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1 A student takes part in a dance at La Semana, a Minnesota-based summer camp created specifically for children adopted from Latin America. Campers, ranging from kindergartners to high schoolers, explore the cultures and traditions of their birth countries and bond with those whose backgrounds are similar to their own. While at La Semana, which is Spanish for "the week," attendees learn Latin American dances and, on the final night of camp, they put on a formal performance for friends and family. 
2 In this Sept. 3, 2012, photo, unicycle club member Charles Nolt and group founder Brent Barghahn ride their unicycles on Northrup Mall in Minneapolis. Rather than going the traditional route of joining a club sport or rushing a fraternity or sorority, some University of Minnesota students choose to connect with groups that teach them new hobbies like riding a unicycle or climbing trees. A student needs only four friends with similar interests to start a group. 
3 Pieces of the new Highway 61 bridge float in the Mississippi River at Hastings, Minn. on Saturday, September 8, 2012. 
4 The sprawling Brooklyn-based Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra has a core of eleven members but frequently incorporates other musicians, with each collaboration adding unique wrinkles to the band's funk and jazz-inflected Afrobeat sound. They performed in The Current studios. 
5 Bob Belisle, an mobile equipment operator with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Department, waters trees Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 along Sheridan Avenue N. The young trees were planted in the spring to replace those lost during the tornado last year. During dry conditions, like this summer, the water bags need to be filled once a week. 
6 Red Lake tribal member Alvin Clark, left, sometimes comes to People's Church in Bemidji for meals, and he used to take shelter at the church when he was homeless. 
7 A construction worker installs lighting fixtures in the Uptown Theatre's lobby area Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. The newly remodeled The Uptown Theatre, which was originally opened in 1913, reopens to the public Friday, Sept. 14, 2012. 
8 Minnesota Twins pitcher P.J. Walters wipes his brow as pitching coach Rick Anderson makes a visit to the mound after Walters loaded the bases with a walk on Kansas City Royals' David Lough in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, in Minneapolis.