Photos: Weekly Gallery for Sept 28 - Oct. 05, 2013

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  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- St. Amant Homecoming. St. Amant's homecoming King Reece LeBlanc and Queen Jordan Hartman stroll in front of the crowd after their crowning on Thursday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Antique Village Fall Fest in Denham. Vendor Gary DeBacco arrainges his art on a table on saturday during Denham's antique village festival.

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  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Antique Village Fall Fest in Denham. Hadlei Mock, age 5, has her face painted by professional makeup artist Carole O'Neil at Denham Springs' fall festival, held on saturday in Downtown Denham.

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  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Antique Village Fall Fest in Denham. Band members (L-R) Vinee Abadie, Susan Burdette and Bob Roscoe, from the group Vintage, perform on saturday in downtown Denham.

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  • Advocate Photo by VERONICA DOMINACH --Essence Norwood gets her face painted at one of the stations set up for kids at Gentilly Fest, where family and friends enjoyed their weekend and celebrated all things "Gentilly," including live music, sumptuous food, and fine arts and crafts on Saturday in New Orleans.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Kentwood High School dance team members participate in the Tangipahoa Fair parade in Amite City.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane Green Wave tight end Matt Marfisi (88) picks up Tulane Green Wave kicker Cairo Santos (19) after Santos kicked the winning field goal with no time left for a 24-21 win over North Texas Saturday, October 6, 2013, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Float riders with a red, white and blue theme throw candy to Tangipahoa Fair parade attendees in Amite City.

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  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- St. Amant Homecoming. Parade riders, left to right, Brennan Maggio, Skyler Enlow and Austin O'Dell pump up the crowd before the start of St. Amant's Homecoming parade.

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  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- St. Amant Homecoming. Homecoming Maid Jude Blanchard tosses beads to the crowd on Thursday during St. Amant's Homecoming parade.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Paul Bryant of Martin Ecosystems of Baton Rouge comes up for air while he anchors a BioHaven® Floating Breakwater (BFB) in Lake Pontchartrain in Jefferson Parish near Bucktown and Metairie, La. Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. Similar to natural flotant marsh, the BFB enhances the natural processes of the ecosystem by protecting shorelines, creating new marsh, collecting and directing sediments, and reducing nutrients and pollutants using a durable non-woven recycled Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic called matrix. 100% of the fiber comes from post-consumer and industrial recycled wastes. The primary source of this material is recycled water and soda bottles.

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  • Advocate photo by VERONICA DOMINACH -- The St. Augustine Marching 100 Band performed on Royal Street in October to help fund its participation in the 2014 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif.

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  • Advocate Photo by VERONICA DOMINACH -- The St. Augustine Marching 100 Band performed on Royal Street to help fund their participation in the 2014 Tournament of the Rose Bowl Parade, this upcoming year in Pasadena, CA on Wednesday in New Orleans.

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  • Photo by Rachel Saltzberg

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Devan DeRouen, right, takes a break as friend Christian Olivier skateboards Monday at the wheels park in Lafayette. DeRouen, Olivier and friend Chis Rader say they come to the park on most days to ride the bowl at the park.

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  • Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- People in period costume fire a cannon after the rededication ceremony for the Chalmette Monument at Chalmette Battlefield on Saturday September 28, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU head coach Les Miles and players celebrate by singing the alma mater, after the second half in Starkville, Miss. LSU won 59-26 over Mississippi State.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- A pink gorilla woks the crowd at the Tangipahoa Fair parade in Amite City.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRIANNA PACIORKA -- Rylee Parker enjoys a cupcake during Abundant Life Church's 4th annual "God's Little Princess Tea Party" on Saturday. Princesses in attendance were served tea and other snacks by royal maidens and participated in several activities, such as games and dancing.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- From left, Chaplain Drew Rollins says a prayer for Rowdy, 3, as owners Meredith, Charlene, and Emma Thompson look on during "The Blessing of the Animals" ceremony on Sunday at St. Alban's Chapel in Baton Rouge.

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