Frank Kravetz

Frank Kravetz who was wounded and held as a prisoner of war by Nazis in WWII poses for a photograph at his East Pittsburgh home on May 24, 2011. Kravetz and his daughter, Cheryl Werle, wrote the book "Eleven Two" about his experiences. If you are interested in ordering the book visit

The Mandrake Project

John Schisler sings as the Mandrake Project performs at the Hard Rock Cafe in Pittsburgh.

Igloo Turns 50!

Reuse the Igloo and Preservation Pittsburgh hold a 50th birthday party for Mellon Arena on Monday afternoon, May 23, 2011.


James E. Rohr, chairman and chief executive officer of The PNC Financial Services Group, announces PNC's plans for a new office building, Downtown, Pittsburgh during a press conference at the Pittsburgh Fairmont on Monday afternoon, May 23, 2011.

Ligonier, PA

A view of the mountains surrounding Ligonier, PA.

Clare Boothe Luce Award

Edwin Feulner, president of the Heritage Foundation, (at right) presents Tribune Review publisher, Richard Scaife (seated) the Clare Boothe Luce Award at a reception on Thursday evening at the Duquesne Club, Downtown. The Clare Boothe Luce Award is the foundation's highest honor. It gives the honor periodically to recognize individuals who are essential to advancing America's conservative principles. Past award recipients include President Ronald Reagan, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, author and political columnist William F. Buckley, Nobel laureate economist Milton Friedman and his wife, and fellow economist, Rose Friedman.

Eagle Scout

Dan Schwoegl, 17, of Verona paints a Krupp 105MM WWI German Canon at a veteran's memorial in Verona on Thursday afternoon, May 19, 2011. Schwoegl repaired steps at the memorial and helped clean up the site as part of his Eagle Scout project.

Thank You

Corey O'Connor (left) holds a thank you sign with his girlfriend, Katie Stohlberg, as his mother, Judy O'Connor, sister, Heidy Garth, and brother Fr. Terry O'Connor join him near Schenley Park on Wednesday afternoon, May 18, 2011 to celebrate his victory for city council in the primary election.

Pittsburgh Skyline

Rainy Walk

A person walks along Fifth Avenue in Oakland on yet another rainy day in the city on Tuesday, May 17, 2011.

Pittsburgh Marathon

TOP: Runners start the Pittsburgh Marathon, Downtown on Sunday morning, May 15, 2011. BOTTOM: Jeffrey Eggleston, who was the pacer trying to help Boaz Cheboiywo qualify for the Olympic Trials, crosses the finish line to win the Pittsburgh Marathon in 2:16:40.


A few photos from an assignment on Amish farmers in Sligo, Clarion County.

Social Distortion

Mike Ness the lead singer with Social Distortion performs at Stage AE on the North Shore on Wednesday afternoon, May 11, 2011, on the opening night of the outdoor section of the venue.

Stage AE

Stage AE on the North Shore on Wednesday evening, May 11, 2011 on the opening night of the outdoor section of the venue.

Guard Dog

A dog peaks out of a window on the North Side.

EQT Protest

TOP: (from left to right) Kevin Hunt, 36, of Penn Hills, Dannette Staruch, 52, of Loretto and Grady McFarland, 56, of Homewood, participate in a protest in front of the EQT Headquarters, Downtown as a shareholder meeting takes place inside on Tuesday afternoon, May 10, 2011. BOTTOM: Kevin White, 54, of Lawrenceville holds a sign as he joins the protest in front of the EQT Headquarters.

Cyber Security

Richard Ambrose, President of the Security Product Line within Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Solutions, addresses an audience on Monday, May 9th at an announcement of Lockheed Martin and Carnegie Mellon University partnering to do research that could shape cyber security.

Myin & Ro's Wedding

A few photos from Myin & Ro's wedding in Pittsburgh.


Stephen Repasky of Dormont checks on a hive of bees at the BurghBees hives in Homewood on Thursday afternoon, May 5, 2011. There are 20 colonies at the Homewood apiary with nearly 20,000 bees in each hive.

Frisbee Catch

Corey Woloschin, 20, of Oakland, enjoys the warm weather as he plays frisbee at Schenley Park in Oakland on Thursday afternoon, May 5, 2011.

James Dean

James Dean, 62, of Bellevue who has terminal prostate cancer talks about his health care choices on Tuesday, May 3, 2011.

Apple Store

Mike Skruch, a firefighter with Truck Company 8, walks out of a soggy Apple Store in Shadyside after a waterline broke and flooded the store on Monday morning, May 2, 2011.


A few raindrops on the leaves of a tulip after a spring rain.

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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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