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June in Utah: The best photos from Tribune photographers

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Catalina Pickering, 3, from Saratoga Springs, is fascinated with the costume worn by 15-year-old, Bethany Christensen, 15, a Lamanite dancer, as the performers mix with the audience, before the Mormon Miracle Pageant Wednesday, June 12, 2019. The final run for the pageant continues through Saturday, June 22.

Photographers at The Salt Lake Tribune traveled the state documenting some of the biggest stories of the month, including Utah’s Pride weekend, rallies and protests, as well as tragedy that struck a cord with Utahns along the Wasatch Front.

See their best work below. Keep up with Tribune photographers by following us on Instagram.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)

Vayanna Kruse dances at the Utah Pride Parade in Salt Lake City on June 2.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)

Jason Suker dancing at the Utah Pride Festival in Salt Lake City on June 1.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)

Teachers walk out of the public comment period at a Salt Lake City School District meeting about teacher pay June 4.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)

Opponents were escorted out of the Utah Inland Port Authority Board meeting by Utah Highway Patrol officers June 5. The board had to cancel its May meeting after a group of protesters disrupted it.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)

A UTA TRAX train at the City Center station in Salt Lake City is reflected in a pillar June 5. During a debate, several of the city’s mayoral candidates pitched free UTA fares within city boundaries to promote ridership and improve air quality.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)

A hiker and his dog hit the Mount Olympus trail, as varied weather hit the Salt Lake Valley on June 6.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)

Julia Story splashes through the water with her kids, Kyson, 9 and Thalia, 6, at the Great Salt Lake on June 8. The cool temperatures resulted in crowd of around 300 people. The group fell short in an attempt to set the world record for the largest number of people floating together at one time. They would have needed well over 1,000 people to break the current record.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)

Erin Cooper remembers her sister Joslyn Spilsbury, in Salt Lake City on June 8. One year after Spilsbury was killed outside of a Starbucks in Millcreek, prosecutors still haven’t charged the driver with a crime.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)

A protest organized by Black Lives Matter and other groups at the Woods Cross Police Department on June 14. The rally was to show support for DJ Hrubes, a 10-year-old black child who was held at gunpoint by a police officer last week while playing in his grandmother’s front yard.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)

Owen Burket, 11, holds a sign reading “Will I Be Next” at a protest organized by Black Lives Matter and other groups at the Woods Cross Police Department on June 14.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)

Utah Royals FC defender Samantha Johnson (16) looks for a call after Sky Blue FC midfielder Paige Monaghan (4) collided with Utah Royals FC goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart (18) during the game at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy on June 15.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)

The Sauruses make an appearance at the Utah Arts Festival on June 22.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)

Jim Dabakis gets animated as he talks about air pollution alongside fellow candidate David Ibarra during a debate for Salt Lake City’s mayoral race at the Salt Lake City Library on June 26.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)

Investigators remove bags of evidence during their search of a home June 27 at 547 N. 1000 West in Salt Lake City. Ayoola Ajayi has been accused of kidnapping and murdering University of Utah student MacKenzie Lueck, but has not yet been formally charged in her death. He is in jail without the opportunity to post bail.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)

Skyleigh Urrutia, Nick Astalos, Allison Doten and Elena Ring sing along with Dāya at the LoveLoud Festival at USANA Amphitheater on June 29.

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