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Dollie Parade – Crown Point, Ind.

My favorite picture that was submitted and had a snowball’s chance in hell of running in the month of June.

Ice Skating – Merrillville, Ind.

Dawn Kelly of Griffith laughs wile her son Ethan, 5, plays around while ice skating during a ice skating party for families involved with Cooperative Special Recreation Initiative at Deep River Waterpark Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, in Merrillville, Ind.

Eygptian Freedom Party – Crown Point, Ind.

With a Egyptian flag painted on her face, Asmaa Abdeldaiem, 9, listens to Imam Mongy El-Quesny during a party celebrating the Egyptian Revolution at the Northwest Indiana Islamic Center Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, in Crown Point, Ind.

Wallace Locker Room – Gary, Ind.

Lew Wallace senior Branden Dawson (13) and teammates listens to Lew Wallace head coach Renaldo Thomas go off about their play in the first half against La Lumiere during halftime in their locker room at Lew Wallace High School Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, in Gary, Ind.

Lew Wallace seniors from left, Martell Clark (35) Maurice Thurmond (20) and Sherrod Henderson (4) listen to Lew Wallace head coach Renaldo Thomas go off about their play in the first half against La Lumiere during halftime in their locker room at Lew Wallace High School Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, in Gary, Ind.

Merrillville Fans – Merrillville, Ind.

Merrillville junior Michael Picken hands out pieces of newspaper to the guys who panted their chests before the start of the game against Munster at Merrillville High School Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, in Merrillville, Ind. All the guys who painted their chests to read "Go Pirates!" are members of the Merrillville football team.

Methodist Northlake ER – Gary, Ind.

From left, Charge Nurse Cathy Dufresne, Dr. Nick Johnson, nurse LaDawn Thomas and nurse Tia Thompson work on a paraplegic patient who sustained burns to his skin after getting into a scalding bath in the Emergency Room at the Methodist Northlake Hospital Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010 in Gary, Ind. Northlake Methodist doesn't have a burn ward so the patient had to be taken elsewhere.

Snowpocolypse ’011

Mike Price, left, snow blows a path in the driveway of his neighbor Jim Orban, both of Highland, as Orban shovels the remaining snow during a slight break in the snow storm the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, in Highland, Ind. The two neighbors were working together as they battled the record snowfall.

James Keilman of Munster gets a face first of snow as his twin boys, Matt and Andrew, both 6, ride atop of him down a small hill near Hawthorne Drive Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, in Munster, Ind. James said that Matt and Andrew were looking forward to coming out and playing in the snow since schools were released early for the storm.

Tony Fults of Dyer shovels out his driveway to get his car out Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, in Dyer, Ind. Fults was trying to get out so he could get a birthday cake for his daughter's 10th birthday.

James Keilman of Munster, left, and his son Andrew Keilman, 6, brace themselves as a mighty wind blows down the hill they were sledding with the family near Hawthorne Drive Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, in Munster, Ind. James said that Matt and Andrew were looking forward to coming out and playing in the snow since schools were released early for the storm.

Harry Moranski of Schererville plows the street in front of his neighbors home on Hartley Drive Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, in Schererville, Ind. Moranski was out from 6 a.m. trying to keep up with the storm.

Railroad workers walk back towards the scene where a Gary dump truck stalled out on the tracks and was struck near the intersection of Chicago Avenue and US 12 Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, in Gary, Ind. The driver was able to get away from the vehicle before it was struck.

Cars remain trapped in drifts of snow near the Intersection of Elm Street and Dwiggins Avenue Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, in Griffith, Ind.

A Norfolk Southern train with a plow attached to the front of it clears snow on the tracks across Broadway near Ninth Avenue Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, in Gary, Ind.

Off-duty Gary firefighter Reggie Gilliam shovels a problematic high spot of snow on Rutledge Street near Fifth Avenue Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, in Gary, Ind. "We (Gilliam and the neighbors) have helped a number of people who got stuck in the spot here," said Gilliam.

Colby Breault, 6, of Portage, catches some air after hitting a mini-ramp while sledding at Woodland Park Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, in Portage, Ind. His father Andre said Colby and his old siblings Cayla, 9, and Jacob, 11, have been waiting all day to go sledding but Andre delayed them until it warmed up a bit in the afternoon.

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