Photos: Weekly Gallery for Sept. 21-30, 2013

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRIANNA PACIORKA -- Baker locals enjoy carnival rides and games at the 21st Baker Buffalo Festival. The three-day festival, which began Thursday, raises money for the five public schools in Baker.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Firefighting instructors light the diesel oil fire pit at the Carrol L. Herring Fire and Emergency Training Institute at LSU.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Firefighters light the diesel oil fire pit at the Fire and Emergency Training Institute at LSU.

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  • Photo by Rachel SaltzbergThe LSU Tiger Marching Band's trumpet section marches toward Victory Hill before the LSU-Kent State game on Sept. 14.

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  • Photo by Rachel SaltzbergTaylor Gilbert, co-leader of the LSU Tiger Marching Band's trumpet section, performs at the LSU-UAB game on Sept 7 in Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Penni Guidry sits in front of her pink and white VW Micro Bus, background, waiting to share pink lemonade at the PARKlet she and David Mooney created at 201 St. Charles Street. For the first time Park(ing)Day is being observed in Baton Rouge. Originally invented in 2005 by Rebar, a San Francisco design firm, PARK(ing) Day challenges people to rethink the way streets are used and reinforces the need for broad-based changes to urban infrastructure. During the day, parking spots are turned into small parks. Mini-parks or parklets will be located in downtown and Mid City, and hosted by Center for Planning Excellence (CPEX), Downtown Development District (DDD), BREC, Garden District Nursery, and David Mooney, Attorney at Law.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- Southern University Jaguars linebacker Javon Allen (57) leads the Jaguars out of the tunnel before the game between Jackson State University and Southern University on Saturday at the in Baton Rouge.

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  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Costume Fan day. Darth Vader receives a high five from Matteo Runge, age 4, during costume fan day on saturday, sponsored by Red Stick Rebellion collector's club. Gabriel Smith watches in the background.

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  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Costume Fan day. Stuart Roark battles Darth Vader as Jedi Knight Evan Butler, left, observes the action on saturday during costume fan day at Jones creek Library.

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  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Balloon festival and competition. A hot air balloon reflects in the lake at lamar-Dixon during the second balloon festival in Gonzales on saturday morning. The pilot veered slightly off course of the target area, barely missing the lake.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Kayla Lirette, left, her husband Tyler, and Dierdra Scott, oppose the Common Core State Standards Initiative Saturday at the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Sara Wood, far right, and Monica Dennis, second from right, listen to the National Anthem at a protest for the Common Core State Standards Initiative Saturday at the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Audubon Zoo Zookeeper Chris Ferris feeds an alligator in the Louisiana Swamp Exhibit in New Orleans, La. Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. The alligators are feed every Thursday and Sunday at 3pm.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Alcides Gomez, left, and Ryan Gott paint the wall around the infield of a baseball field Friday at the Youngsville Sports Complex.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRIANNA PACIORKA -- Kirk Heard Sr. and his son Kirk Heard Jr., 4, ride the Jamaican Bobsled at the 21st Baker Buffalo Festival. The three-day festival started Thursday and raises money for five public schools in Baker.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRIANNA PACIORKA -- Joy Hale performs a dance to Willow Smith's "Whip My Hair" during a talent show held at the 21st Baker Buffalo Festival. The three-day festival started Thursday and raises money for five public schools in Baker.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Interiors of the newly renovated Saenger Theater in New Orleans, La. Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. The view from the balcony.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Interiors of the newly renovated Saenger Theater in New Orleans, La. Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. Chandeliers hanging inside the arcade area of the theater.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Interiors of the newly renovated Saenger Theater in New Orleans, La. Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. Projected clouds float across the star sky of the ceiling of the theater.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS --Kyle Cassidy, left and Shane Walsh, right, run along the bike trail at Hooper Road Park Wednesday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU Band members urge the Tigers on in the fourth quarter in Athens, Ga. Georgia won, 44-41.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Charles Dillon of the Mohawk Hunters chants as he performs with his tribe at the Old Algiers RiverFest which is presented annually to celebrate the cultural contributions of Old Algiers. The festival, now in its eighth year, is dedicated to preserving and promoting the traditional jazz and other indigenous sounds that came of age along the banks of the Mississippi River in Algiers, La. Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. The festival continues Sunday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- Juliet Alise and Brad Blanchard, right, lead the boys' group during auditions for Baton Rouge Ballet's annual show "The Nutcracker A Tale From The Bayou" on Sunday at Dancers' Workshop in Baton Rouge.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- From left, Hanna Ray, Katherine Lossett and Madelyn Lee perform a routine during auditions for Baton Rouge Ballet's annual show "The Nutcracker A Tale From The Bayou" on Sunday at Dancers' Workshop in Baton Rouge.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Mindy Jordan, center, kisses her husband Ritchie Jordan, wearing a wedding gown in drag in Muriel's in the French Quarter at the New Orleans Bridal Crawl sponsored by the Creativity Collective that got together with the goal to break the world record for largest gathering of brides, and raise money for Cafe Reconcile! in New Orleans, La. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. The group fell short of the record but hope the event will become an annual event and grow to break the record.

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  • Paul Dietzel during his coaching days at LSU. (Advocate hard copy file photo) Keyword Coach

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  • Coach Paul Dietzel watches from the sidelines with Johnny Robinson (34) and Billy Cannon (20), two of his mainstays in the drive to the 1958 national championship. (Advocate hard copy file photos) Keyword Coach College Football

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  • Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- Lauricella Award. Peter Finney Jr and Peter Finney Sr. Thursday September 26, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- Lauricella Award. Hank Lauricella Jr, Connie Jo and Louis Lauricella. Thursday September 26, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- Lauricella Award. Moon Landrieu, Frank Maselli and Jimmy Fitzmorris. Thursday September 26, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- Lauricella Award. Fritz Windhorst, Betty and Hank Lauricella, Dr. John Ochsner. Thursday September 26, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by John McCusker -- Coach Sean Payton signs the hat of 12 year old fan Cory Ballas before the New Orleans Saints faced the Oakland Raiders in pre-season action in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Friday, August 16, 2013.

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