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Pics of the Week: August 24-30, 2015

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Jaylan Hamilton, an incoming sixth grader, left, with Larry Sykes, Toledo City Council member. Local professional, religious, business, and education leaders lineup outside of Martin Luther King, Jr., Academy for Boys to greet the students and welcome them to the first day of school with a handshake and a smile.

The Blade/Jetta Fraser
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Kevin Reynolds moves a piece of wood while his brother, Robert Reynolds, works on a house in the new Crystal Ridge subdivision on August 25, 2015 in Maumee, Ohio. Robert Reynolds owns R&R Construction, a subcontractor for McCarthy Builders.

The Blade/Shelby Kardell
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Ignacio Hernandez, 6, from El Corazon de Mexico Ballet Folklorico, tips his sombrero and smiles after a performance during the Barrio Latino Art Festival at the Providence Center on August 30, 2015. The event featured artwork, food, crafts, music, and special performances.

The Blade/Amy E. Voigt
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Clerissa Criswell sells some of vases during the Barrio Latino Art Festival.

The Blade/Amy E. Voigt
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Grace Surato, left, 8, and her friend Jocelyn Shattuck, 8, right, from Toledo, choose books that they want for free during the Books 4 Buddies program at The Toledo Zoo on August 24, 2015.

The Blade/Amy E. Voigt
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Bishop Daniel E. Thomas, left, speaks with congregants Philip Hertzfeld, center, and Jackie Herzfeld, right, from Waterville, after a mass to celebrate 100 years of shared history of Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral Parish and School on August 30, 2015.

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Toledo Sign employee Jim Horvath, of Toledo, installing the street sign for Four Corners Center, a Partnership for Progress in Bowling Green, Ohio on August 28, 2015. The former bank building now houses offices for several agencies.

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Participants start the race during the Mud Dog Challenge event on Airport Highway on August 29, 2015. The event, which includes an obstacle course filled with mud and physical activities, is organized to help raise funds for care packages to send to American service members.

The Blade/Amy E. Voigt
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Mike Stockdale II, from Toledo, crawls through the mud to reach the finish line during the Mud Dog Challenge event on Airport Highway on August 29, 2015.

The Blade/Amy E. Voigt
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Michelle Carlson, Programs Coordinator with the Arts Commission, introduces Will Laasch, 16, and Jayla Aimuanvbosa, 15, who worked the mural Wednesday, 08/26/25, at the Soul City Gym in Toledo, Ohio. Forty diverse and at-risk teens representing more than 27 area high schools have been part of a summer program to beautify Toledo public spaces as part of The Arts Commission’s Young Artists at Work (YAAW) program.

THE BLADE/JEREMY WADSWORTH
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Sisters Panka Eneff, 83, left, and Evanka Dimitroff, 82, and both of Oregon, peeling potatoes at the event where over 200 people volunteered their time to peel and cut potatoes at Oak Shade Grove in Oregon, Ohio on August 27, 2015. The potatoes go into the authentic German potato salad available at the German American Festival this weekend in Oregon.

The Blade/Jetta Fraser
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Calvera, a Mexican Hairy Prehensile Tail Porcupine, checks out a TV camera during a press conference to announce a 2015 Capital Levy Renewal Campaign at the Toledo Zoo, Tuesday, August 25, 2015.

The Blade/Andy Morrison
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Loup, a Eurasian eagle owl, looks on during a press conference to announce a 2015 Capital Levy Renewal Campaign at the Toledo Zoo.

The Blade/Andy Morrison
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David Nakashima sits near his Labrador Retriever named Milo in his backyard on August 27, 2015.

The Blade/Amy E. Voigt
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Michael Abernathy, manager of Whiteford Greenhouse, stands near a Banana Tree on the business' property on August 27, 2015.

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Toledoans Nikki Amborski, 10, 2nd from left, and Jessika Letson, 13, pose with characters during the Glass City Con 5 at SeaGate Convention Center in Toledo, Ohio.

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Pretzels sit in a stack at a food stand at the German American Festival held at Oak Shade Grove in Oregon, Ohio on August 29, 2015.

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Marita Deitering Perkins, right, dances with Kyle Schwartz at the German American Festival held at Oak Shade Grove on August 29, 2015. Perkins dances with Deutsche Bayrische Volktanz Gruppe, firmly known as Deutsche Trachten Gruppe.

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A festival goer's beer rests on a table at the German American Festival held at Oak Shade Grove in Oregon, Ohio on August 29, 2015. The festival featured "authentic german food, beer and entertainment," according to the festival's website.

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Rob Lamlein, center, heads in to check out a partially renovated space that will house a bar during the Halfway to Hensville event Tuesday, August 25, 2015, near Fifth Third Field in downtown Toledo. Local government is partnering with the Toledo Mud Hens to renovate several buildings near the ballpark.

The Blade/Katie Rausch
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Logan Foster, 3, follows his mother, Sirin Foster, across the stage after she became a U.S. citizen at a naturalization ceremony at the 5/3 Building in Toledo, Ohio on August 27, 2015. The Fosters are originally from Thailand, and now reside in Lima, Ohio.

The Blade/Shelby Kardell
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Erin Garber-Pearson sported stilts as she marched during the 5th Annual Toledo Pride Parade Saturday, August 29, 2015, in downtown Toledo. This year's Grand Marshall Jim Obergefell, a Sandusky native, was the lead plaintiff in the U.S. Supreme Court case that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. Thousands of people turned out watch and participate in the parade.

The Blade/Katie Rausch
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A vendor waves a flag with the phrase, "Born this Way" as parade members begin their route during the 5th Annual Toledo Pride Parade.

The Blade/Katie Rausch
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Macomb, Mich. resident Vincent Lori displays his Best of Show in the Working Decoy, Novice Class category during a decoy competition at Magee Marsh in Oak Harbor, Ohio.

The Blade/Lori King
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Art Martin's 90th birthday cake is decorated with pictures from his past at the Kroger store on Sylvania Avenue on August 26, 2015 in Sylvania, Ohio.

The Blade/Shelby Kardell
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Sandee Tarjanyi, left, lifts weights at Black Swamp Crossfit as Michele Miller, right, looks on in Sylvania, Ohio on August 27, 2015. Tarjanyi, 57, began training at Crossfit after a car accident left her with limited mobility and strength.

The Blade/Shelby Kardell
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Anthony Wayne goalie Brendan Vaughn makes a save against St. Johns' Zachary Buescher, 10, during soccer game at St. John's High School in Toledo, Ohio.

The Blade/Lori King
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Central Catholic DB Keith Smith (9) upends Cleveland Benedictine RB Dontez Rash (1) during a football game Saturday, 08/29/15, in Toledo, Ohio. Central lost 35-23.

THE BLADE/JEREMY WADSWORTH
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St. Francis de Sales' Sean Blue (14) cheers after scoring a touchdown during the second quarter of the Friday, August 28, 2015, football match up between St. Francis de Sales and Bedford at the University of Toledo's Glass Bowl.

The Blade/Katie Rausch
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The Mud Hens' Alexi Casilla (37) takes a moment after colliding with Columbus' Ryan Rohlinger (6) at second base during the bottom of the third inning in the Monday, August 24, 2015, baseball match up against the Columbus Clippers at Fifth Third Field in downtown Toledo.

Blade/Katie Rausch

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The Mud Hens' mascot Muddy takes a closer look at the action from the stands during the bottom of the third inning.

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