One Young World Summit

 Karokh N. Othman, a delegate from Kurdistan Region of Iraq, takes a break from the activities at the One Young World Summit at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center and is reflected in a window, Downtown, Pittsburgh on Friday afternoon, October 19, 2012.

David Jones, Global CEO, Havas and co-founder of One Young World, listens as Muhammad Yunus, the founder of Grameen Bank and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, addresses the audience.

Delegates listen to speakers at the summit.

 Peter Solmssen, General Counsel Siemens AG, addresses the audience at the summit.

 Bob Geldof, musician and activist, sits on a panel at the summit.

Jan Peter Balkenende, Partner Corporate Responsibility, Ernst & Young and former Prime Minister of the Netherlands speaks at the summit.

 David Jones, Global CEO, Havas and co-founder of One Young World.

 Jeremy Gilley, actor, filmmaker, and founder of Peace One Day, speaks at the summit.

Delegates listen to speakers at the One Young World Summit.

One Young World Summit

Here are a few images from the opening day ceremonies of the One Young World Summit in Downtown, Pittsburgh on Thursday, October 18, 2012.  The festivities began with a keynote address by President Bill Clinton who addressed the over 1,300 young delegates from 182 countries around the world. One Young World is a charity that stages an annual Summit, gathering together the brightest young people from around the world. The third annual One Young World Summit is being held in Pittsburgh from October 18-21st. 

Shadows and Skylines

Isabella Passieu, 10, and Mackenzie McIntyre, 11, both of Houston, PA walk through an underpass near Heinz Field on Tuesday, October 16, 2012.

Fatal Shooting

Denise Cassell (left) fights back tears as she talks about her son, Ne'Ondre Harbour, 16, who was shot and killed Sunday night in Garfield.

Painting Day

Bernie Hruska, 55, a painter with Franjo Construction Corp., paints a building along Federal Street on the North Side on Thursday afternoon, October 11, 2012.

Avella Football

Avella Area High School plays Geibel Catholic High School in Connellsville, PA on Saturday, September 29, 2012. Avella won only five games in the past nine years, but the Eagles brought their record to 5-0 on Saturday by defeating Geibel, 59-6.

Soergel's Orchard

A few images from all the fall activities at Soergel's Orchard in Wexford on Monday afternoon, October 8, 2012.

CMU Silhouette

A person is silhouetted in a walkway from the Hillman Center for Future Generation Technologies building on Carnegie Mellon University's campus on Monday afternoon, October 8, 2012.

Gen. Stanley McChrystal

Gen. Stanley McChrystal lectures on the “Security Challenges Facing America” on Friday, October 5th at Carnegie Mellon University. The former commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan, discussed the new concerns facing America in a globalized world, the proliferation of non-state actors and the advance of information technology and instantaneous communication. He shared a thorough assessment of U.S. security and what the future will hold.

President Bill Clinton

President Bill Clinton addresses supporters of Congressman Mark Critz at a campaign rally at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 712 union hall in Beaver on Thursday evening, October 4, 2012.

MCG RADical Days

TOP: A person walks by a jazz painting titled "Smokin" Nat Adderly by artist Douglas Webster, on exhibit at the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild during their RADical Days festival on Wednesday, October 3, 2012.  MIDDLE: Keith Hershberger throws a pot at the MCG. 
BOTTOM: A person walks the fountain at MCG.

Byron Chadderon

Byron B. Chadderon, 85, of Ross leaves Magisterial District Judge Richard Opiela's office in West View after his arraignment on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 3, 2012.  Chadderon is accused of stealing $670,000 from his late sister’s trust between 2005 and 2012, according to an affidavit filed Wednesday by Allegheny County District Attorney’s Det. Kevin Flanigan. Chadderon was the executor of a trust set up by his sister, Ora Jean C. Davis, the affidavit says. He and two other relatives were supposed to receive the interest from the account while Chadderon was alive, and the other two beneficiaries, a nephew and grand nephew, were supposed to divide up the trust after Chadderon’s death, the affidavit says. Instead, Chadderon withdrew money from the principal over the years and, when interviewed by Flanigan, said the trust agreement allowed him to do so, the affidavit says. Prosecutors have charged Chadderon with seven counts of theft, misapplication of the trust and receiving stolen property.

Oh Deer

Two white-tail deer stand in Highwood Cemetery in Brighton Heights on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012.


A sheriff deputy stands watch as Curtis and Bill Lieberth remove the sign from their father, Bill's business, Allegheny Auto Body along Route 28 after the Sheriff department evicted him on Monday morning, October 1, 2012. Lieberth has been battling an eminent domain case with PennDOT for more than three years.

Praying Mantis

Praying mantis.

"The Baron"

Former Pittsburgh Pirate Elroy Face had a 17-year baseball career, he pitched from 1953–1969, primarily for the Pirates. A pioneer of modern relief pitching, he was the archetype of what came to be known as the closer, and the National League's greatest reliever until the late 1960s, setting numerous league records during his career. Face was the first major leaguer to save 20 games more than once, leading the league three times and finishing second three times; in 1959 he set the still-standing major league record for winning percentage (.947) with 18 wins against only one loss. He held the NL record for career games pitched (846) from 1967 until 1986, and the league record for career saves (193) from 1962 until 1982; he still holds the NL record for career wins in relief (96), and he held the league mark for career innings pitched in relief (1,211⅓) until 1983. On his retirement, he ranked third in major league history in pitching appearances, behind only Hoyt Wilhelm and Cy Young,  and second in saves behind Wilhelm. Nicknamed "The Baron," he holds the Pirates franchise records for career games (802) and saves (188).

Tom Ridge

Tom Ridge, former Secretary of Homeland Security and governor of Pennsylvania, speaks at Carnegie Mellon University's Kresge Theatre on Thursday, September 27, 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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