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The week in The Day

Highlights from The Day photographers.

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Dana Jensen/The Day | Buy Photo

Santa waves to kids while scuba diving in the Coral Reef habitat during Mystic Aquarium's Festival of Lights Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. Admission to the aquarium was free with donation of a nonperishable food item that will go to the Gemma E. Moran Food Center.

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Dana Jensen/The Day | Buy Photo

Paul Occhionero of Norwich decided to take advantage of the warm weather Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 to play his guitar at Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford.

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Sean D. Elliot/The Day | Buy Photo

NFA's Ryer Caruso celebrates the Wildcats' win over Staples in CIAC Class LL football semi-final action at Strong Stadium in West Haven Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. The Wildcats held-on for a 30-28 win over the top ranked Wreckers and advance to the class LL title game next weekend at Rentschler Field.

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Sean D. Elliot/The Day | Buy Photo

NFA's Ryer Caruso celebrates with teammates and fans the Wildcats' win over Staples in CIAC Class LL football semi-final action at Strong Stadium in West Haven Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. The Wildcats held-on for a 30-28 win over the top ranked Wreckers and advance to the class LL title game next weekend at Rentschler Field.

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Tim Martin/The Day | Buy Photo

Jacob Basilica (77) attempts to block an extra point attempt by Hillhouse during the second half of a semifinal Class M football state tournament game at Middletown High School in Middletown Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012.

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Tim Martin/The Day | Buy Photo

Montville quarterback Nicholas Clemons (7) sheds a few tears after being defeated by Hillhouse during a semifinal Class M football state tournament game at Middletown High School in Middletown Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012.

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Sean D. Elliot/The Day | Buy Photo

Crews from PAR Electrical Contractors, along with a sub-contracted helicopter, string lead lines that will be used to pull new electrical transmission cables along a 6,700-foot area of Waterford crossing Rt. 1 near Cross Road. The helicopter speeds up the process of stringing the new transmission lines across difficult terrain. The new transmission lines will bolster the durability of the feed from Millstone Nuclear Power Station through eastern Connecticut and into the New England power grid.

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Sean D. Elliot/The Day | Buy Photo

NFA's Airec Ricks (20) and Ramel Willams (7) try to beat Staples' Jack Massie (16) to the ball in CIAC Class LL football semi-final action at Strong Stadium in West Haven Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. The Wildcats held-on for a 30-28 win over the top ranked Wreckers and advance to the class LL title game next weekend at Rentschler Field.

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Sean D. Elliot/The Day | Buy Photo

Rabbi Avrohom Sternberg, right, of Chabad of Eastern Connecticut and Congregation Ahaveth Chesed in New London, braces the structure as Nate Epperson, left, and James Charland, not pictured, of Rogovin Moving and Storage, install the menorah on Union Plaza in downtown New London Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. The 15-foot-tall menorah, which Sternberg estimates weighs well over a ton, will be first lit on the second night of Chanukah this Sunday. "I've been helping the Rabbi put this thing up for years, and I think it's getting heavier," said Epperson.

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Sean D. Elliot/The Day | Buy Photo

UConn's Kelly Faris tries in vain to keep the ball in-bounds against Maryland in women's basketball action Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 at the XL Center in Hartford.

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Tim Cook/The Day | Buy Photo

A man goes for an evening fishing trip as a layer of fog and water vapor ascends on Gorton Pond in East Lyme Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012.

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Dana Jensen/The Day | Buy Photo

Mrs. Claus stands in the crowd as she takes a picture of the Christmas tree after the lights are turned on during the tree lighting ceremony at the Waterford Town Hall Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. A second tree lighting ceremony will be held in the Quaker Hill section of Waterford on Saturday.

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United States Coast Guard Band harpist Megan Sesma plays the prelude music at the start of the annual Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 at the United States Coast Guard Memorial Chapel on the grounds of the Coast Guard Academy in New London. The service, based on an 1880 Christmas Eve service drawn up by the Bishop of Truro, England, includes scripture reading, performances by the United States Coast Guard Hand Bell Choir and Cadet Glee Club. Following the service the academy's official Christmas Tree was lit outside the chapel.

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Tim Cook/The Day | Buy Photo

Holiday-strollers stop to enjoy a hayride with Santa through the streets of downtown Westerly during the annual Westerly Holiday Stroll Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012.

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Sean D. Elliot/The Day | Buy Photo

Attendees at the Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols sing "Silent Night" Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 at the United States Coast Guard Memorial Chapel on the grounds of the Coast Guard Academy in New London. The service, based on an 1880 Christmas Eve service drawn up by the Bishop of Truro, England, includes scripture reading, performances by the United States Coast Guard Hand Bell Choir and Cadet Glee Club. Following the service the academy's official Christmas Tree was lit outside the chapel.

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Tim Cook/The Day | Buy Photo

Stonington's Sammi Shroyer tries to block a layup by Fitch's Caroline Entwistle during second-quarter basketball action at Stonington High School Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012.

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Dana Jensen/The Day | Buy Photo

Joe and Meghan Mongillo of Waterford and their Boston terrier Bella look at Christmas trees with the help of Chris Casey, right, of Albany, N.Y. and former owner of Heidi's, while at the Heidi's Vermont Evergreens lot in East Lyme Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012.

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Tim Cook/The Day | Buy Photo

A couple strolls the lanes under the lights at Olde Mistick Village after the close of business on a chilly Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012.

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Sean D. Elliot/The Day | Buy Photo

UConn's Kelly Faris draws the contact, but not the foul, from Penn State's Nikki Greene in women's basketball action Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs. The Huskies rolled to a 67-52 win over the 10th ranked Lady Lions.

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