Week in Pictures: Holiday spirit and Powerball lottery winners

Omahans prepare for the holidays with Christmas trees, parties and dance performances; and a Gretna couple wins the Powerball lottery in the World-Herald Week in Pictures: Dec. 9-15, 2013.

Britany Adame, 8, a student at the Iowa School for the Deaf, meets Santa Claus (Ron Hanson) during the 28th annual Fantasy Flight to the North Pole at the Scoular Ballroom in Omaha. Nearly 80 youngsters participated Monday in the holiday event, which included face-painting, balloon animals and other activities. REBECCA S. GRATZ/THE WORLD-HERALD

Britany Adame, 8, a student at the Iowa School for the Deaf, meets Santa Claus (Ron Hanson) during the 28th annual Fantasy Flight to the North Pole at the Scoular Ballroom in Omaha. Nearly 80 youngsters participated Monday in the holiday event, which included face-painting, balloon animals and other activities. REBECCA S. GRATZ/THE WORLD-HERALD

See last week’s pictures: World-Herald Week in Pictures: Dec. 2-8, 2013.

Rebecca Gratz

About Rebecca Gratz

Originally from Ohio and a graduate of Ball State University, I moved to Nebraska to join the World-Herald staff in 2004. As a photojournalist, I'm privileged to meet interesting people, learn new things and travel around the country. Whether I'm walking knee-deep in floodwater, kneeling on the sideline of a Husker football game or flying with the Nebraska Air Guard to Germany, my goal is always to tell the story with photos.
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