THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Escaped steer and radio-controlled helicopters

Sunday, June 24, 2012 | 7:03 p.m. CDT; updated 5:31 p.m. CDT, Monday, June 25, 2012

COLUMBIA — Images of the escaped steer at MU and radio-controlled helicopters were among the best Missourian staff photos last week.

In this photo by Caitlin Jones, Dusty Nagy, assistant professor with the MU College of Veterinary Medicine, right, discusses the best positioning of a chain to help pull a 1,300-pound steer that escaped onto campus into a trailer Tuesday morning. Nagy is also a livestock specialist.

Thousands of yoga enthusiasts convened in New York's Times Square to mark the summer solstice Wednesday in this photo by Mark Lennihan of The Associated Press.

In Yi Gan's photo, fireworks are displayed in Compton’s Fireworks’ tent Thursday. According to John Bechtold, owner of Spirit of '76, all the fireworks the company supplies to other stores and tents are imported from China.

Carrie Durkee's photo shows elk at the Heartland Wildlife Ranch, one of several locations that imports and raises captive deer for hunting in Macon County. The ranch is located in an area that has confirmed cases of captive and wild deer with chronic wasting disease.

In this photo by Robert Swain, Ayren Friesz, 10, and Ava Mei Earhart, 22 months old, feel the skin of a short nose sturgeon displayed by Adam McDaniel, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife technician, Wednesday at the Family Fun Fest at Flat Branch Park. “It felt really rough,” Ayren said.

Ah Mwe, a refugee from Burma, farms Thursday afternoon in the Columbia Refugee Garden at Broadway Christian Church in this photo by Yi Gan. Mwe is growing a vegetable that's native to Burma. He has been in Columbia for 15 months.

In this photo by Amy Bruer, radio-controlled helicopters are lined up for their owners to take turns flying them Friday behind DANA Corp. on Lemone Industrial Boulevard. Members of the Mid-Missouri Radio Control Association held a casual meet-up during the afternoon.

In this photo by Robert Swain, Pat Bertoletti celebrates his victory Saturday at the Major League Eating Boneless Buffalo Wings Eating Contest at the Isle of Capri Casino Hotel. Bertoletti has been the champion for two years and ate 6.75 pounds of boneless Buffalo wings in 10 minutes this year.

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