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Week 17 photo gallery, 2016



Every once in awhile, the officials get into the photographers frame during a play. Here are photos of officials from Week 17, courtesy of game photographers and Getty Images.

From team photographers (click on a photo to begin gallery):


From Getty Images (click on a photo to begin gallery):

Mark Schultz is a high school football official, freelance writer and journalist. He first became interested in officiating when he was six years old, was watching a NFL game with his father and asked the fateful question, "Dad, what are those guys in the striped shirts doing?"