Green Day

Green Day performs on stage at Mellon Arena on Wednesday evening, July 22, 2009.

The Bravery

The Bravery plays on stage at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh on July 22, 2009.

Pittsburgh G20

TOP: The Pittsburgh G20 Partnership's Bill Flanagan is reflected in glass as he addresses members of the media Tuesday afternoon, Downtown at a press conference to discuss new information on the upcoming G20 summit in Pittsburgh. BOTTOM: Allegheny County Chief Executive Dan Onorato addresses the press conference.


Pittsburgh Pirates

Pittsburgh Pirate Jack Wilson talks to and coaches participants in the 2009 national 'PLAY' campaign hosted by the Pittsburgh Pirates & Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society's National Fitness Program at PNC Park on Monday morning, July 20, 2009. PLAY, which stands for Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth, is a public awareness campaign of the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society, in conjunction with the Taylor Hooton Foundation to promote healthy lifestyles and to teach the dangers of performance enhancing drugs.


TOP: Chad Hardin, 16, helps clean at Little Sisters of the Poor in Brighton Heights on Monday afternoon, July 20, 2009 as part of a group of 113 teens from St. Peter Parish in Greenville, North Carolina who helped clean up around different sites in the diocese. St. Peter Parish has sponsored mission trips to Pittsburgh over the last several years. MIDDLE: Natalie Ballard, 16, of Greenville, NC, cleans a rolling cart. BOTTOM: Amanda Jones, 16, right, and Jordan Sturgis, 16, left, both of Greenville, NC, clean windows at the Little Sisters of the Poor.

Tea Party

100 other members of the Pittsburgh Tea Party Movement demonstrated outside the Downtown offices of Democratic Sens. Bob Casey and Arlen Specter. Organizers called the event a "Health Care Freedom TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party."

Carnegie Library

TOP: Andrew Lang, 42, of the South Side holds a sign at a town hall meeting for the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh on Thursday evening at the main library in Oakland to seek communities input on fundraising. BOTTOM: Jacqui Fiske Lazo, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Chairman of the Board of Trustees, speaks with members of the community at the town hall meeting.


Here are a few photos from my evening out on the Allegheny River. There is nothing like the light at the end of a summer's day.


A view overlooking Pittsburgh's Cultural District, Downtown on Wednesday afternoon, July 15, 2009.


Steffi Garrard rehearses for Copacabana at the Benedum Center in the city's Cultural District on Wednesday afternoon, July 15, 2009.


Tony Zeleznik, 62, of Churchill practices kayaking on Monongehela River near the Birmingham Bridge on Tuesday afternoon, July 14, 2009.


Luke Bercik, 28 of the South Side, a hibatchi cook at Nakama, works at the restaurant on Tuesday afternoon, July 14, 2009.


Evelyn Franz, 82, of Churchill bowls with her bowling league for seniors, "The Churchill AARP," on Friday morning, July 10, 2009. The league meets every Friday at the Great Valley Bowling Alley in North Versailles.

Not Guilty

TOP: South Hills oral surgeon Dr. Robert Boyda walks along Ross Street with family and friends on Wednesday afternoon near the Allegheny County Courthouse where earlier in the day he was found not guilty of allegedly molesting patients in his office while they were under anesthesia.
BOTTOM: Dr. Boyda's attorney Bill Diffenderfer speaks with members of the media on Wednesday afternoon at the Allegheny County Courthouse after Dr. Boyda was found not guilty.

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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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