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Volunteers responders jet ski around a submerged FEMA semi truck during Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017.

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Two people holding hands — a bride, with flowers in her hair, and a groom, wearing a top hat. They both look up at the sky illuminated by a total solar eclipse.

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Two men swerving around a tractor-trailer submerged in water on a flooded street in Houston.

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A girl with a serious look on her face standing out in the crowd as she holds up a trifold with the words “Love Love Love” written in red.

This month, Utahns responded to the violence in Charlottesville and the storm in Texas. They also gathered to look up.

Enjoy the vivid moments captured during August — no need for special glasses.

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Volunteers responders jet ski around a submerged FEMA semi truck during Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Deputy sheriff Trent Stegall carries evacuee Zoe Goree to dry land after she was rescued from floodwaters during Tropical Storm Harvey in Pearland, Texas, on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. Stegall was working out of an LDS Church stake center boat command center.
Adam Fondren, Deseret News
Carolyn Jordan, left, kisses her granddaughter, Brinley Farr, after getting matching autographs from the Jazz Bear on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. A group of parents, students and Bear walked to Muir Elementary School in Bountiful to encourage students to get in the habit of walking and biking safely to school and in their neighborhoods.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Charles Mathieu sleeps in an LDS Church stake center during Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017.
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
Hillcrest High football player Randy Powers gets a hug from Aixa Camacho at a candlelight vigil for coach Cazzie Brown, who died after a six-day battle with a viral infection, at Hillcrest High School in Midvale, on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017.
Adam Fondren, Deseret News
Olympus High takes on Brighton High at Brighton in preseason volleyball in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Elijah Obdullanhi takes a drink as homeless residents are treated to a picnic lunch in Salt Lake City on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. They also received a new blanket and listened to the live music.
Ravell Call, Deseret News
Officials investigate a small plane crash in West Jordan on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017.
Ravell Call, Deseret News
Volunteer Louis Miller, right, talks with Kendall E. McCoy after delivering a meal to him at his apartment in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017.
Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
Matt Burchfield, of the Idaho National Laboratories special response team, releases a magazine as he runs to the next station on the rifle range during the 3rd annual Mountain States SWAT Competition at the Thistle Gun Range in Thistle on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017.
Laura Seitz, Deseret News
Nicole wakes up from a nap at her camp on the Jordan River near the Utah State Fairpark in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. The Jordan River has seen an increase in homeless activity since Operation Rio Grande, the latest effort to clean up the embattled Rio Grande neighborhood that is at the center of the state's homeless population and drug trade.
Laura Seitz, Deseret News
Aahd Benchaouch, Kristen Beck and Tyler Israel talk to students about the university's interfaith student organization at the University of Utah's "Plazafest" in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017.
Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
Jacob Jensen leads chants as people gather to protest Operation Rio Grande outside the Rio Grande on 500 West in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Real Salt Lake midfielder Luis Silva (20) celebrates a goal with teammates Joao Plata (10) and Jefferson Savarino (7) on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Attendees enter the Marriott Center prior to Elder Lynn G. Robbins, speaking at a devotional for Education Week at BYU in Provo on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017.
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
Porter Keddington participates in a freeze dance contest at the Farmington Family Night, as part of the 9th annual Be Well Utah, outside of the Farmington Health Center in Farmington, on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017.
Ravell Call, Deseret News
A total eclipse of the sun is seen from Palisades Reservoir, Idaho, on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017.
Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
Students and their parents arrive for back-to-school night at Midvalley Elementary in Midvale on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. The school has several outdated features including the entryway, which cannot be made compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Students in wheelchairs must use an alternate entry on another side of the school that is monitored by video cameras so they can be buzzed in.
Ravell Call, Deseret News
Sequence of photos of a total eclipse of the sun as seen from Palisades Reservoir, Idaho, on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Students at Crestview Elementary in Salt Lake City watch the eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
The moon blocks out most of the sun during the eclipse as seen from Crestview Elementary in Salt Lake City on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017.
Adam Fondren, Deseret News
Connor Quinn takes one last look at the waning eclipse while waiting in line to board the chair lift at Park City Mountain in Park City on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. The partial eclipse was at 90 percent of totality in Park City.
Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
Elien Wijns, left, of Brussels, Belgium, and Liam Dorney, of Brisbane, Australia, take in the total solar eclipse at Mann Creek Reservoir near Weiser, Idaho, on their wedding day, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. The couple met while viewing a total solar eclipse in Australia, got engaged while viewing another total solar eclipse in the Faroe Islands and have since seen another in Indonesia. The couple wed later Monday after viewing this latest total solar eclipse with family and friends.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Kwaku El, Becca Wood and Claire Forste talk during a solidarity vigil to stand against white supremacy and racism hosted by BYU Republicans and BYU College Democrats in Provo on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017.
Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
Eric Wheeler, of Roseville, Calif., sets up his telescope before he and his wife, Lisa, view the total solar eclipse at Weiser High School in Weiser, Idaho on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
