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  • Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, drops the gavel for the last time on his last day leading session on Saturday, August 30, 2014.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, leaves his office after his last day leading session on Saturday, August 30, 2014.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
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    Maynard Demmon, left, accompanies his son Cailean Demmon, 18, of Alameda, during 'Move-in Day' at Sac State in Sacramento, Calif., on Friday, August 29, 2014. Today residence hall students, their parents and other family members move clothes, school supplies, computers, televisions and refrigerators into the rooms that 1,700 students will call home for the next nine months. More than 330 volunteers were there to help the new residents haul their belongings to their rooms.
    Randall Benton | rbenton@sacbee.com
  • Walking Dead-Marines
    Lt. Col. Corey M Collier, right, commanding officer 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 2d Marine Division, reaches for the battle colors during the deactivation ceremony of the battalion, nicknamed the "Walking Dead", at Camp Lejeune, N.C, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Marine Corps historians say the battalion appears to have gotten the nickname because of its high rate of casualties during the Vietnam War, but the unit also has a reputation for heroism that included four Medal of Honor recipients in World War II and Vietnam.
    John Althouse | AP
  • US Open Tennis
    Pedestrians pass by The Unisphere in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park near the Billie Jean King Tennis Center during the U.S. Open tennis tournament Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in New York.
    Jason DeCrow | AP
  • Stalag Luft III
    In this Aug. 28, 2014 photo, retired SSG Edward Dement looks through former Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Albert P. Clark's collection of letters and photos from WWII prison of war camp Stalag Luft III during a tour of the Academy's special collections for the anniversary of the Great Escape, in Colorado Springs, Colo.
    Michael Ciaglo | AP
  • San Francisco Zoo Giraffe Born
    Bititi, 11, nuzzles her newborn calf Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at the San Francisco Zoo in San Francisco. On Tuesday, Aug. 26, twin male giraffe calves were born at the San Francisco Zoo, one has survived.
    Ben Margot | AP
  • Panama Canal
    Workers from the Panama Canal Authority weld a gate at the bottom of the Miraflores floodgate during routine maintenance on the Panama Canal in Panama City, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. The construction of the ship canal across the Isthmus of Panama a century ago transformed international trade, greatly reducing travel time between the Atlantic and the Pacific by eliminating the need for ships to go around the tip of South America. The construction claimed the lives of an estimated 30,000 workers, many from diseases like malaria and yellow fever.
    Arnulfo Franco | AP
  • APTOPIX Russia Spasskaya Tower Festival
    St.Basil Cathedral is lit using show lights as Serbian Nish military band members perform during the rehearsal of "Spasskaya Tower" International Military Orchestra Music Festival at the Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014.
    Ivan Sekretarev | AP
  • APTOPIX Pennsylvania Daily Life
    A praying mantis stands on a fence at Scranton Memorial Stadium in Scranton, Pa. on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014.
    Michael J. Mullen | AP
  • 2014 US Open Tennis
    Venus Williams, of the United States, reacts after a shot against Sara Errani, of Italy, during the third round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in New York.
    Matt Rourke | AP
  • San Diego Zoo Baby Gorilla
    This photo provided by the San Diego Zoo Safari Park shows Joanne, a 5-month-old gorilla, sharing kale with her mother Imani in the Gorilla Forest Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Joanne is now estimated to have around eight teeth, enough to help her chew fruits and veggies such as kale and grapes cut in half. While her primary source of nutrition is still from nursing, the growing gorilla is curious of any food items that her mother is eating and she will watch as Imani forages, mimicking those behaviors by picking up fruits and veggies on her own.
    Tammy Spratt | AP
  • APTOPIX Nicaragua Miners Trapped
    Miners wait for their turn to help in the rescue operations at El Comal gold and silver mine after a landslide trapped at least 24 miners inside, in Bonanza, Nicaragua, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Rescuers on Friday located 20 of at least 24 gold miners trapped by a landslide in northern Nicaragua, but were not immediately able to bring them to safety.
    Esteban Felix | AP
  • APTOPIX NASCAR Stewart Auto Racing
    NASCAR driver Tony Stewart makes his way to his car before practicing for Sunday's auto race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga., Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Sunday's race will be his first since his car struck and killed a fellow driver during a sprint race in New York three weeks ago.
    John bazemore | AP
  • RB_Move_In
    Students carry luggage and furnishings up a stairwell to their respective rooms at Desmond Hall during 'Move-in Day' at Sac State in Sacramento on Friday, August 29, 2014. Today residence hall students, their parents and other family members move clothes, school supplies, computers, televisions and refrigerators into the rooms that 1,700 students will call home for the next nine months. More than 330 volunteers were there to help the new residents haul their belongings to their rooms.
    Randall Benton | rbenton@sacbee.com
  • Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, gets comfortable for a long night on the assembly floor as members work on final bills before they go on break on Friday, August 29, 2014.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
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