THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: MU honors veterans, Ferguson freed

Sunday, November 17, 2013 | 6:48 p.m. CST; updated 9:47 a.m. CST, Monday, November 18, 2013

*CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story misidentified Shane Rector and Issac Fotu.

COLUMBIA — This week, Missourian photographers captured Veterans Day ceremonies and Ryan Ferguson's release from prison.

In this photo by Joshua Boucher, the MU ROTC Color Guard marches in the Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 10. Veterans, motorcycle groups, ROTC members and community organizations came together to show their appreciation for servicemembers.

Missourian photographer Joshua Boucher captured this image of the MU ROTC Color Guard marching toward Memorial Tower for a wreath laying ceremony on Monday. The ceremony was just one of several events honoring servicemembers on Veterans Day.

In this photograph taken by Kevin Cook, Ryan Ferguson raises a sign made by his lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, at the Tiger Hotel on Tuesday. Ferguson was released from prison following the state attorney general's decision not to take action after his murder conviction was vacated by a Missouri appeals court.

Missourian photographer Fareeha Amir snapped this photo of Battle High School junior Gary Dietzel throwing a tire for a student FFA club competition. The event was part of a school Agricultural Science Day designed to give students a better understanding of where their food comes from.

In this photo by Jacob Hamilton, dancer Nora Burkitt strikes a pose Wednesday during a rehearsal for Stephens College's Senior Dance Concert at Macklanburg Playhouse. The concert was the product of collaboration between Stephens choreographers and MU composers.

Missourian photographer Kholood Eid captured this image of Jim Thiemann directing the construction of artist Beth Nybeck's sculpture "Tidal Murmur"  on Thursday outside the new Short Street garage. Nybeck was awarded $58,000 from Columbia's Percent for Art Program to create a work of public art for the new garage. She drew inspiration for the piece from the ripple effect and energy of the city.

*In this photo taken by Julia Sumpter, Missouri guard Shane Rector launches the ball over Hawaii defender Issac Fotu on Saturday at the Sprint Center in Kansas City. The Tigers defeated the Rainbow Warriors 92-80 and achieved a 3-0 season start.

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