THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Roots 'N' Blues 'N' Missouri football

Sunday, September 11, 2011 | 7:23 p.m. CDT; updated 11:50 a.m. CDT, Monday, September 12, 2011

Images of dancing at the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ festival, getting muddy at the Epic Mud Run 5K and dogs in the Pooch Plunge were some of the week's best photos from the Missourian staff.

Michelle Windmoller and Mike Dendu dance in the crowd of bikers outside Shakespeare's Pizza before the bike parade at the Roots 'N' Ride event on Friday. The parade kicked off the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ festival weekend.
Sophomore defensive back E.J. Gaines, center, walks out of the tunnel with his teammates before their match up Friday with the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz.
Maggie, a mixed shepherd, jumps off a diving board at the Albert-Oakland Family Aquatic Center on Tuesday. Dogs participating in the Pooch Plunge could use any part of the pool including the diving boards and kiddie pool.
Hickman student Cassie French laughs as her portrait is taken after the Epic Mud Run 5K on Saturday at Midway Travel Plaza. The race featured a course with over a dozen obstacles, from mud pits to Porta-Potties.
Angie Turner, left, hugs Betsy Farris after winning the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ half marathon on Saturday. The race began in Flat Branch Park and took runners on a 13.1-mile loop through Columbia.

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