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Photos of week. March 24-30Various staff photos from events during the week of March 24-30.

Maryland Avenue in Manchester was shut down on Thursday morning as law enforcement officials investigate a possible pipe bomb.  (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
Michelle Langlois of Manchester demonstrates how she buckles up her daughter, Natalie. State legislators are considering hiking the age for keeping kids in child-restraint seats.  (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
Michelle Langlois of Manchester demonstrates how she buckles up her daughter, Natalie. State legislators are considering hiking the age for keeping kids in child-restraint seats.  (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-NH, sits down with management from Admix at their facility in Manchester on Monday. At right are some of the products made with the company's mixers.  (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-NH, gets applause after meeting with employees at Admix in Manchester on Monday.  (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., speaks to employees at Admix during a visit in Manchester on Monday. The company is partly owned by its employees through an employee stock ownership plan.  (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
Stephanie Piet of Manchester hands a flag to Niko Katsianntonis, 8, during a flag-raising ceremony to mark Greek Independence Day at City Hall Plaza in Manchester on Monday.  (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
Paul Tsolakidis reaches for the flag being held by Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas before raising the Greek flag to mark Greek Independance Day at City Hall Plaza in Manchester on Monday.  (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas, second from right, was joined by members of the Greek community as they raise a flag to recognize Greek Independence Day at City Hall Plaza in Manchester on Monday.  (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
-Douglas Moran, MD, left, of Concord Orthopaedics presents a $25,000 donation to Nancy Mellitt, Tom Blonski and Neil Levesque of the New Hampshire Food Bank in Manchester on Monday. The donation was in support of the food bank's Capital Campaign.  (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
Hillsborough County Attorney Patricia M. LaFrance announced Tuesday that Manchester Police Sgt. Stephen Coco, 41, of Bedford, turned himself into Bedford police who obtained a warrant for his arrest on two felony counts of conduct after an accident. Coco is accused of being behind the wheel of a Manchester police undercover vehicle when he hit two teenage boys from behind outside 31 Harrod Lane, Bedford, and then fled the scene. LaFrance said Coco was off-duty at the time. From left, Capt. Daniel Douidi, Lt. Michael Bernard and Sgt. Devon Kimball. In front, Hillsborough County Attorney Patricia M. LaFrance. (Pat Grossmith/New Hampshire Union Leader)
Sonny Dubuque, 6, of Manchester pets a chick held by director and teacher Allison Connor as Sophia Goodhue, 5, watches at the Holy Cross Early Childhood Center in Manchester on Tuesday. Fourteen chicks hatched at the center this week. The Eggs to Chicks program, an annual event at the center, teaches the kids ages 4-7 responsibility and a hands-on way to learn about the animal life cycle.  (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
Sophia Goodhue, 5, of Hampton and Sonny Dubuque, 6, of Manchester check in on their newly-hatched chicks at the Holy Cross Early Childhood Center in Manchester on Tuesday. The Eggs to Chicks program, an annual event at the center, teaches the kids ages 4-7 responsibility and a hands-on way to learn about the animal life cycle. (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
Director and teacher Allison Connor and Sophia Goodhue, 5, hold a couple of chicks at the Holy Cross Early Childhood Center in Manchester on Tuesday. Fourteen chicks hatched at the center this week. The Eggs to Chicks program, an annual event at the center, teaches the kids ages 4-7 responsibility and a hands-on way to learn about the animal life cycle. (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
About 100 march in front of the Planned Parenthood Manchester Heatlh Center while reciting The Stations of the Cross. The pro-life march was organized by the 40 Days of Life organization and coincided with Holy Thursday.  ( DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
Londonderry's Daniel Neville, 7, looks at a Virgin Mary statue as about 100 march in front of the Planned Parenthood Manchester Heatlh Center. The pro-life march was organized by the 40 Days of Life organization and coincided with Holy Thursday.  (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-NH, discusses efforts to stop an online sales tax with business leaders at ther downtown Manchester office on Thursday.  ( DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
Sen. Kelly Ayotte discusses efforts to stop an online sales tax with business leaders at her downtown Manchester office Thursday. ( DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
Maryland Avenue in Manchester was shut down on Thursday morning as law enforcement officials investigate a possible pipe bomb.  (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
On Wednesday to promote the upcoming The Beatlemania Stage Show, the Manchester Central High School Band perform Beatles' tunes at City Hall Plaza in Manchester. Tickets for the April 12th performance at Central are on sale at Shaw's Supermarkets, the Puritan Backroom and at purplepass.com and cost $25-$45. Proceeds from the show beneftt the Manchester Central Music Department through the "Help Keep Music Aducation Alive initative.  (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas, right, joined Manchester Central Band Director Ed Sterling and band members on at City Hall Plaza on Wednesday to promote the upcoming The Beatlemania Stage Show. Tickets for the April 12th performance at Central are on sale at Shaw's Supermarkets, the Puritan Backroom and at purplepass.com and cost $25-$45. Proceeds from the show beneftt the Manchester Central Music Department through the "Help Keep Music Aducation Alive" initative.  (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
Pastor Joshua Gagnon outside of Next Level's new $2 million church in Somersworth.  (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
Pastor Joshua Gagnon in the auditorium of Next Level's new $2 million church in Somersworth.  (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
Pastor Joshua Gagnon in the auditorium of Next Level's new $2 million church in Somersworth.  (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
Richard Gilson, 87, of Deerfield, holds framed war medals he earned during World War II. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., honored Gilson’s service and presented medals to the Navy Reserve veteran at her Manchester office Wednesday. During World War II, Gilson dodged land mines on the beaches of France during World War II as an engineer. He was presented with the World War II Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, Naval Reserve Meritorious Service Medal with two bronze stars and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal. Gilson continued his service in the Navy Reserve until 1985 when he retired as chief petty officer. His father was a Navy veteran of both World War I and World War II and his two sons are both retired Navy Chief Petty Officers.
 (MICHAEL COUSINEAU/Union Leader)
Sen. Kelly Ayotte with Richard Gilson, Deerfield, a WWII and Korean War, Navy veteran. (MICHAEL COUSINEAU/Union Leader)
A common raven soars over Auburn on a recent sunny day. As noted in the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, common ravens have “coexisted with humans for thousands of years and in some areas have been so numerous” that they are considered as pests. “Part of its success comes from its omnivorous diet; Common Ravens are extremely versatile and opportunistic in finding sources of nutrition, feeding on carrion, insects, cereal grains, berries, fruit, small animals, and food waste. Some notable feats of problem-solving have been observed in the species, leading to the belief that it is highly intelligent. Over the centuries, it has been the subject of mythology, folklore, art, and literature.” In many Western traditions, “ravens have long been considered to be birds of ill omen and death, in part because of the negative symbolism of their all-black plumage and the eating of carrion.” They have been featured symbolically in a number of literary works, including those of William Shakespeare and Edgar Allan Poe, in whose poem “The Raven” the above-quoted phrase is found. Photo Credit: No character style:  (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
Erin Reilly, softball head coach for Memorial High School, at Memorial High in Manchester, on Thursday.  (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
Erin Reilly, softball head coach for Memorial High School, with her seniors, from left, Sydney Farley, Aubre Hornor, and Michaela Demers, right, at Memorial High in Manchester, on Thursday.  (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)