Photos: Weekly Gallery for Jan. 01-10, 2014

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU cheerleaders, from left to right, Taylor Machen, Skyler Bouillon, Julie Rapp, Patience Phillips, Brittany Chaisson and Jessie Majorie frolic in the surf, as a friend shoots their picture Monday at the 2014 Outback Bowl Beach Day at the Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort in Clearwater, Fla. The event was held in advance of Wednesday's bowl game in Tampa.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Catcher Faith Otts, 15, of Conway, Ark. throws to second base during the 2014 College Softball Camp Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at the Coquille Sports Complex west of Covington. More than 370 girls from Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and Tennessee are attending the two-day camp to hone their softball skills while meeting and working with college coaches.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Emile Hevia, 7, pushes his sister Emile Hevia, 4, on a sled through the snow at Loyola University in snow that was left over from a Twelfth Night snowball fight and managed to stay on the ground overnight due to below freezing temperatures in New Orleans, La. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Cyril Waguespack, 95, right, a longtime rice and sugar cane farmer from St. James Parish, sits down for lunch with family members. Clockwise, from left, are daughters Jeanette Labat, Phayne Braud, son Charles Waguespack, daughter Jackie Gravois, son Cyril Waguespack, Jr., son Ronald Waguespack and David Waguespack, Cyril Jr.'s son.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Cyril Waguespack, 95, a former rice and sugar cane farmer from St. James Parish, with his very first tractor, a John Deere spiked-wheel model from the early 1930's, parked on land that belong's to his family's business. He bought the tractor second hand in 1938. His son Charles Waguespack is background.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Cyril Waguespack, 95, a former rice and sugar cane farmer from St. James Parish, shows the engraved sugar cane knife he was awarded by St. James Parish, for having a high yield year. Daughters Phayne Braud, center, and Jackie Gravois, right, are background at his home.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Cyril Waguespack, 95, a former rice and sugar cane farmer from St. James Parish, sits down to lunch, helped by his daughters, left to right, Jeanette Labat, moving his walker, Phayne Braud and Jackie Gravois.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Newsprint article from a 1971 edition of the Baton Rouge Sunday Advocate, with pictures showing Cyril Waguespack, 95,running crawfish traps in the nearby Burton Swamp. A photograph at right shows him wading next to his pirogue.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Cyril Waguespack, 95, a former rice and sugar cane farmer from St. James Parish, talks with exuberance about the family's farming history. Some of his family are, left to right, daughter Jackie Gravois, son Cyril Waguespack, Jr., son Ronald Waguespack and David Waguespack, Cyril Jr.'s son.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Cyril Waguespack, 95, a former rice and sugar cane farmer from St. James Parish.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Cyril Waguespack, 95, a former rice and sugar cane farmer from St. James Parish, and daughter Jeanette Labat, right, try to match their recollections of the family's farming history, with another of Cyril's daughters, Phayne Braud, in background.

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  • Advocate photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- New Orleanians woke up to temperatures in the twenties Tuesday, January 7, 2013. On South Clairborne Avenue, carwash owner John LaGuardia arrived at work to find the freeze had turned his business into a winter wonderland complete with four foot long icicles.

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  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Kenny Neal, right, performs with Joseph Charles Paten, a close friend of Tabby Thomas, at the Manship Theatre in the Shaw center on Tuesday night during a musical celebration in honor of the legendary Blues Artist.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Alexis Ruffin circles, looking for the best angle while using her cell phone to take souvenir photos of the frozen mermaids fountain at her family's home, in the 5900 block of Robertson Street Tuesday. Despite having a recirculating pump to keep the water moving, the fountain's water eventually froze Monday-- much to the consternation of their two Shih Tzu dogs, Lilly and Diamond, who usually drink from the bottom of the fountain, said her mother Angela Ruffin.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Player Kristin Gunter of Pensacola, Fla., draws a beat on a fly ball during the 2014 College Softball Camp Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at the Coquille Sports Complex west of Covington. More than 370 girls from Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and Tennessee are attending the two-day camp to hone their softball skills while meeting and working with college coaches.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Cold January temperatures cause the steam coming from the ExxonMobil plant to show on Monday in Baton Rouge. Tuesday's high is expected to be in the upper 30's according to the National Weather Service.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Kamel Howell of the Calypso Tumblers dances for a large crowd of tourists as a child in Washington Artillery Park across from Jackson Square in the French Quarter in New Orleans, La. Monday, Dec. 30, 2013.

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  • Advocate Photo by VERONICA DOMINACH -- Max and Iggi play with each other and run around at the new Uptown Dog Park on December 27, 2013 in New Orleans. Earlier this month, the city reopened Wisner Park, now featuring the first designated dog run in Uptown New Orleans. The city spent $309,000 and also upgraded the landscaping, provided more seating and new garbage cans. They are still working on improving the softball field.

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  • Advocate Photo by VERONICA DOMINACH -- Michael Pou and his dog, Cayenne enjoy playing fetch at the new Uptown Dog Park on December 27, 2013 in New Orleans. Earlier this month, the city reopened Wisner Park, now featuring the first designated dog run in Uptown New Orleans. The city spent $309,000 and also upgraded the landscaping, provided more seating and new garbage cans. They are still working on improving the softball field.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- LSU mascot Mike the Tiger sun bathes in his habitat on Thursday on LSU's campus in Baton Rouge

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  • Advocate Staff Photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Anne Mudge tries to keep up with her three year-old daughter, Vivian Mudge, while she takes her new bicycle for a test-ride on Christmas morning in Lafayette. Vivian recieved the bike as a gift from Santa.

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  • 10/27/2012. Photo by John Oubre. 00031810A. Capital City Swim League's final regular season meet. Colin Bone, of Catholic High, won first in the Boys 200 Yard Free style, with a time of 1:53.53

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Catholic swimmer Colin Bone , center, second from left, leaves the blocks at the start of the Boys 400 Free Relay during the Capital City Swim League Championships Sunday. Bone led his team to the win in the event and was named Meet Outstanding Boy Swimmer.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Catholic swimmer Colin Bone leads the pack at the start of the Boys 400 Free Relay during the Capital City Swim League Championships Sunday. Bone led his team to the win in the event and was named Outstanding Boy Swimmer for the meet.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- All-Metro swimming MVP Colin Bone of Catholic High School on Monday in Baton Rouge.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- All-Metro swimming MVP Colin Bone of Catholic High School on Monday in Baton Rouge.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- All-Metro swimming MVP Colin Bone of Catholic High School on Monday in Baton Rouge.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- All-Metro swimming MVP Colin Bone of Catholic High School on Monday in Baton Rouge.

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