Bride-to-be Marina Donoso inspects her wedding-day hair in a hand mirror as her bridesmaids prepare for the big day at Surfsand Resort in Cannon Beach, Ore.
A protester completes a chalk drawing of an American flag during the “Chalkupy” protests in Pershing Square, downtown Los Angeles in August 2012. In July, protesters disrupted the monthly art walk, vandalizing businesses and public property, which was met by an estimated 600 LAPD officers in riot gear. This photo was in the Top 10 Class for Week 1 of the “Hope” Photo Contest on viewbug.com
Officer Sean Schlachter is pushed on a swing by Newton Parrish Elementary School children, the age group that served as Officer Sean’s inspiration to become a D.A.R.E. officer. “That was my in — the little kids. That’s who I was doing it for.”
James Kim and his cocker-spaniel mix Rooney outside of the oldest operating McDonald’s!
Will Halberg long jumps at the Saint Martins Invitational in April 2012.
Remy & Samantha are from the same litter, believe it or not!
Ryan Robertson throws a pass just over Texas A&M-Kingsville’s defensive back Demontrelle Smith during the second half of the Rodeo Bowl on September 2, 2011. (photo taken for the Yakima Herald-Republic)
Heat 2 of the women’s 200 meter dash gets off to a quick start at the Spike Arlt invitational in Ellensburg, Wash. in 2012.
Seattle native Allen Stone performs at Raw Space in Ellensburg on September 21, 2011. (photo taken for the Central Washington University Observer)
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Zach Bahmiller, 11, of Ellensburg, rides at the start of the line of campers on their afternoon trail ride at the Caribou Creek Corral Christian summer camp in Ellensburg, Wash. on July 19, 2011. Horsemanship is one of the main skills campers learn during the week-long camp. (photo taken for the Yakima Herald-Republic)
A cyclist pedals hard to finish the second leg of the Whisky Dick triathlon in July 2011. (photo taken for the Ellensburg Daily Record)
L-R: Dominique Arteaga, Diallo Jones, Joshua Aranas and Jose Francisco take a break from the heat at the Kiwanis Skate Park on July 6, 2011. Wednesday’s high topped out at 94 degrees. Temperatures are set to cool down to the low-to-mid 80s on Thursday and Friday. (photo taken for the Yakima Herald-Republic)
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Carving instructor Elaine Stenman teaches a relief carving technique to a group of students at the Northwest Wood Carver’s Academy in Ellensburg, Wash. on July 12, 2011. Under the instruction of teachers from around the country, students learn a variety of woodcarving techniques in the week-long workshop. Students learn how to carve Northwest indian masks, flutes, caricatures and animals. The workshop attracted 120 students from across the United States and Canada. This is the third year that the workshop has been held in Ellensburg. “You get an opportunity when you come up here to carve with someone you might not get to carve with,” says student Lou Wakefield or Oregon. (photo taken for the Yakima Herald-Republic)
Protesters gathered at the intersection of Hollywood and Highland in Hollywood, Calif. to voice their concerns about US action in Syria.
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