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Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
People look at paintings of the First Presidency at the end of the Saturday morning session of the LDS Church’s 187th Semiannual General Conference in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017.

Editor’s Note: "Picture this" is a monthly collection of the best photos taken by Deseret News photojournalists.

Picture this: Smoke fills the air from a wildfire while a homeowner tries to water a burning backyard. Parked cars covered in snow surround a man as he clears chunks of the fresh powder from his vehicle. The mouth open expression on a boy’s face as a costume is revealed to him at Salt Lake Comic Con.

See what happened in September in the pictures below.

Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
People look at paintings of the First Presidency at the end of the Saturday morning session of the LDS Church’s 187th Semiannual General Conference in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017.
Ravell Call, Deseret News
President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency, leads in the sustaining of general authorities during the Saturday afternoon session of the 187th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017.
Ravell Call, Deseret News
Conferencegoers leave the Saturday morning session of the 187th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017.
Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
Nadia Sine, a LDS Church missionary from Port Harcourt, Nigeria, walks under a colorful umbrella before the Saturday morning session of the LDS Church’s 187th Semiannual General Conference in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017.
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
Bingham's Dax Milne catches a pass between Lone Peak's Logan Greer and Brock Mcchesney and then runs for a touchdown during a football game at Bingham High School in South Jordan, on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. Bingham won 28-10.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
USU players celebrate after defeating BYU 40-24 at Maverik Stadium in Logan, Utah, on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017.
Ravell Call, Deseret News
President Henry B. Eyring, left, smiles to President Dieter F. Uchtdorf at the beginning of the Saturday morning session of the 187th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Brigham Young Cougars head coach Kalani Sitake celebrates a touchdown as BYU and USU play at Maverik Stadium in Logan Utah on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017.
Adam Fondren, Deseret News
A firetruck with the Salt Lake City International Airport's fire department sprays water on a burning aircraft during an emergency exercise at the airport in Salt Lake City on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017.
Ravell Call, Deseret News
Eric Griffin goes up for a shot with Tony Beradley defending as the Utah Jazz team scrimmages in the Warrior Fitness Center at Hill Air Force Base on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
A witness hugs a police officer as Salt Lake City Police investigate a fatal shooting at 500 E. 300 S. in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Protestors chant and yell as they march toward the Ben Shapiro speech at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Police officers rush in to break up a fight as protestors chant and yell outside the Ben Shapiro speech at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017.
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
Jill Jones, founder of AJC Architects, talks about the design of the new homeless resource centers during an open house at the St. Vincent de Paul Dining Hall in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017.
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
Ronald Lanza shows a gash on his forehead while voicing safety concerns surrounding the design of the new homeless resource centers during an open house at the St. Vincent de Paul Dining Hall in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017. Lanza said he was hit from behind by a man with a rock in a sock while just walking down the street.
Laura Seitz, Deseret News
Elder Rodriguez is greeted as missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints arrive at the Salt Lake City International Airport from Puerto Rico on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. The missionaries, who were serving in Puerto Rico, are part of the last group that was evacuated yesterday by the church. They spent the night in Miami and are now on their way to their new temporary assignments. These missionaries lived through both hurricane Irma and Maria.
Laura Seitz, Deseret News
The new glass art covering the facade of the Salt Lake County District Attorney building is unveiled in downtown Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. Although the art is complete, the building, located at 35 E. 500 South, is currently under construction.
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox talks with Ernie Poulson, a World War II veteran who was a prisoner of war in Romania for 13 months, during a luncheon for former POWs at the Capitol in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017.
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
Ricky Rubio and Rodney Hood pose for photos during Utah Jazz media day at the Zions Bank Basketball Center in Salt Lake City, on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017.
Adam Fondren, Deseret News
Jocelyn Hernandez holds a protest sign during the rally against the Graham-Cassidy health care plan in front of the Wallace Bennett Federal Building in Salt Lake City, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Jacon Elander talks about Operation Rio Grande in Salt Lake City, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
U.S. flags are waved during a United States Citizenship and Immigration Services naturalization ceremony at the Capitol rotunda in Salt Lake City on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017.
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
Rocky, Denver Nuggets mascot, makes a tackle during the 14th annual Mascot Bowl at Skyridge High School in Lehi, on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Samir Hassan looks up at his teacher Lisa Hubbard as they work on their computers at East Midvale Elementary on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Charlie Van Dyke clears the snow off a car at Snowbird in Little Cottonwood Canyon on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017.
Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
Cheyenne Sheldon, right, and her daughter, Evalin Sheldon, 2, check out cats available for adoption at the Best Friends Animal Society's No Kill Utah Super Adoption at the Legacy Events Center in Farmington on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017.
Adam Fondren, Deseret News
Seattle Sounders midfielder Lamar Neagle (27) fights for the ball with Seattle Sounders midfielder Cristian Roldan (7) as the Seattle Sounders take on Real Salt Lake in Sandy Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017.
Ravell Call, Deseret News
Blake Emery and Connor Hill of Corner Canyon tackle Isaac Nelson of Timpview during high school football in Draper on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017.
Adam Fondren, Deseret News
A snowplow pushes water and mud off the road after a water main break between Wasatch Boulevard and I-125 east near I-80 in Millcreek on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Sky View and Mountain Crest met in a football game on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017.
Ravell Call, Deseret News
Utah Utes defensive ends Nick Heninger and Chris Hart celebrate sacking Arizona Wildcats quarterback Brandon Dawkins in Tucson, Arizona, on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017.
Adam Fondren, Deseret News
Pleasant Grove's Heather Gneiting (5) reacts after a successful spike through the Lone Peak defense in prep volleyball in Pleasant Grove Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017.
Adam Fondren, Deseret News
Adrian Paz reacts to the reveal of his wheelchair costume during Salt Lake Comic Con at the Salt Palace on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. The "Jurassic Park"-themed costume resembles a rugged jungle cart being pulled by a harnessed raptor.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
West Lake Junior High School student Deeda Lolin plays the viola during class in West Valley City on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. The Utah State Board of Education voted 9-6 to drop the state requirement that students in seventh and eighth grades take health, physical education, arts, digital literacy and college-and-career readiness courses.
Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
Police investigate a crime scene on 5400 South in Kearns on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. Unified Police said they were investigating a shooting and crash, with two people killed and two seriously injured.
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
Bailey Duffin hugs Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert after his visit with students at Foxboro Elementary School in North Salt Lake, on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017.
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
Amy Winkler, occupant protection program specialist with the Utah Highway Safety Office, right, helps Jessica Loayzak, holding Alexander Loayzak, make sure Alexander's car seat is safe during an event outside the Salt Lake County Library’s West Jordan Branch on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. Winkler recommended moving the mirror to a different location to prevent Alexander's head from hitting it in a collision.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Jona Hall, left, sister to Lloyd Everett Pace who was killed by a gang member accident wipes a tear as law enforcement officers discuss the gang issues and investigations in Kearns on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. Taneel Pace holds a photo of uncle Lloyd Everett Pace and Tami Lynn Woodard.
Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
Rep. Norman K. Thurston, R-Provo, talks to two men who are experiencing homelessness, who asked to remain anonymous, at St. Vincent de Paul Dining Hall in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Local land owners along with local leadership join with federal officials on a tour of American Fork Canyon on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Golfers line up a putt at Thanksgiving Point Golf Course in Lehi on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Murray's Megan Mendenhall and East's Charlie Barta head the ball in soccer in Murray on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.
Adam Fondren, Deseret News
Carmine Bovi tosses pizza dough at the Festa Italiana at the Gateway in Salt Lake City Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017.
Ravell Call, Deseret News
Utah Utes running back Zack Moss is tripped up but goes for extra yardage against San Jose State in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017.
Ravell Call, Deseret News
Utah Utes wide receiver Samson Nacua, running back Devonta'e Henry-Cole and offensive lineman Paul Toala celebrate a touchdown by Henry-Cole during an NCAA football game against San Jose State played in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017.
Ravell Call, Deseret News
San Jose State Spartans quarterback Montel Aaron fumbles the ball as he is hit by Utah Utes defensive end Kylie Fitts during an NCAA football game played in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017.
Adam Fondren, Deseret News
Real Salt Lake midfielder Luke Mulholland (19) fights for the ball with Portland Timbers midfielder David Guzmán (20) as the Portland Timbers take on Real Salt Lake in Sandy Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017.
Laura Seitz, Deseret News
DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) supporters, including Xochitl Cornejo, center, march to the Capitol during the “We Are All DREAMers” rally in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017.
Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
Brigham Young Cougars defensive back Austin Lee (11) and other players leave the field after losing 40-6 to the Wisconsin Badgers at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017.
Adam Fondren, Deseret News
Real Salt Lake defender Tony Beltran (2) fights for control with Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri (8) as the Portland Timbers take on Real Salt Lake in Sandy Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017.
Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
Wisconsin Badgers tight end Troy Fumagalli (81) evades Brigham Young Cougars defensive back Austin Lee (11) to score, putting the Badgers up 38-6 in the fourth quarter of the game at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017.
Laura Seitz, Deseret News
Laura Butler, mother of Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Butler, wipes her tears after receiving a Bronze Star and Purple Heart posthumously at Governor's Day at Camp Williams in Bluffdale on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. Staff Sgt. Butler, 27, of Monticello, Utah, died Aug. 16 in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered from an IED while conducting combat operations.
Laura Seitz, Deseret News
An Apache, Black Hawk and Dakota helicopter fly over members of the Utah National Guard during Governor's Day at Camp Williams in Bluffdale on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017.
Laura Seitz, Deseret News
Pedestrians cross at the intersection of 200 East 800 South during a downpour in Salt Lake City on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017.
Adam Fondren, Deseret News
Ashton Brockbank lifts Alaina Pestana in celebration after she scores the first goal of the match and Timpview's only goal as Brighton High School takes on Timpview High School in Cottonwood Heights on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017. Brighton won the match 2-1.
Ravell Call, Deseret News
Matt Meese, left, Whitney Call and Mallory Everton of "Studio C" talk during a break on the set in Provo on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Street artist Vexta works on a five-story tall, 150-foot-long mural in downtown Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. Utah based 3 Irons commissioned work.
Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
Jennifer Smart works on a Lego statue of Wonder Woman at her home in American Fork on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Artist Dan Hammond looks over his art work as the Maliheh Free Clinic held its 12th annual fundraising event at its future building in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Dianne Scott competes in horseshoes during Salt Lake County’s Ninth Annual Senior Wellness Decathlon in Magna on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. More than 100 older adults from across Salt Lake County competed in 10 different events designed to promote health and wellness.
Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
Ron Christen, Rep. Mike Noel, R-Kanab, Theron Miller, of the Wasatch Front Water Quality Council, and Cindy Gubler, of Wilkinson Ferrari & Co., left to right, talk as legislators take a tour of Utah Lake on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Investigators work a plane crash on 1900 West 4500 South in Roy on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Sheri Mattle, PTA president becomes emotional as students at South Jordan Middle School pay tribute Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, on Patriot Day, to first responders and those who lost their lives in terrorist attacks on 9/11.
Adam Fondren, Deseret News
Dr. Barlow Bradford conducting a rehearsal at Gardner Hall in Salt Lake City on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Foster pet parent Kelsey Estrada holds dogs at Utah’s Animal Care Center in West Bountiful on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. The Hurricane Harvey homeless animals were vaccinated and spread or neutered and will be adopted locally.
Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
Utah Utes defensive back Boobie Hobbs (1) celebrates after intercepting a Brigham Young Cougars pass at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Utah Utes wide receiver Raelon Singleton (11) has the ball knocked free by Brigham Young Cougars defensive back Troy Warner (1) in Provo on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017.
Adam Fondren, Deseret News
Grizzly bites the head of Susan Norton during the Operation Christmas Child event in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. Operation Christmas Child collects and delivers gift filled shoe boxes to children in need.
Adam Fondren, Deseret News
Boyd Henderson shares a laugh at he and his brothers birthday celebration in Provo, Utah on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. Born in 1918, twins Ralph and Boyd Henderson celebrate their 99th birthday.
Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
Viewmont's Lucas Bushey makes a touchdown reception, putting Viewmont up 7-0 over Skyridge after the PAT, during a game at Viewmont High School in Bountiful on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
F-16 pilot Maj. Scott Laroche takes a photo of one of the planes as Hill Air Force Base bids farewell to the F-16 at Viper Out ceremony on base. The 388th and 419th fighter wings at Hill AFB bid farewell to the F-16 Fighting Falcon during a ceremony on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Beaver's Rhett Jordan is brought down by South Summit's Parker Grajek in Kamas on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
The sun sets behind the Utah State Capitol as smoke engulfs the West on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Freeway exchange in Farmington on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017.
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
Layton's Kaitlyn Richins and Syracuse's Lauren Burnett reach for the ball during a girls soccer game at Layton High School in Layton, on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. Layton won 3-1.
Adam Fondren, Deseret News
Forest Griffin, left, and his wife Bella who were evacuated from South Ogden at theDee Event Center in South Ogden, Utah, on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017.
Ravell Call, Deseret News
A burned home can be seen in the wake of a wildfire at the mouth of Weber Canyon on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
A home burns at the mouth of Weber Canyon on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
A home owner tries to put water on the fire at it burns homes and property near Weber Canyon on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Fire burns a storage structure along I-84 near Weber Canyon on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Brigham Young Cougars defensive lineman Corbin Kaufusi (90) looks up at the Jumbotron as BYU falls 27-0 to LSU in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017.
Laura Seitz, Deseret News
Shauna Gourley's dog, Jade, moves sheep toward a pen while competing in the Soldier Hollow Classic at Soldier Hollow in Midway on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017.
Adam Fondren, Deseret News
Players holding hands during the dedication for Coach Cazzie Brown prior to the game as Hillcrest High takes on Highland High at Hillcrest in Midvale, Utah, on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. Hillcrest football coach Cazzie Brown died Sunday evening from bacterial meningitis.
Adam Fondren, Deseret News
Ender and Chloe Rasmussen admire his face painting of Mike Wazowski in the mirror at the Chalk the Walk event at the Salt Lake County Library’s Viridian Event Center in West Jordan, Utah, on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017. Artists from all over and of all ages join to chalk up the Veridian Events Center sidewalks.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Brigham Young Cougars quarterback Tanner Mangum (12) is sacked by LSU Tigers linebacker Corey Thompson (23) as BYU and LSU play in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017.
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
A Salt Lake City police officer acts as a shield for a woman as she's escorted out of an America First Credit Union near 500 South and 500 East in Salt Lake City on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. A man who police say was suicidal and had a gun forced several evacuations and lockdowns, and disrupted traffic for more than three hours before he was arrested Friday afternoon.
Ravell Call, Deseret News
Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski and Police Chief Mike Brown leave a press conference at the City-County Building in Salt Lake City on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, concerning a University Hospital nurse who was arrested for not allowing a blood draw by a Salt Lake police office
Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
Woods Cross' Samp Campbell leaps to hit the ball away from Bountiful's Shannon McNeal at Woods Cross High School on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017.