Stay-at-home Dad

Ed & Julie Tozzi of Homestead hold their children, Talia, 2, and 8-month-old Giana at their home on Friday afternoon, January 27, 2012. Ed, 28, a laid-off teacher, stays at home while his wife, Julie, 30, goes to work. A disproportionate amount of men were laid off during the economy, creating a "mancession." As a result, some men stayed home to be primary caregiver to their children. Some men haven’t been able to rebound, other chose not to re-enter the work force.

Science Bowl

Jarod Seibel, (right) and Brennon Grubb, (left) students at West Allegheny Middle School, work on a science challenge at the annual science bowl at the Carnegie Science Center on Wednesday, January 25, 2012.

Duquesne University

Katie Borzelleca, 19, a student at Duquesne University works in class at Fisher Hall on Tuesday, January 24, 2012.

Taste of the NFL

Bigelow Grille executive chef Anthony Zallo will represent the Pittsburgh Steelers at this year's Taste of the NFL fundraiser on Wednesday, January 25th at the Bigelow Grille at the DoubleTree Hotel uptown. Zallo will be teamed with Steelers great Andy Russell for the event which will benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

Cross Country Skiing

Dave Wood of Highland Park enjoys the fresh snow as he cross country skis at Highland Park on Saturday afternoon.

Carnegie Mellon University Build-18

Eric Tang, 28, an alumni of Carnegie Mellon University and guest speaker on Friday, looks over some of the presentations by 120 engineering students at CMU as they showcased their ingenuity during the Build-18 showcase on Friday.

Bus Cameras

Bob Guerriero, a bus driver with First Student, sits in a bus at McIntyre Elementary school, where a camera has been installed in his bus.


Jeremy Peters, 18, a senior at Brentwood High School was suspended for bypassing the school's security system on the internet.

Tuskegee Airman

Dr. Harry Lanauze, 85, sits in his office in McKeesport on Saturday afternoon, January 14, 2012. Lanauze was a fighter pilot with the Tuskegee Airmen.

Kilimanjaro Climber

Jim Wolf, 65, of Mt. Lebanon, who is heading to Africa to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise money for orphans, poses in his home with a carved giraffe that he brought back on a previous trip to Kenya.

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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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