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Pictures of the Week: Dec. 14-20

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Saying hello to Santa Claus at LaSalle's are Chuckie Williams, 4, and Archie Williams, 2. Toledo Blade file photo dated Nov. 28, 1953.

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Mrs. Claus (Carol Olszewski) readies Santa's (Ric Nierman) suspenders as he chooses his red suit. The couple were preparing to visit children at the Toledo Club.

The Blade/Lori King
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Communications manager Rob Wiercinski packs teddy bears donated from the annual Teddy Bear Toss event at the Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio on December 15, 2015. The toys will be donated to various charitable organizations around Toledo.

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Peyton Fisher, 7, has collected more than 65 blankets to donate to The Cherry Street Mission this holiday season. His father Mark said that Peyton brought the idea to him out of the blue. Though Peyton's fellow boy scouts know about his project, most of his fellow elementary students do not. "He's a good kid," Mark said.

The Blade/Katie Rausch
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Bill Faine near super hero cut-outs in front of is home on State Route 235 outside of Ada on December 10, 2015.

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Sister Regina Fisher, Pastoral Leader at St. Mary Parish in Clyde, carries Holy Water outside after the final mass at Sisters of Notre Dame Toledo Provincial Center, Tuesday, December 15, 2015.

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I-280 Veteran's Glass City Skyway in Toledo.

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A graduate's cap is decorated in honor of the Toledo Rockets during the University of Toledo Fall Commencement Ceremony in Savage Arena on December 19, 2015.

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Abby Yeager, 16, bakes cookies at Providence Lutheran Church in Toledo, Ohio on December 13, 2015. Freshmen through seniors from Springfield High School wrapped presents and baked Christmas treats for the Secret Santa Shoppe.

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Syncere White, 1, holds "baby" the rabbit in the playroom at the Family House homeless shelter in Toledo, Ohio on December 10, 2015. Associate director Lisa Flynn says the biggest challenge with children in the shelter is allowing them enough outlets for their energy.

The Blade/Shelby Kardell
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Ghadeer Shaban waits for her daughter, Yara Sharif (2) to fall asleep during a naturalization ceremony in which her husband, Naser Sharif, was participating in at the Toledo Museum of Art in the Glass Pavilion in Toledo, Ohio on December 15, 2015. Ghadeer was born and raised in St. Louis, and her husband is originally from Jordan. The family now resides in Toledo.

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Runner Linda Shaw dresses as a Christmas tree during the Rudolph 5K run in Rossford, Ohio.

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Rev. Prentiss Anderson holds his Christmas record at Gathering Place on December 14, 2015.

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Mason Zieman, 3, of Toledo, takes a gander at Santa Claus, played by Davie Davis, center, while his grandmother Lisa Kronbach-Eisenbach, right, Founder and CEO of Nightingales Harvest,, right, watches during a sing-along with Santa fundraising event for Nightingales Harvest, a pantry which supports families coping with caner during the holidays on December 20, 2015. "I'm so thrilled these guys have something special that they can celebrate," Kronbach-Eisenbach said.

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Lindsay Davidson, 10, of Toledo decorates holiday cookies while dressed as Olaf, a snowman character from the 2013 animated film Frozen, during a sing-along with Santa fundraising event for Nightingales Harvest, a pantry which supports families coping with caner during the holidays on December 20, 2015. The event included cookie decorating, singing and pictures with Santa Clause.

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Rosie Robinson, of Toledo, heads down Erie St. with a super green and white umbrella to protect her from the rain on December 14, 2015.

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Santa Claus and his elf appear to have more than just reindeer power as Larry King, Reno Beach, and his granddaughter Alissa Carroll, 15, Rossford, cruise around on Mr. King's hand built custom trike at the art loop at St. Clair Street near Washington Street, Thursday, December 17, 2015.

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Carol Kelly sings with the rest of The Wassailers Thursday, December 17, 2015, at the Carranor Hunt & Polo Club in Perrysburg, Ohio.

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Elmwood's Deven Peter dribbles around Rossford's Connor Bihn during third period of basketball game at Rossford High School.

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Central Catholic's Keith Smith (3) drives around Whitmer's Derrick Rayford Jr. (14) on his way to the net during the third quarter in of the Friday, December 18, 2015 home basketball match up against Whitmer. Central Catholic won, 55-53.

The Blade/Katie Rausch
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Rogers' Taquarius Belcher (11) battles Scott's Chance Hawkins (20) for a rebound during a basketball game Wednesday, December 16, 2015, in Toledo, Ohio.

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Indy Fuel goalie Mac Carruth takes a drink during a hockey game between the Toledo Walleye and the Indy Fuel at the Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio on December 16, 2015.

Blade/Shelby Kardell

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Toledo's Kyle Bushee (5) collides with the boards as he challenges Manchester's goaltender Cedrick Desjardins (35) outside the net during the first period of the Saturday, December 19, 2015, hockey match up against Manchester at the Huntington Center in downtown Toledo.

Blade/Katie Rausch

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Joshua Van Buren, of Toledo, waited for his concessions before heading into the theater several hours early to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens Thursday, December 17, 2015, at Rave Cinemas Franklin Park 16 inside the Franklin Park Mall in West Toledo. Several theater-goers said they had purchased their tickets months in advance, and were lined up as early as 3:30 p.m. for a 7:30 p.m. showtime.

The Blade/Katie Rausch
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Tess Westcott, left, and Kristal Anderson, both of Toledo, joked together as they waited for three hours inside the theater to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens Thursday, December 17, 2015, at Rave Cinemas Franklin Park 16.

The Blade/Katie Rausch
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Ismail and Nahed are a Syrian husband and wife living safely in Toledo with their three children, but fearing for their families who remain in Syria the couple asked their their last name and their faces not be shown. Ismail was forced to flee Syria as the war intensified, coming to the U.S. on a tourist visa in May of 2012 before applying for asylum.

The Blade/Katie Rausch
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