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Crowd listens to Michelle Obama [Photo]

Convention goers give a round of applause after first lady Michelle Obama delivered remarks during the 101st annual NAACP convention on Monday in Kansas City, Mo.

She's not too busy to weed [Photo]

Donna Smith works in a residential front yard vegetable and flower garden she helped create in Portland, Ore. Her services come at a price that starts at $1,675 per season. Services are often available only in certain neighborhoods to reduce the farmers' commutes.

Farmers for hire [Photo]

Donna Smith, right, and Robyn Streeter pose for a photo in a residential front yard vegetable and flower garden they created in Portland, Ore. Your Backyard Farmer began in 2006 when Smith and Streeter were growing weary of driving through the city's outskirts looking for affordable land to farm. The thought struck them: "Why aren't we bringing food to the people?"

Michelle Obama addresses NAACP [Photo]

First lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks during the 101st annual NAACP convention Monday in Kansas City, Mo. She talked about the Let’s Move! initiative and its goal of solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation.

Dutch lose World Cup [Photo]

Netherlands' Wesley Sneijder lies on the pitch following the World Cup final soccer match between the Netherlands and Spain at Soccer City in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Sunday. Spain won 1-0.

Spanish fans celebrate World Cup [Photo]

Spanish fans celebrate in a fountain in downtown Madrid after Spain defeated the Netherlands to win the World Cup soccer final, played in South Africa, on Sunday. Spain won 1-0.

Spain wins World Cup [Photo]

Spain's Carles Puyol holds the World cup trophy after the World Cup final soccer match between the Netherlands and Spain at Soccer City in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Sunday. Spain won 1-0.

The Bead Gallery opens on Walnut Street [Photo]

Jessica Otterbacher, left, chats with Katie Blomberg after Otterbacher's jewelry-making workshop at her store, The Bead Gallery, on Thursday. With a degree in metalworking, Otterbacher previously had a studio on Orr Street and opened the store on Walnut Street on July 1.

The Bead Gallery holds jewelry-making workshop [Photo]

Hayley Garnett inspects her creation at a jewelry-making workshop at The Bead Gallery on on Thursday. Garnett described the four earrings she made as "earthy," explaining, "I used mostly stones, not plastics or glass."

More than 30 visit Finger Lakes beach after closing [Photo]

People swim at the public beach at Finger Lakes State Park. More than 30 people came out to the lake just one week after it was closed because the water was found to contain over five times the Missouri Department of Natural Resources' maximum standard for the bacteria.

Skimming the top [Photo]

Rob Ward, 40, of Ozark Beach, Mo., rounds a buoy during the slalom portion of the Lake Sundance Slalom and Trick Tournament on Saturday in Columbia. Ward wiped out only moments after making this turn.

Around the bend [Photo]

Tom Dunn rounds the first buoy in a slalom run at the Lake Sundance Slalom and Trick Tournament on Saturday in Columbia.

Going up [Photo]

Grant Hefley, 31, of Lake Tapawingo, Mo., attempts a flip during the trick portion of the Lake Sundance Slalom and Trick Tournament on Saturday in Columbia.

Making waves [Photo]

Erin Daugherty grips tightly on her rope as she skis a slalom course during the Lake Sundance Slalom and Trick Tournament on Saturday in Columbia. Jack Daugherty, Erin Daugherty’s father, built Lake Sundance in 1984 specifically for water skiing.

Disc golf bag [Photo]

With varying purposes, colors and styles, Brandon Victor's disc golf bag contains over 15 different discs for the 26th annual Mid-America Open disc golf tournament on Saturday, July 10, 2010 at Albert Oakland Park.

Brandon Victor disc golf [Photo]

Brandon Victor, vice president of the Columbia Disc Golf Club, leaps forward as he throws a disc from just beyond the green during the 26th annual Mid-America Open disc golf tournament on Saturday, July 10, 2010 at Albert Oakland Park.

Disc golf tournament [Photo]

Jerrad Chaney, left, and Keith Amerson, right, watch as Brandon Victor, center, pulls at the beginning of a hole during the 26th annual Mid-America Open disc golf tournament on Saturday, July 10, 2010 at Albert Oakland Park.

Keith Amerson disc golfs [Photo]

Keith Amerson, president of the Columbia Disc Golf Club, pulls from the tee at the beginning of a hole during the first round of the 26th annual Mid-America Open disc golf tournament on Saturday, July 10, 2010 at Albert Oakland Park.

Keith Amerson disc golf [Photo]

Keith Amerson finishes the tenth hole with an on-target putt during the first round of the 26th annual Mid-America Open disc golf tournament on Saturday, July 10, 2010 at Albert Oakland Park.

Controlling the ball [Photo]

Mud, Sweat and Beers teammate Adam Crutchfield retrieves the ball and Ada Buckman wades through the mud in the final championship game on Saturday. Mud, Sweat and Beers took second place in the Big Brother Big Sister Mud Ball tournament.
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