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Rapt audience: High school students listen to keynote speaker Irene Zubaida Kahn's talk, "You Can Make a Difference," at City Honors School on Friday. Students from Buffalo met for the Passion in Progress Festival, with this year's theme, "What's the Big Idea," drawing attention to the bigger picture of the community and world.

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Meet and greet: Novelist Edwidge Danticat, right, talks with Harvey Breverman of Buffalo during a reception and autograph session prior to her talk at Kleinhans Music Hall on Friday. Her appearance was part of the Just Buffalo Literary Center's Babel series.

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Flood damage: Workers survey storm damage at a mobile home park in Capitola, Calif., Friday, after a powerful storm flooded part of city in Santa Cruz County, forcing dozens of mobile homes residents to evacuate. The storm soaked hillsides along the coast and threatened to cause landslides as the rain continued.

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Amherst fire: Firefighter Bret Seifert of Eggertsville Hose Company walks out of a home at 93 Hartford Road in Amherst where fire struck on Friday. Damage was listed at $120,000. No one was home at the time of the fire, but a dog perished in the blaze. North Bailey and Snyder fire companies also assisted. The cause is under investigation. Another photo on Page D2.

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Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News

Base tour: U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand receives a briefing and tour of the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station from Michael Williams, 914th Airlift Wing services director, on Friday. Here she views progress in the construction of the Community Activities Center for reservists.

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