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PHOTO GALLERY: Open house teaches public about Islamic culture

To commemorate its 30th anniversary, the Islamic Center of Central Missouri held an open house for the public on Sunday. Mosque members taught visitors about Islamic culture with food, henna tattoos and a film screening.

PHOTO GALLERY: Southern Boone marching band remembers Jacob Meadows

Members of the Southern Boone High School marching band wore suicide prevention armbands during their performance Friday night, part of their remembrance of fellow band member Jacob Meadows.

PHOTO GALLERY: Chrome and Bacon car show draws vehicles from many eras

The Chrome and Bacon car show brought a steady stream of vehicles to Woodcrest Chapel on Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Strongman competitors train in garage-turned-gym

Ted Collins and his wife, Heather Leidy, converted a garage into a gym where they train for strongman competitions. The family has opened up their gym to fellow competitors.

PHOTO GALLERY: Central Missouri Renaissance Festival draws performers, spectators

Performers, craftsmen and spectators were among those who flocked to the 8th annual Central Missouri Renaissance Festival on Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Freebirds World Burrito opening draws crowd

Freebirds World Burrito promised of a year's worth of free burritos to the first 25 people in line before the eatery's opening Thursday morning in Columbia.

PHOTO GALLERY: Major flooding slams Colorado

Heavy rains sent walls of water crashing down mountainsides early Thursday in Colorado, cutting off mountain towns, forcing the University of Colorado to cancel classes, and leaving at least three people dead.

PHOTO GALLERY: Metal artist forge new symbols for East Campus neighborhood

Don Asbee and his apprentices forge steel sculptures for the East Campus neighborhood Tuesday. Four sculptures were commissioned by the neighborhood association. Each will stand 8.5 feet tall with a quill pen and the letters E and C for East Campus.

PHOTO GALLERY: Gun supporters turn out at Capitol

Gun supporters with signs and flags gathered at the Capitol steps on Wednesday as the House debated the override of Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of House Bill 436. The House voted by the narrowest possible margin, 109-49, to override the veto and pass a bill that rejects federal laws limiting gun use.

PHOTO GALLERY: General Assembly gathers to consider veto overrides

The Missouri legislature met Wednesday to consider override votes on Gov. Jay Nixon's vetoes of legislation from the 2013 session.

PHOTO GALLERY: Gov. Jay Nixon visits Fairview Elementary School Wednesday morning

Gov. Jay Nixon visits Fairview Elementary School Wednesday morning. He congratulated Fairview students and teachers on having such a high Missouri School Improvement Program 5 score and for their constant hard work toward being one of leading elementary schools in the state.

PHOTO GALLERY: Officials gather at Flight 93 National Memorial

Visitors gather Tuesday at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., to commemorate those who lost their lives there on Sept. 11, 2001. Wednesday marks the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia house featured on House Hunters

Danyale and Lee Williams' Columbia home will be featured on Friday's episode of House Hunters.

PHOTO GALLERY: Harrisburg football defeats Salisbury

The Harrisburg Bulldogs defeated the Salisbury High School Panthers 28-14 during Monday's football game. It was the second game for Harrisburg's new program.

PHOTO GALLERY: Whirling Brothers Circus comes to town

The Whirling Brothers Circus on Monday featured camels, bike tricks and prizes for the audience.

PHOTO GALLERY: New World Trade Center undergoing construction 12 years after attack

The World Trade Center is rebuilding and undergoing changes 12 years after terrorists attacked it.

PHOTO GALLERY: Parents and teachers in HOME WORKS! program meet at Parkade Elementary School

Parents and teachers met at Parkade Elementary School on Sept. 5 as part of the HOME WORKS! program. The program, which was implemented at two Columbia elementary schools this year, facilitates home visits for teachers to meet their students' parents.

PHOTO GALLERY: John Anderson hosts inaugural College Avenue Mile

MU alumnus John Anderson, who hosts ESPN's SportsCenter and ABC's Wipeout, appears in Columbia on Sunday at the inaugural John Anderson College Avenue Mile. Proceeds from the event went to the Anderson Family Charitable Foundation, which provides assistance to underserved elementary school-aged children in the public school system, according to the event's Web site.

PHOTO GALLERY: Cyclists wait out storm to finish Bike MS ride

A storm Sunday morning delayed the 2013 Bike MS ride by two hours, but many riders waited out the storm to complete the ride at the Central Missouri Events Center.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri vs. Toledo

The Missouri Tigers defeated the Toledo Rockets 38-23 on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
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