New Station House

Bethel Park firefighters are reflected in the doors of the department's new station house during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, June 18, 2016.

River Rescue

Emergency crews respond to a car that was submerged with the driver inside in the Allegheny River near Railroad Street in the Strip District on Thursday, June 16, 2016.  The victim was rescued from 10 feet of water and taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital where he later died. 

Penguins' Stanley Cup Victory Parade

A few images from the Pittsburgh Penguins' Stanley Cup victory parade, Downtown on Wednesday, June 15, 2016.

Hillary Clinton

Presumptive Democratic nominee for President Hillary Clinton holds a campaign event at the Circuit Center IBEW Local #5 on the South Side on Tuesday, June 14, 2016.

The Cup Comes Back to the Burgh

Sidney Crosby carries the Stanley Cup as the Pittsburgh Penguins arrives at Atlantic Aviation in Moon on Monday, June 13, 2016.

NASCAR Hall of Fame Visit

My father, Mark Merriman, is silhouetted as he looks at Bobby Isaac's 1969 Dodge Charger at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C., on Saturday, June 11, 2016.

Corpse Flower Blooms

Gretchen McMichael of Ben Avon holds her 18-month-old son, Caleb, as she stands with her daughters, Josie, 5, and Becca, 3, as they look at the exotic corpse flower (Amorphophallus Titanum) affectionately named "Romero" at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens on Thursday, June 9, 2016.  The corpse flower, which is native to Sumatra, Indonesia, typically only blooms every three to seven years and puts off a distinct odor that smells like rotting flesh to attract beetles and flies that pollinate it.

Artist Michael Chen

Artist and photographer Michael Chen of New York talks to a person in his booth at the Three Rivers Arts Festival, Downtown on Wednesday, June 8, 2016.

Surprise Send-Off

Students at Poff Elementary School hold cut out faces of their principal Michael Mooney during a surprise send-off party for him on Wednesday, June 8, 2016.  Mooney will be retiring after 18 years as principal of the school.

Superintendent Hamlet

Newly hired Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Anthony Hamlet holds a news conference at the Pittsburgh Public School Administration offices in Oakland on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Hamlet made a statement and answered questions about discrepancies on his resume regarding improvements in academic performance at schools in the School District of Palm Beach County during his time as an administrator there.

...we all scream for ice cream

Geoffrey (left) and Cole Welch (right) both 3 of Greenfield enjoy some ice cream at Dave & Andy's in Oakland on Sunday, June 5, 2016.

One Last Recital

Carol Nover, who has been teaching multiple generations of students for more than 30 years and will retire after her students’ last recital on June 16, teaches a dance class at the Hampton Township Community Center on June 2, 2016.

Butterfly Garden

TOP: Abryanna Whittington, 8, of Seven Fields, holds butterflies at the National Aviary's Butterfly Garden exhibit on June 1, 2016. MIDDLE: Ruth Dubois, 20, of Coraopolis holds her one-year-old nephew Jack Heisler of the North Hills as they look at a butterfly. BOTTOM: A Monarch butterfly sits on a flower at the National Aviary's Butterfly Garden.

Hoop Time

Timothy Green, 23, of Highland Park plays basketball at the Mellon Park courts on Tuesday, May 31, 2016.

Fun in the Fountain

Cameron Perez, 8, of Bloomfield, (center) plays in the fountain at Allegheny Cemetery in Lawrenceville on Monday, May 30, 2016.

Memorial Day

 Kevin "Slim" Forsythe performs from the back of a pickup truck along Butler Street in Lawrenceville during the Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 30, 2016.
 People watch the Memorial Day parade pass along Butler Street .
 Civil War re-enactors with the 40th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry march along Butler Street.
 Kelly Ratz, 32, (right) enjoys a comfortable chair from her tattoo studio, Rogue Tattoo, as she watches the parade pass by. 
 A Syria Shriner buzzes by along Butler Street in Lawrenceville during the Memorial Day parade.
 A man on stilts waves to crowd along the parade route.
 Maryann Brown of Lawrenceville (center) folds her hands as she watches a gold-star mother place a wreath during the Memorial Day events at Allegheny Cemetery in Lawrenceville.
Civil War re-enactors with the 40th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry fire a 21-gun-salute during the Memorial Day events at Allegheny Cemetery in Lawrenceville on Monday, May 30, 2016.


A cyclist rides along Penn Avenue in the Strip District during OpenStreets, Downtown on Sunday, May 29, 2016.

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Justin Merriman, an award-winning photojournalist with the Tribune-Review, 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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