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A girl add layers of mud atop her hair at the 2017 Wayne County Mud Day held at Nankin Mills Park in Westland on Tuesday July 11, 2017.

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A festival goer dances high above the crowd to British electronic music legend Carl Cox on the Movement Main Stage on the final day of the 2017 Movement Electronic Music Festival in Downtown Detroit’s Hart Plaza Monday, May 29, 2017. More than 100 artists performed across six stages in the 3-day festival. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

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A sideline referee tries to see the on field action through the haze of smoke bombs set off by Detroit City FC’s raucous supporters, the Northern Guard, at the National Premier League team’s 2017 home opener at Keyworth Stadium in Hamtramck Friday, May 7, 2017. Detroit City FC and Dayton tied 2-2 in the friendly preseason match with 4,168 fans in attendance.

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The skyline of Detroit, the birthplace of techno music, reflects in the sunglasses of Marlee Hanna, of Redford, on the first day of the 2017 Movement Electronic Music Festival in Downtown Detroit’s Hart Plaza on Saturday, May 27, 2017. More than 110 artists will perform across six stages in the three-day festival.

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Jorden Marshall, 12 of Howell, cools off in the Horace E. Dodge and Son Memorial Fountain fountain on the last day of the 2017 Movement Electronic Music Festival in Downtown Detroit’s Hart Plaza on Memorial Day Monday, May 29, 2017.

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Rodney Carter, of Ferndale, with his daughters 8-year-old Olivia, atop his shoulders, and 3-year-old Abigail at his side watch Jamie Jones perfumes at the Star Gate presented by Thump stage on the last day of the 2017 Movement Electronic Music Festival in Downtown Detroit’s Hart Plaza Monday, May 29, 2017. More than 100 artists performed across six stages in the 3-day festival. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

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Artwork by Heidelberg Project founder Tyree Guyton is set to be sold straight off the building, in a project titled as “Giant Steps,” as Guyton moves his adjacent headquarters and workshop from 42 Watson in Detroit’s Midtown to Detroit’s east side where the project is based, March 24, 2017. “My hope is that the Midtown community will embrace and support our next step by purchasing one of the shoes,” said Guyton in a release. The Heidelberg Project has had his headquarters there since 2009 when the area saw little revitalization efforts as it does now. The weekend event, in partnership with Inner State Galleries, will feature an alley exhibition called Stepping Out, studio tours and the art sale before dismantling the headquarters and taking down the “Giant Steps” work. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

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Colorful kites fly over the riverfront with the backdrop of the Renaissance Center and the Downtown Detroit skyline Wednesday evening, May 3, 2017. The pop-up event was a gathering for the Detroit Kite Festival crew, who are promoting their July 16 event on Belle Isle. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

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Rob, of Inkster, sneaks a kiss on the cheek of his girlfriend Memoree Anderson, of Inkster, on the grassy space overlooking the Detroit River on the first day of the 2017 Movement Electronic Music Festival in Downtown Detroit’s Hart Plaza Saturday, May 27, 2017.

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Cadence Washington, 8 of Berkley, looks up at the partial solar eclipse from the lawn of the Michigan Science Center in Detroit on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017.

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Firework spectators watch the 59th annual Ford Fireworks show in Downtown Detroit’s Hart Plaza Monday evening, June 26, 2017. Thousands gathered to watch the 10,000 pyrotechnic effects light up the sky from barges in the Detroit River.

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Four-year-old Maria Martinez, of Detroit, holds onto an tattered American flag during Michigan United’s press conference at its Detroit headquarters Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017. The group of about 40 advocates and immigrants called for protection of immigrant and muslim community members after recent comments made by President Donald Trump.

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A man holds up a Confederate flag outside of the Little Caesars arena Tuesday evening in Detroit as protesters march past in objection to Kid Rock’s performance at the new arena in Downtown Detroit, Sept. 12, 2017. Around 200 protesters, organized by the National Action Network’s Michigan chapter, marched on Woodward Ave. before the concert in opposition of the Michigan-singer opening up the new arena to the public, noting his former use of the Confederate flag and criticism of a former NFL player for kneeling during the national anthem. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

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Kid Rock fans and supporters march around Little Caesars arena Tuesday evening in Detroit, stopping in front of Kid Rock’s Made in Detroit restaurant, to show their support for the Michigan artist who is performing his first of six shows opening up the new arena to the public, Sept. 12, 2017. Around 200 protesters, organized by the National Action Network’s Michigan chapter, marched on Woodward Ave. before the concert in opposition of the Michigan-singer opening up the new arena, noting his former use of the Confederate flag and criticism of a former NFL player for kneeling during the national anthem. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

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(right) Sabria Pasha, of Sterling Heights, said her son 42-year-old Tony Hromez, who has lived in the U.S. since he was 3-years-old and has two young children, was detained during the recent ICE raids of primarily Chaldean immigrants. Pasha joined hundreds others outside the Patrick V. McNamara Federal Building Friday in Downtown Detroit to protest the recent Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids in which 114 Iraqi nationals in Metro Detroit were detained and are facing deportation, June 16, 2017. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

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(Left) Alesia Morris, of Detroit, and Marsha Cooper, of Detroit, march up Woodward Ave. rallying against Kid Rock’s performance at the new Little Caesars Arena in Detroit Tuesday evening, Sept. 12, 2017. Around 200 protesters, organized by the National Action Network’s Michigan chapter, marched on Woodward Ave. before the concert in opposition of the Michigan-singer opening up the new arena to the public, noting his former use of the Confederate flag and criticism of a former NFL player for kneeling during the national anthem. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

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Suad Jazrawi, 77, kisses her relative Fawziya Bolus at Detroit Metropolitan Airport Tuesday night after her and her sister Sahira Jazrawi, 74, spent 5 years in Jordan waiting for their asylum in the U.S., Feb. 7, 2017. The sisters, originally from Iraq, were supposed to arrive last week but were delayed due to the executive order that stopped refugees from seven countries, including Iraq.

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Kristina Halawi, 8, is kissed by her great aunt Sahira Jazrawi, 74, after her arrival at Detroit Metropolitan Airport Tuesday night, Feb. 7, 2017. Jazrawi along with her sister Suad Jazrawi, 77, were supposed to arrive last week but were delayed due to the executive order that stopped refugees from seven countries, including Iraq were they are originally from. The pair spent 5 years in Jordan waiting to join their family in the U.S.

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Zahrija Purovic, 50, of Sterling Heights hugs her sister-in-law Anisa Alili after Purovic was informed by ICE agents that a stay of removal was not granted and she will be deported immediately from Detroit Metro Airport on Thursday evening, Nov. 9, 2017. “I understand if I am some criminal, but I don’t do nothing,” said Purovic outside of the airport, “I have my house, I work 7 days a week,” she said. Purvoic has no criminal record and a pending motion for a stay of removal in federal appeals court. She came from Montenegro to the U.S. when she was 19 years old. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

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A women sitting with the victims family reacts as Judge Dana Margaret Hathaway sentences Gregory Green, 50 of Dearborn Heights, to prison until he is at least 97 after pleading guilty to poisoning his two younger daughters with carbon monoxide and killing his two stepchildren and torturing his wife, March 1, 2017. Wednesday at Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in Detroit, March 1, 2017. Green was sent to prison in 1992 after being convicted of fatally stabbing his previous wife and unborn baby. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

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Detroit City FC supporters cheer on their team during Friday night’s match against Grand Rapids FC at Keyworth Stadium in Hamtramck, June 2, 2017. Detroit City FC defeated a 10-man Grand Rapids FC 3-1. Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

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Detroit City FC played their first game of 2017 at Keyworth Stadium in Hamtramck with 4,168 fans in attendance for the Friday evening match, May 7, 2017. Detroit City FC and Dayton tied 2-2 in the friendly preseason. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

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A yellow flag files into the air at Wayne State University’s Adams Field with Detroit’s Fisher Building in the background during the Walled Lake Western and West Bloomfield game at the 2017 Zenith Prep Kickoff Classic Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

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Players run through the smoke at Detroit City FC’s first game of 2017 at Keyworth Stadium in Hamtramck with 4,168 fans in attendance for the Friday evening match, May 7, 2017. Detroit City FC and Dayton tied 2-2 in the friendly preseason. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

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Cass Tech #20 Matthew Richmond looks to the refree for the call he wants. Detroit Cass Tech defeated East English Village 72-67 in the district semifinals Wednesday at Grosse Pointe South High School, March 8, 2017. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

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Northville celebrates another score in their game against Rochester in the quarterfinals at Ernie Harwell Field at Wayne State University Tuesday afternoon, June 13, 2017.

