THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Transit of Venus, Art in the Park and Senior Games

Sunday, June 10, 2012 | 7:33 p.m. CDT; updated 5:38 p.m. CDT, Sunday, July 29, 2012

*An earlier version of this article included incorrect information about the number of homes under construction at the site.

COLUMBIA — Images from Art in the Park, construction in the Thornbrook subdivision, the Missouri State Senior Games, the Chi Omega house and the transit of Venus were some of the best photos by Missourian staff last week.

In this photo by Tatiana Fernandez, Sophia Cheavens, 9, and her mother, Linda Kunce, admire the paper cups made by Yun Fan at the Columbia Friends of China presentation at the 54th annual Art in the Park event at Stephens Lake Park. When Fan isn’t teaching art in Weicheng, China, she is a leaf cutter, meaning she cuts designs and patterns into tree leaves.

Antonio Sanchez, a framing supervisor, left, looks at a blueprint, while Victor Estrada, a framer, works on a new house in Thornbrook subdivision*, shown by photographer Yi Gan. Both men work for Tompkins Construction.

Photographed here by Yi Gan, Bob Patterson putts the ball at the 17th hole. Teams started at different holes throughout the course in the tournament. Patterson was diagnosed with ascending paralysis (Guillain–Barre syndrome) in 2011. After six weeks of treatment in the hospital with physical therapy, he is now able to play sports again.

Ron Richmond, maintenance man for the Chi Omega sorority house since 2003, shown here by Tatiana Fernandez, watches as the building gets torn down Wednesday. The demolition was ordered after the Chi Omega governing board decided it would be more expensive to renovate the house than to tear it down and rebuild.

In this photo by Tatiana Fernandez, after a mostly clear day, clouds cover Venus right before sunset, blocking the view for the last people waiting in line for their turn on the telescopes Tuesday at Laws Observatory. The line for the observatory telescope snaked down three flights of stairs. Some lines for the outside telescopes had a 20-minute wait.

Supervising editor is Frank Russell.

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