Sports Camp

Tom Roh, 8, left, and Stephan Weber, 8, take a break at Iron City Church's free sports camp on Tuesday afternoon, June 16, 2009 at North Allegheny Intermediate High School in McCandless.

Penguins Victory Parade

Here are a few photos from the Penguins victory parade, Downtown on Monday afternoon.

Amish Boy

On my way to a wedding near Westminster College I stopped to photograph a young Amish boy fishing at a small pond. I shot the photo through my car window.

A Caring Hand

UPMC Shadyside's RN Gaylene Samples, 68, of White Oak, talks with Robert Forget of Erie in the pre-operative holding area on Monday afternoon, June 15, 2009.

Honor Guard

Players stand alongside a Pittsburgh Police Department honor guard before the start of the Pittsburgh Riverhounds and the Richmond Kickers game on Sunday, June 14th at Chartiers Valley Stadium as they honored the fallen police officers.


TOP: Fox Chapel High School senior, Tony Xenakis, 18, stands in front of Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Oakland on Sunday afternoon before the start of the school's graduation ceremony. Xanakis will be attending the University of Pittsburgh to study engineering. MIDDLE : Fox Chapel High School seniors (from left to right) Emily Yost, 18, Kaylee Dellert, 18, and Hillary Lotz, 18, get ready for their graduation ceremony. BOTTOM: Fox Chapel High School seniors Ashley Lucas, 18, and Mike Rios, 18, take a photo of each other as they stand in line before the start of the school's graduation.

Bartending Class

Brianne Bates, 19, of Imperial pours a drink during a bartending class at Pittsburgh Bartending school in Crafton on Tuesday afternoon.

Natural Gas Drilling

TOP: John Dennis, left, and Shannon Farmer, right, employees with Crown Drilling work on a drilling rig at an Atlas Energy natural gas well site in New Salem, Fayette County on Monday, June 8, 2009. MIDDLE: Zeb Clawson, left, and Russell Shaffer, right, employees with Crown Drilling work the rig. BOTTOM: Shannon Farmer works high above the drilling site.

The Jill West Band

Members of the Jill West Band (from left to right) Jill West, Sudden Steve, Nick Crano, Hank Raffetto, and Gregg Krupa.

Bus Accident

Jack Stoner, 69, of North Braddock, left, and his grandson, Mike Simko, 24, right, stand on their front porch overlooking the wreckage of a Port Authority bus that crashed into the front of their house on Wednesday morning, June 3, 2009.

Howard Hanna Garden

Coral Stengel of Bethel Park an agent with Howard Hanna stands in the Howard Hanna Healing Garden, an outdoor-rooftop garden at Children's Hospital during a dedication ceremony on Tuesday, June 2, 2009.

Pens Rally

TOP: Jude Veltri, 21, right, and Phillip Thomasson, 20, of Eight Four, cheer on the Pens at a rally for the Penguins at Market Square, Downtown on Tuesday afternoon, June 2, 2009. The Penguins play the Detroit Red Wings Tuesday evening in the third game of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. BOTTOM: Fred Bolch, 51, of Monroeville enjoys the festivities at the rally as he cheers for the Pens.

Press Conference

Kenneth Johnston with Dominion speaks on Tuesday morning at the North Side Christian Health Clinic on the North Side at an announcement that Dominion will be giving a $1 million donation to free health clinics, including $60,000 to three Allegheny County Agencies.

Jerome Bettis

Jerome Bettis gives Robert Jones, 11, and his grandmother, Gloria Kenney a computer at the 2008-2009 Jerome Bettis Computer Camp ceremony at Duquesne University on Wednesday afternoon. Bettis presented computers to 38 middle school students from the Pittsburgh Rooney Accelerated Learning Academy who completed a special digital program sponsored by the Jerome Bettis Bus Stops Here Foundation, Duquesne University and Pittsburgh Public Schools. The program teaches students to build computers like the ones they received.

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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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