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Stacey Taylor, 15 and other members of the Glynn Academy Terrors Squad Step Team practice a routine in front of their step masters at the school in Brunswick, Georgia, Monday, December 10, 2007. The team is practicing for the big step event "March on the Marshes" to be held in Brunswick in March 2008. The team is practicing the routine early in order to pick the best 10 from the 19 members of the squad to perform according to step master Cassandra Wright. (The Florida Times-Union, Chris Viola)

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Larry Bishop and Jeff Martin helps guide a 6500 lbs. sand bag onto the side of an eroded dune on East Beach on St.Simons Island, Georgia, Thursday, December 6, 2007. The construction crew from the Jaxon Hice Construction company are placing 110 of the sandbags on a stretch of the beach to help prevent the continuing erosion of a dune on which a two story private home sits. The private project was approved by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the DNR helped the construction company find the large sand bag manufacturer MHF Logistical Solutions. The sand bags are smaller version of the one used in plugging up the levee breaks in New Orleans during hurricane Katrina. (The Florida Times-Union, Chris Viola)

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Bob Self/The Times-Union--12/8/07--After making their gift delivery to a family living in the Stonemont Village Apt. complex, the DuClos family heads back to their car to go back to their church and see if there are more gifts to be delivered December 8, 2007. Members of Christ's Church in Mandarin gathered together Saturday morning at their Greenland Road sanctuary to get final instructions before distributing bags full of Christmas gifts to over 1000 recipients in the Jacksonville area. According to Briana Tremble, the ministry leader for the churches project, the church received the names of 1102 individuals from 15 different agencies to provide gifts to. Members of the church then purchased the gifts and delivered them to a wide range of recipients from children to senior citizens later that morning. (The Florida Times-Union, Bob Self)

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Rabbi Yoseph Kahanov watches as Martin Schwartz of Mandarin lights a large menorah during a Hanukkah celebration at The Jacksonville Landing Sunday, December 9, 2007 in Jacksonville, Florida. (The Florida Times-Union, Will Dickey)

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Bob Self/The Times-Union--12/6/07--Rescue workers on the scene Thursday morning of the partially collapsed parking garage at the second phase of the Berkman Plaza on downtown Jacksonville's North bank December 6, 2007. The garage collapsed during a concrete pour around 6 am with over a dozen workers on the top level. As of 11 am all of the workers were accounted for except one. (The Florida Times-Union, Bob Self)

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With his tuba decorated as Rudolph with a red nose, Matt Corey plays the Christmas songs, in Florida with sunglasses. The 13th annual Tuba Christmas gathering of tuba players at the Jacksonville Landing. They rehearsed for a few hours in the morning, following a concert at 2PM, in Jacksonville, Florida, on Saturday, December 8, 2007. (Don Burk, The Florida Times-Union)

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During the pledge of alligence blue star mother Deborah Johns, and Jacksonville residents Beth Horne, Jeanette Brode, and Ann Tillinghast. Move America Forward, the nation's largest pro-troop organization, made a stop in Jacksonville, Florida, at Memorial Park, Monday, December 10, 2007. The Jacksonville stop was one of 40 the group is traveling to en route to the final destination in New York City on December 16, 2007. They hold a rally with gold star mother Debbie Lee, mother of the first Navy Seal killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom, a blue star mother, Deborah Johns, who is the mother of a U.S. Marine who has served three tours of duty in Iraq, Lt. Colonel Buzz Patterson (USAF), and singer/songwriter Diana Nagy. In addition to the rally, the collected holiday cards that will be sent to service persons servicing overseas, with a goal of at least 100,000. (Don Burk, The Florida Times-Union)

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A family friend who wished to remain unnamed (left) greets Chad Heins after he was released from the Duval County Jail Tuesday morning, December 4, 2007, after his case was dropped after DNA evidence provided proof of his innocence in the murder of his sister-in-law. Heins' spent the last 14 years in prison. (The Florida Times-Union, Jon M. Fletcher)

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Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker #51 Clint Ingram snatches the football in front of Carolina Panthers fullback #45 Brad Hoover as he intercepts the pass and returned it for a touchdown with 14:50 to play in the game during the Jags 37-6 victory Sunday December 9, 2007 at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium in Jacksonville, Fl. (The Florida Times-Union, Rick Wilson)

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Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department Capt. Roy Hall and his dog Jade search for a missing worker on top of the pile of rubble from the partially collapsed parking garage at the second phase of the Berkman Plaza on downtown Jacksonville's North bank Thursday morning, December 6, 2007. The garage collapsed during a concrete pour around 6 am with over a dozen workers on the top level. As of 11 am all of the workers were accounted for except one. (The Florida Times-Union, Bob Self)

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A look back at a selection of ten photographs from The Florida Times-Union archives from the week of December 4, 2007 to December 10, 2007.|Buy Photos