THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Children examine stuffed animals; women embrace new looks

Sunday, March 16, 2014 | 5:26 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — This week, Missourian photographers captured images of defeated Tigers, stuffed animals, fiery glasswork and newly shaved heads.

Photographer Katie Bell captures Missouri tennis player Tracy Dong landing after slamming the ball across the court during a doubles match, March 9, at Missouri's Green Tennis Center. Dong and her partner, Kelli Hine, lost their match to Kentucky.

From left: Tania Johnson, Monica Korba, Victoria King and Meghan McCullah embrace one another's shaved heads at the Shave for Aiden fundraiser on March 8 at Mojo's, in this photo by Shelby Feistner. The women volunteered to shave their heads to raise money for Aiden Taylor's family.

Columbia College guard Devin Griffin flies over Freed-Hardeman guard Damion Wooten while attempting to dunk during the American Midwest Conference tournament championship game Tuesday at Columbia College, in this photo by Whitney Hayward. Columbia College came out of the tournament ranked fourth. 

Photographer Katie Bell shows Justin McMillen working on a marble in the workshop he shares with his brother, Adam McMillen. Justin McMillen sells his glasswork on Etsy and also does carpentry work.

Battle High School first baseman Seth Gerardy reaches for a catch as Rock Bridge player Logan Twehous attempts to reach the base after his hit during a scrimmage at Hickman High School on Saturday, in this photo by Alex Scott. Hickman hosted the friendly scrimmage on their new turf field; Fort Zumwalt West was also present. 

Gabe Sawyer, left, takes 4-year-old twins Ashlyn and Brooklyn Hohenberg to look at animal mounts in the Sensory Safari Wildlife Exhibit put on by the Central Missouri Chapter of Safari Club International, in this photo by Alex Scott. The exhibit was on display at the Missouri Deer Classic & Outdoor Expo on Saturday, which was held at the Central Missouri Events Center.

Photographer Julie Dimas zooms in on Missouri gymnast Katelyn Trevino performing her bar routine during Friday's meet against Florida at the Hearnes Center. The Tigers ultimately lost to the Gators.

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