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Life's a beach: Anna Baetzhold, 7, dries off after swimming at Beaver Island State Park on Grand Island. Thursday, July 6.

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Rest in peace: The resident doe in Forest Lawn takes on the job of security guard for a goose who laid eggs in an urn. Friday, April 8.

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Tugging in the snow: Eight-grade students at Catholic Academy of West Buffalo compete in a tug of war during Winter Festival. Friday, Feb. 4.

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Surf rider: Jim O'Connor wind surfs at Hamburg Beach. Thursday, June 2.

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King of the hill: Rick Valone, of Arkwright, gets ready to hit the slopes at the Buffalo Ski Club in Colden. Sunday, Jan. 30.

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Major makeover: Workers remove the large "C" from the front of HSBC Arena as they prepare to mount the new name, First Niagara Center. Saturday, 17.

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Alone together: Spc. Charles Palumbo, of Lockport, spends some time with daughter Madison prior to a ceremony for the New York Army National Guard's 105th Military Police Company at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. Wednesday, March 29.