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||A protester shouts
slogans during a rally against the privatization of the State Tobacco
and Liquor Company in Ankara, Turkey.
||Shawn Harper of the Missouri Correctional Officers Association talks about gun safety on Tuesday at Rolling Hills Consolidated Library in Savannah, Mo.|
man passes by a collapsed apartment building on Zeylan Street in
downtown Ercis, the city hit worst by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that
struck eastern Turkey.
and children capture living organisms in a wild pond for identification
at the annual "Insect-o-rama" event hosted by the Missouri Department
of Conservation in St. Joseph, Mo., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013.
Wilson assists his eighty-eight-year-old father Ira J. Wilson with
getting ready for bed. "Dad was first diagnosed with cancer in 1989 but
has refused to let it conquer him - physically, mentally or
spiritually," Dennis Wilson said. They lost Margaret, Dennis's mother,
in 2004 when she was undergoing open-heart surgery. Despite growing up
through the Depression years, surviving the invasion of Normandy and
the Battle of the Bulge as a medic in the U.S. military in World War
II, losing a daughter in infancy and a son in Vietnam, Ira and Margaret
enjoyed long, productive, happy lives.
Kellogg, 8, left, Harlie Kellogg, 11, top center, JeriLyn Ulmer, 2,
bottom center, and MaKayla Berry, 16, right, participate Tuesday in the
vigil at the Buchanan County Courthouse to commemorate the victims of
Friday's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
Brian Lee Ulmer, 28, the father of Breanna, Harlie and JeriLyn, and the
uncle of MaKayla, was shot and killed on Aug. 22, 2011, when three
people invaded his home demanding money and keys.
Jansen prays inside the Chapel of the Holy Rosary as the crucifix in
the garden reflects on a window during sunset on Thursday.
||Lloyd Anderson, 88, cleans his driveway on Lover's Lane, Tuesday, Feb. 26, in St. Joseph, Mo.|
||Scottie Anderson, 49, assistant manager of Ray's Green Hills on the North Belt Highway, talks to the store manager on the phone after a woman crashed her car into the store Wednesday, Jan. 23.|
D. Winkfield-Maynard, 24, center, reacts at the scene as St. Joseph
Police responded to the drowning of his 8-month-old son at their home
on North Fifth Street, Friday, Aug. 2, 2013.
Cox, 2, takes a moment to look outside while he is working on his
letter puzzle with his mother Colette. Gunner was diagnosed with autism
House program participant Joseph Gordon flips through the pages o a
Bible on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, in St. Joseph, Mo. Fellowship House's
six-month "safe house program" helps ex-convicts just out of prison
reconnect with society and receive counseling and rehabilitation.
||Facepainting artist Amanda Griffin works on a 'Red Bird' makeup on one-year-old Hunter Lovelady during the 37th Annual Market Square Day in Mound City, Mo., Monday, Sept. 2, 2013.|
Telli of Karagucu jumps over Ismail Temiz of Yenimahalle during the
Turkish amputee soccer league game. Telli and Temiz are teammates on
the Turkish national team.
Tarell Strader (bottom) wrestles Benton's Keone Snapp (top) in the
126-pound match during City Wrestling Meet at Springer Gymnasium on
Thursday, Jan. 24.
Duncan of Rock Port (Mo.) High School completes his Class 1 first place
winner long jump at Dwight T. Reed Stadium of Lincoln University in
Jefferson City, Mo., on the first day of the Missouri State High School
Track and Field Championships on Friday, May 17, 2013.
||A rider falls from
his horse in the Missouri High School Rodeo event in Ashland.
senior guard Brady Rodney attempts to save the ball from going out of
bounds while colliding with coach Jessica French during Thursday's game
against Platte County at Central High School.
||New Zealand Rugby
Union coach Richard Skelly (left) conducts a drill during a training
session with the Palestinian rugby club Beit Jala Lions at Al Khader
the West Bank, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012.
fans cheer during a basketball game.
Austin Day covers his face with his jersey as he walks off the court
after their loss to Liberty North at Staley High School on Wednesday.
|| A member of the Drury
women's swimming squad participates in Show-Me Showdown at the Mizzou
Stoll, right, gives a high five to Alexa Noel on Thursday at
Inspirations Dance Center in Savannah. Olivia is the only one in her
Little Dancers class at the Savannah, Mo., studio who has Down
syndrome. But her teacher and Inspirations Dance Center owner Mary
Ingersoll does not single Olivia out. She expects Olivia to do what her
peers do. For the most part, Olivia does.
defense forces ACE Prep's Aarohn Wallace to fumble on Friday at Eagle
||An amateur contestant
checks the scrapes on his arm after a swimming race during Cesme
Festival 2009. He came in third.
under sixteen years of age conquer the waves of the Aegean in bathtub
size boats during the Optimist World Championship 2008 held in Cesme,
Turkey. Over 250 young sailors from 55 countries competed in 15 races,
11 of which were in heavier winds.
Thompson, 15 months, has Walker-Warburg Syndrome, an inherited disorder
that affects development of the muscles, brain and eyes. According to
the National Institutes of Health, it is the most severe of a group of
genetic conditions known as congenital muscular dystrophies.The
syndrome is estimated to affect 1 in 60,500 newborns worldwide. Most
children with it die before age 3.
|2||Ms. Thompson touches Evan's hair as he is falling asleep at their apartment in Downtown St. Joseph. Evan is in Crossroads Hospice care.|
|3||Caregiver A.L., left, and Ms. Thompson, right, give Evan a bath.|
|4||Evan's older brother, 6-year-old Dezmond Sears, plays a video game.|
|5||Ms. Thompson gives Evan a kiss.|
right, removes her daughter Jacqueline's tiara, so evan can touch it.
Jacqueline, Miss Gateway St. Louis' Outstanding Teen 2014, visited Evan
to read him a couple of stories.
|7||Dez plays with his
mother. Naturally, Ms. Thompson has to focus a lot of her attention on
|8||Dez, left, and
Crossroads Hospice grief coordinator Ann McClintick work on "Dez Evan
|9||A feeding tube is connected to Evan's stomach. His heart rate and oxygen saturation are monitored via his toe.|
|10||Dez and Ms. Thompson share a smile.|
Demir, 20, reaches a purse seine ring on Berat Reis during sunrise in
the Aegean Sea off the Turkish coast. Lining up the rings is a duty
given to a beginner fisherman.
are drawn from the purse seine into the boat. Berat Reis and other
seiners fishing around Cesme, Turkey, capture mostly sardines, a fish
species which school, or aggregate, close to the surface of the sea,
thus vulnerable to the purse seining technique.
crew of Adem Ali Reis load tunas on a truck. They caught the tunas
attracted by the sardines trapped in the purse seine of Berat Reis.
Taner Sen, the captain of Berat Reis, informed the friendly boat Adem
Ali Reis about the wild tunas surrounding his net. The boats shared the
||Yasar Yavuz poses with a photograph of his children he left back in his hometown Medreseonu, which is a 20 hours bus ride away. Yavuz gathered the crew and made the agreement with the boat's captain Taner Sen to work for him during the fishing season. The group, mostly from the Black Sea town of Medreseonu, Ordu, do not get to see their families for several months.|
Korkmaz leans on the power block and stands still for a couple of
seconds while ice keeps pouring into a bucket. He worked hard all night.
Yesil puts his head on a pile of newspapers they use as table cloth in
the common area. After a long night's work, he got a chance to light a
cigarette and rest his eyes, too.
||Before another night of fishing, heavy clouds gather over the dark waters of the Aegean Sea.|