Mitt Romney

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney stopped at a picnic table outside Bethel Park Community Center today for a planned chat with four Western Pennsylvania couples about his plans to overhaul the U.S. tax system, repeal Obamacare and preserve Social Security if he becomes president.

Secret Service

Secret Service agents stand watch as presidential candidate Mitt Romney visits the Bethel Park Community Center on a campaign stop on Tuesday afternoon, April 17, 2012.

Clean Sweep

Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl speaks at a press conference as Chief Nathan Harper stands alongside of him on Monday in the Hill District as they announce "Operation: Clean Sweep," a 5 month undercover drug operation.


Tiffani Keirn, 28, of Monroeville, has her reflection cast on a window at the LeMont during the Operation Backpack Children's Foundation and A Child's Place at Mercy's 2012 Above & Beyond Awards for law enforcement and child protective service professionals on Monday. Keirn, a caseworker, was awarded a prize for her work.

Miss Betty

Betty Brodmerkel, 89, of Frankfort Springs, Beaver County, sits in a pew of her church on Sunday, afternoon, April 15, 2012.

Pitt Bomb Threat

A University of Pittsburgh literature class holds class outside in Schenley Plaza during another bomb threat at the campus on Thursday, April 12, 2012.

David Jones

David Jones, Chairman and CEO of Havas and co-founder of One Young World, poses for a portrait at Euro RSCG Worldwide PR, Downtown on Monday, April 9, 2012.

Easter Service

Parishioners at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church listen during Easter Sunday services.


The moon rises above St. Mary Church, Saint Juan Diego Parish, in Sharpsburg on Wednesday evening, April 4, 2012.

Sweet Zoo

Tana Ford is owner of Sweet Zoo, an eclectic boutique in Bridgeville. Her store features "funky fashion for awesome women," Ford says.

Comforting Embrace

Olivia DiBon, 10, a student at Shaler Elementary School, gets a hug from a firefighter after students were evacuated from the school on Tuesday when an air duct suspended over the cafeteria collapsed injuring seven students and two adults.

Double Exposures

A few double exposures from a Diana camera.

Tora Ceremony

Scribe, Rabbi Zvi Chaim Pincus, of Brooklyn, N.Y., adds some of the final letters to the Tora during a ceremony in Squirrel Hill on Sunday, March 18, 2012. The Tora was then paraded down Beacon Street to the Kollel Jewish Learning Center.

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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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