Gov. Mike Pence

Republican vice presidential candidate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, speaks to a crowd of supporters during a campaign stop at Heinz History Center, Downtown on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016.


A few images from this year's Three Rivers Regatta in Pittsburgh.

MLK Mural Project

Brandon Wiggins, 14, of the North Side helps paint a mural along Jacksonia Street as part of Moving the Lives of Kids Community Mural Project (MLK Mural) on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. 

WWE Superstars

WWE Superstar Titus O'Neil visits with Zachary Hoover, 17, of Altoona at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC on Monday, July 25, 2016. WWE Superstars and Divas, Titus O'Neil, Neville, and Summer Rae visited with patients as part of "Conner's Cure," a fund established at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation, which was named in honor of Connor Michalek.  Michalek passed away at age 8 from Medulloblastoma, a rare tumor that affects the brain and spinal cord.  WWE and Connor's Cure raises funds to support pediatric cancer research. 
WWE Superstar Titus O'Neil and Diva Summer Rae visits with Gini Galloway, 13, of Bethany, W.Va., at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC on Monday, July 25, 2016.  Titus O'Neil joked with Gina that she wears bald better than he does. 

Spray Park

Angela Burton of Swissvale keeps cool from the near 100 degree mark on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at Mellon Park's spray park. 

Carnegie Museum of Art

A couple of images from the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh.

National Day of Action

People demonstrate during a Black Lives Matter protest as part of National Day of Action along Liberty Avenue, Downtown on Thursday, July 21, 2016.

Fire Destroys Home

Alonda Richards, 26, sits with her daughters, Shavonna Crawford, 6, left, and Haylee Hall, 8, right, at her mother's Rankin home on Thursday, July 21, 2016.  Richards and her two girls and a son, Carlos, 7, were left homeless after a fire destroyed their apartment at Hilltop Parkview Apartments on Duquesne Place.

Iron Workers Local 3

Students work in a classroom of the Iron Workers Local 3 Apprenticeship Training Center in the Strip District on Wednesday, July 20, 2016.

Presque Isle Sunset

Stephanie Strasburg enjoys the sunset on Presque Isle State Park in Erie, PA. 

Baby Penguins

 A baby Gentoo penguin is weighed at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium in Highland Park on Thursday, July 14, 2016. The zoo had four Gentoo penguin babies this year to three sets of parents. The oldest was born on May 31, with the youngest born on June 12 & 14.
 Penguin keepers Katy Wozniak, 39, of Gisonia, (left) and Jessica Ries, 25, of Munhall, right, hold two of the baby Gentoo penguins before checking their weights.
 Two sibling baby Gentoo penguins sit together in their nest.
 A baby Gentoo penguin sits in the nursery at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. With an estimate of 387,000 breeding pairs worldwide, Gentoo penguins have been given a near threatened status on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Red List.
 Gentoo penguins stand in the exhibit at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. The zoo's newborn Gentoo penguins still have some time until they fledge and are able to join the rest of the penguins in the exhibit.
Keeper Katy Wozniak, 39, of Gisonia, clean out the nursery where baby Gentoo penguins sit on their nests at the zoo.

Rising Temperatures

George Featherstone of the West End, an employee with Matcon Diamond, wipes sweat from his brow as he applies sealer to Lake Elizabeth in Allegheny Commons Park on the North Side as temperatures pass the 90 degree mark on Tuesday, July 12, 2016.

Standing in Solidarity

Kimberly Jivers, 24, of Shadyside stands in silent protest with a group of over 100 in Market Square who stood in solidarity with others around the country against police brutality, an organizer said, on Tuesday, July 12, 2016. “There's several other instances of police brutality in Pittsburgh, so the African American community in Pittsburgh 100 percent relates to what's going on around the country,” said Ayodeji Young, 38, of Homewood, a board member of the Alliance for Police Accountability and a demonstration organizer. “We're really chanted out, and we're marched out, protest(ed) out, we've done so much of those things so now we're going to just stand in silence and make you acknowledge that we're here, we exist, and there is a presence here,” Young said.

A Grand View

A view of Pittsburgh from Mt. Washington.

Skyline Walk

A man walks along a trail along Mt. Washington above Pittsburgh's West End Bridge.

Still We Rise

Demonstrators join in the Center for Popular Democracy's 'Still We Rise' march in Downtown, Pittsburgh on Friday, July 8, 2016.

Eid al-Fitr

Muslims join in the celebration of the end of Ramadan with Eid al-Fitr at Flagstaff Hill in Oakland on Wednesday, July 6, 2016.  The Islamic holy month of Ramadan is observed with a month of fasting and commemorates the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad, according to Islamic belief. Eid al-Fitr translates to "festival of the breaking the fast."

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Justin Merriman, an award-winning photojournalist has spent more than a decade traveling the world to cover politics, wars, natural disasters and civil unrest. His work has appeared in leading national and international publications and he has received numerous top journalism awards. After covering the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks – including the crash of United Flight 93 in Shanksville – Merriman committed to chronicling the U.S. military and its War on Terror. He has followed this story across the US and into the war zones of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq. He also has covered life in Fidel Castro’s Cuba in 2002, India’s efforts to eradicate polio, the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Cuba in 2012, the 2013 conclave and election of Pope Francis in Rome, the second anniversary of Egypt's revolution and subsequent unrest, and most recently, Russia's invasion of Crimea and the international crisis that unfolded in Ukraine. Merriman lives in Oakmont with his fiancĂ©, Stephanie Strasburg.

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