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Exploring religious tolerance

Taha Hamedduddin, right, from the Islamic Center holds the megaphone for Shakir Hamoodi, the former president of the Islamic Center, as he gives an opening prayer during the Interfaith Community Picnic at Flat Branch Park on Sunday afternoon as a crowd of onlookers watch. Those in attendance were invited after the opening prayer to sit with someone of a different faith and discuss topics such as religious tolerance and working together as a community. The participants were encouraged to embrace their faith as well as be open to others.

Tangled net

Columbia College's Tim Tevlin, left, gets tangled with Hannibal-LaGrange players Brent VanPelt, center, Mario Ferrero Albero, right, and goalie Jeff Jelinek in Saturday's game at Columbia College.

Columbia College soccer celebrates soccer win

Columbia College soccer players celebrate their overtime victory Saturday against Hannibal-LaGrange.

Columbia College soccer player Edgar Reyna vs. Hannibal-LaGrange

Columbia College forward Edgar Reyna celebrates after scoring the winning goal in the first minute of overtime against Hannibal-LaGrange on Saturday in Columbia.

Missouri volleyball hitter Brittney Brimmage goes up for a kill against Baylor

Missouri volleyball outside hitter Brittney Brimmage spikes the ball during the volleyball match against Baylor on Saturday at MU. The Tigers won the match in four sets.

Missouri volleyball player Molly Kreklow sets against Baylor

Missouri volleyball player Molly Kreklow sets the ball during the volleyball match against Baylor on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at MU. The Tigers won in four sets.

Pondering the value of country living

Paul Hinshaw poses for a portrait next to the lake in his backyard on Friday near Richland Road. Hinshaw has lived in Columbia his whole life and off Richland for three years. If the Richland Road rezoning request is approved by the Columbia City Council on Monday, Hinshaw's home will be surrounded by residential and commercial development on three sides.

Bagging up the goods

Tommy Capps and Annie Brinson weigh and bag chestnuts for sale during the chestnut festival on Saturday.

Chestnuts ready to go

A bucket of chestnuts are ready for display at the eighth annual Missouri Chestnut Festival on Saturday.

Preparing chestnut samples

Larry Johnson and Connie Brookhiser cut boiled chestnuts to be used in tasting samples during the eighth annual Missouri Chestnut Festival on Saturday.

Rock Bridge softball player Shelbie Atwell

Rock Bridge softball player Shelbie Atwell and her teammates console each other after their loss Saturday in the Class 4 state quarterfinals.

Carving chestnut bowls

Leo Roberts watches as Brad Andresen carves bowls out of chestnut wood during the eighth annual Missouri Chestnut Festival on Saturday at the MU Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center in New Franklin. The event featured food sampling, live music and cooking demonstrations.

A model of concentration

Max Litton decorates a pumpkin during the Tiger Family Fest on Saturday.

Texas A&M tailgating truck

An army surplus truck customized for tailgating lends to the military atmosphere found on the Texas A&M campus during football games.

Siblings share artistic efforts

Emily Litton and Max Litton decorate a pumpkin during the Tiger Family Fest on Saturday in Columbia. The fair featured activities such as face painting, hay rides and bounce houses.

At the registration tents

A bike lies on the ground in front of the registration tents for the BikeMo Fall Foliage Extravaganza Ride on Saturday in Holts Summit. The sixth annual event had its highest participation ever with 129 preregistrants.

Helping at the clean sweep

Girl Scout April Muench, 13, from troop 30547 stands near a collection of garbage found around Hinkson Creek on Saturday at Flat Branch Park. Volunteers could choose from several locations around Columbia to help in the clean sweep. About 200 people came to Flat Branch Park.

Registering for the ride

Missouri Bike and Pedestrian Federation Treasurer Fred Schmidt, left, signs in registrants with help from Brad Eiffert, right, for the BikeMO marathon on Saturday. Participants had the choice of riding a 17-, 40-, 62- or 100- mile course.

Have bike, will travel

James Hentges smiles moments before the BikeMO Fall Foliage Extravaganza Ride on Saturday in Holts Summit. Hentges planned on riding the 62-mile route.

BikeMo Fall Foliage rider

A rider in the BikeMo Fall Foliage Extravaganza rides a recumbent bike Saturday in Holts Summit. Participants could choose from riding a 40, 62, or 100-mile route.
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