Photos: Weekly Gallery, 06/16/13

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Under the autographed banner, as Robert Chatelain, right, watches, his son Matt Chatelain, left, shows off his t-shirt from the neighborhood bar at Barrett's Barleycorn Pub & Grill at the College World Series in Omaha. The Chatelains are from Baton Rouge.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Nick Green, right, brother of Zach Green, who was killed in the Williams Olefins plant explosion in Geismar on Thursday, guards the goal during a memorial soccer game for his brother on Saturday at Ponchatoula High School in Ponchatoula.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Espy Encalade, left, Devyn Sanford, center, and Jason Montgomery, right, members of the local non-collegiate, gay community service fraternity Sigma Phi Kappa, perform a step dance Saturday at the 2013 Baton RougePride Fest, at the Belle of Baton Rouge Atrium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- Mesha Iglehart, left, entertains a crowd with backup singers at the Juneteenth Heritage Celebration at North Boulevard Town Square on Saturday, June 15. The event, which ran from 10 a.m. To 7 p.m., featured educational and multi-cultural based activities and live music, including reggae, r&b, hip hop, gospel and rap. Juneteenth, also known as Emancipation Day or Freedom Day, celebrates the abolishment of slavery in Texas in 1865.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- Jashawn Perkins, of Baton Rouge, gets his face painted like Spiderman at the Airbrush Me booth at the Juneteenth Heritage Celebration at North Boulevard Town Square on Saturday, June 15.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Double strollers carrying two sets of eight-month old twins, pushed by Baton Rouge friends Scotty Chabert, left, and Chad Biggio, right, push off from the starting line, accompanied by Chad's father, Charlie Biggio, far right, Saturday at the inaugural Daddy, Daughter and Son 2 Mile Relay, put on by the Baton Rouge Area Sports Foundation. The twins, born six days apart, are, left to right, Jack Edward Chabert and sister Cecile 'CeCe' Chabert, and Harper Kate Biggio and Hadleigh Grace Biggio. The event had stroller divisions, and a division with two, three or four-member relay teams, which passed a mens' necktie off at each relay point, each team member running a two-mile loop. The event was started as a fun way to recognize the Father's Day weekend, said Eric Engemann, one of the race organizers.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Michael Giles, 24, left, begins his relay leg after taking a mens' necktie serving as 'baton' from his father Joe Giles, 51, right, of Denham Springs, Saturday at the inaugural Daddy, Daughter and Son 2 Mile Relay, put on by the Baton Rouge Area Sports Foundation. The event had stroller divisions, and a division with two, three or four-member relay teams, which passed a mens' necktie off at each relay point, each team member running a two-mile loop. The event was started as a fun way to recognize the Father's Day weekend, said Eric Engemann, one of the race organizers.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- About 20 Turkish students who have family in Turkey were protesting police violence and supporting free speech and freedom of the press. From left, Ergin Iscen, Kurt Cambaz and Efe Demirci place signs during a rally in Free Speech Alley at LSU on Saturday, June 15.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Graham Guillory, far left, Matthew Snitzer and others fish at Sunset Point pier that recently reopened after damage from Hurricane Isaac in Mandeville, La., Friday, June 14, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Archbishop Gregory Raymond, bottom left, stands next to the coffin of the Very Reverend Father Michael P. Jacques, Society of Saint Edmund, Vicar Forane, after the service at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church where "Father Mike" served as priest in New Orleans Saturday, June 15, 2013. The pallbearers are Dedric Clark, Randy McBride, Devin Boucree, Gavin Lewis, Ansel Augustine, Brian Smith, Mikel Jarvis, and Troy McCabe.

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  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Thousands of purple martins swarm the Causeway Bridge in Metairie as they prepare to roost under the span Tuesday, June 11, 2013. The migratory birds have been roosting under the bridge for decades.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Runners climb up East Bank side during the inaugural Huey P. Long Bridge Run in Westwego on Sunday. The run and other ceremonies mark the the functional completion of the $1.2 billion bridge expansion job, the largest transportation construction project in state history.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Elizabeth Blanchard, 95, seated at center, who crossed over the Huey P. Long Bridge when it originally opened in 1935, smiles after a cutting a piece of the opening ceremony ribbon for the bridge's expansion after the inaugural Huey P. Long Bridge Run in Jefferson on Sunday. The ceremony, parade, and run mark the the functional completion of the $1.2 billion bridge expansion job, the largest transportation construction project in state history. Jefferson Parish President John Young, who took part in the run, far left, stands next to Huey P. Long's granddaughter Kay Long, and Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Sherri LeBas holds the large yellow scissors at left.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Andy Saunders, from Baton Rouge, plays with his daughter Sophia, 5, while on a Father's Day picnic including his wife, Joby, Sunday at the Milford Wampold Memorial Park on LSU Lake on Stanford Drive. The family enjoyed a picnic lunch and relaxation in a suspended chaise and a hammock.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Former Louisiana Governor and Senator Huey P. Long, played by John "Spud" McConnell, welcomes to the crowd of runners to race across the newly widened Huey P. Long Bridge from Westwego on the West Bank to Jefferson on the East Bank during the inaugural Huey P. Long Bridge Run in Westwego on Sunday. McConnell, who is a WWL radio host and character actor, plays Long in the acclaimed one-man show "The Kingfish." The run and other ceremonies mark the the functional completion of the $1.2 billion bridge expansion job, the largest transportation construction project in state history.

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  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Frank Perez is a tour guide and historian involved in the 40th commemoration of the Upstairs Lounge fire, which claimed the lives of 32 men. The club was in this building at the corner of Iberville and Chartres streets in the French Quarter.

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  • Advocate Staff Photo by April Buffington ExxonMobil volunteer Colin Stacy, middle gives instructions on how to construct a space suit to Jasmine London, 12, left, Devonete Johnson, 13, right and other members of the team at the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp held in the Pinchback Engineering Building on Southern campus on Monday. The two-week, all-expenses-paid program, founded by Bernard A. Harris Jr., is one of 20 camps being held on university campuses nationwide. Harris is the first African American astronaut to walk on space.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK Mikiara Harrison, 11, left, and Angel Pane,5, cool off while playing a game of follow the leader in the fountain Monday afternoon, at North Boulevard Town Square. in Baton Rouge.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Roger and Sharon Hudson enjoy the home they restored near the historic Plains Presbyterian Church outside Zachary.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Lafayette City Marshal Earl "Nicky" Picard sits in his office on Thursday at the Marshal's Office in Lafayette.

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  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- With the merger of O. Perry Walker and L.B. Landry High Schools in Algiers on the horizon, the football team, cheerleaders and bands all practiced together at Walker Monday, June 17, 2013. Walker band leader Wilbert Rawlins sported a tee shirt with the names of both schools on it as he led a joint lesson.Here Landry baritone horn man Dwayne Morris gets Rawlin's attention. Walker students will begin attending classes at Landry beginning next school year. The state-run Recovery School District says there are too many high schools on the West Bank for the number of high school students living in the area. But some Landry alumni and community members say the merger is really a takeover, since it will be Walkers principal in charge, and they worry Landrys independent legacy will be subsumed. For their, part, the students in Mr. Rawlins band played scales together as he walked the room and stressed fundamentals.

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  • Advocate staff photo by DERICK HINGLE -- New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning works with kids at the Manning Passing Academy at Guidry Stadium. Photo shot on Friday July. 12, 2013, in Thibodaux, La.

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