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THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Snowy storm overtakes Columbia, Missouri basketball

Sunday, February 24, 2013 | 6:05 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — The best images from Missourian photographers in the past week included the winter storm that buried Columbia under 11 inches of snow and the Missouri men's and women's basketball games.

In this photo by Greg Kendall-Ball, Jill Elsbury, an MU law student from Centralia, walks in the snow along Ninth Street on Thursday afternoon. A snowstorm rolled through Missouri on Thursday, shutting down businesses, major roadways and schools.

In this photo by Greg Kendall-Ball, Missouri forward Laurence Bowers tries to block the shot of Florida guard Michael Frazier II in the second half of Saturday's game. The Missouri men's basketball team upset No. 5 Florida 63-60, despite trailing most of the the game.

In this photo by Greg Kendall-Ball, a woman walks up snowy stairs to Jesse Hall on Thursday afternoon. Columbia's snowfall was among the highest in central to eastern Missouri.

In this photo by Sarah Ng, contracted workers try to deconstruct the pedestrian overpass Friday night near the J.W. "Blind" Boone Community Center on Providence Road. The work was stopped Friday night, and the overpass was removed on Saturday. The bridge was removed to make way for a new crosswalk with traffic lights and a median.

In this photo by Hany Hawalsy, Harold Osbron sits in the first row before the start of the second half of women's basketball game against LSU on Friday. Attendance was low because of blocked roads caused by Thursday's storm. The Tigers lost 78-74.

In this photo by Ben Walton, an MU tour guide leads a tour group through Francis Quadrangle on Thursday morning. Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency, and MU, Stephens College and Columbia College had all canceled class by noon.

In this photo by Greg Kendall-Ball, Missouri gymnast Cathryn Aliceaacosta performs on the balance beam during the meet against Georgia on Friday at Hearnes Center. The Tigers were cheered on by the Fantastic Miznastics, Missouri gymnastics' first official student section.

In this photo by Whitney Hayward, Gyuseon Song throws a snowball into the air while his parents, Minsu Song and Seonja Cha Song, shovel their packed driveway. Minsu Song said the family moved from South Korea in July and said the snow was fun but mostly frustrating.

In this photo by Greg Kendall-Ball, Missouri forward Laurence Bowers walks off with point guard Phil Pressey as assistant coach Dave Leitao consoles him after Saturday's Missouri men's basketball game at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky. The Wildcats outscored the Tigers 15-8 in overtime to win the game 90-83.


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