THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Magic Tree lighting, Bevier fire and Missouri swimming

Sunday, December 2, 2012 | 4:37 p.m. CST
The West Junior High School Delphian Choir performs before the 47th annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the Shelter Insurance headquarters Friday evening. Members of the choir wore Santa hats and reindeer antlers while singing Christmas songs.

COLUMBIA — Last week's best images by Missourian photographers featured the Mizzou Invitational swim meet, the annual lighting of the Magic Tree in the Village of Cherry Hill and a guitar repair shop.

In this photo by Benjamin Hoste, Missouri freshman Michal Rokita sits on a starting platform before warming up for the men's 200-yard breaststroke final during the Mizzou Invitational on Saturday. The Missouri women's swimming and diving team won the three-day meet held at the Mizzou Aquatic Center.

Zac Boesch captured this image of the Magic Tree at the 18th annual tree lighting Thursday evening in the Village of Cherry Hill. The tree took 50 hours to decorate.

In this photo by Benjamin Hoste, Ben Wade tightens guitar strings on an Epiphone Goldtop guitar on Wednesday at Ben's Guitar Shop. Wade opened the shop 12 years ago while he was a student at MU. 

In this photo by Emma Kessinger, firefighters put out the remnants of a fire at The Pear Tree Restaurant on Thursday in Bevier. The Pear Tree Restaurant and the Black Diamond Museum were destroyed by an early morning fire.

Supervising editor is Maggie Walter.

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