In the Midst

Andy Drilak, an employee with Harris Masonry, stands in the midst of the fountain as they test it during construction at the new Buhl Community Park at the Children's Museum on the North Side on Wednesday afternoon, June 20, 2012.

Paskistan's Former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani

This is a photograph I took in 2009 of Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani who Pakistan's Supreme Court ruled today was disqualified to hold office. Gilani's disqualification comes after his conviction of contempt after he failed to pursue corruption charges against President Asif Ali Zardari. At the conviction in April this year Gilani was spared jail. The case ends a long-term feud between the Pakistani Government and the country’s judiciary. Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry told a the court: ‘Since no appeal was filed therefore Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani stands disqualified as a member of the Majlis-e-Shoora [parliament].' 

Hot, Hot, Hot

 La'Neyah Ingram, 7, and Ki'Yelle Morris, 3, stay cool in a swimming pool from the high temperatures on Tuesday afternoon in Homewood. 

Izayah Bradshaw, 3, plays in the water at his grandmother's house in Homewood on Tuesday afternoon as temperatures reach the high 80's . 

 Mike Suska, a firefighter with East Liberty's Engine Company 8, cools off in a fire hydrant as firefighters extinguish a blaze in Morningside on Tuesday afternoon.

 Scott Walkowski of Millvale tosses his son, Ryan, 7, as his daughter, Lilly, 5, stands at his side as they cool off in the Allegheny River near Sharpsburg on Tuesday afternoon. 

Mason Erdeljac, 8, takes to the Allegheny River near Sharpsburg for some snorkeling on Tuesday afternoon as many head to the area's pools and rivers to cool off from the high temperatures.

River Fun

 TOP: A man enjoys a ride along the Allegheny River near Oakmont on Sunday afternoon, June 17, 2012. BOTTOM: Michael Henninger jumps into the river near Oakmont.

Man Up

TOP: Runners start the 10th Annual MAN UP Father’s Day 5k Run & Walk for Prostate Cancer on the North Side on Sunday morning, June 17, 2012. All proceeds raised benefit the Obediah Cole Foundation for Prostate Cancer. BOTTOM: Lloyd Dobler, 23, of Norman, OK finished first in the10th Annual MAN UP Father’s Day 10k Run & Walk for Prostate Cancer.

Flag Day

Helen Blackwell, 83, who attends the Easter Seals Adult Day Service Center in the Strip District, helped for over a month to create a flag – made out of red, white and blue paper hand prints that was unveiled on Thursday during a service for Flag Day.

Secretary of Labor

John Thornton, 27, President of Astrobotic Technology Inc., shows Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis his company's lunar rover during her visit to Carnegie Mellon University on Thursday.  Sec. Solis visited the university to announce nearly $147 million in new grants to develop and expand innovative strategies to help Americans return to work.

Rally for Teachers

TOP: Ryan Davis, 9, of Squirrel Hill a student at Pittsburgh Montessori demonstrates in support of the 285 Pittsburgh Public Schools educators whose last day is Wednesday during a rally outside of the Board of Public Education of Pittsburgh offices on Wednesday evening, June 13, 2012.  MIDDLE: Amon Warner-Fricke of Bloomfield a student at Pittsburgh Montessori demonstrates. BOTTOM: Tabitha Vereen, 32, of Beechview, demonstrates at the rally.

Lock Repair

U.S. Army Corp of Engineers welders Frank Kallis, right, and Roy Melius, left, work on the bullnose of the Dashields Lock and Dam on the Ohio River on Tuesday, June 12, 2012.  Repairs are being made to the lock and dam and construction will continue to June 22 causing delays for boaters.


Taniah Williams, 5, and her dog, Hailey on the North Side.


A man fishes as the sunsets in Erie, PA.

An Evening in Wonderland

Andree Thieman, 3, of Martinsburg, WV dances with Easton Ketchem, 3, of Waynesburg at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh's "An Evening in Wonderland" prom on June 6, 2012.

Street Music

TOP: Shawn "Molasses" We, 23,  of Akron, Ohio plays music on the street, Downtown on Tuesday afternoon, June 5, 2012. BOTTOM: Thomas Coleman, 47, of the South Side plays the banjo on the street, Downtown.

Port Authority Cuts

Andre Costello, 25, of Brookline, the manager of Brew on Broadway, a coffee shop near the Hampshire T stop, stands at the stop which is on the list of stops to be cut by the Port Authority on Monday afternoon, June 4, 2012.

Andy Masich

Andy Masich, CEO of the Sen. John Heinz History Center.


TOP: Alex Steffey, 15, of Greensburg learns to row at Three Rivers Rowing Association in Millvale during an event for children with autism to learn the sport on Sunday, June 3, 2012. BOTTOM: Spencer Tepper, 7, of McCandles Township paddles on a dragon boat at Three Rivers Rowing Association.

Madden's Graduation

My son, Madden, 6, graduates from preschool in Bovard, PA on June 1, 2012.

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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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