MUST SEE: Our 19 best photos from the month of January

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Hamilton firefighters Use judo to deal with emotional stress

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January provided plenty of amazing views of Butler County.

The photo above, for instance, was taken as our reporter and photographer looked into judo classes taken by Hamilton firefighters to both train them to respond to emergency scenes but also help them away from their stressful jobs.

READ MORE: Hamilton firefighters have found a unique way to battle their stress

The cold weather throughout the month also provided some beautiful views in the snow, like the great blue herron below.

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A great blue heron stands on a tree branch along the Great Miami River at Combs Park Monday, Jan. 8 in Hamilton. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

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A great blue heron stands on a tree branch along the Great Miami River at Combs Park Monday, Jan. 8 in Hamilton. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

Credit: Nick Graham

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A great blue heron stands on a tree branch along the Great Miami River at Combs Park Monday, Jan. 8 in Hamilton. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

Credit: Nick Graham

Credit: Nick Graham

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