Photos: Weekly Gallery, 07/13/13

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Gabby Lormand, 11, leans over the side of her sailboat during Tammany Yacht Club's Junior Sailing Class Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in Slidell. Campers spent the week learning to rig and sail their boats in Lake Pontchartrain.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK Grass clippings fly out of a mower used by Alex Bates with Truly Green Land Care, LLC, on Monday July 8, 2013, in Baton Rouge.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- After performing a scene from "A Midsummer Night's Dream", the Baton Rouge Youth Ballet Theatre watches a performance by the BRBT Company members. Through performance activities, campers learned about the connection between the arts and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) at the ExxonMobil YMCA in Baton Rouge.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Russel Fabre, 15, center, maneuvers his boat during a tight-turn drill during Tammany Yacht Club's Junior Sailing Class Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in Slidell. Campers spent the week learning to rig and sail their boats in Lake Pontchartrain.

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  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN MCCUSKER -- Arthur Roger holds a self portrait of artist George Dureau, a celebrated New Orleans photographer and painter who is now suffering from dementia. Wednesday, July 10, 2013. Arthur Roger Gallery has an exhibit of of Dureau's work.

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  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Crescent Park will extend down from the French Quarter toward the Bywater. Here is a section of it as seen from Press Street looking upriver.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Homeowner David Mastrianni shows a reporter the outhouse he built in his backyard in Baton Rouge on Thursday. Originally the structure was built as a playhouse for his granddaughters, but Mastrianni was forced to convert it to an outhouse after incidents of sewage backing up in and around his home.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- One of Wallace's puppets hangs from her ceiling Friday at her home in Youngsville. Her puppet stage can be seen in the background.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Joey McGraw, 11, laughs as his robot crashes into a tower during a robotics camp Friday, July 12, 2013, at Mandeville High School. Eighteen campers in grades 4 to 9 spent the week building and programming robots made from Lego robot kits. Campers programmed their robots to complete tasks on a closed course.

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  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN MCCUSKER -- The funeral procession for Officer Rodney Thomas, who was killed last weekend in a hit and run, travels past the second} district station where he worked Friday, July 12, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- A broad-banded watersnake sniffs its surroundings while peeking out from between leaves in Bluebonnet Swamp in Baton Rouge on Friday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Jrue Holiday talks during a press conference after being officially traded to the New Orleans Pelicans by general manager Dell Demps at the Pelicans Training Facility in Metairie, Friday, July 12, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Roller Girl Bull Ann Goins shows off her longhorns during the annual San Fermin in Nueva Orleans Running of the Bulls by the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Saturday, July 13, 2013. Instead of actual bulls roller girl derby teams from around the country wear horned helmets and hit runners on the behind with a wiffle ball bat.

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  • Advocate Staff Photo by Eliot Kamenitz--- Jason Borja dances down the runway as men show what they got in the Mr. Legs XIII competition at Generations Hall on Saturday, July 13, 2013. The benefit show give financial support to the Bridge House and Grace House facilities which provides treatment and support to men and women suffering with alcohol or drug addiction in the South Louisiana region.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- The area between the Mississippi River and River Road, across from the State Capitol and proposed for DeSoto Park, remains undeveloped.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Toni Schexnayder and Van Vo, from left, perform a swing routine in Dancing for a Cause, the 5th annual fundraiser for Community Opportunities, The ARC of East Ascension (COEA) on Saturday the at Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.

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  • Advocate Staff Photo by Eliot Kamenitz--- Suzy Leger greets visitors to the French Market on Sunday, July 14, 2013 who found a variety of offerings for sight, sound and taste as New Orleans celebrated Bastille Day with special and regular scheduled events.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD --Trey James of Blast swims the 100-meter butterfly during the Louisiana Long Course Championship on Sunday at the LSU Natatorium in Baton Rouge.

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  • Advocate Staff Photo by Eliot Kamenitz--- Protesters head along Decatur Street in the French Quarter on Sunday, July 14, 2013 protesting the acquittal of George Zimmerman of the killing Trayvon Martin.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK An egret takes flight on Tuesday, while fishing in the shallows on City park Lake in Baton Rouge.

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