This Week in Pictures: July 10 to July 17, Harry Potter, mud volleyball tournament
Sunday, July 17, 2011 | 5:41 p.m. CDT
Billy Borgmeyer, left, and Ellen Gold sit on the lawn of Forum 8 Theaters after being displaced by scores of customers at the entrance. They were at the theater Thursday, opening night of the final Harry Potter film.
The best images of the week as selected by the Missourian. This week includes photos from the opening night of Harry Potter; Big Brothers Big Sisters mud volleyball tournament; coverage on Cole County jail's Bed, Breakfast and Bars event; and other images from around the state.
Saturday's Big Brothers Big Sisters mud volleyball tournament pitted eight six-player teams against one another for the title of mudball champion.
Sunglasses served two purposes at Saturday's Big Brothers Big Sisters mud volleyball tournament. They shielded the players' eyes from the sun and flying mud.
Russ Bemboom, jail superintendent at Cole County Jail, shows a tour group Friday what will become the evidence storage room for the new Sheriff's Office and Cole County Jail.
Belle Fennessey and Laurie Wildhaber look into a women's cell block Friday at the new Cole County Jail. The block has natural light coming in through the ceiling, and the lights surrounding it dim to match the outside light.
Refreshments in hand, a single moviegoer enters Forum 8 Theaters moments after being granted entry. A multitude of fans looped around the perimeter of Forum 8, awaiting the midnight Thursday start time of the final installment in the Harry Potter film series.
Emily Pintel, left, and Emily Brennan station themselves on the sidewalk just outside of the Forum 8 movie theater's entrance. They and scores of other Harry Potter fans waited hours to see the film's midnight Thursday showing.
While working to set up the new wine production facility, winemaker Jacob Holman feels for air coming from tubes that run from the electrical room to one of the production rooms, while chief facilities engineer Jeff Lynch watches Wednesday afternoon at Les Bourgeois Vineyards and Winery.
Drew Lemberger, cellar master at Les Bourgeois Vinyards, moves crates of wine that fill part of the new facility Wednesday afternoon.
Matt Baker regains his balance after doing a trick while slacklining Wednesday in Peace Park.
Intended to offer healthy food options, Essentials in University Hospital opened in the summer of 2010. New to University Hospital dining services, Essentials includes nutritional information on its menu items.
Jacob Busch shoots a free-throw as part of a drill following a queue of several other players.
Brian O'Connor leans forward to look at his 18 month-old son, Liam, in Devil's Icebox on Monday. The cave formation, which stays a cool 56 degrees in the summer, is a local favorite for those seeking momentary refuge from the heat.
Madison Books holds young catawba grapes. The grapes would be very sour to the taste at this age, he said, but later they will be rich and sweet.
Madison Books looks out over his family's vineyard in Fulton. The family grows grapes and then sells them to Les Bourgeois and others to make wine out of.
A white-tailed deer investigates the road as she grazes with her two fawn at Peck Ranch in southeast Missouri on Monday. Elk recently relocated to Missouri can now be seen via a driving loop on the Peck Ranch, but they were hard to spot Monday — elk tend to stay hidden during periods of intense summer heat.
Jessica Wampler, left, and Marianne Thies get their first look at the Columbia Star Dinner Train dining car during an open house on Monday. The train will make its first dinner trip from Columbia to Centralia on Friday.
After falling out of his chair during a team scrimmage, Logan Shaw rights himself as teammates look on.
From left: Banning Fitzpatrick, his sons Cole, 7, and Jake, 6, and his wife Debby watch as the Columbia Star Dinner Train makes its debut trek Friday evening. "I think it's a neat opportunity for those here in town," said Debby Fitzpatrick.
White roses stained blue sit at the entrance of the Columbia Star Dinner Train, waiting to be passed out to female riders Friday evening. An evening ride with dinner costs patrons $69.95 before tax.
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