The Dark Knight Rises in Pittsburgh

The Dark Knight Rises, Christian Bale, sits next to a movie poster at a press conference at the Renaissance Hotel, Downtown on Thursday afternoon, July 28, 2011. Production of the much-anticipated final film in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy will begin filming in Pittsburgh on Friday.

Ben's Big Day

Guests arrives at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown, for Ben Roethlisberger's wedding reception on Saturday, July 23, 2011. Some of the guests photographed include Steelers owner Art Rooney II, and players James Harrison and Maurkice Pouncey, former Steeler Merrill Hodge and professional wrestler Triple H.

Raccoon Creek

TOP: Abraham Shannon, 2, of Moon Township enjoys a day at the beach at Raccoon Creek State Park in Beaver County on Friday, July 22, 2011. BOTTOM: Hannah Triscila of Hopewell builds a sandcastle at Raccoon Creek State Park. 

I.D. Labs & Mac Miller

A collection of hipstamatic images from a night in the studio at I.D. Labs in Lawrenceville, PA.

I.D. Labs Productions

E. Dan, owner and chief engineer at I.D. Labs in Lawrenceville, works in his recording studio with Benjy Grinberg, president of Rostrum Records, and hip-hop artist Mac Miller. I.D. Labs provides a variety of services including recording, mixing, mastering, remixing, songwriting and more. For more information on I.D. Labs go to

Tire Swing

(from left to right) Omiri Wells, 6, Michael Scott, 3, and Mychelle Scott, 6, all of the East Hills play on a playground at Highland Park on Wednesday, July 20, 2011.

River Fun

Lauren Ryan, 3, and her brother, John, 7, of Sharpsburg cool off in the Allegheny River in Sharpsburg on Wednesday, July 20, 2011.

Cooling Down

Jonas Koeske, 3, of Penn Hills enjoys a cool puddle near the fountain at South Side Works on Wednesday, July 20, 2011.

Flash Flood

Cars and bicyclists flee the rising water along Washington Boulevard after heavy rains forced the manholes to overflow filling the rush-hour street with several feet of water on Monday, July 18, 2011.

Kiaira Pollard

Kiaira Pollard, 27, is brought out of the Allegheny County Police Headquarters in Point Breeze on Wednesday afternoon, July 13, 2011. Pollard has eluded detectives who filed an arrest warrant for her yesterday charging her with homicide, endangering the welfare of children and tampering with fire apparatus. Pollard`s sons, KiDonn Pollard-Ford, 7, and KrisDon Pollard-Williams, 4, were alone during a fire in their North Versailles apartment June 30. KiDonn died in the fire and KrisDon died a day later. Police said Pollard left the children unattended that night to work as an exotic dancer.

Madden Hockey

Madden plays Hockey at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh.

Bishop Zubik

Bishop David A. Zubik talks with Anna Miller, 91, before celebrating mass with residents in the Kane Regional Center at Glen Hazel on Tuesday, July 12, 2011.

Wave Pool

Jocelyn Mobley, 15, of Charlotte, NC (left) rides holds onto her raft as Jaenel Meggett, 17, also of Charlotte, NC (right) gets overturned in the waves at Boyce Park Wave Pool in Monroeville on Monday afternoon, July 11, 2011. The two were in town visiting their cousin in Homewood and took advantage of the cool waters of the popular pool to escape the high temperatures.

Working in the Heat

Mike Adamczyk, an employee with Dojonovic Landscaping out of Monroeville, works on a retaining wall at a Plum home on Monday afternoon, July 11, 2011 as temperatures pass the 90 degree mark.

99 Years Young

Eugene Reichenfeld, 99, of Elizabeth Township, sits with his violin, which he's been playing for over 92 years, at his studio in his home on Monday, July 11, 2011. Reichenfeld, who will turn 100 on August 15, is a composer, conductor, and concert violinist, and will perform a concert on Aug. 20 for his 100th birthday party.

Sen. Pat Tommey

U.S. Senator Pat Toomey gets a tour of the U.S. Steel Clairton Plant's new coke battery on Friday afternoon, July 8, 2011.

Poker Chips

The Rivers Casino announce The Mario Lemieux Foundation Charity Poker Tournament, an unveil the special poker chips for the event during a press conference at the casino on Friday afternoon, July 8, 2011.

Mighty Mites

Westmoreland Eagles Colin Swope (left) battles Altoona Tracker's Jett Herman (right) for the puck in their game in the ADM Mite Tournament's Rockhopper Division at the CONSOL Energy Center on Friday afternoon, July 8, 2011.

Summer Fun

Jayla Jones, 4, of the North Hills enjoys running through the PPG Fountain, Downtown on Tuesday, July 5, 2011.


Boats and personal watercraft take to the waters of the Allegheny River on the North Shore on Friday, July 1, 2011 as river traffic begins to grow for the holiday weekend.

William Katz

William Katz, a 51-year veteran of the travel agency industry works at his office for Atlas Travel Service in the Macy's building, Downtown on Friday, July 1, 2011.

Beach Party

Goyang a 12-year-old orangutan at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium enjoys some bubbles as the orangutans celebrated Summer with a beach party on Friday afternoon, July 1, 2011. The event kicked off Eat'n Park family week at the zoo which will feature a different animal with fun games, crafts, and treats and a chance for visitors to talk with the keepers who care for each family. Eat'n Park Family week runs through July 10.

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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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