THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Almeta Crayton honored; Brandon Coleman remembered

Monday, November 4, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CST; updated 6:47 a.m. CST, Monday, November 4, 2013

COLUMBIA — This week, Missourian photographers captured the memorial service of former City Councilwoman Almeta Crayton and an NAACP vigil held for Brandon Coleman.

In this photo by Jacob Hamilton, Vance Arrant, 4, examines a Halloween-themed astronomy globe at the "Hogwarts Astronomy Tower" event Wednesday at Laws Observatory. MU students and staff members dressed as Harry Potter characters and ghosts of famous astronomers to teaches the public about astronomy.

Mark Kauzlarich, an assistant director of photography at the Missourian, captured this image of Missouri forward Jordan Frericks, center, tying teammate Bri Kulas with 16 points at an exhibition game Tuesday at Mizzou Arena. The Tigers defeated Southwest Baptist 79-53.

Missourian photographer Mackenzie Bruce captured this photograph Monday of Pamela Hardin, left, and Kandis Hardin-James mourning at the vigil held for Brandon Coleman at St. Luke United Methodist Church. The Columbia chapter of the NAACP held the vigil following Boone County Chief Prosecutor Dan Knight's decision not to prosecute Coleman's shooter.

In this photo by Fareeha Amir, Grant Elementary School students show off their Halloween costumes Thursday for a school parade. Among the characters represented at the event were a "Ninja Turtle," a pirate and a popular villain from the game Minecraft.

Missourian photographer Joshua Boucher took this picture Friday of Miranda Chapin, left, and Lindsey Sells, center, comforting Megan Sievers at the public viewing and memorial service for Almeta Crayton at Second Missionary Baptist Church. Hundreds of Columbia residents turned out to pay their last respects to the former City Councilwoman and civic leader.

In this photograph shot by Kholood Eid, Missouri running back Russell Hansbrough scores a 26-yard touchdown in the third quarter against Tennessee on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. The Tigers defeated the Volunteers 31-3, boosting their conference season record to 4-1 and overall record to 8-1.

Missourian photographer Mackenzie Bruce captured this image of Pamela Griffin embracing MU Chancellor Brady Deaton after accepting an ROTC plaque on her husband's behalf Saturday at Crowder Hall. Commander Sgt. Maj. Kevin Griffin was killed in action on Aug. 8, 2012, during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and was one of five MU graduates inducted into the MU Army ROTC Hall of Fame.

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