50 Photos from January 2013: Seized Cash, Sexy Plumbers, Craft Beer and More

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Pics, pics, pics, pics: They make the Internet run. Here are some our favorite photos from the month of January, published within the pages, deadtree and digital, of the RFT.

$1.5 million. Seized on I-55 on January 30 near Collinsville from Carole Galvez, 62, who was driving a 2004 white Volvo convertible. Police think the money is drug-related. Prosecutors, naturally, are looking to have the money found in the vehicle forfeited. Read more: Madison County Traffic Arrest: This Is What $1.5 Million In Cash Looks Like.

The AVN Awards, colloquially referred to as the "Oscars of Porn," again took place in — where else? — Las Vegas this month. See more 2013 AVN Awards photos. Photo by Nate "Igor" Smith.

The 2013 RFT Web Awards went down on January 22 at Off Broadway. See more RFT Web Awards photos. Photo by Jon Gitchoff.

The St. Louis Auto Show again filled out the Edward Jones Dome (sort of) from January 24-27. See more St. Louis Auto Show photos. Photo by Jason Stoff.

English indie rockers Bloc Party played the Pageant on January 19. Io Echo opened the show. See more Bloc Party photos. Photo by Todd Owyoung.

The 17th annual Cardinals Care Winter Warm-Up was held at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch, where the Yadier Molia (pictured) fans were out in force. See more Cardinals Winter Warm-Up photos. Photo by Jon Gitchoff.

Trattoria Marcella owners Jamie and Steve Komorek have expanded to West County with the four-month-old Marcella's Mia Sorella (14426 Clayton Road). Read Ian Froeb's review of Marcella's Mia Sorella. Photo by Jennifer Silverberg.

The third-annual No Pants MetroLink ride went down January 16. Afterwards, pantsless patrons met up at Pi (610 Washington Ave) in downtown St. Louis for a post-ride celebration. See more No Pants MetroLink ride photos. Photo by Jon Gitchoff.

The Powell Square building on the north side came down this month. See Images of the Demolished Powell Square Building. Photo by Dane Wampler.

Ringing in the new year at Novak's in the Grove neighborhood. See more photos from New Year's Eve in the Grove. Photo by Jon Gitchoff.

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