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THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Celebrating warm weather, basketball victories

Sunday, February 3, 2013 | 5:46 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA —Last week's best images by Missourian photographers included images of Columbia residents celebrating Monday's warm weather with rock climbing and skateboarding and the Missouri men's and women's basketball teams victories.

In this photo by Elizabeth Cardwell, Kirt Harris tops out while climbing Monday at Capen Park. Harris and his brother, Connor, have been climbing together for about a year. "Climbing is really relaxing," Harris said. "It's a great workout, and you get to meet a lot of new people." Harris and other members of the MU Climbing Club went to the park to enjoy the record-breaking warm weather.

In this photo by Roxana Pop, Missouri guard Earnest Ross and Auburn guard Frankie Sullivan fight for the ball during the men's basketball game at Mizzou Arena on Saturday. The Tigers' 91-77 win over Auburn was the first game since December that Missouri had all of its key players healthy.

Showkat Nanda captured this image of Paden Gentry, an electrical engineering student at MU, bundled against cold weather. In contrast to Gentry, a window display promoting an apartment complex depicts warmer weather on Wednesday. Last week's newsworthy weather included high temperature records on Monday, high rainfall totals on Tuesday and snow flurries on Wednesday.

In this photo by Hany Hawasly, a drop of dew sits in the center of an ornamental kale in the landscaped circle at Francis Quadrangle on Monday morning. The temperature reached 77 degrees on Monday, breaking the previous record of 67 degrees in 2002.

In this photo by Kile Brewer, Missouri senior Mike Larson drops Oklahoma freshman Nolan McBryde to the mat in the 184-pound match on Saturday evening at Hearnes Center. Larson shut out McBryde 9-0 during the Tigers' 26-8 win over old Big 12 Conference rival Oklahoma.

Harry Katz captured this image of Wayne Connell jumping off of a ramp at the Cosmopolitan Park skateboarding park on Monday. Connell has been skating for 12 years and is part of a skating team. In addition to breaking the high temperature for the date, Monday’s low temperature was 55 degrees, breaking the highest previous  minimum temperature record by two degrees.

Greg Kendall-Ball captured this image of Keeper, Gretchen Maune's guide dog, looking out the window of Maune's University Avenue apartment on Monday. Maune said she had taken Keeper out to play in the warm weather earlier in the day, but he was eager to get back outside. The temperature rose to 76 degrees by mid-afternoon Monday.

In this photo by Greg Kendall-Ball, the Missouri women's basketball team celebrates after knocking off No. 9 Tennessee 80-63 on Sunday at Mizzou Arena. It was the Tigers' first win against a Top 10 team in more than three years.


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