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Grand Blanc #18 Ashton Cassel is tackled by friends after the win over Henry Ford II 2-1 in the D1 girls soccer semifinals Wednesday evening at Stoney Creek High School in Rochester, June 14, 2017.

 

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Sunshine, rainbows and techno fill Downtown Detroit for 2017 Movement Electronic Music Festival

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The Detroit city skyline reflects in the sunglasses of Marlee Hanna, of Redford, on the first day of the 2017 Movement Electronic Music Festival in Downtown Detroit’s Hart Plaza Saturday, May 27, 2017. More than 110 artists will perform across six stages in the three-day festival.

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Jorden Marshall, 12 of Howell, cools off in the fountain on the last day of the 2017 Movement Electronic Music Festival.

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Rob, of Inkster, sneaks a kiss on his girlfriend Memoree Anderson, of Inkster, next to the Red Bull Music Academy stage on the first day of the 2017 Movement Electronic Music Festival.

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Rapper Juicy J performs on the Red Bull Music Academy stage on day two of the 2017 Movement Electronic Music Festival.

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Rodney Carter, of Ferndale, with his daughters 8-year-old Olivia, atop his shoulders, and 3-year-old Abigail at his side watch Jamie Jones performes at the Star Gate presented by Thump stage.

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Ila Mindell, of Detroit, dances to Soul Clap Live in the rain at the Movement Main Stage on the final day of the 2017 Movement Electronic Music Festival.

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Richie Hawtin closes out the Movement Main Stage on the first day of the 2017 Movement Electronic Music Festival.

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Kozma and Motu, of Detroit, take a break in the grass by the Red Bull Music Academy stage

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Shane McGrn, Diana Christ, both of Ohio, and Judy Choi, of Las Vegas, dance to Carl Cox at the Movement Main Stage.

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Clayton Lamburt, of Chicago, and Marie True, of New York, take a break on the final day of the 2017 Movement Electronic Music Festival.

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Monni Raphael, of Shkiniikwe, Mich., takes a photo of Testpilot, better known as Deadmau5, at the Movement Main Stage on day two of the festival.

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Detroit rapper Danny Brown performs on the Red Bull Music Academy stage.

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Kai Alce closes out the Made in Detroit stage on the first day of 2017 Movement.

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Oliver Sykes, of Louisiana, break dances to The Belleville Three at the Movement Main Stage.

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Cajmere greets a friend while performing at the Star Gate presented by Thump stage.

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One week in March

Images made from Wednesday, March 8 to March 15. Presented in chronological order of events.

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It was a really busy week in Detroit.

Two large weather events impacted the area over these seven days. On Wednesday, March 8 high winds caused 600,000 to lose power leaving widespread damage across the state in the “second largest weather event” in the history of Detroit-based DTE Energy. Then winter returned with storm Stella, bringing around 4 inches of snow and slick roads.

An arson fire was made devastatingly worse by high winds, hindering firefighting efforts. Five people were killed in the fire in an east side apartment. Another fire hit closer to home, as flames shot out of a fully involved house in transition of being restored, damaging the two 100-year-old homes on either side in the historic neighborhood of Woodbridge. The house was a total loss, no one was injured.

Along with these spot news events, it was playoffs week for high school basketball, the top high school female basketball athlete was honored, Ariana Grande and The Flaming Lips came to town to perform, Corktown celebrated at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and President Trump made his first visit to Michigan since December flying into DTW.

Wednesday evening, March 15 two police officers were shot while investigating a man walking in a southwest Detroit neighborhood. The officers were part of a Special Operations Team working on an increase in nonfatal shootings believed to be spurred by narcotics activity, while also continuing the investigation into the killing of Wayne State Police Officer Collin Rose, who was shot in the head by a suspect on a bicycle Nov. 22 just eight blocks.

