Week in Pictures: York honors a fallen Marine; the Midlands celebrate the Fourth

York honors a fallen Marine, the Midlands celebrate the Fourth and the Olympic Swim Trials wrap up in the World-Herald Week in Pictures: July 2-8, 2012.

Taylor Rudd of Lubbock, Texas, kneels to pray with his horse, grounded to honor fallen Marine Lance Cpl. Hunter Hogan on Friday, July 6, 2012, at St. Joseph Cemetery in York. Hogan, 21, was a cowboy and outdoorsman before he joined the Marines. He was killed while serving in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on June 23. ALYSSA SCHUKAR/THE WORLD-HERALD

See last week’s pictures: World-Herald Week in Pictures: June 25 – July 1, 2012.

Alyssa Schukar

About Alyssa Schukar

I have been a staff photojournalist at the Omaha World-Herald since September 2008. I'm from Lincoln and am a 2006 graduate of the College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Previously, I worked as an assistant at Malone and Co., a commercial photography studio in Omaha. My favorite pictures are those that give insight on the life of an individual or family because I understand the world better through the experiences of the people I meet. It's always humbling to be allowed such intimate access. My most challenging assignments come in many forms. Funerals, especially those of soldiers, always are emotionally draining, but I try to approach people with respect and dignity. In my time at the paper, I have covered a wide variety of assignments, including the Nebraska and Iowa National Guard's deployments in Afghanistan, Husker football at home and away, portraits of wigs big and small, rodeo queen competitions and intimate views of everyday life and love. Follow me on twitter @OWHalyssa.
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