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Evan, left, and Liam Fisher of Round Lake get a good look at the jaws of a 20 foot long Great White Shark during The Ocean Adventure, a program by Wayne and Karen Brown, marine biologists, about their Australian Great White Shark Expedition.

Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

While shooting Hawks fans watching game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals at Toby Keith's "I love this bar" in Rosemont, I came across this lady who was experiencing every emotion from elation to fear and trepidation. Sometimes the best pictures are people and their emotions. I ended up focusing on this group for a while because of the great reactions they were showing. That is why I chose to use it in the weekly Perspective column.

Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

Eight-year-old Alexander Lauinger points a large nylon kite straight up and releases it to the steady winds in Sunset Park in Lake in the Hills recently. At the other end of the 100-foot dual strings was his father Brad.

John Starks | Staff Photographer

Ellie Rebmann, 7, right, Abby Roddewig, 7, and Kelsey Nelson, 6, race their cars during the Race Car Rally Monday at the Wauconda Public Library. Children in grades 1-3 designed and raced cars on a track, received a drivers license, and ate "auto parts" snacks.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

Christine Kelly, 8, of Geneva, and Jessica Theis, 20, of Batavia, play basketball at Braeburn Park in Batavia Monday.

Emmalee Luckas | Staff Photographer

Sarah Combs, 7, of Rolling Meadows, hula hoops during a talent show at the Rolling Meadows Public Library Monday.

Dave Dvorak | Staff Photographer

Seven-year-olds Zoe Joseph, left, and Ella Kennedy, both of Libertyville, play with the fish puppets they created during the puppet-making workshop Tuesday at the Cook Park Library in Libertyville. Children made shadow puppets and bag puppets under the direction of Mark Nichols, owner of The Puppet Place,

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

Scott Nory, Jacob Halper and Eric Longo, all 15, of Algonquin, fish in a creek near Towne Park in Algonquin Tuesday. "This is all we do everyday," says Longo. Often they'll fish up to 12 hours, no matter what the weather. Halper's Grandfather taught him to fish when he was one. Nory and Longo were also taught at an early age. Halper and Longo are serious about having a career in the sport, and are already talking about running a bait shop on the Mississippi River after college.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Kids listen intently as storyteller Anne Shimojima of Morton Grove tells Funny Stories from Around the World!, during a program at Warren-Newport Public Library in Gurnee Tuesday.

Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

A Plote Excavating crew lays a new blacktop parking lot surface at the southeast corner of Route 31 and Route 64 in downtown St. Charles Tuesday afternoon as traffic rushes through the busy intersection.

John Starks | Staff Photographer

David Hernandez, of the Carpentersville Parks Department, cleans charcoal dust Monday from grills in Carpenter Park after a long holiday weekend. The park is undergoing a transformation of sorts, with several potentially diseased elm trees being removed, and a parking area being built.

John Starks | Staff Photographer

Aurora resident Demeteria Stokes and her daughter Rayne Stokes, 10, center, are thankful for the Loaves & Fishes Community Pantry in Naperville and their recently received $100,000 donation.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

Exhibits manager Steve Furnett and collections coordinator Diana Detske prepare a Civil War flag for viewing Wednesday at the Lake County Discovery Museum near Wauconda. The flag was donated by descendants of Civil War veteran Edward Murray after it was found hidden in a shoe box.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

Sondra Poulos of West Dundee, formerly Colombia, walks with her son, Andres, 4, and holds daughter, Marie, 2, as she makes it through the greeting line of Elgin council members and Senator Mike Noland as she gets her new citizenship recognition certificate during a city hall meeting Wednesday. It was the 15th annual ceremony held by Elgin's New Citizenship Recognition Committee to recognize new U.S. citizens.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Gavin McKissack, 8, of Elmhurst, eats some ice-cream during the opening day for the 2013 Glendale Heights Fest in Camera Park, Wednesday.

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

Lorena Miranda, 9, laughs while trying to avoid being splashed by a police officer in the dunk tank during the annual COPS Day Picnic at East Harbor Park in Hanover Park Wednesday.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

Devin Gutsmiedl, 7, of St. Charles, watches and smiles as Robin´s Dog Stars perform at the Town and Country Public Library in Elburn Thursday. Robin Bengtson's three dogs performed more than 40 tricks for a crowd of about 100.

Rick West | Staff Photographer

Ben Kopchick and his daughter Kathryn, 11, both of Wheaton, enjoy some fried rice at Wheaton World Tour at Memorial Park Thursday. More than 300 people attended the event that celebrated the culture within the community.

Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

Bellastarr Jakresky, 9, and Jessie Ross, 5, of Roselle, ride the Dragon ride on the first day of the 2013 Itasca Fest, Thursday.

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

Ivan Moctezuma watches some of his 25 student dancers rehearse in his temporary studio in the Milk Pail banquet hall on Route 25 in East Dundee. Ivan and his brother Angel own and operate Ivangel Dance Studio Inc. and are try to get approval from the City of Elgin to move the business there.

John Starks | Staff Photographer

Karen Foresta of Addison rides the mechanical bull during country night at Glendale Heights Fest, in Camera Park.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

Brad McFall, left, of St. Charles, and Tom Kingsley, of Carol Stream, enjoy the beautiful weather and a game of bags at Pottawatomie Park on Friday. Aldi hosted a picnic for their employees, complete with music, games and catering from the Slow-Food Bar-B-Que truck.

Emmalee Luckas | Staff Photographer

Peter Trakas of Gurnee roasts a lamb during Greek Fest at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Libertyville Friday.

Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

Jackie Hickman of Algonquin Animal clinic gets a kiss from Tanner, a red-footed tortoise, during the "Blessing of the Pets" at St. James Episcopal Church in West Dundee Saturday.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

Gallery posted: 7/14/2013 9:25 PM

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This edition of The Week in Pictures features young fishermen with a plan, kids learning about sharks, and a friendly turtle at a pet blessing ceremony.
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