A small group of activists gather at the Wallace Bennett Federal Building in Salt Lake City to protest President Donald Trump and war on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017.
Adam Fondren, Deseret News
Capt. Chris Pendleton slowly makes his descent as the victim during a high-mountain rescue exercise in Park City on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. Park City Fire Department members trained using a 200-foot crane in place for construction at Deer Valley Resort.
Adam Fondren, Deseret News
Jared Ballard, left, and Ron Mulberry stand in the empty trailer ready to load supplies bound for Jordan in Riverdale on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017.
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
Nathan Breinholt, right, tells Jose Vivar about services offered at the Salt Lake Community Connection Center during an outreach effort in Pioneer Park in Salt Lake City on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. The outreach effort is part of phase two of Operation Rio Grande.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Shelly Harvey holds granddaughter Presley Lerohl as a sea lion gets close after a free show at the Davis County Fair in Farmington on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. The fair goes through Saturday.
Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
Blake Spalding, chef and co-owner of Hell's Backbone Grill, right, sits with diners outside the restaurant in Boulder on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017.
Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
Blake Spalding, chef and co-owner of Hell's Backbone Grill in Boulder, hikes along the Hogsback in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017.
Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
Ali Thiel, of San Luis Obispo, Calif., visits Lower Calf Creek Falls while on a trip through Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument on Sunday, July 9, 2017.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
East's Chase Peterson dislodges the ball from Timpview's Rowan Reay in prep football in Provo on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017.
Laura Seitz, Deseret News
Steve DeBry, Chairman of the Salt Lake County Council, congratulates Adam Gardiner after he was chosen to become the next county recorder at Jordan High School in Sandy on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. Gardner holds his son, Mason.
Laura Seitz, Deseret News
Students walk to their graduation ceremony at BYU's Marriott Center in Provo on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017.
Kelsey Brunner, Deseret News
Jacob Elder, 8, receives a loving kiss from service dog Buck during the Taking Flight for Autism event at the Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. Jacob is a dog lover and has a labradoodle at home.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Contestant Hollie Ellis reacts as Bruce Butcher, an assistant manager at Smith's marketplace in West Jordan, counts out dollar bills during a "Price is Right" game for a few customers on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017.
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
Ruth Johnson and Enedina Stubbs chat at the 31st Centenarian Celebration at the Viridian Event Center in West Jordan on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. The two centenarians met a few months ago at a birthday party for another centenarian.
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
Lauren Hart talks to her mother, Nancy, while moving into her dorm at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Colton Hammer tries out his new eclipse glasses he just bought from the Clark Planetarium in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017 in preparation for the eclipse.
Kelsey Brunner, Deseret News
Eliza Studebaker, 3, waves at her mom after getting on a school bus at a community school bus safety event at the West Jordan Library for the fourth time on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. The first time Eliza got on the bus her and her mom sang "The Wheels on the Bus" and Eliza kept getting back on.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Students work on coding at Best Buy’s Geek Squad Summer Academy at Discovery Gateway children’s museum in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. Tailored for students ages 10-14, camp sessions featured classes ranging from 3-D printing and computer-aided design, to digital photography and animation, to programming and robotics, to creating digital music. The program is co-sponsored by Junior Achievement of Utah.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Third Congressional District candidate John Curtis gives his victory speech during his primary election night party in Provo on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017.
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
Charlotte Mueller, a counterprotester, is stopped by Eden Moss as she walks through the crowd yelling at people during a “solidarity rally” outside the Salt Lake City-County Building in Salt Lake City on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017.
Kelsey Brunner, Deseret News
Third Congressional District candidate Tanner Ainge and his wife share a moment after the Salt Lake County voting results come in at his watch party in Orem on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017.
Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
Nick Godfrey, Jade Arter, Christian Hartshorn and Kate Wilhite, left to right, hold signs critical of Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski, front left, during a public forum at the Gateway in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, about recent efforts to address homelessness in the Rio Grande area.
Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
Chris Herrod listens to a live feed of John Curtis giving a victory speech before giving a television interview at a party to watch results in the Republican primary election for the 3rd Congressional District seat at the Entrata headquarters in Lehi on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. Despite Curtis claiming victory and the Associated Press calling the race for his competitor, Herrod said he was not yet conceding.
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
Maya Linton holds a “Love Love Love” sign at a “solidarity rally" outside the Salt Lake City-County Building in Salt Lake City on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Salt Lake Sabrecats Hameed Hussain bats against the Nevada Cricket Association Bluebirds at the International Cricket League tournament in Kearns on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Randy Riches picks up a gun and other items taken off a homeless man who was arrested during Operation Rio Grande in Salt Lake City on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. Lawmakers say the three-phase plan will last two years and attempt to curb crime surrounding the Road Home shelter, help those faced with addiction and homelessness, and provide training and employment to those striving to improve their lives.
Ravell Call, Deseret News
