Bomb Scare

A bomb squad officer carries a box containing a possible pipe bomb that was found on the 1100 block of Woodland Avenue in the North Side on Wednesday afternoon, October 26, 2011.

Flash Mob

Students from the Pitt School of Pharmacy hold a flash mob in the lobby of the Petersen Events Center on Wednesday afternoon, October 26, 2011. The song and dance is intended to promote medication safety.


Dana Riggs of Gibsonia pokes her head out of a 1,405 pound pumpkin that Joel Keefer of Aspinwall carves into a cheshire cat on his front porch on Tuesday afternoon, October 25, 2011.


A few fall images from the last couple of weeks.

Power Plant

GenOn Energy's Cheswick coal-fired power plant in Springdale on Tuesday afternoon, October 25, 2011. This photo was shot on an iPhone with a Hipstamatic camera.


Stanley Markiewicz of Mt. Pleasant, a member of the Mt. Pleasant American Legion Post 446, salutes as the national anthem is sung during a groundbreaking on October 25, 2011 for a new Fisher House at the VA Hospital in Oakland. The facility will allow families and caregivers of veterans to stay close to their loved ones during treatment at the hospital.

AIU Mural

Allegheny Intermediate Unit unveils its 20-foot mural in the lobby of its Central Office as students who helped make the mural gather around artist Laura Jean McLaughlin on Monday evening. Funded through the Grable Foundation, the mural was created in part by 748 children from the 42 suburban school districts in Allegheny County.

Ryan & Sarah

A few photos from Ryan and Sarah's engagement session in Latrobe.

Lindsay & Tom's Wedding

A few photos from Lindsay & Tom's wedding in Pittsburgh.

Officer Derek Kotecki

Thousands of law enforcement officers attend the funeral of fallen Lower Burrell police officer Derek Kotecki, at Mt. St. Peters Church in New Kensington.

Chris & Sarah

A few photos from Chris & Sarah's engagement session in Greensburg.

Morning Breezes

Kate & Tim's Wedding

A few photos of my favorite images from Kate & Tim'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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