MPR News photos of the week

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1 Juan Angulo, left, cleans the udders of cows before the milking process begins at the Durst Brothers Dairy farm Thursday, May 30, 2013, in Mantorville, Minn. The farm, a large operation with about 3,000 head of livestock, lost acres of alfalfa used to feed its animals to the delayed spring this year. In addition, the abundant amount of rain in southeastern Minnesota has kept the farm from planting the crops it needs to recover. 
2 Alfalfa sprouts in a field at the Durst Brothers Dairy farm Thursday, May 30, 2013, in Mantorville, Minn. 
3 Rosemount farmer Yee Xiong sells freshly-picked asparagus for $6 per bundle Saturday, June 1, 2013 at the Mill City Farmers Market in Minneapolis. 
4 Dennis McKenna, who is an ethnopharmacologist and professor working with the University of Minnesota's Center for Spirituality and Healing, has traveled to the Amazon more than a dozen times to study hallucinogenic and medicinal plants. McKenna was photographed examining an ayahuasca plant at the University of Minnesota greenhouses in St. Paul, Minn. Monday, June 3, 2013. 
5 Two of six new gorillas at Como Park Zoo get used to their new space in St. Paul, Minn. Tuesday, June 4, 2013. The $11 million Gorilla Forest exhibit, which includes the largest mesh gorilla enclosure in North America, opened to the public this week. 
6 Phil Oxman, left, and Harvey Zuckman, who have been a couple for 38 years, wait for their marriage license Thursday, June 6, 2013 at the Hennepin County Government Service Center in downtown Minneapolis. Officials in Hennepin, Ramsey and Washington counties are taking applications early, but the law legalizing same-sex marriage goes into effect Aug. 1. 
7 Carpenter Forest Lewis builds decking that will support a full size replica of a St. Paul Marcel Breuer house Thursday, June 6, 2013 near Union Depot in downtown St. Paul. The project is artist Chris Larson's contribution to Northern Spark and will be burned down at 2 a.m. on Sunday morning. 
8 Minnesota Twins Aaron Hicks, right, is safe at home before Seattle Mariners catcher Jesus Sucre can make the tag as umpire Marvin Hudson looks on during the seventh inning of the MLB American League baseball game, Sunday, June 2, 2013 in Minneapolis. The Twins won 10-0. 
9 Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner (42) shoots against Minnesota Lynx forward Amber Harris (11) in the second half of a WNBA basketball game, Thursday, June 6, 2013, in Minneapolis. The Lynx won 99-79.