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Pictures of the Week: Dec. 21 to Jan. 3, 2016

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The Duke Ellington (center) orchestra playing the first ever jazz performance at the Toledo Museum of Art's Peristyle.

THE BLADE/BRUCE SINNER
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Twin girls born year apart at Flower hospital. On left "54" who was born Dec. 31, 1954 and on baby on right is "55" who was born at 12:58am Jan. 1, 1955. Mom Darlene Schmidt of Ottawa Lake, Mich is shown and Dad is Christian Schmidt is not in photo.

The Blade/Clarence Bailey
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The Harlem Globetrotters host the World All-Stars in Toledo, Ohio on December 27, 2015. Flip White, who had a 47" vertical leap in high school, vaults over World All-Star #27 to score two in the first half. At right is Big Easy Lofton. On this same day, seminal Globetrotter great Meadowlark lemon passed away. He was 83.

The Blade/Jetta Fraser
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Big Easy Lofton teaching Josh Jordan, of Fremont, how to dance during the game.

The Blade/Jetta Fraser
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Some of the weapons collected by Webb C. Hayes during the Boxer Rebellion, China, 1900. The Hayes Presidential Center hosts a "Goodbye to 1968" party and the current museum exhibits at the center in Fremont, Ohio on January 3, 2016.

The Blade/Jetta Fraser
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Erica Gray, left, of Toledo, coos at her her son Antoine Watson Jr., 3 months, during a free Christmas dinner at Thomas Temple Church of God in downtown Toledo on December 25, 2015.

The Blade/Amy E. Voigt
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Sophia Goodson, 7, of Swanton, waits for the ball to rise during the Noon Year's Eve celebration Thursday, December 31, 2015, at the Toledo Zoo in Toledo, Ohio.

THE BLADE/JEREMY WADSWORTH
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Matthew Orchard of Perrysburg runs in the Maumee River during the Polar Bear Plunge Friday, January 1, 2016, in Waterville, Ohio.

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Joe Sutherlin-Gorsha of Toledo wades into the Maumee River during the Polar Bear Plunge.

THE BLADE/JEREMY WADSWORTH
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A cat sits in a kennel at the Wood County Humane Society Wednesday, December 23, 2015. More than 160 neglected dogs and cats rescued from a suspected hoarding situation earlier this month in Adams County and 12 dogs and 4 cats were brought here.

The Blade/Andy Morrison
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Tim Sanders, assistant shelter manager at the Wood County Humane Society, pets an adult male blue tick coon hound, one of 12 dogs and 4 cats from a large rescue in Adams County.

The Blade/Andy Morrison
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A man crosses Huron Street on a rainy day Monday, December 21, 2015, in Toledo, Ohio.

THE BLADE/JEREMY WADSWORTH
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The ice is filled with skaters during open skate at Tam-o-Shanter on December 27, 2015.

The Blade/Amy E. Voigt
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James Biniendo, of Toledo, holds his nephew Drake Miranda, 5, while he takes a spin on the ice.

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Martha Shearman walks her 11-year-old Labrador Retriever Lily Thursday, December 24, 2015, at Ft. Miamis Park near their home in Maumee. Both owner and canine were decked out for Christmas. Ms. Shearman says she and Lily take daily walks to help the older dog keep in shape.

The Blade/Katie Rausch
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The toy department aisles are packed with law enforcement officers and kids during the 12 Kids of Christmas shopping event at the Meijer on Alexis Road in Toledo, Monday, December 21, 2015. This is the seventh annual shopping event.

The Blade/Dave Zapotosky
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Mary Myers of South Creek Clydesdales gives rides in a horse-drawn sleigh Saturday, December 26, 2015, at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center in Fremont, Ohio.

THE BLADE/JEREMY WADSWORTH
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Bryce McNally, 17, from Whitmer High School, performs a floor routine before the judges during the Southview Gymnastic Invitational at Sunrise Gymnastics Academy on January 2, 2016.

The Blade/Amy E. Voigt
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Spotlight illuminate the dance floor during the New Year's Eve Party Thursday, December 31, 2015, at the Docks in East Toledo. Guests were arriving by 9 p.m. to enjoy dancing, food and other entertainment.

The Blade/Katie Rausch
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Nikki Cook, center, reaches out for her dancing partner James Broschak, right, during the New Year's Eve Party Thursday, December 31, 2015, the Kobe Bay restaurant located at the Docks in East Toledo. Guests were arriving by 9 p.m. to enjoy dancing, food and entertainment.

The Blade/Katie Rausch
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Attendees grab for balloons as they drop inside netting during the New Year's Eve Party Thursday, December 31, 2015, at the Docks in East Toledo. The balloons contained prizes that party-goers could collect once they were popped.

The Blade/Katie Rausch
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Toledo Museum of Art instructor Hannah Crabtree, left, and Jacob Vargo, 7, with his dad James Vargo, both of Helena, Ohio, draw model Woodrow Hoffer, II, of Monroe, Michigan, in "The Rise of Sneaker Culture" exhibit at the museum in Toledo, Ohio on January 1, 2016. The activity is part of "The Great Art Escape" a week of special performances and activities at the TMA that concludes January 3.

The Blade/Jetta Fraser
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Point Place lighthouse on the last morning of 2015, Thursday, December 31, 2015.

The Blade/Andy Morrison
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Gale force winds and waves hammer the shore at Luna Pier, Mi., Monday, December 28, 2015.

The Blade/Andy Morrison
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Actors Bill Quinlan, bottom left, Carol Ann Erford, center left, Marissa Rex, top center, Laura Crawford, center right, and Matthew Gretzinger, right, rehearse together for the production of "Circle, Mirror, Transformation" Tuesday, December 29, 2015, at the Village Players Theater in West Toledo.

The Blade/Katie Rausch
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The freighter Saginaw unloads at the Kraft Foods Nabisco flour mill in East Toledo, Wednesday, December 30, 2015.

The Blade/Andy Morrison
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Joe Hedrick, of Toledo, battles the wind and rain while walking down 21st St. near Jefferson Ave. on December 28, 2015.

The Blade/Amy E. Voigt
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Sylvania Southview's Nate Kalniz (4) drives past Swanton's Mark Lair (21) during a basketball game Tuesday, December 29, 2015, in Sylvania, Ohio.

THE BLADE/JEREMY WADSWORTH
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Sylvania Southview head coach Bruce Smith gives instructions against Swanton during a basketball game Tuesday, December 29, 2015, in Sylvania, Ohio.

THE BLADE/JEREMY WADSWORTH
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Rich Babcock, a custodian at Patrick Henry High School, Wednesday, December 23, 2015. Rich is a hunter who hunts to put meat in the freezer for his family.

The Blade/Andy Morrison
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University of Toledo player Zach Garber (33) is fouled by North Carolina A&T player Ede Egharevba (3) as he tries to dunk during the second half of their basketball game at Savage Arena, Monday, December 21, 2015.

Blade/Andy Morrison

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University of Toledo guard Stuckey Mosley (3) shoots against Northern Kentucky guard Lavone Holland II (11) during a basketball game Wednesday, December 30, 2015, at Savage Arena in Toledo, Ohio.

BLADE/JEREMY WADSWORTH

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Bowling Green's JD Tisdale (5) drives in for the layup during the half of the Saturday, January 2, 2016, basketball match up against Oakland City University at the Stroh Center in Bowling Green.

Blade/Katie Rausch

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The referee drops the puck between a Walleye and Elmira player during the first period of men's hockey action at the Huntington Center on January 3, 2015.

Blade/Amy E. Voigt

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