Police arrested the shooting suspect, who had suffered a gun shot wound in the earlier incident with police, just after 11 p.m. nearby. Detroit Police Chief James Craig said Thursday the two officers are in stable condition.

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An ongoing series on Detroit City FC and their colorful soccer supporter group, the Northern Guard.

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Alex Spawr, 31, of Clawson and Katie Forzley, 28, of Troy, tied the knot during half time of Detroit City FC’s game against Buffalo FC at Cass Technical High School in Detroit Sunday afternoon, June 23. Along with their family, maid of honor and best man, 1,895 attendees and soccer hooligans cheered on the couple who wed at the half line. The couple, who met 14 years ago, has attended every DCFC match except one in the club’s two seasons. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive.com)

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Four-year-old Maria Martinez, of Detroit, holds onto an tattered American flag during Michigan United’s press conference at its Detroit headquarters Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017. The group of about 40 advocates and immigrants called for protection of immigrant and muslim community members after recent comments made by President Donald Trump.

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Detroit firefighters watch as heavy smoke continues to billow from a 565,000-square-foot warehouse fire at Hamilton Ave. and Manchester Pwky in Highland Park, Mich. Wednesday evening, Feb. 3, 2016. The multiple alarm fire started nearly 15 hours earlier in the warehouse, which spans an entire city block. Sgt. Patrick Payne with the Highland Park Fire Department said he has “no clue” how long the fire could burn for, but it could be up to a week.

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Catherine Elsey, of Grosse Pointe, paints the historic 1902-built Detroit Boathouse on a bright sunny day on Detroit’s island park, Belle Isle on June 3, 2015.

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Kendall Randazzo, of Warren, and her daughter Kendall, 3 1/2, reacts to seeing their neighbor’s house across the street destroyed in a fiery explosion. An explosion and fire on the 11900 Harold and Rubin Rd. in a house in Warren, Michigan erupted just after 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. The family who lived in the home were not there at the time, neighbors rescued the two dogs from the yard, one cat was killed in the fire.

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A human skull was discovered by a volunteer helping to clean a 70-parcel area at Louis and Holcomb, located south of Mack on Detroit’s east side, as part of a Hantz Farms’ cleanup event Wednesday morning, July 10, 2013. Detroit Police and Cadaver Dogs searched the nearby land before the Wayne County Examiner removed the skull, which sat adjacent to an abandon house just beside the sidewalk.

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A man power washes the cement where Hudson’s Department Store used to stand in Downtown Detroit on May 11, 2015.

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(right) Detroit Fire Department Captain Chris Dixon smears coney sauce on his face. Thursday evening American Coney Island hosted the 2015 Coney Dog Eating Challenge. The eating challenge began with a competition between the Detroit Police Detroit and the Detroit Fire Department, with the police taking home the title.

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A Detroit Fire Department’s water hose stretches into the heavy smoke billowing from a 565,000-square-foot warehouse Wednesday morning, Feb. 3, 2016. A multiple alarm fire broke out in the massive warehouse at Hamilton Ave. and Manchester Pwky in Highland Park, Mich., a city located within the city of Detroit, just after 2:30 a.m. Wednesday. Sgt. Patrick Payne with the Highland Park Fire Department said he has “no clue” how long the fire could burn for, but it could be up to a week.

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(left) Olivia, 6, and her sister Sophia Nowaczewski, 11 of St. Clair Shores, play around a mural in the Dequindre Cut. The Detroit Design Festival kicked off this week bringing crowds to the Dequindre Cut to see the interaction art installations along the greenway, Sept. 26, 2015. Saturday’s youth day brought people of people of all ages to see the 5 installations set out across the 1.35-mile greenway in Detroit’s Lafayette Park.

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Three-year-old Alexander Steil, son of slain Detroit Police Sgt. Kenneth Steil and dressed in a police uniform, looks down out of this father’s police cruiser as the funeral procession for Steil leaves St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in St. Clair Shores Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, who spoke to the sergeant in the hospital, said Steil thanked God he was still going to be there for his wife and sons. Speaking during the funeral Duggan continued, “Now we know he’s not going to be there, but I want JoAnn and her children to know that 700,000 people in the city of Detroit will be.” Steil, 46, died unexpectedly five days after being shot in the shoulder with a sawed-off shotgun by a man suspected in the shooting of his father and a carjacking the day prior.

