Photos: Weekly Gallery, 07/13/13

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Saints QB Drew Brees throws in passing drills during Saints Training Camp Saturday at their training facility on Airline Highway in Metairie.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Appraiser Brian Witherell of the Antiques Roadshow staff discusses a Victorian style wicker chair made by the Heywood-Wakefield Company at the Baton Rouge event Saturday at the River Center. The chair was pre-selected by the staff as one of the more unique pieces, and appraised at $800- $1,200.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Gator 2 Gator member Naomi Keller, 17, and Landon Boudreaux, 14, try to pop a balloon between them during an ice-breaker activity at Swamp Fest Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at St. Amant High School. Swamp Fest, led by the student mentor group Gator 2 Gator, was designed to help incoming Freshmen feel welcome at the school, make friends and learn what to expect their first year.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Gator 2 Gator member Bailey Adams, 15, far right, cheers on Daria Coleman, 14, as she and other freshmen pass through a tunnel of upperclassmen during Swamp Fest Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at St. Amant High School. Swamp Fest, led by the student mentor group Gator 2 Gator, was designed to help incoming Freshmen feel welcome at the school, make friends and learn what to expect their first year.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office Deputy Kyle Martin, left, an instructor for Wednesday's Active Shooter Scenario Training, adjusts the body position of Steven Johnson, a Deputy with the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office, as he advances incrementally on a doorway concealing a 'perpetrator.'

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Plaquemine Police Dept. Detective Vic Hebert, left, and Iberville Sheriff's Office Deputy Brayton Duncan, right, advance across the gym Wednesday during an Active Shooter Scenario Training held at Plaquemine High School by the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office, and conducted by the DeSoto Parish Sheriffâs Office. Behind them, center background in yellow, is patrolman Justin Bush, Plaquemine Police Dept.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- From left, Daniel Rials, Fire Chief Mark Stewart and Nicole Jacks navigate a boat as they and other firefighters from Gonzales Fire Department, Prairieville Fire Department and Donaldsonville Fire Department participate in a search and rescue training course on Monday at the Cabela's in Gonzales. The firefighters are doing two full days of training in rescue boats that were purchased through Homeland Security Grant Funds.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Brendon Rivere, 7, of Denham Springs, twists out the water plays at Plaquemine's Water Spray Park, while visiting Tuesday with his grandmother, Martha Rivere of White Castle.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Rory Bently, 15, pictured viewing a telescope at BREC's Highland Road Observatory, has completed two apprenticeships at the observatory and has been named co-secretary for BREC.

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  • Greenwood Community Park, reopened with improvements, October 2011. Cost: $6.5 million.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Saint Helena Street on Thursday night in Clinton.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Gator 2 Gator member Brooke Everett, 14, front, and other students try to unravel a "human knot" during an ice-breaker activity at Swamp Fest Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at St. Amant High School. Swamp Fest, led by the student mentor group Gator 2 Gator, was designed to help incoming Freshmen feel welcome at the school, make friends and learn what to expect their first year.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK Corey Calhoon, 15who attends Ponchatoula High School, uses his smart phone to program a robot during the Robotics and Computing Camp on Wednesday, at the Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK Michael Kraemer, 16, who attends Silliman Institute test his robot during the Robotics and Computing Camp on Wednesday, at the Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK Christian Snow, 14, who attends Dutchtown High School forks on his robot during the Robotics and Computing Camp on Wednesday, at the Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office Deputy Kyle Martin, left, an instructor for Wednesday's Active Shooter Scenario Training, adjusts the body position of Steven Johnson, a Deputy with the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office, as he advances incrementally on a doorway concealing a 'perpetrator.'

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