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Pictures of the Week: July 3 to 9, 2017

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The downtown Toledo fireworks on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. The Blade's 10th annual Independence Day event, Red, White, KABOOM, is sponsored by Taylor Automotive Group and Buckeye Broadband.

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Red White KABOOM fireworks.

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The downtown Toledo fireworks.

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Terri Bresler, of Oregon, front and right casts into the Maumee River as she fishes before watching the fireworks. With her is Larry Krieg, of Toledo, left and rear. People settle in around the National Museum of the Great Lakes and along the Maumee River to watch the fireworks in east Toledo, Ohio on July 4, 2017.

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Fireworks explode over Perrysburg Monday, July 3, 2017, as area residents watch from Fort Meigs. Thousands of people turned out on both sides of the Maumee River to watch the show, which included food at Fort Megs.

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People watch the fireworks during the Star Spangled Celebration at Centennial Terrace in Sylvania, Ohio, on Monday, July 3, 2017.

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Luke Cannon, 7, holds a sparkler as his aunt Amy Roth, both of Toledo, watches during the Star Spangled Celebration at Centennial Terrace in Sylvania, Ohio, on Monday, July 3, 2017.

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Dawson Shively, 3, and Stacie Shively, both of Toledo, dance during the Star Spangled Celebration at Centennial Terrace.

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Emily Ellis performs an aerial silk routine with the Birds Eye View Circus during the Toledo Museum of Art Block Party, Saturday, July 8, 2017.

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Kenneth Harris, Toledo, sports a pair of Thor glasses as he has fun a the Toledo Museum of Art Block Party, Saturday, July 8, 2017.

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Lindsay Williams, Toledo, entertains young and old as she and other members of the Bubble Sharks make large bubbles and spread joy.

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Roderick Wright, Toledo, jumps into a dance circle to show off his moves during the Toledo Museum of Art Block Party.

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The Toledo Police Department Honor Guard holds the flag while bikers drive down N. Ontario St. during the final Det. Keith Dressel Memorial ride on July 8, 2017. All of the proceeds go toward the Officer William Miscannon Scholarship Fund in the Memory of Detective Keith Dressel at Owens Community College.

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The annual 4th of July Harvard Circle celebration, hosted by Walbridge Park, in south Toledo, Ohio on July 4, 2017. Lucy Mitchell, 4, of Maumee, before the 25 years ol and up portionof the watermelon eating contest. She is between Andrew Yatsko, of Sylvania, left, and her mom, Terra Mitchell, of Maumee.

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Malik Beck, 8, left, receives some instruction regarding the hose from Adam Weist, 15, of Perrysburg at the Harvard Festival.

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Participants link hands across a part of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Bridge, during an event called "All Hands on Deck" on July 3, 2017. The event, which included communities in every Great Lakes state and Canada, was organized to raise awareness of the need to protect the waters.

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17 area youths work in a community garden on Mentor Street on the final day of their six-week program in Toledo, Ohio on July 6, 2017. "With a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation – Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Program and the Mercy Health Foundation, the Cherry Street Legacy Project initiated a neighborhood conservation project with local youth for the summer. The six-week program employs 15 neighborhood youth and two youth leaders, dubbed as the "green team". Aside from basic gardening and yard care within the Cherry Legacy neighborhood, these youth accomplished a variety of community activities." Amaijah Williams, 14, a student at Achieve Career Preparatory Academy, left, and Jae'Shonna Davis, 17, a student at Bowsher High School, weeding a pile of soil.

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Suhad Jamil Hamad Garayesh from Jordan walks among the various international flags prior to a Naturalization Ceremony Tuesday, July 4, 2017, at Sauder Village in Archbold, Ohio. Garayesh and 80 other people became US citizens.

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Newly promoted Capt. Joe Heffernan, left, hugs his son Owen Heffernan, 10, left, during a ceremony in City Council Chambers on July 7, 2017.

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Jessica, left, and Megan Adams with a few of the rocks they are placing on Louisiana Avenue in downtown Perrysburg. Jessica and Megan Adams, 14-year-old twins of Perrysburg, Ohio, place rocks with positive messages in the downtown on July 5, 2017. The girls, who heard of this when visiting family in Brownsburg, Indiana, have painted 60 rocks, and hope to see the idea continue to spread.

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Terry Thompson of Toledo paints a picture Monday, July 3, 2017, at the Middlegrounds Metropark in Toledo, Ohio. Mr. Thompson said, " I aim to be the official artist of all the metro parks."

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Emilio Aranda, 15, of Genoa, in front, rides a kayak as his twin brother Ken Aranda, 15, follows Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at Maumee Bay State Park in Oregon, Ohio.

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Toledo Police Officer Kevin Dumas instructs cadets as they do pushups during the start of the 64th Toledo Police Class at the Toledo Police Academy at Owens Community College Friday July 7, 2017 in Perrysburg Township.

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Preston Johnson, of Toledo, plays with his dogs Quincey, a blue heeler collie mix, left, and Abbey, an Australian Shepard collie mix, at the beach at Maumee Bay State Park on Lake Erie in Oregon, Ohio, on Sunday, July 9, 2017.

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Autumn Bays, 4, of Toledo, searches through sand to find shells on the beach at Maumee Bay State Park on Lake Erie in Oregon, Ohio, on Sunday, July 9, 2017.

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Jeongoo Cheh, of Toledo, sunbathes on the beach at Maumee Bay State Park on Lake Erie in Oregon, Ohio, on Sunday, July 9, 2017.

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Rodney Parker raises his cup between songs during a performance with his band Rodney Parker & Liberty Beach during a Hensville Concert in Toledo on Sunday, July 9, 2017.

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A kites flies in front of the Fifth Third Bank building in Toledo on Friday, July 7, 2017.

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Charlene Gary, Oregon, follows her three-legged dog Anna, and Toby, right, as the third of her four dogs Duke trails behind as they climb to the top of the sledding hill at Maumee Bay State Park, Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Gary and her four dogs were getting in their daily walk.

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Javell Allen, right, coaxes her son Hassan Dixon, 1, into the water while spending a sunny afternoon at Roosevelt Pool on July 9, 2017.

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Caroline Esser, 6, of Sylvania, Ohio, looks down as she climbs the climbing wall at Stone Oak Country Club in Holland, Ohio, on Monday, July 3, 2017.

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Teddy Colias, 4, of Ann Arbor, Mich., goes down an inflatable slide at Stone Oak Country Club in Holland, Ohio, on Monday, July 3, 2017.

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Toledo Mud Hens second baseman Omar Infante makes a play against the Columbus Clippers during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, July 3, 2017, at Fifth Third Field in Toledo, Ohio.

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