandson Isaiah Emile Gibbs, 10, performs with his viola during Thomas' annual Mother's Day performance at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans on Sunday. It was her 30th year performing a concert at the Zoo for Mother's Day.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Runners gather outside Happy's Irish Pub in Baton Rouge on Tuesday prior to the Happy's Running Club's weekly 5-kilometer run.

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  • Advocate file photo by ADAM LAU -- Juhan Frank and Gina Rossi, seated on the floor, join a crowd watching belly dancer Margo Brault perform during the Baton Rouge Greek Festival in 2013.

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  • Advocate file photo by ADAM LAU -- Manoli Ioannidis, from left, Eldon Huner and Alex Korominas, of the Hellenic Dancers of New Orleans, perform a traditional Greek dance at last year's festival.

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  • Advocate staff photo by APRIL BUFFINGTON -- From left, Deuntae Price, 10; Tyreun Thomas, 11; Jewaunte McIvor, 11; and Myles Fabre, 11, along other members of the Leadership Academy Step Team, perform Saturday at the inaugural East Baton Rouge Academic Honors Day held at the Louisiana State Museum.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRIANNA PACIORKA -- Cubsight Coordinator Jeff Robinson, right, performs a lazy eye examination on Leo Club member Myron Williams, center, as Ulises Espinoza watches during the Lions Clubs' Community Awareness Day held on Saturday at Milton J. Womack Park Recreation Center.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Parkview Baptist players celebrate after beating E.D. White 9-5 to win the Class 3A championship game Saturday in Sulphur.

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  • The New Orleans Children's Museum hosted its Children's Worlds Fair with activities and displays inside and out on Saturday, May 11, 2013. Food, music, games and arts representing various countries around the world gave children a hands on experience with other cultures. Two year old Samuel Hude trys his hand playing a portuguese madolin

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Jeff Gaude, right, and members of the Walgreens Happy Team practice their paddling form Saturday during the fourth annual Walgreens Greater New Orleans International Dragon Boat Festival on the Tchefuncte River in Madisonville.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Members of the New Orleans Fire Department, representing Local 632 of the International Association of Firefighters, pull into the lead Saturday during the fourth annual Walgreens Greater New Orleans International Dragon Boat Festival on the Tchefuncte River in Madisonville.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Sydney Acosta gets her cap adjusted by her father, Guy Acosta, before Saturday's GED graduation ceremony at Roussel Performance Hall on Loyola University's campus. About 150 students received their General Educational Development diplomas.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Students receiving their General Educational Development diplomas Saturday at Roussel Performance Hall on Loyola University's Campus are met with applause and a standing ovation. The Literacy Alliance of Greater New Orleans and the Lindy Boggs National Center for Community Literacy at Loyola University hosted the event.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRIANNA PACIORKA -- LSU soccer player Emily Cancienne plays in a soccer scrimmage with young children at a clinic held by the LSU soccer team on Saturday, April 13, 2013, at the new Live Oak High School. More than 100 children ages four to 12 participated in the soccer clinic.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRIANNA PACIORKA -- LSU soccer player Mariel McLaughlin high fives Jace Conrad, 4, after he made a goal during a soccer scrimmage at a clinic held by the LSU soccer team on Saturday, April 13, 2013, at the new Live Oak High School. More than 100 children ages four to 12 participated in the soccer clinic.

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