MPR photos of the week: Marriage, kayaking, walleye and more

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1 Lynne Hvidsten, left, and Cindy Amberger, of Minnetonka, celebrate outside the House chamber after representatives passed a bill to legalize same-sex marriage Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the State Capitol. 
2 Republican minority leader Kurt Daudt speaks against legalizing same-sex marriage Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the State Capitol. 
3 Richard Leyva, left, kisses his husband Sen. Scott Dibble's hand while the listen to House members discuss the same-sex marriage bill Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the State Capitol. Leyva and Dibble were married in California. 
4 Linda Eno owns Twin Pines on Lake Mille Lacs near Garrison. She says business is down this year because of the weather. "After living on this lake for any extended amount of time, people know, you can't mess with Mother Nature and there's no sense getting upset because there's not much you can do." She waded in the lake near Garrison, Minn., on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. 
5 Chris Baer descends a 20-foot waterfall on the Lester River that he has dubbed "Almost Always." North Shore rivers can create powerful and dangerous hydraulic forces where the water recirculates like a giant washing machine. 
6 Kayaker John Holton of Minneapolis grins after completing the Lester River race in Duluth, Minn., on May 4, 2013. 
7 Minnesota Wild head coach Mike Yeo reacts as he watches his team during the second period of Game 5 of the Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the Chicago Blackhawks in Chicago, Thursday, May 9, 2013. Marian Hossa scored twice last night as the Blackhawks topped Minnesota 5-1, knocking the Wild from the playoffs. 
8 Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Harding, right, cannot save a goal by Chicago Blackhawks' Marian Hossa (81) as Wild's Zach Parise (11) and Jared Spurgeon (46) look on during the second period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series in Chicago, Thursday, May 9, 2013. Hossa scored twice as the Blackhawks topped Minnesota 5-1 to eliminate the Wild from the playoffs. 
9 Joel Juers, who said he was abused by a teacher at Shattuck-St. Mary's, applauds the Senate's passing of the Child Victims Act, a bill that extends the civil statute of limitations for victims of child sex abuse to sue their abusers and institutions that failed to protect them, in St. Paul, Minn. Wednesday, May 8, 2013. 
10 Sancie Udovich is one of approximately 200 people who have a tattoo paid for by Jim Carlson, owner of the Last Place on Earth, a head shop in downtown Duluth, Minn. The tattoos have to include the words "Last Place on Earth" for Carlson to pay the tattoo artist. Udovich's Last Place on Earth tattoo is visible near her left collarbone. 
11 This photo provided by The Swift County Monitor-News shows emergency responders at a collision between a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train and a semi carrying anhydrous ammonia Tuesday, May 7, 2013, in Murdock, Minn. Authorities say three people were injured and the collision caused a small leak of the volatile chemical and evacuated a nearby elementary school. 
12 Digger is one of three dogs that Department of Natural Resources officers have trained to detect zebra mussels. The dogs and their handlers gave a demonstration Tuesday, May 7, 2013 during a news conference at Fort Snelling State Park. 
13 Minnesota Supreme Court justices, from left, David Stras, G. Barry Anderson, Alan Page, Lorie Gildea, Paul Anderson, Christopher Dietzen and Wilhelmina Wright prepare to take questions from students following a hearing at Roseville Area High School Monday, May 6, 2013. 
14 Minnesota Supreme Court justices convened at Roseville Area High School to hear oral arguments from representatives for companies regarding the access to subcontract work records of a school construction project Monday, May 6, 2013. 
15 Fernando Grassi Cueto gets ready to perform a Mexican folklore dance during the Cinco de Mayo celebration. 
16 A dancer marches in the Cinco de Mayo parade Saturday, May 4, 2013 in St. Paul.