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U.S. visitors kiss in front of the Parthenon

U.S. visitors Zach Branch, 19, right, and Madison Franklin, 18, both from California, kiss in front of the Parthenon during their visit at the Acropolis hill in Athens on Wednesday. Vacations in Europe have a new attraction: the euro's steep drop in value is making the continent cheaper for tourists from across the world, especially the United States and China.

Consumer interest in organic label grows

Organic body products are seen at a Whole Foods in Washington. Consumer interest in the organic label continues to grow. The organic industry says U.S. sales of their products jumped 11 percent last year alone, to more than $39 billion, despite tight domestic supplies of organic ingredients.

FROM READERS: Foster dog gives birth to five puppies

Steve DeVries and his family have fostered dogs from the Central Missouri Humane Society for several years. In January they took in Olivia, who promptly gave birth to five puppies.

FROM READERS: Foster dog and puppies adjust to temporary home

Steve DeVries and his wife frequently foster small dogs from the Central Missouri Humane Society. In January they took in a dog they named Olivia, who soon gave birth to five puppies, including Lazarus, pictured here.

FROM READERS: Foster puppy takes a nap

Annie is one of five puppies that Steve DeVries and his wife cared for when their foster dog Olivia gave birth to puppies. More than 150 families foster animals for the Central Missouri Humane Society.

Paints are set out in MU Museum

Paints are scattered across a table Friday at the Museum of Art and Archaeology at Mizzou North. The paints are used to touch up the bases and displays for the pieces of art.

Hooks laying out to be used on paintings at MU Museum

Hooks will be used to display pieces at the Museum of Art and Archaeology at Mizzou North. The museum is set to reopen to the public on Sunday. The museum's move was included in the first part of Renew Mizzou, a $22.85 million project that includes the renovations to Jesse, Pickard and Swallow halls.

'The Labyrinth' on display in the Modern section of MU Museum

"The Labyrinth" by William Blahd, photographed Friday, is on display at the Museum of Art and Archaeology at Mizzou North. The museum has areas devoted to different time periods; Blahd's work is on display in the Modern Art area.

The USS Oklahoma breaks water at Pearl Harbor

In this file photo, the deck of the capsized battleship USS Oklahoma breaks water on May 24, 1943, at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Pentagon says it will disinter and try to identify the remains of up to 388 unaccounted for sailors and Marines killed when the USS Oklahoma sank in the 1941 Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor.

MU Department of Residential Life posts notices

The MU Department of Residential Life posted notices around Mark Twain Residence Hall following two instances of anti-Semitic vandalism that happened Thursday and Friday. "These incidents are distressing and undermine the safe and inclusive living-learning atmosphere Residential Life strives to create and support for students," according to the notice. "The use of discriminatory language is inconsistent with the University Value of Respect and creates an environment that is unwelcoming to our students, faculty and staff."

Posters hang outside of Mark Twain Residence Hall's first floor elevator

Posters hanging outside of Mark Twain Residence Hall's first floor elevator Tuesday inform residents about anti-Semitic vandalism that occurred last week. The MU Department of Residential Life posted two sets of announcements in the building after a swastika and other offensive symbols were found marring a wall in the northwestern staircase.

MU employees paint over anti-Semitic vandalism

MU employees painted over anti-Semitic graffiti discovered Thursday and Friday in the northwestern staircase of Mark Twain Residence Hall. The stairwell still smelled of fresh paint on Tuesday, four days after the second vandalism incident.

Hunter Mense watches his players

Missouri Assistant Coach Hunter Mense watches the players during a game against the University of Arkansas at Little Rock on Tuesday at Taylor Stadium.

Jake Ivory races over first base

Missouri center and outfielder Jake Ivory races over first base as University of Arkansas at Little Rock infielder Justin Steelmon catches the ball during a baseball game on Tuesday at Taylor Stadium.

Andrew Schwaab throws the ball to Drew Merten

Missouri pitcher Andrew Schwaab throws the ball to University of Arkansas at Little Rock center fielder Drew Merten during the baseball game Tuesday at Taylor Stadium. The Trojans beat the Tigers 4-3.

Justin Gay gives instructions to Kealie Scheer

Assistant T-ball coach Justin Gay gives instructions to Kealie Scheer, 5, during her first T-ball practice of the season at Cosmopolitan Park on April 6. The players have never played the sport before and will learn the fundamental skills to continue on to baseball and softball. Four- and 5-year-olds are on co-ed teams in their first two seasons, according to the website for the Diamond Council, a youth baseball and softball organization.

D'Amour talks to Roth

Missouri associate softball coach Pete D'Amour talks with first baseman Kelsea Roth during a game against North Carolina on March 29, 2013, at University Field. D'Amour filled in for head coach Ehren Earleywine in Sunday's game and will take the helm again for the first game of a doubleheader against Western Illinois on Wednesday.

Blues celebrate goal

St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko is congratulated by teammates after scoring during the second period Saturday against the Minnesota Wild in St. Louis.

Mike Alden says he's optimistic about the Tigers' future

Missouri athletics director Mike Alden says he is optimistic about the future of the Missouri Tigers in a news conference at the Mizzou Athletics Training Complex on Tuesday. The news conference addressed Alden's tenure with the Tigers and plans in the MU College of Education.

Mike Alden meets with media

Missouri Director of Athletics Mike Alden meets with the news media to reflect on his time at MU on Tuesday in the Mizzou Athletics Training Complex. Alden resigned in January after 17 years at the post.
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