Airmen with the 911th Security Forces Squadran out of Coraopolis return to their families on Wednesday afternoon, after a 6-month deployment to Afghanistan. The returning group replaced the Royal Air Force team from Lakenheath, England, which came under attack at the Frankfurt International Airport in Germany this past March.


Cornell Russell, 50, of Allentown, was well above the poverty level in 2000 but now is among the increased number of people who fell below it in the last decade.

Bike Ride

A kid rides his bike through an alley on the South Side on Tuesday afternoon, September 20, 2011.

Homewood Shooting

Police investigate at the scene of a shooting in Homewood at the intersection of North Homewood Avenue and Hamilton Avenue on Tuesday afternoon, September 20, 2011.

Lunch Break

Zachary Smith, 23, of Mt. Lebanon enjoys the weather as he reads at Schenley Park in Oakland on his lunch break on Monday afternoon, September 19, 2011.

Danielle & Dale's Wedding

A few photos from Danielle & Dale's wedding.


A few photos of Christiana from the studio.

Richard Baumhammer

Richard Baumhammers, 46, who killed five individuals and left one paralyzed during a shooting spree on April 28, 2000 in Pittsburgh, is escorted into court by Sheriff's deputies for his appeal at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Monday, September 12, 2011.


Just a few photos from Shanksville on September 10, 2011.

Flag Retirement

Chris Zunski, 11, a Boy Scout with Troop 36 out of Franklin Park places a flag into the fire at Allegheny County's Third Annual North Park Flag Retirement Ceremony on Thursday, evening, September 8, 2011.

Rainy Tuesday

Tim Peters of Brentwood leaves work Downtown on a rainy Tuesday, September 6, 2011.


A few photos of the lovely Amber from the studio.

Trundle Manor

Anton Raphael Mirillo, 28, the owner of Trundle Manor of Swissvale poses in the museum of oddities on Tuesday evening, September 6, 2011.

Kierstin & Jeremy's Wedding

A few photos from Kierstin & Jeremy's Wedding at Station Square in Pittsburgh.

Lara & Joseph Wedding

A couple of photos from Lara & Joseph's wedding.

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Pittsburgh, PA, United States
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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