Pittsburgh's skyline stands above the fog on Tuesday morning, November 9, 2010.


Teachers with Moon Area School District picket outside of the administration offices on November 9, 2010.

Rev. Callaway

Rev. William Callaway celebrated his 48th anniversary as pastor of Mt. Olive First Baptist Church in Clairton during a celebration at Second Baptist Church in West Mifflin on Saturday, November 6, 2010.

Hands Washed

Carole Sykes of Marshall Township gets her hands washed during a ceremony to commission new parish nurses and health ministers as part of the Pittsburgh Mercy Health System's Parish Nurse and Health Ministry Program on Saturday at Beulah Presbyterian Church in Churchill. Devido joined 10 others during the commissioning ceremony.

The Morini Strad

Carla Belver and David Whalen rehearse "The Morini Strad" at the City Theatre on the South Side on Friday evening, November 5, 2010. The play runs November 6-December 12.

The Boss

Bruce Springsteen performs on stage on Thursday night at Soldiers and Sailors Hall in Oakland. Springsteen joined long-time friend Joe Grushecky on stage for several songs as the two played to a packed house.

Joe & Ayse

A few photos of Joe and Ayse shot along the Allegheny River in Kittanning.

Governor Elect Corbett

Governor elect Tom Corbett celebrates on Tuesday night with his wife Susan at the Omni William Penn Hotel, Downtown after being declared the winner in Pennsylvania's gubernatorial election against Allegheny County Chief Executive Dan Onorato.


Pittsburgh police and SWAT officers surround a home before entering it on Tuesday along Central Avenue in the Woods Run section of the North Side. Police believed suspects in an earlier shooting were hiding in the home. The incident began just after 3 p.m. when the occupants of a green Jeep Cherokee opened fire near a polling place in the Woods Run neighborhood. Two minors were taken into custody.

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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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