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Detroit police suffered the loss of three officers killed in the line of duty in 2016, plus the death of Michigan-native Michael Krol in the July 7 Dallas police shootings. Krol, whose funeral was held in suburban Detroit, was one of five officers killed in the deadliest assault on police since the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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(left) Shayla Weston, of Redford, sheds a tear as she holds her daughter Alencia, 8, beside her mother Laurel Wales, of Hale, as they show their support outside the funeral service for slain officer Michael Krol at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church in Redford Township Tuesday on July 19, 2016. Krol, who obtained a criminal justice degree from Wayne State University and worked at the Wayne County Jail between 2002 and 2007, was one of five officers killed by a gunman during an attack on Dallas police during a protest. The July 7 shooting was the deadliest attack on police since the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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Hundreds of police officers line up to pay their final respects at the funeral of fallen Wayne State University Police officer Collin Rose held at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in St. Clair Shores Thursday morning, Dec. 1, 2016. Memorials have been held all week for the beloved officer including a visitation at Ford Field, a vigil at Wayne State University and a march through the Woodbridge neighborhood where Rose was shot. “He would do anything to help people, and he would do it with that infectious smile he had,” said WSU Police Chief Anthony Holt.

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A women sheds a tear during a vigil held for fallen Wayne State University Police Officer Collin Rose on Wayne State’s Campus in Detroit on Nov. 29, 2016. During the candle light vigil at 6:31 p.m., the time Rose was shot on duty last week, a moment of silence was held. At the ceremony Rose was awarded the ‘Citation of Valor,’ the highest award issued by this department and posthumously promoted to the rank of sergeant and head of the K9 Unit. Rose, 29, died one day after he was shot in the head a few blocks from the Wayne State University’s campus in Midtown Detroit after stopping a man on a bicycle.

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Detroit Police Sgt. Kenneth Steil’s casket is carried to the hearse outside of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in St. Clair Shores Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. Steil, 46, succumbed to a gunshot suffered while in the line of duty. Known as ‘Shark,’ Steil was an Underwater Rescue Team and Special Operations Team member who worked in the Ninth Precinct. He is survived by his wife, JoAnn, and children, William, 5, and Alexander, 3. “He wasn’t just a superhero to his kids … He was a superhero to so many people,” said Rev. Msgr. G. Michael Bugarin, who presided over the funeral.

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JoAnn Steil, wife of slain Detroit Police Sgt. Kenneth Steil, holds her son Alexander, 3, as her husband’s casket is put into the hearse outside St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in St. Clair Shores Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. Steil, 46, died unexpectedly five days after being shot in the shoulder with a sawed-off shotgun by a man suspected in the shooting of his father and a carjacking the day prior.

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Wayne State University Police officers hug beside slain Wayne State University K-9 police officer Collin Rose’s police cruiser at the visitation held for Rose inside Detroit’s NFL stadium, Ford Field, Wednesday morning Nov. 30, 2016. Hundreds of police, K-9s and their handlers, family and community members lined up outside of the stadium to pay their respects for Rose, who was killed in the line of duty at 29-years-old.

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Three-year-old Alexander Steil, son of slain Detroit Police Sgt. Kenneth Steil and dressed in a police uniform, looks down out of this father’s police cruiser as the funeral procession for Steil leaves St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in St. Clair Shores Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, who spoke to the sergeant in the hospital, said Steil thanked God he was still going to be there for his wife and sons. Speaking during the funeral Duggan continued, “Now we know he’s not going to be there, but I want JoAnn and her children to know that 700,000 people in the city of Detroit will be.” Steil, 46, died unexpectedly five days after being shot in the shoulder with a sawed-off shotgun by a man suspected in the shooting of his father and a carjacking the day prior.

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Emus defending against stray dogs, fish grown in greenhouses, bees that “don’t discriminate” and mushrooms growing in a spare bedroom — Detroit’s urban farms are anything but normal.

