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The Week in Pictures for March 24th: Lyndsey O’Day, vice president of UE Local 203, rallies CCTA union supporters outside of Contois Auditorium at Burlington City Hall Wednesday night, March 26, as the city council held an executive session. Supporters then flooded the meeting, spending nearly two hours dominating the public comment session.
At their mosque in Winooski, Somali Irshad Ugas (center) listens as men talk of the recent terrorist attack in Kenya. Ugas said that terror groups like Al-Shabaab brain wash young Somali muslims, getting them to carry out unspeakable acts of violence even against their own people. He condemned the attack, explaining — as many in the group did — that Islam dictates that the killing of innocent people, even one, constitutes the killing of humanity itself. (Photo by RYAN MERCER/FREE PRESS)
It took Htun Sein’s family 28 days to escape the violence of civil war in his native Burma, eventually making it to a refugee camp in Thailand. Sein and other victims of political and ethnic violence told their stories at a forum held at the Main Street Landing theater in Burlington Thursday. (Photo by RYAN MERCER/FREE PRESS)
"Marr and Gordon Quarry Reflection" by Brandon photographer Don Ross. His work explores Vermont?s lakes and quarries and examines the surface tension of water at early dawn, when stillness is at its most extreme.
Civil War re-enactors Lynn Sawyer (L) and Olivia Grace of Benson walk and and converse at Taylor Park in St. Albans where re-enactors answered questions about their roles and discussed the history of the St. Albans Raid. (Photo by ANTHONY BOCCIO/for the FREE PRESS)
Incoming first-year students unload their belongings outside University Heights at the University of Vermont Friday morning. Thousands of students and parents descended on Burlington this week for the start of the fall semester. (Photo by RYAN MERCER/FREE PRESS)