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THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: A hero remembered and True/False prepares

Sunday, February 23, 2014 | 8:03 p.m. CST; updated 6:52 a.m. CST, Monday, February 24, 2014

Athletes defying gravity, True/False Film Fest preparations, a hero's candlelit vigil and students preparing for a dance caught the eye of Missourian photographers this week.

In this photo by John Farmer de la Torre, Missouri sophomore Parker Brush clears the bar during the men's pole vault event at the Missouri Collegiate Challenge at Hearnes Center on Friday. Brush went on to finish fourth in the event.

True/False Film Fest art design volunteer Ivy Lynch uses a pain bucket lid as a palette in this photo by Julie Dimas. Lynch was helping to paint the box office on Wednesday in preparation for next week's fest.

Residents of University Heights apartments Shirley and Paul Boudreaux hold candles at a vigil held in memory of Lt. Bruce Britt at University Village apartments Saturday in this photo by Julie Dimas. The couple witnessed the fatal accident.

In this photo by Alex Scott, bees at Helmi's Gardens fly out of their hive. Due to warmer weather, this is one of the first times the bees have moved in recent months.

Battle High School students prepare for the school's first Courtwarming Dance on Friday, while Alicia Singleton waits in the corner in this photo by Julie Dimas. Singleton, who identifies as female and is openly gay, was on the ballot for Courtwarming king.


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