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Island Images

For Wednesday, January 2, 2012

By Star-Advertiser Photographers

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LAST UPDATED: 02:03 a.m. HST, Jan 02, 2013

Fans of Elvis Presley from Hawaii, the mainland and the world gathered at the Neal Blaisdell Center on Monday to view the 40th-anniversary broadcast of Presley’s “Aloha from Hawaii” concert, shown on a 20-by-60-foot screen.
The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii in Moiliili hosted the New Year’s Ohana Festival on Sunday, an annual celebration featuring food, crafts, entertainment and cultural demonstrations. Michael Dunn, left, and Takao Oba were among those painting calligraphy at the event.
Michael Lee watched a wrestling match Saturday afternoon at Punahou School as his 10-month-old son, Phoenix Lee, took a nap.
Kamehameha students hopped up the stairs as part of their physical training for softball Friday afternoon at the school’s Kapalama campus. The girls were preparing for upcoming tryouts.
All that remains of the road signs on utility poles along a portion of Kamaaha Avenue in Kapolei is a red circle with a slash, the universal symbol for “No.” However, motorists can only guess at what is kapu since the wording is faded. They might be No Parking signs, since other signs along the avenue have a “P” under the red slashed circle.
Clarissa Chun, second from left, bronze medalist in women’s freestyle wrestling at the Olympic Games in London, posed for photos Monday with her family, including her aunt Pinky Carus, left, and grandmother Nancy Chun, with Gov. Neil Abercrombie after a proclamation to make Jan. 7 “Clarissa Chun Day.”
A woman cast a shadow in the afternoon light Monday at the state Capitol in Honolulu.
Gov. Neil Abercrombie chatted with Olympic wrestler Clarissa Chun Monday at the State Capitol after announcing a proclamation to make January 7 "Clarissa Chun Day."
Gov. Neil Abercrombie shook hands with Olympic wrestler Clarissa Chun Monday at the State Capitol after announcing a proclamation to make January 7 "Clarissa Chun Day."
Gov. Neil Abercrombie chatted with Olympic wrestler Clarissa Chun Monday at the State Capitol after announcing a proclamation to make January 7 "Clarissa Chun Day."
Notre Dame alumnus Justin Figueredo raised glasses with fellow Fighting Irish alumni and friends Monday before the start of the BCS national championship, Notre Dame vs Alabama, at Murphy's Bar and Grill in downtown Honolulu. Over a dozen Fighting Irish alumni and friends gathered in the establishment, which had the Big Game on all 12 television sets in the house plus one in the men's room.
Fighting Irish alumni Tracy Castro, left, Kyle Hanratty and Justin Figueredo, along with friend, Mike Gardner, far right, watch the big game, the BCS national championship, Notre Dame vs Alabama, at Murphy's Bar and Grill in downtown Honolulu.
Fighting Irish alumnus Justin Figueredo watched the BCS national championship, Notre Dame vs Alabama, Monday at Murphy's Bar and Grill in downtown Honolulu, with a bit of concern on his face as Notre Dame fell behind early in the game.
A group of mostly Notre Dame fans watch the big game at Murphy's Bar and Grill in downtown Honolulu.
The sailing catamaran Makani plied the waters off Diamond Head Monday, passing a tree put up on a reef off of Makalei Beach Park.
View of the Kahuku windmills above the Turtle Bay Palmer Golf Course.
View of the Kahuku windmills above the Turtle Bay Palmer Golf Course.
At the “Disco Baby” family party held Sunday at Loading Zone in Chinatown, parents and their children enjoyed a dance session led by Kid Dynamo.
Kid Dynamo





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