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Playing with pinata at celebration of Krishna's birth [Photo]

Five-year-old Sankeerth Gandhari avoids a piñata Saturday during the celebration ceremony of Krishna's birth at Shanthi Mandir Hindu temple.

Taking part in celebration ceremony of Krishna's birth [Photo]

Vellore Gopalaratnam offers the fire to Gopal Krishna and Mangal Sen Gupta on Saturday during the celebration ceremony of Krishna's birth at Shanthi Mandir Hindu temple. The fire signifies the light from the lord Krishna. Receivers remove the darkness and take the light in by accepting it.

Children make offering to Krishna [Photo]

Akhil Elangovan, 7, left, Arul Sethi, 8, middle, and Saathvik Kannan, 5, offer basil and flower petals to baby Krishna on Saturday during the celebration ceremony of Krishna's birth at Shanthi Mandir Hindu temple. Krishna is one of the main figures of Hinduism.

Attendees at celebration of Krishna's birth [Photo]

Attendees of the celebration of the birth of Krishna leave the room for the next activity Saturday at Shanthi Mandir Hindu temple.

Young dancers at ceremony of Krishna's birth [Photo]

Mehek Tapar, 8, dances Saturday during the cultural program of the celebration ceremony of Krishna's birth at Shanthi Mandir Hindu temple.

Columbia for Joplin volunteers take a break in a dumpster's shade [Photo]

Volunteers with Columbia for Joplin seek out shade behind a dumpster at Joplin East Middle School. More than 200 volunteers helped with debris removal at the school.

Shannon Buschjost piles wreckage outside Joplin East Middle School [Photo]

Shannon Buschjost picks up debris at the entrance to Joplin East Middle School. Buschjost is part of a group of volunteers from Bland Christian Church that participated in Columbia for Joplin.

Shelley Simon and other Columbia for Joplin volunteers work outside of a former kitchen [Photo]

Outside the window of what remains of a destroyed kitchen, Shelley Simon, middle, an independent architect from Columbia, rakes debris. Simon volunteered with the group Columbia for Joplin, which worked to clean debris, notify neighborhoods of services available to them and stack supplies at a donation station in areas affected by the tornado.

Crutches and other donated goods are stockpiled at Misti's Mission [Photo]

Donated crutches are stacked at Misti’s Mission, a field of tents, boxes and trailers that serve as a sorting ground and distribution center for donated goods. Volunteers from Columbia For Joplin spent Saturday organizing clothes, furniture, children’s toys and household supplies.

Luke Nation rakes debris caused by the Joplin tornado [Photo]

Luke Nation, 18, a volunteer with Columbia for Joplin, cleans up debris left in the wake of the May 22 tornado that hit Joplin. Nation volunteered trough the program K-Life that organizes community service trips for its high school and middle school members.

Three MU students observe the ruins of Joplin East Middle School [Photo]

Danielle Rogaczewski, Jennifer Vogelsmeier, and Shayli Meyer take a break from work to examine the damage at Joplin East Middle School. All three are students in MU’s Physical Therapy program, which has been delivering supplies to the Joplin area since the tornado hit.

A Mission Joplin volunteer directs the Columbia for Joplin participants [Photo]

Volunteers from Mission Joplin direct participants from Columbia for Joplin on clean-up operations at Joplin East Middle School. Mission Joplin has been organizing volunteers and donations since immediately after the tornado hit in May.

A Columbia for Joplin volunteer's supplies rest on the trunk of a car [Photo]

Clean-up supplies sit on the trunk of a car as volunteers take part in orientation after arriving in Joplin for the Columbia for Joplin event. After getting situated, volunteers spread out around the region to work on a variety of projects.

Columbia for Joplin volunteers stare at a damaged building [Photo]

Shari Viox points out a damaged building through a bus window as she and other volunteers with Columbia for Joplin travel to their first stop in Joplin. Viox hasn't been to Joplin since the May 22 tornado.

Hickman High School sophomore Russell Logan works in Joplin for the Columbia for Joplin event [Photo]

Russell Logan, 15, a sophomore at Hickman High School, shovels debris from a sidewalk in a Joplin neighborhood destroyed by the May 22 tornado on Saturday. Logan was a volunteer for the Columbia for Joplin event.

Tree limb down in Kill Devil Hills, N.C., after Irene passes [Photo]

A tree limb blew down at the home of Warren and Dana Walker, of Kill Devil Hills, N.C., while the couple was out surveying damage in their community on Saturday.

Water levels rise at Kill Devil Hills, N.C. [Photo]

An image illustration shows the level of waters, at the top, just after 4 p.m. CST in Kill Devil Hills, N.C. Strong winds shifting from south to northwest caused by Hurricane Irene resulted in water levels to rise 4 feet in less than an hour, at bottom.

Mid-Missouri e-recycling event helps residents drop off unused electronics [Photo]

Workers direct the steady flow of cars dropping off items at the Mid-MO Recycling e-recycle event in the Home Depot parking lot on Saturday morning.

E-recycle event collects unneeded electronics from Columbia residents [Photo]

Paul Cook loads a truck with televisions donated by Columbia residents at the e-recycle event at Home Depot on Saturday. The event collected items from Columbia residents such as televisions, computers, stoves, printers and other unneeded electronic items and appliances.

Water balloon dodge ball draws students to Mizzou H2O [Photo]

Students participate in a game of water balloon dodge ball during Mizzou H2O on Saturday. Students also had the chance to spray fire hoses and to go up in a fire truck bucket to drop water balloons in tubs to win gift cards.
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