Amyah McGee plays with her cousin Dre Palmer as the Salt Lake chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity holds its back to school barbecue in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Unified Police Chief Rosie Rivera waves after speaking and holds niece Mia James as Salt Lake County Democrats elect her as the new Salt Lake County sheriff in Sandy on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017.
Kelsey Brunner, Deseret News
Aeden Peters, 6, left, and Deshca Demoss, 9, talk to the Queen of Hearts, Andrea VanderMeyden, at Burn Camp's Disney-themed Red Carpet event in Salt Lake City on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017.
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
A West Jordan police officer works at the scene of a plane crash in a field southwest of the South Valley Regional Airport in West Jordan, on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Attendees look over vintage aircraft and war vehicles at Warbirds Over Utah at Skypark Airport in Woods Cross on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017.
Kelsey Brunner, Deseret News
Jason Ashcroft, left, Wendell Ashcroft, and Danielle Garrick share a family hug after landing safely from their first skydiving experience at Skydive Ogden in Ogden on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017.
Laura Seitz, Deseret News
People walk past a sneaker sculpted out of canned goods at community display and food drive sponsored by the Salt Lake County Health Department and Salt Lake City Public Library at the library on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. Teams from six local health care–related businesses built the giant sculptures using healthy canned, bagged, and boxed foods. The teams will donate all food used in their sculptures to the Utah Food Bank.
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
Jaydan Harding winces as he gets his hair cut at a back-to-school barbecue sponsored by Valley Behavioral Health at Big Cottonwood Park in Millcreek on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Sandy residents turn out for the Annual Hot Air Balloon Festival at Storm Mountain Park on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017.
Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
Real Salt Lake midfielder Albert Rusnak (11) and Real Salt Lake midfielder Luis Silva (20) react after Silva missed a shot in added time in a match against the Houston Dynamo at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017.
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
Janie Walburger makes her way through a ropes course with a little help from her father Mike Walburger at Snowbird in Little Cottonwood Canyon on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Giulio Ciccone of team Bardiani CSF celebrates as he wins Stage 6 of the Tour of Utah cycling race at Snowbird ski area on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
The sun rises through the clouds and rain over Emigration Canyon in Salt Lake City on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Riders compete in stage 7 of the Tour of Utah cycling race in Salt Lake City on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017.
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
Travis Campbell, district staff for Rep. Rob Bishop, climbs with the American Alpine Club at Beach Ball Crag in Big Cottonwood Canyon on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Water drips off Brian Horrocks' hands as his hands are blessed at the World Spiritual Health Organization combined board certification and chaplain graduation ceremony at the William E. Christofferson, Salt Lake Veterans Home on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Firefighters check a “victim” during "Hell on Wheels," a full-scale, two-day, emergency protection and response drill at the Salt Lake Central Station on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. The drill included emergency personnel from the Utah Transit Authority, the FBI, Salt Lake County Emergency Management, the West Valley and Salt Lake City fire departments, University of Utah Emergency Management, the University of Utah Police Department, Amtrak, Union Pacific, Murray Victim Advocates and Utah State Medical Examiner's Office. The drill simulated multiple terrorists entering the Salt Lake Valley and dividing up.
Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
Dr. Jeff Pettey, associate professor of opthamology, speaks about the risks of viewing the upcoming solar eclipse without proper eye protection at the John A. Moran Eye Center in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Canyon's School District opens the new Midvale Middle School on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017.
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
FloraAna Martinez tries on new shoes at a back-to-school barbecue sponsored by Valley Behavioral Health at Big Cottonwood Park in Millcreek on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Doug and Tracy Julian hug members of the Salem Hills High School football team after they sang "Nearer, My God to Thee" on the front lawn of their Woodland Hills home on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. The couple's son, also named Doug, died Saturday of apparent altitude sickness while on a Boy Scout outing in the High Uintas. He was also a member of the football team.
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
Brent Bookwalter wins Stage 2 of the Tour of Utah at Snowbasin Resort on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017.
Kelsey Brunner, Deseret News
Wendell Ashcroft and his tandem instructor Scotty Freeland prepare to land at Skydive Ogden in Ogden on Saturday, August 5, 2017. When landing the instructors require the jumpers to put their feet up as high as they can go to avoid tripping when hitting the ground.
Laura Seitz, Deseret News
Nathan Christensen looks at the helmet he was wearing when he was in motorcycle accident two years ago during a press conference at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. Zero Fatalities, Intermountain Medical Center’s Level I Trauma Program and Harrison Eurosports are encouraging motorcycle riders to increase safety by wearing proper safety gear.
Stuart Johnson, Deseret News
Search and rescue crews look for a 74-year-old man near Crystal Lake near Kamas in Summit County on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017. The man never returned from a day hike on Monday.
Laura Seitz, Deseret News
Alexa Loya-Santos dresses as a doctor for Kindergarten College-Ready Day at Midvalley Elementary in Middle on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Christina Scott rides in a pickup truck after being evacuated from Pasadena, Texas, during Tropical Storm Harvey on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017.
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
Herriman's Paige Askerlund and Copper Hills' Ciarra Bray fight for the ball during a girls soccer game at Copper Hills High School in West Jordan, on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. Herriman won 4-3.
Laura Seitz, Deseret News
300 Rocky Mountain range ewes are unloaded from a truck for this weekend's Soldier Hollow Classic Sheepdog Championship and Festival at Soldier Hollow in Midway on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. The festival runs September 1-4.