Week in Pictures: Fireworks, romance in Omaha

The Omaha World-Herald fireworks show thrills and couples find love at Shakespeare on the Green in the World-Herald Week in Pictures: July 1-7, 2013.

With American flag in hang, Ashley Henry, 10, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, rests in a spot of light as her siblings Caitlin Henry, 6, and Jacob Henry, 3, wrestle at right at Council Bluff's Tom Hanafan River's Edge Park before the 29th annual World-Herald fireworks display lights up the sky over TD Ameritrade Park on Wednesday, July 3, 2013. The 22-minute show featured 6,000 pounds of explosives and more than 30,000 shells.

With American flag in hang, Ashley Henry, 10, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, rests in a spot of light as her siblings Caitlin Henry, 6, and Jacob Henry, 3, wrestle at right at Council Bluff’s Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park before the 29th annual World-Herald fireworks display lights up the sky over TD Ameritrade Park on Wednesday, July 3, 2013. The 22-minute show featured 6,000 pounds of explosives and more than 30,000 shells.

See last week’s pictures: World-Herald Week in Pictures: June 24-30, 2013.

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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