Here are a few photos from the past week. There were a lot of great pictures from the IFYR this week but I’ve only included a few. Remember to check out our photo galleries for more photos.
Jace Lance, Morse, TX, is bucked off in the saddle bronc competition in the International Finals Youth Rodeo at the Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center in Shawnee, Monday July 8, 2013. Photo By Steve Gooch, The Oklahoman
Cactus Barnes, 6, plays in a swimming pool as his big brother, Cutter Barnes,15, looks on during the International Finals Youth Rodeo at the Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center in Shawnee, Monday July 8, 2013. The Barnes' are from Maybell, Colorado, and set the pool up next to their horse trailer. Photo By Steve Gooch, The Oklahoman
A bull goes after rider Ty Duncan of Crossett, TX, after he was thrown from the animal during the morning go-round of the IFYR Rodeo in Shawnee on Tuesday, July 9, 2013. He was not injured. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman.
Chilean flamingos walk through a pond at the Oklahoma City Zoo in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, July 10, 2013. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
A massive fire on a northbound semi trailer loaded with roadway paint shut down Interstate 35 both north and southbound around 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 in Norman, Okla. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman
Charley, a Welsh Terrier therapy dog, sits beside Diana Cunningham, 5, as she reads aloud at the Village Library on Wednesday, July 10, 2013. Charley and his owner Jerry Nickell have been visiting The Village Library for 4 years to participate in the Reading to Dogs program which lets children practice reading aloud. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Amber Freeman (9) of the United States is helped around the bases by Galis Lozada (2), left, and Dayanira Diaz (1) of Puerto Rico after Freeman hurt herself running the bases on a home run in the fifth inning during a game in the World Cup of Softball between the USA and Puerto Rico at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, Sunday, July 14, 2013. Team USA won, 10-3 in five innings. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Dylan Sullivan, 7, lies flat on the ground in an attempt to catch a glance from Sam Bradford at Bradford's youth football camp held on campus at the University of Oklahoma on July 14, 2013. Photo by KT KING, The Oklahoman
Cowboys wait for the beginning of the International Finals Youth Rodeo in Shawnee, Okla., Sunday, July 7, 2013. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Archbishop Paul Coakley enters the Abbey Church at St. Gregory's Abbey in Shawnee on July 14, 2013 for mass before the celebration of a feast for Saint Kateri Tekakwitha. Tekakwitha is the first native American canonized by the Roman Catholic church in October 2012. Photo by KT KING, The Oklahoman
Katie Peters, 2, and her brother Will, 4, take a seat as their mother, Elizabeth Peters, spreads out a blanket before watching Mike Black & The Stingrays perform during Edmond Parks and Recreation Department's concert series at E.C. Hafer Park in Edmond, Okla., Thursday, July 11, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman