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2014: A year in photos (part 1)

Times photographer Jaime Valdez shares memorable images from 2014


Our photographers have been digging through hundreds of images over the past few weeks, collecting the best images of 2014.

This week, our photographer Jaime Valdez shares his favorite photohraphs taken for The Times and our sister paper, the Beaverton Valley Times.

Next week, we'll present the photos of our photographer Jonathan House.

Tigard Police Officer Cameron Odam holds a toy as a part of an obedience training exercise for his partner, K-9 Officer Baxter.

Hundreds of people line up in February along Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway to show their respect as the funeral procession for U.S. Army Spc. John Pelham passes by.

A large group of Catholics gathered in March on both sides of Southwest First Street in front of the Planned Parenthood clinic in Beaverton to kick off their 40 Days For Life campaign.

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue firefighters carry Danny Russu, 21, of Apollo Excavation, toward an ambulance. Emergency personnel from TVF&R and Portland Fire & Rescue rescued Russu from a trench at a job site in March after he got trapped 15 feet below the ground.

Tigard residents Mary and Steve Robinson sit at the table in period dress attire at their campsite at the site of a Civil War Reenactment at Willamette Mission State Park in Keizer.

Oscar Hult of Albany sits by a campfire after a day of setup on Friday at the site of the Civil War Reenactment at Willamette Mission State Park in Keizer.

Aleiah Barnes, 8, and her older sister, Ileiza, 11, demonstrate how they operate a soapbox race car near their house in King City. Both girls qualified for the soapbox derby championships in Ohio in July.

Aarman Patel, 2, and his older brother, Aashir, 4, pose for a picture in the shovel of a bulldozer for their parents at the Big Truck Day in August at the Conestoga Recreation and Aquatics Center in Beaverton.

Catherine Norris of Tigard flings a patriotic blanket she created into the air. She donates her blankets to veterans.

Inmates stand with dogs they helped train during the doggy graduation at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility.

Darlene Weingarten blushes when talking about how she and her husband, Dr. Franklin Weingarten, met in a brain research lab at the University of Chicago.

Lily Moser of Tigard shows her enthusiasm for being named an Amazing Kid by The Times. Moser has a rare form of epilepsy and serves as an ambassador for the Make A Wish foundation.

Line dancers enjoy the music of the “Too Loose” Cajun Band at the Tualatin Crawfish Festival at Tualatin Community Park.

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