Cicada



A couple of shots of cicada shells.

Pedicure


The toes of the World War II memorial, "Sacrifice," in Legion Park in Brighton Heights have been vandalized with graffiti.

Glen Meakem


Glen Meakem, event chair of the 20th annual Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania's "A Tribute to Veterans 2009 Partners in Leadership Awards" addresses the crowd at the ceremony at the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland on Thursday evening, October 29, 2009.

Surgery




Dr. Susan Jordan, center, an orthopedic surgeon at UPMC South Side prepares Denny Falsetto, 64, of Brownsville for surgery in the operating room on Wednesday afternoon, October 28, 2009.

Yard Work


Dan Coyne takes advantage of the warmer fall weather to clean up the leaves in his yard along Wayne Road in Highland Park on Monday afternoon, October 26, 2009.

Fall Skyline


The city can be seen through fall leaves from on top of Schenley Park in Oakland on Monday afternoon, October 26, 2009.

Aimee & Jason's Wedding








A few photos from Aimee & Jason's wedding in Pittsburgh.

Iron City


Steve Panos, 28, of Squirrel Hill holds his daughter, Emily, as him and his wife look at a collection of old Iron City cans at an auction for Iron City Brewing in Lawrenceville on Friday afternoon. Panos is the head brewer at The Rock Bottom in the Waterfront. Iron City Brewery is auctioning off old brewery equipment and memorabilia. Money will be used to pay debt and for general operating expenses.

Skateparks





Dormont Council rejected a mother's proposal to build a skatepark as a memorial to her two sons this month after residents on both sides of the issue made impassioned pleas. While some opposed the ideas other skateparks in the region have been looked at as models to what has worked and what hasn't. The region has many skateparks which are frequented by many skateboarders, in-line skaters, and bikers including X-treme Sports Park in Penn Hills, AE Ride Skatepark in Cranberry Township, and Monroeville's Boyce Park's skatepark. Note: The top image is a photo illustration.

Boston Brass





Members of the world renowned Boston Brass perform at Bethel Park High School on Monday afternoon, October 19, 2009.

Kristie & Brian's Wedding








A few photos from Kristie & Brian's wedding in Pittsburgh.

Warhol Exhibit




Some of the Shepard Fairey's installations on exhibit at the Warhol.

Miniture Pittsburgh


Tilt-shift photography has been around for awhile, but has recently gained a new popularity after photographers such as Vincent Laforet began publishing his tilt-shift photographs in the New York Times. I've decided to experiment with this technique to create my own illusions of a miniaturized world in some of my photographs. Keep in mind tilt-shift photographs are photo manipulations and distort the reality of an image.

Audrey Russo


Audrey Russo, president and CEO of the Pittsburgh Technology Council is reflected in a sculpture on exhibit in the council's The 15 Minute Gallery at their office along Technology Drive in Oakland. The sculpture is titled "All About Red" and was created by artist Ron Nigro.

Painting Time


A painter paints the giant clock on the side of the Duquesne Brewery on the South Side on Monday afternoon. The clock, one of the biggest in the world is now owned by the AT&T Corp. It was previously owned by Equitable Gas.

Angry Mother


Yvonne Morgan, 22, of Knoxville talks to members of the media about her son, Timothy Bottoms Jr., 5, a kindergarten student at Pittsburgh Fulton Elementary school in Highland Park, who was left on a school bus today after he fell asleep on the bus.

Gov. Mitt Romney


Gov. Mitt Romney.

Farmers Market


Ed Jodikinos, owner of Jodikinos Family Farms out of Beaver County puts apples in a box for David and Olga Leychkis of Shadyside at the East Liberty farmers market on Monday afternoon, October 12, 2009. The East Liberty farmers market is one of the busiest markets sponsored by Citiparks, and has consistently grown over the last few years in keeping with the state and national trend.

Pittsburgh Opera


Cast members of the Pittsburgh Opera's production of Giuseppe Verdi's "Falstaff," (from left to right) Lindsay Ammann, who plays Dame Quickly, Mark Delavan, who plays Sir John Falstaff, and Veronica Villaroel, who plays Alice Ford, pose for portraits at the opera in the Strip District on Monday afternoon. "Falstaff" opens October 24 at the Benedum Center and runs through November 1.

Brooke & Don's Wedding







Here are a few photos from Brooke & Don's wedding.

Moving Fish


Tom Martinelli, right, of Pine and John Philps, left, of the North Hills dump buckets of fish including several large bass into the back of a truck on Wednesday afternoon, October 7, 2009 at North Park Lake. The fish were taken out of the lake and moved to other lakes in the park while the main lake is drained and dredged. The Army Corps of Engineers, is partnering with Allegheny County to drain the lake and subsequently remove sediment as part of the project. The project will restore the lake to its original depth and bottom configuration.

Archery Range


Dave Casteel, 35, of Turtle Creek practices his archery at the range at Boyce Park in Plum on Monday afternoon. Pennsylvania's archery season began on Oct. 3 and runs until Nov. 14th.

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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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