George Wilson

George Wilson, 72, of Wilkinsburg, PA. 

Sen. Bernie Sanders

A portrait of Sen. Bernie Sanders during a recent campaign stop in Pittsburgh.

Sen. Bernie Sanders

Sen. Bernie Sanders addresses supporters on the eve of Pennsylvania’s primary election during a campaign event at the University of Pittsburgh’s Fitzgerald Field House in Oakland on Monday, April 25, 2016. 

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton visits Primanti Brothers Bar & Grill in Market Square, Downtown on Friday, April 22, 2016. 

President Bill Clinton

TOP: President Bill Clinton speaks to residents of the Allegheny County Housing Authority's Homestead Apartments during his swing through the region campaigning for his wife, Hillary, on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.  MIDDLE: President Bill Clinton greets residents of the Allegheny County Housing Authority's Homestead Apartments.  BOTTOM: President Bill Clinton speaks at the Pennsylvania State Education Association Meeting at the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers building, on the South Side, on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. 

Gov. John Kasich

TOP: Gov. John Kasich makes a campaign stop at the Original Oyster House in Market Square, Downtown on Tuesday, April 19, 2016.  BOTTOM: Gov. John Kasich talks with the Trib during an interview at Atlantic Aviation in Moon Township on Tuesday, April 19, 2016.  

Blessing of the Bikes

Thousands gather for the 20th annual Blessing of the Bikes at Murrysville Alliance Church in Murrysville on Sunday, April 17, 2016.  A police officer estimated the crowd at over 12,000 people including more than 7,000 bikes, according to Pastor Dan Lawrence. 

Donald Trump

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. 

Caileigh McDowell Vigil

TOP: Kennedy Kyles (center), joins fellow classmates to release balloons at the Woodland Hills Wolverine football stadium in Forest Hills during a vigil for Caileigh McDowell on Tuesday evening, April 12, 2016. McDowell, would have been 18 years old on Monday, but died of complications from Crohn's disease that was diagnosed after she was found to have an intestinal blockage. The discovery of the blockage led to her hospitalization at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Her family said she was hospitalized in the ICU for 42 days.  MIDDLE: Ramon Childs, a junior at Woodland Hills High School, lights a lantern during the vigil. BOTTOM: Classmates of Caileigh McDowell release a lantern during the vigil.  

Feathered Friends

TOP: A Great Blue Heron stands in a small stream at North Park on a rainy Monday evening, April 11, 2016.  BOTTOM: An osprey catches a trout at North Park's lake.

Gypsy Stringz

(left to right) Mark Stafura, Brock Belich, and George Batyi, members of Gypsy Stringz play in Huszar's on the North Side on Thursday evening, April 7, 2016. 

Hillary Clinton

Sen. Hillary Clinton speaks to supporters during a campaign stop at Carnegie Mellon University in Oakland on Wednesday, April 6, 2016.  

Jozsa Corner

Alexander Jozsa Bodnar, 74, in his restaurant, Jozsa Corner, in Hazelwood on Monday, April 4, 2016. Bodnar, who was born in Budapest, Hungary, has owned the Hungarian restaurant for 28 years.

Independent Order of Odd Fellows

Jack McIntyre, 81, of Upper Burrell, sits prior to a meeting of the Hampton Odd Fellows Lodge at the Depreciation Land Museum in Allison Park on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. 

Bus Wreck

Firefighters stand near an overturned school bus on an entrance ramp to Route 28 near Aspinwall on Monday, April 4, 2016.

Windy Day

Yu Fei Wang, 15, of Groton, Mass., flies a kite at Schenley Park in Oakland on Sunday, April 3, 2016.

Opening Day

 TOP: Fans fill PNC Park for the opening game of the MLB 2016 season to watch the Pirates take on the Cardinals on Sunday, April 3, 2016.  BOTTOM: Jeff Walters, 33, of Natrona Heights,  a member of the Renegades of the Rotunda, known as "Wiggles" walks across the Roberto Clemente Bridge on opening day.

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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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