Photos: Weekly Gallery, 08/17/13

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK Sherman Pierson, left, and Derrick Allen with GROUP Contractors polish the now completed sculptural stage canopy at North Boulevard Town Square on Friday, in Baton Rouge.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Sonya Heisser, of the Gentilly neighborhood, talks into a portable "listening post" provided by public radio station WWNO and Internews inside the Headquarters Barbershop and Hair Salon at 1101 N. Broad in New Orleans, La. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013. The portable artworks as users to record their opinions on local issues in this case the questions asked about what was the concerns of families starting the school year in New Orleans.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ANDREA MABRY -- Ronnie Moore, left, and Calvin Johnson talk with each other while posing for a picture in the Central Business District of New Orleans Thursday afternoon. The two men participated in the Plaquemine Civil Rights Movement, where they concentrated on the importance of voter registration. Photo shot on Thursday August 22, 2013, in New Orleans, La. MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT / ONLINE OUT / NO SALES / TV OUT / FOREIGN OUT / LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC. OUT / GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT OUT / 225 OUT / 10/12 OUT / IN REGISTER OUT / LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT / MANDATORY CREDIT : THE ADVOCATE/ANDREA MABRY /

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD --American Idol star Lauren Alaina sings during the Taste of Tiger Tailgating event on Saturday at River Center in Baton Rouge.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- The Dutchtown Griffins C-team and Bayou LaForce Bisons congratulate each other on a good game during the River Parishes Youth Football League's jamboree on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013 at the Community Stadium in New Roads.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- Zane Villar, 1, and Josie Villar, 3, dance along to American Idol star Lauren Alaina during the Taste of Tiger Tailgating event on Saturday at River Center in Baton Rouge.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Dutchtown Griffins C-Team player Kendrick Broussard runs the ball against the Bayou LaFourche Bisons during the River Parishes Youth Football League's jamboree on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013 at the Community Stadium in New Roads.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- LSU students participating in Community Bound, from left, Ryan Manley, Travis LeCompte and Vu Le check that a hard drive is plugged in properly in Progress Elementary School's library. Staff moved into the new school August 10, just a few days before school started. Community Bound is a collaborative effort of mostly first-year students providing community services to 18 schools in East Baton Rouge Parish.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Maltipoo 'Baileigh,' fostered through Margaret's Angel Wings For Animals, leaves with his new family, Evan Joffrion, 3, left, and his brother Ian Joffrion. They were at the adoption event Saturday. Margaret's Angel Wings for Animals helps abandoned pets get to rescue organizations that place them with new families.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Cancer survivor Carmen Duplessis celebrates after bowling a 10-pin spare during a get-together for local cancer survivors on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 at Premier Lanes.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Michael LeBlanc, three years cancer free, bowls with others at a get-together for local cancer survivors on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 at Premier Lanes.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- UNO President Peter Fos, second from left, talks to Lisa Leopold and her daughter Rose Leopold, a first year student, far right, as he and Brett Kemker, âVice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment, help move Rose in her Pontchartrain North dorm at the University of New Orleans during in New Orleans, La. Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU President King Alexander, left, goes into the elevator with Jaina Alsandor (Irving's friend), center, and Ashanti Estem (Irving's sister), right, while moving Dwayne Irving Jr. into Blake Hall. Update on what Alexander has been up to in his 5 weeks in Baton Rouge including his plan to raise faculty salaries, efforts to establish partnerships with K-12, and the first ever visits by an LSU president to some of the AgCenters more remote research stations.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- St. Amant High School Golden Gator band members, from left, Trey Bercegeay, Mason Gregoire, Nicholas Brooks, Remington Masten and Jesse Jones, play their instruments while marching in formation at an Aug. 21 practice.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Derius Montgomery, left, with Stand for Children Baton Rouge, draws a frame for fifth-graders to write their dreams in chalk on the sidewalk in front of Lanier Elementary School Monday as part of the organization's move to inform parents and children about the need for quality education. Lanier Elementary was one of three schools visited.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRIANNA PACIORKA -- Ascension Cougar runningback Jacorey Johnson (31) speeds past Eastside Raider linebacker Shad Levy (82) during a football game at the annual Ascension Parish Jamboree on Saturday.

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  • Advocate Staff Photos by John Oubre - - Southern Fan Fest day. Southern's freshman band members enter the F.G. Clark activity center to play for the crowd gathered in the arena for Fan fest day.

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  • Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- Mike Theis Memorial Scholarship Party. Gerri Valene, Edward Sakakeeny and Tina McNish. Wednesday August 21, 2013.

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