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A helper competes with dog 'Charlie of Greydon' of owner Zsolt Erdei, Jersey, during the IPO competition at the Belgian Shepherd World Championships in Halle (Saale), Germany, Thursday, April 27, 2017. IPO is a three part sport which includes tracking, obedience and protection phases. Dog sportsmen from 40 countries take part at the six different competitions until April 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

Photos of the week: 20 great images from around the globe

This week's collection of the most interesting photos from around the world features flying Belgian Shepherds and Blue Jays, mudbathers in Mosul, flooding in North Carolina, a service for a fallen New York firefighter and a convoy of 10,000 bikers. All photos are from the Associated Press, Getty Images or the Tampa …

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  1. Gilly the Grouper goes over the edge for Big Brothers Big Sisters fundraiser (w/video)

    Blogs

    Jay Cabral, a graphic designer for Frenchy's, descended 19 stories from Priatek Plaza dressed as "Gilly the Grouper" in downtown St. Petersburg Friday, April 28.

    Jay Cabral, a graphic designer for Frenchy's, descended 19 stories from Priatek Plaza dressed as "Gilly the Grouper" in downtown St. Petersburg Friday, April 28. T
  2. Photos of the week: 20 great images from around the globe

    World

    This week's collection of the most interesting photos from around the world features flying Belgian Shepherds and Blue Jays, mudbathers in Mosul, flooding in North Carolina, a service for a fallen New York firefighter and a convoy of 10,000 bikers.

    A helper competes with dog 'Charlie of Greydon' of owner Zsolt Erdei, Jersey, during the IPO competition at the Belgian Shepherd World Championships in Halle (Saale), Germany, Thursday, April 27, 2017. IPO is a three part sport which includes tracking, obedience and protection phases. Dog sportsmen from 40 countries take part at the six different competitions until April 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
  3. Photo gallery: There's a shark to catch

    News

    The rolling, unsteady deck doesn't seem to bother the scientist, standing there at the edge of the ship's outer deck. Behind him, students who haven't found their sea legs stumble every which way, but he remains focused on studying the fishing line that plunges into the depths. His eyes scan back and forth, back and …

    Jayne Gardiner of the New College of Florida smiles after the research crew managed to bring a bullshark measuring 200 centimeters aboard the R/V Bellows during a research cruise aboard on Monday, April 17, 2017, off the coast of Florida. The shark was outfitted with an acoustic tracker, which enables researchers to track the animal's movements across the Gulf of Mexico. Students and scientists from New College of Florida, the University of North Florida and Mote Marine Laboratory, worked to catch and release a variety of shark species, outfitting them with trackers to study their coastal habits.
  4. All Eyes photo gallery: Police agencies combine forces for Special Olympics torch run

    Blogs

    Law enforcement agencies from all over Pinellas County participated In the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Wednesday, April 26th. They ran the Torch for Special Olympics to bring attention to the many sports programs available to the intellectually disabled. The run started at the St. Petersburg …

    Paul B. Stephens ESE Center student Nick Dimeo leads the group of law enforcement officers to the finish line at his school Wednesday afternoon 4/26/17 in the Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. The schools students lined the bus circle to cheer as the runners arrived. Dimeo was given the torch to carry in the schools parking lot.
  5. All Eyes photo gallery: Birds find haven at a rookery in Port Richey

    Wildlife

    As spring weather moves into warmer temperatures, Florida's wildlife also changes with the season, as shown in this photo gallery of birds at a rookery in a retention pond off Embassy Drive in Port Richey.

    A pair of baby white egrets rest in their nest on Tuesday (4/25/17) at a rookery in a retention pond off Embassy Drive in Port Richey. The rookery contains colonies of breeding birds where, during nesting months of December through May, great blue herons, great egrets, anhingas, snowy egrets, cattle egrets, glossy ibises, green herons, tricolored herons, black-crowned hight-herons and wood storks can be observed busily building, enhancing their nests, courting, incubating eggs, and feeding their young.
  6. Gibbs theater group announces new twist for "Evita"

    News

    The Pinellas County Center for the Arts is presenting a new twist on the musical, "Evita," when it opens April 26. The director, Keven Renken, decided to use multiple actresses to portray the complex public figure Eva Peron and the different roles she played in her personal and political life.

    Before dress rehearsal for "Evita" at the Pinellas County Center for the Arts magnet program at Gibbs High School Monday, April 24, 2017, the five Eva Perons put on their makeup. Seniors front to back, Justine Nelson as the young Eva, Mia Strickland as the social climbing Eva, Amanda McAllister as the "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina" Eva and Michelle Helmus as the political wife Eva,  and junior Taylor Aronson as the dying Eva. [CHERIE DIEZ   |   Times]
  7. Photo gallery: Paul McCartney through the years

    News

    The rumors are true: Paul McCartney is indeed coming to Tampa for the first time in 12 years. He'll perform at Amalie Arena on July 10, venue officials announced Tuesday. Tickets are $31.25 and up and go on sale at 10 a.m. May 1. See amaliearena.com or check back here soon for more details.

    [PAUL MCCARTNEY](MPA101) MINNEAPOLIS, May 24-- Paul McCartney looks out at the audience during his show at the Metrodome in Minneapolis Sunday. (AP Photo) (db/es20000mbr-Star Tribune/Tom Sweeney) 1993  ST. PAUL OUT  MPA101
  8. The 20 best photos of the week: Pope Francis, rocket launches, protests, adorable ducklings and more

    World

    This week's collection of the most interesting photos from around the world features the aftermath of a shooting on the Champs-Elysees, three Easter-related images, protesters in Kashmir and Venezuela, dueling rocket launches, a hologram giving a speech and, of course, animals doing cute things.

    Cows stand on a snow-covered meadow near Unterthingen, Germany, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Weather forecasts predict changeable weather with low tempertures. (Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/dpa via AP)