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Skaters in the women's mass start, speed skating at the ISU World Cup, at the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns, Sunday November 22, 2015.
Runners slip down a slide at the Dirty Dash, held at Soldier Hollow, Saturday June 6, 2015.
Lehi's Terra Tahbo embraces a teammate after beating Herriman in the 5A high school softball championship game, in West Valley City, Friday May 22, 2015.
After signing it, Utah Governor Gary Herbert holds up a copy of state law SB296, which gives statewide non-discrimination protections to the gay and transgender community while providing safeguards for religious liberty. The historic signing took place in the rotunda of the State Capitol Building in Salt Lake City, Thursday March 12, 2015.
The view down 400 South after an early morning snowfall in Salt Lake City, Tuesday December 15, 2015.
A woman tempts a cyclist with a donut during the Tour of Utah, at Tanners Flat in Little Cottonwood Canyon outside of Salt Lake City.
Brigham Young Cougars running back Francis Bernard (36) runs away from Wagner Seahawks linebacker Stephon Font-Toomer (33) as BYU hosts Wagner, NCAA football at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Saturday October 24, 2015.
Riders crash in the expert class at the U.S. BMX National Series at Rad Canyon BMX in South Jordan, Saturday June 13, 2015.
A rider slides down Main Street on a massive slip 'n slide put up by Slide the City, in Salt Lake City, Saturday August 22, 2015.
Lehi players celebrate as Stefani Zimmerman rounds the bases on a grand slam home run during a 5A softball tournament second-round game between defending champion Lehi and No. 1 seed Taylorsville, Thursday May 14, 2015.
Photo Essay 1 - Flash Flood Kills Fourteen in Polygamous Towns
Onlookers are dwarfed by the devastation caused by a once-in-a-century flash flood that ripped through Hildale, Utah. Two vehicles carrying fifteen people, including eight children, were washed away, with only one surviving.
Children from the FLDS polygamous sect look at the wreckage of the two vehicles that had been swept away in a flash flood in the Short Creek Wash, killing thirteen (with another victim still missing).
Searchers from the Utah National Guard and Task Force One search a culvert along the Short Creek Wash in Colorado City, Arizona. Outside agencies, a rare sight in the insular polygamous town, provided manpower and material help to the devastated community.
Women and children, members of Warren Jeffs' polygamous FLDS sect, walk through a washed out road in Colorado City, Arizona, surveying the damage by the historic flash flood that took thirteen lives (with one still missing).
Members of the Utah National Guard search for a missing flood victim in the Short Creek Wash in Hildale, Utah.
Ex-FLDS member Patrick Pipkin takes a break while searching a flooded field in Colorado City, Arizona, for a missing boy, the last of fourteen victims (many of them childnre) of the flash flood. The search for the young victims thawed relationships between members of the secretive FLDS sect, led by Warren Jeffs, and those who have left the group.
Government officials conduct damage assessments along the Short Creek Wash in Colorado City, Arizona, as one of the fourteen victims from a flash flood remained missing.
Young FLDS boys run down a hill during the search for a missing flash flood victim in Hildale, Utah.
Sheldon Black and his two surviving sons grieve during a public memorial service for the fourteen victims of a flash flood in Hildale, Utah. Black lost a wife and three children in the flood.
Attendees bow their heads in prayer during a memorial for the thirteen (and one still missing) victims of a September 14th flash flood in Hildale, Utah.
Mourners stand over the graves of nine flash flood victims, two wives and seven children (all from one family), at the Issac Carling Memorial Park Cemetery in Colorado City, Arizona. Another four victims died in the flood, and another remains missing.
Photo Essay 2 - A series of portraits from Das Energi Festival, a 24 hour rave