THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Actors prepare for performance; athletes compete in Special Olympics

Sunday, June 2, 2013 | 7:07 p.m. CDT; updated 2:58 p.m. CDT, Monday, June 3, 2013
Ken Braso looks in the mirror Saturday at Jesse Hall after applying stage makeup for the last dress rehearsal of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," a Missouri Contemporary Ballet original production. Braso plays the role of the King of Hearts.

COLUMBIA — Last week's best images included images of an animal blessing and the flooding. There were also photographs from the Missouri Contemporary Ballet's dress rehearsal of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and of athletes who competed in the Special Olympics Missouri State Summer Games. 

During the Special Olympics Missouri State Summer Games, Sini Stephan took this photograph of Justin Goolsby, left, and Nick Watterson before the powerlifting event on Saturday.

Megan Donohue went to the Calvary Episcopal Charity Horse Show and took this photograph of horses waiting for the ribbon ceremony on Thursday.

In this photo taken by Unho Yi, Sen. Claire McCaskill speaks with reporters about rising loan rates at the MU Student Center on Thursday.

Unho Yi took this picture Saturday of Caroline Millikin in a dress rehearsal for "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", performed  by the Missouri Contemporary Ballet.

On Friday, Megan Donohue took this picture of members of the Columbia Fire Department going up Bear Creek after evacuating a resident.

Unho Yi took this image of Tina Jones dancing to the "YMCA" song at the Special Olympics Missouri State Summer Games on Friday at the MU Student Recreation Center.

Jennah Sontag took this photograph of children waiting for the Salute for Veterans Memorial Day Parade before it was canceled because of rain Monday.

During the animal blessing at the Calvary Episcopal Charity Horse Show on Saturday, Quint Smith took this photograph of the Rev. Knute Jacobson blessing Jane Gaines' dog MacKenzie. 

In this image by Unho Yi, Andrew Watkins and Megan Miller check stage lighting for the "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" production Saturday.

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