Friday, September 30, 2011

Week in Pictures

Caden Nunamaker does an apple taste test with his first-grade class at Mill Creek Elementary School. His class is spending the day celebrating Johnny Appleseed Day. The holiday recognizes the birthday of John Chapman, an American whose apple tree planting became the stuff of legend. Teacher Heather Myers said the day will be filled with a variety of subjects such as math, reading, writing and science, giving the students an "apple crazy day."

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Jacob Biener descends from the 60-foot Alpine Tower during "Happy Hour at the Tower." The event, sponsored by Venture Out, Department of Student Life and MSA/GPC, invited students to come out and test their climbing skills for free.

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Dyllan Clark and James Lisk leave a gas station after stopping for slushies. "Both of the horses are called Jessie because I got them at different times," Lisk said.

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Ceramics artist and teacher Leah Bowring throws a bowl in the Access Arts studio.

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The front window of "On the Corner," a new restaurant being built, overlooks the business district in Moberly.

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Debi Hake runs at the Columbia Activity and Recreation Center. Hake was diagnosed with breast cancer, but while undergoing treatment was able to train and complete a triathalon.

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Osama El-Tayash holds the flag of Libya at a flag ceremony held during the International Bazaar on the University of Missouri campus. This year was the first year the flag of Lybia has been presented since the annual Bazaar began in 2008, according to event coordinator Tariq Al Yami. EL-Tayash said his family is from Libya, and said today represents a significant moment for him. "It's a big step," he said. "It means a lot because we're finally being recognized." The flag has become the official standard of forces fighting Libyan dictator Muammar Ghaddafi.

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