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Top photos from the week

Here are a batch of top photos from The Gazette photo staff, June 1, 2014.

(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Representatives of the Crime Lab of the CSPD investigate an officer-involved shooting scene. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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An Air Force Academy glider performs in the sky above the crowd Tuesday, May 27, 2014, during the class of 2014's Graduation Parade at Air Force Academy's Stillman Parade Field.  The 2014 Graduation Commencement ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at Falcon Stadium with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden giving the graduation address.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
An Air Force Academy glider performs in the sky above the crowd Tuesday, May 27, 2014, during the class of 2014's Graduation Parade at Air Force Academy's Stillman Parade Field. The 2014 Graduation Commencement ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at Falcon Stadium with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden giving the graduation address. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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BOCC MAKETA
County Commissioner Sallie Clark, right, reads a statement from the Board regarding the actions of El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa during a meeting where the board voted unanimously to request Maketa's resignation Thursday, May 29, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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ELEMENTARY KIDS AT FLYING W RANCH
First graders from Rockrimmon Elementary School form a "bucket brigade" of mulch while volunteering Thursday, May 29, 2014 at the Flying W Ranch. 60 first graders from the school spread the mulch as part of post-fire watershed rehabilitation in an area burned during the Waldo Canyon Fire. Flying W Ranch Foundation executive director Aarom WInter said volunteers usually have to be 15 years old but he made an exception for the first graders. "Many of these kids were evacuated during the Waldo Canyon Fire so we wanted them to be here," he said. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

MARK REIS

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(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
On many afternoons last week, the foul weather was for the birds. A golfer at the Woodmen Nissan Championship at Valley Hi Golf Course keeps dry with an umbrella during a rainstorm. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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BOCC MAKETA
County Commissioner Darryl Glenn voices his opinion on the situation at the Sheriff's Office before the board voted unanimously to request El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa's resignation Thursday, May 29, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Cadet squardrons march in front of the graduating class Tuesday, May 27, 2014, during the class of 2014's Graduation Parade at Air Force Academy's Stillman Parade Field.  The 2014 Graduation Commencement ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at Falcon Stadium with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden giving the graduation address.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Cadet squardrons march in front of the graduating class Tuesday, May 27, 2014, during the class of 2014's Graduation Parade at Air Force Academy's Stillman Parade Field. The 2014 Graduation Commencement ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at Falcon Stadium with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden giving the graduation address. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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CENSUS
Lee Reynolds, who retired from the Army in 2010 after spending the final part of his service in Fort Carson, laughs with Trisha Boudreau while she belays a friend during a rock climbing session at Garden of the Gods Friday, May 30, 2014. A Colorado native, he decided to retire in Colorado Springs because of the nearby variety of outdoor activities. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

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TIMBERVIEW INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY
Elijah Triminil, 13, balances on a leaf blower hovercraft while a classmate pushes him around during the Engineering and Design Open House at Timberview Middle School Friday, May 30, 2014. The hovercraft, which operates by blowing more air into the duct tape base than is released, is one of multiple engineering projects such as a foot piano and solar ovens led by teacher Matt Fackelman to help students learn physics through hands-on projects. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

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TIMBERVIEW INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY
Camille Callahan, 13, plays a tune on the "Garage Door Piano", named because the sensors that trigger notes are the same as sensors used in automatic garage door systems, while her classmates watch during the Engineering and Design Open House at Timberview Middle School Friday, May 30, 2014. This piano is one of multiple engineering projects such as a leaf blower hoverboard and solar ovens led by teacher Matt Fackelman to help students learn physics through hands-on projects. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

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The Thunderbirds fly over the hat toss at the end of the United States Air Force Academy graduation on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
The Thunderbirds fly over the hat toss at the end of the United States Air Force Academy graduation on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Kate Garrett lets Drake lick her hand during the Countdown to Adoption event at the Humane Society of the Pike's Peak region to begin the Rachael Ray Challenge in which animal shelters across the country compete to break their own adoption records Sunday, June 1, 2014. This Humane Society's goal is to save more than 3,954 lives this summer.  Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette
Kate Garrett lets Drake lick her hand during the Countdown to Adoption event at the Humane Society of the Pike's Peak region to begin the Rachael Ray Challenge in which animal shelters across the country compete to break their own adoption records Sunday, June 1, 2014. This Humane Society's goal is to save more than 3,954 lives this summer. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

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Gavin Stewart, 2, watches Layla sniff him while his family decides if they will adopt her during the Countdown to Adoption event at the Humane Society of the Pike's Peak region to begin the Rachael Ray Challenge in which animal shelters across the country compete to break their own adoption records Sunday, June 1, 2014. This Humane Society's goal is to save more than 3,954 lives this summer. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette
Gavin Stewart, 2, watches Layla sniff him while his family decides if they will adopt her during the Countdown to Adoption event at the Humane Society of the Pike's Peak region to begin the Rachael Ray Challenge in which animal shelters across the country compete to break their own adoption records Sunday, June 1, 2014. This Humane Society's goal is to save more than 3,954 lives this summer. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

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HUMANE
Front to back, Layla 1, reaches for Maximilian, a 2 year old Chihuahua, as her father, Chris Fern laughs while Jermaine,3, and Elaine, their mother, look on during the Countdown to Adoption event at the Humane Society of the Pike's Peak region to begin the Rachael Ray Challenge in which animal shelters across the country compete to break their own adoption records Sunday, June 1, 2014. The family adopted Maximilian and will take him home in a couple days. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

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PORTUGESE
Left to Right, John Valdez and Eugene Chavez, members of the 4th degree Knights of Columbus, raise their swords in front of Bethany Rodrigues, representing Queen Isabella, at the end of a parade for the Portugese Festa do Divino Espirito Santo at Holy Apostles Catholic Church Sunday June 1, 2014. The festival celebrates Queen Isabella, who, according to legend, stole bread for the poor against her husband's wishes by hiding it her skirts. When her husband became suspicious and asked what she was hiding, she opened her skirts and there were roses instead of bread. She was since known as the Queen of Roses. Photo by Julia Moss, The Gazette

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