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THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Boy fights cancer; MU chancellor connects

Sunday, February 2, 2014 | 5:08 p.m. CST; updated 2:53 p.m. CST, Monday, February 10, 2014

COLUMBIA — This week, Missourian photographers captured photos of an 8-year-old boy fighting for his life, MU's new chancellor mingling with students and firefighters working their way into a burning apartment.

In this photo by Shelby Feistner, second-grader Aiden Taylor recovers after surgery Monday at MU Children's Hospital. It was Aiden's first surgery after tumors were found on his brain and spine last week.

New MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin greets student spectators at Mizzou Arena during Saturday's basketball game against Kentucky in this photo by Alex Scott. Chancellor Loftin has become popular with students and community members  through his Twitter account, @bowtieger

In this photo by Shelby Feistner, firefighters Zac Grace and John Ambra work to take down a door so they can enter a burning apartment at 1006 Claudell Lane on Monday. An adult and child were in the building during the fire, and both got out safely. An investigation determined the fire was caused by unattended cooking.

In this photo, Alex Scott captures Missouri guard Jabari Brown charging past two Kentucky players during Saturday's game at Mizzou Arena. The Tigers lost to the Wildcats 84-79.

UM System President Tim Wolfe speaks about the Sasha Menu Courey case Wednesday at the Reynolds Alumni Center in this photo by Sarah Rothberg. At the same meeting, the UM System Board of Curators voted to hire an outside firm to investigate the situation. 


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