Photos: Weekly Gallery for May. 10-17, 2014

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Lynn Brue looks for the names of her Timber Lake, South Dakota classmates at The Moving Wall, a half-sized replica of the Vietnam memorial in Washington, D.C., outside Kenner City Hall in Kenner, La. Thursday, May 15, 2014. There are 58,261 men and women on the wall who died during the conflict. 2014 marks the 30th anniversary of the Moving Wall that travels the country from April through November spending about a week at each site. Brue, of Metairie, attended the same high school of Marines Corps PFC Randolph Scott Hutchinson and U.S. Army PFC David Lee Rickels.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Tulane University President Scott Cowen, center, dances with a second line umbrella next to jazz clarinetist Dr. Michael White and honorary degree recipient and trumpeter Wynton Marsalis during graduation ceremonies in the Superdome in New Orleans, La. Saturday, May 17, 2014. Cowen has been president since 1998 and is retiring after leading the University in its rebuilding efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

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  • Advocate photo by Lee Celano - A sea of red mortar boards during the UL-Lafayette General Commencement Ceremony at the Cajundome in Lafayette May 17, 2014.

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  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Donaldsonville High's Air Force Junior ROTC members wait to post the colors prior to the start of commencement ceremonies.

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  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Donaldsonville graduates toss their mortar boards into the air at the end on commencement ceremonies on Friday night.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Former LSU players Jordan Jefferson (2) and Jacob Hester (44) stretch during rookie camp Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the Saints practice facility.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- John Curtis' Calvin Linden is safe on first despite the pickoff attempt by pitcher John Lewis and first baseman Faulkner Webster against University High on Friday during the Class 3A semi-finals at McMurray Park in Sulphur.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- They came by land and sea as the first day of the Bayou Boogaloo kicks off for its three day the banks of Bayou St. John near Orleans Avenue in New Orleans, La. The festival features music on three stages, along with a kids tent, cooking demo stage, food booths and arts booths as well. The festival is a free event.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- David Behmer starts up his trolling motor as he hand his pet goats Socrates and Gizmo head towards the music as the first day of the Bayou Boogaloo kicks off for its three day the banks of Bayou St. John near Orleans Avenuen in New Orleans, La. Friday, May 16, 2014.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- BRPD motormen attend a memorial service to honor law enforcement officers who have been killed in the line of duty. The ceremony took place at the Peace OfficersÕ Memorial Plaza, located on the west side of the City Hall Building, 222 St Louis St. It was sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Police, Baton Rouge Lodge #1.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Darrin Harris, 18, gets his scooter hitched to the tractor of Austin Smith, 19, as the senior class members prepare for Denham Springs High School's annual Parade of Seniors, a longtime tradition, in the parking lot of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Thursday. Bailey Hennesy, behind Harris, offers donuts to for the early morning event.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- New high school graduates throw their caps into the air May 15 at the end of East Ascension's graduation ceremony.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Members of the Denham Springs High School senior class-- using trucks, ATV's, scooters, and even tractors-- ride down Yellow Jacket Boulevard before the start of school Thursday morning, celebrating their last day with the school's annual Parade of Seniors, a longtime tradition. Seniors first gathered nearby at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Hatchell Lane, finished decorating their vehicles, and after arriving at the school parking lot, drove in circles and held a spirited rally.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- 'Highly decorated' senior class members from Denham Springs High School whoop it up, celebrating their last day by riding in the school's annual Parade of Seniors ,Thursday morning before school.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Members of the Denham Springs High School senior class-- using trucks, ATV's, scooters, and even tractors-- ride down Yellow Jacket Boulevard before the start of school Thursday morning, celebrating their last day with the school's annual Parade of Seniors, a longtime tradition. Seniors first gathered nearby at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Hatchell Lane, finished decorating their vehicles, and after arriving at the school parking lot, drove in circles and held a spirited rally.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Senior Clayton Comeaux, center, drives his father's tractor in the parking lot at Denham Springs High School, at the conclusion of the school's annual parade of seniors, a longtime tradition. He's followed in another tractor by fellow senior Konnor Jeansonne, 18, right. Seniors first gathered nearby to preparations, and started from Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

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  • Advocate photo by Lee Celano - Rachel Choate of Abbeville is covered in colored paint dust at a celebration following "The Color Run," a race to benefit Hearts of Hope sexual assault center, in Lafayette May 11, 2014.

