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This Week in Pictures: Sept. 3 - 9

This week in pictures: Sept. 3-9, 2016, from a tender back to school moment and a hair-raising portrait of wide receiver Sammy Watkins, to sunrise and high school sports. Each week Buffalo News photographers bring you a visual recap of the week, highlights of news, entertainment and sports. We hope you enjoy a second look at our favorite photographs and stories from the week.

Natavia Siders, right, of Amherst, ties her sons shoe Namarien, 3, as they wait for the bus as Namarien heads to his first day of pre-k on the first day of school at the bus stop on Niagara Falls Blvd. in Town of Tonawanda, N.Y. on Tuesday Sept. 6, 2016. (John Hickey/Buffalo News)

Lacing-up for the Big Day - Natavia Siders of Amherst ties a shoe for her son Namarien Siders, 3, as he waits for the bus in the Town of Tonawanda, on this first day of pre-k. See more. (John Hickey/Buffalo News)

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins portrait for pre view section. Photo taken at ADPRO Sports Training Center in Orchard Park,NY on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016. (James P. McCoy/ Buffalo News)

Hair-Raising Tale - Guns. Knives. Rocks and clubs and fists. Anything goes in the Dunbar section of Fort Myers, Fla., hometown of Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins, who somehow made it out alive. Read more. (James P. McCoy/Buffalo News)

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The butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker - For a labor day tribute, Buffalo News photographer Robert Kirkham went back to a childhood nursery rhyme for a view of some modern American workers with some very traditional jobs. Read more. (Robert Kirkham/Buffalo News)

Amherst's Carolyn DeBoth wins the 100 yard freestyle with a time of 1:00.37 during a meet against the Buffalo Public Schools at City Honors high school on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016. (Harry Scull Jr./Buffalo News)

Winning Stroke - Carolyn DeBoth wins the 100 yard freestyle with a time of 1:00.37 during a swim meet at City Honors. See more. (Harry Scull Jr./Buffalo News)

Volunteer commentator Lisa Amatura, of Williamsville, sitting left, a survivor of the World Trade Center attacks, and Buffalo News reporter and interviewer Gene Warner, right prior to talking about her fateful day of survival. The traveling Story Corps trailer lets people record their stories. It is parked at CanalSide in Buffalo on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016. (Robert Kirkham/Buffalo News)

Recalling a Fateful Day - Volunteer commentator Lisa Amatura, of Williamsville, a survivor of the World Trade Center attacks, speaks with Buffalo News reporter and interviewer Gene Warner about her fateful day of survival, as part of StoryCorps. The traveling Airstream trailer which lets people record their stories is parked at CanalSide in Buffalo. Read more. (Robert Kirkham/Buffalo News)

Orchard Park's Jacob Kohler (29) takes the field with his teammates for the game against Pittsford-Mendon in Orchard Park Friday, September 2, 2016. (Mark Mulville/Buffalo News)

"I Just Just Want to Play" - Orchard Park's Jacob Kohler (number 29), a student with autism, takes the field with his teammates for a game against Pittsford-Mendon. Learn more. (Mark Mulville/Buffalo News)

Buffalo firefighters spread absorbent material on Fillmore Avenue near Northland while cleaning up an oil spill, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016. (Derek Gee/Buffalo News)

Clean Sweep - Buffalo firefighters use kitty litter on Fillmore Avenue near Northland to help clean up an oil spill. Read more. (Derek Gee/Buffalo News)

John Starkey, the new principal at Lafayette International High School, visits the apartment of Hector Virella in the Santa Maria Towers apartments, and his daughter Angelica Viyella Torres, 19, and persuades them for her to come to his school. This was on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016. The population of his school is about 50 percent Hispanic students and 50 percent refugees, and a majority of Buffalo has focused a lot on the refugee population. John Starkey, the new principal of Lafayette International HS, is trying to ensure his Hispanic students (almost all Puerto Rican) feel welcome and wanted at the new high school, as well, by going on visits to these students' homes and felowshiping with them in their community. (Robert Kirkham/Buffalo News) John Starkey, the new principal at Lafayette International High School, visits the apartment of Hector Virella in the Santa Maria Towers apartments, and his daughter Angelica Viyella Torres, 19, right, and persuades them for her to come to his school. This was on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016. The population of his school is about 50 percent Hispanic students and 50 percent refugees, and a majority of Buffalo has focused a lot on the refugee population. John Starkey, the new principal of Lafayette International HS, is trying to ensure his Hispanic students (almost all Puerto Rican) feel welcome and wanted at the new high school, as well, by going on visits to these students' homes and felowshiping with them in their community. (Robert Kirkham/Buffalo News)

Turnaround Principal - John Starkey, the new principal at Lafayette International High School, visits Angelica Viyella Torres, 19, and persuades her to come to his school. See more. (Robert Kirkham/Buffalo News)

St. Joe's head coach Derek Landri has water dumped on him for his first win Robert E Rich Sr. All High Stadium in Buffalo,NY on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016. (James P. McCoy/ Buffalo News)

The Big Chill - St. Joe's head coach Derek Landri has water dumped on him by his team for his first win at Robert E Rich Sr. All High Stadium in Buffalo. See more. (James P. McCoy/ Buffalo News)

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Morning Rays - The sunrise reflects on the still water of the Erie Basin Marina at the beginning of another warm and beautiful day in Buffalo. Read more. (Cathaleen Curtiss/Buffalo News)

Families and individuals come out for a Wednesday night of horse racing at Batavia Downs, the oldest lighted harness track in the US, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. Kenny Whitcroft, 3, left, and Kevin Horgan, 2, watch their great uncle race. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News)

And They're Off - Kenny Whitcroft, 3, left, and Kevin Horgan, 2, are fascinated watching a night of horse racing at Batavia Downs, the oldest lighted harness track in the U.S.  See more. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News)

Niagara Wheatfield coach Brent Tylec during second half action against Grand Island at Niagara Wheatfield high school on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016. (Harry Scull Jr./Buffalo News)

One of Those Days - Niagara Wheatfield coach Brent Tylec reacts during second half action against Grand Island at Niagara Wheatfield high school. See more. (Harry Scull Jr./Buffalo News)

The front doors of Lafayette High School in Buffalo Wednesday, August 31, 2016. (Mark Mulville/Buffalo News)

Doorway to Success - Lafayette High School was the third high school built in Buffalo, and the oldest that still remains in its original building. The school was constructed in 1901 by Mosier and Summers and designed by Buffalo architects Esenwein and Johnson. See more. (Mark Mulville/Buffalo News)

The 15th Annual National Buffalo Wing Festival kicks off, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016. Festival goers wait in line at one of the stands. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News)

The Shadow Beneath Your Wings - Festival goers wait in line at one of the stands at the 15th Annual National Buffalo Wing Festival. See more. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News)

Robby Takac walks between two tour busses back stage at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center on the day of the Goo Goo Dolls big show, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. (Derek Gee/Buffalo News)

On Tour - Robby Takac of the Goo Goo Dolls at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center. See more. (Derek Gee/Buffalo News)

See previous This Week in Pictures: Aug. 27-Sept. 2, Aug. 20-26, Aug. 13-19,  Aug. 6 - 12July 30 - Aug.5July 23-29, July 16 -22, July 9-15, and July 2-8.

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