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Susan Y Kim, of Royal Oak, picks weeds out from the rows of tomatoes growing at one of the largest urban farms in Detroit, Food Field, on Friday afternoon, July 15, 2016. Kim, a Cranbrook art student with the summer off, decided to volunteer at Food Field to better understand where her food comes from and how its grown. “It feels good to have so many people interested in what we’re doing here,” said Food Field founder Noah Link.

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Noah Link, founder of Food Field, nets two bluegill fish from the 7,000-gallon aquaponics system inside one of his farm’s greenhouses in Detroit on July 15, 2016. The fish swim in a 4-foot-deep tank, and above them sits a 500-square-foot growing space for vegetables and seedlings that live off the fish waste, in turn purifying the water below. A combination of hot summer weather and a problem with the oxygen levels killed of most of his catfish, which he hoped would hit the market in the fall. We’re going to have to modify the setup a little bit and figure it out,” said Link.

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(center) Green Toe Gardens co-founder Joan Mandell shows Tom Fisher, 59 of Royal Oak, and Anna Moceri, 39 of Oakland Township, a frame covered in honeycomb during a hands-on beekeeping class of first year students hosted by Green Toe Gardens at urban farm and apiary Food Field in Detroit on Tuesday evening, Aug. 16, 2016. “Bees fly two miles to find nectar. They don’t discriminate whether it’s from the city or the suburbs. We feel like we’re doing the same thing,” said Mandell. Joan and her husband Rich Mandell have been educating others for nearly ten years on the intricacies of beekeeping and the impact bees have to the ecosystem.

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An Oyster mushroom grows in a humidity-controlled room room built in the basement of Deana Wojcik, 30, and Chris Carrier’s, 33, Detroit home, June 17, 2016. Wojcik and Carrier started Detroit Mushroom Factory nearly 2 years ago and now grow seven different types edible fungi out of their house. The couple currently sells their mushrooms in small batches at Eastern Market and to local Detroit restaurants. “It’s not super-saturated, but there’s a lot of customers and a lot of restaurants and markets,” Carrier said. “And we already knew about mushrooms and we saw there wasn’t anyone doing mushrooms on a big scale here yet.”

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Tom Fisher, 59 of Royal Oak, slowly pulls out a honeycomb frame covered in bees during a hands-on beekeeping class with Green Toe Gardens, Tuesday evening at urban farm and apiary Food Field in Detroit, Aug. 16, 2016. “Bees are an indication of what’s going on in the environment,” said Joan Mandell, co-founder of Green Toe Gardens. “What’s so different about (beekeeping in) Detroit is that there is so much land, you can spread out hives on the ground. When compared to Chicago and Brooklyn, you have to keep hives on rooftops.” Green Toe Gardens cares for about 100 bee hives located in 20 different locations around the city of Detroit and in the suburbs.

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Solar panels in a chicken coop power a 7,000-gallon aquaponics system which raises about 400 bluegill and catfish inside a 4-foot-deep tank at Food Field in Detroit, July 15, 2016. The fish swim in a 4-foot-deep tank, and above them sits a 500-square-foot growing space for vegetables and seedlings that live off the fish waste, in turn purifying the water below. The water pump is powered from the solar panels. The farm also keeps 73 chickens, two emus and two peacocks.

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Deana Wojcik, 30, picks mushrooms from the growing room built in her basement, which is controlled for humidity Friday, June 17, 2016. Wojcik and her boyfriend Chris Carrier, 33, started Detroit Mushroom Factory nearly 2 years ago. “So many people were starting businesses, so we thought ‘We’re here. We should do what Detroiters do.’ We had some other ideas, but there’s so much agriculture happening here,” said Carrier.

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Fresh greens dry in a makeshift prep station at the 4-acre Food Field, located between Detroit’s stately Boston Edison and blighted Dexter-Linwood neighborhoods July 15, 2016. “I had gotten into organic farming after college,” said Laingsburg, Mich. native Noah Link who founded the farm in 2011 “… I was at a point trying to figure out what I wanted to do next, and got inspired by some of the stuff already happening in Detroit.” Food Field produces a variety of fruits, vegetables and herbs to sell at farmer’s markets, to local chefs and through the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) system.

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