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May 30, 2015

Photos of the weekend

Pat Slimmer climbs into his street-legal UFO at the start of the Art Tougeau parade in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday. This year's parade is paired with the Lawrence Busker Festival. Lawrence mayor Jeremy Farmer proclaimed May 29-31 "The Official Weird Weekend."

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