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  • Advocate photo by Lee Celano - Participants covered in colored paint dust revel at a celebration following "The Color Run," a race to benefit Hearts of Hope sexual assault center, in Lafayette May 11, 2014.

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  • Advocate photo by Lee Celano - Runners are doused with yellow paint dust during "The Color Run," a race to benefit Hearts of Hope sexual assault center, in Lafayette May 11, 2014.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Joshua Smith blows vapor at the Vaping Tiger in Metairie, La. Friday, May 9, 2014. Smith stopped smoking 3 months ago and a 2 pack a day habit. Vaping utilizes a propylene glycol or vegetable glycerin based liquid that is mixed with small amounts of nicotine and flavoring that then get vaporized using a atomizer.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Victoria Wood blows vapor with customers at the Vaping Tiger in Metairie, La. Friday, May 9, 2014. Vaping utilizes a propylene glycol or vegetable glycerin based liquid that is mixed with small amounts of nicotine and flavoring that then get vaporized using a atomizer.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Walker's Kyle Baudoin takes first in the Boys Pole Vault 5A event at the LHSAA State Outdoor Track Meet on Saturday at the Bernie Moore Track Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Fontainebleau's Madison Heath Madison Heath takes first in the Girls Pole Vault 5A event at the LHSAA State Outdoor Track Meet on Saturday at the Bernie Moore Track Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Cabrini's Tayla Celestine, right, takes first with St. Michael's Tylor Row taking second in the Girls 100 Meter Hurdles 4A event at the LHSAA State Outdoor Track Meet on Saturday at the Bernie Moore Track Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Catholic High's Chance Stephens took first place in the Boys High Jump 5A event at the LHSAA State Outdoor Track Meet on Saturday at the Bernie Moore Track Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Ephraim Craddock, age 8, views the sun through a Hydrogen Alpha Particle Scope, also called a Solar Scope, on Saturday during Astronomy Day at Highland park observatory.

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  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Merril Hess, President of Baton Rouge Astronomical Society, shows parts of the observatory telescope to Michael Rogers, II on Saturday at Highland Park's observatory.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA -- Jesuit High School's Brandon Sequeira, right, celebrates with team mates after he scored on a two-RBI single by Alexander Galy during a Class 5A quarter final baseball game against Alexandria High School at John Ryan Stadium in Metairie.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Fellow Mardi Gras Indians, friends, and family say good by to Golden Star Hunters Mardi Gras Indians Big Chief Larry Bannock at his funeral outside of City of Love Church in New Orleans, La. Saturday, May 10, 2014. Bannock passed away 3 days after a performance at Jazz Fest.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- From left to right, East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden, wearing traditional Greek dress, gets introduced to traditional Greek dance by New Orleans Hellenic Dance Group member Maria Patselikos, as they are joined by audience members Elpis Polyzopoulos, Carol Guidry, dance group members Cecelia Bartosiewicz, Pantelis Patselikos and others, Saturday the third annual Baton Rouge Greek Festival.

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  • Advocate photo by VERONICA DOMINACH -- Vincent Villaverde of Texas enjoys some crawfish during ZatarainÕs WorldÕs Largest Crawfish Boil at Champion Square in New Orleans, La. Saturday, May 10, 2014. To celebrate its 125th anniversary, ZatarainÕs will host the ÒWorldÕs Largest Crawfish BoilÓ. More than 25,000 pounds of crawfish will be boiled during the event and will be sold to attendees for $3.00 per serving. The event is open to the public and all food and beverage proceeds will be donated directly to Second Harvest Food Bank.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama gets her honorary degree and sash from Dillard President Walter M. Kimbrough, left, at UNO's Lakefront Arena during Dillard's Graduation ceremony in New Orleans, La. Saturday, May 10, 2014.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA -- Steve Gleason, center, is awarded an honorary diploma at a Loyola University graduation ceremony at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Flanking Gleason is his wife, Michel Varisco Gleason, bottom, Gleason's mother, Gail Gleason, top center, and Rev. Kevin Wildes, president of Loyola University, top right.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama gives the address at the graduation ceremony of Dillard University at UNO's Lakefront Arena in New Orleans, La. Saturday, May 10, 2014.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Episcopal's Bryan Stamey takes the lead over Newman's Michael Brown at the finish line in the Boys 2A 1600 Meter Run at the LHSAA State Outdoor Track Meet on Friday on LSU's campus.

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