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From the picturesque scenes of Long Island to the iconic sights of New York City, Newsday photographers capture images telling the stories of the people and places of the region. Here are some of the most compelling photos.

Pipers march at the Firefighter's Dress Uniform Parade
(Credit: Jeff Bachner)

Pipers march at the Firefighter's Dress Uniform Parade Competition on Weir Street in Hempstead, Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017.

People participate in a run to benefit ovarian
(Credit: Ed Betz)

People participate in a run to benefit ovarian cancer research at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, Aug. 20, 2017.

Sean Webb from Richmond, Virginia walks through a
(Credit: Randee Daddona)

Sean Webb from Richmond, Virginia walks through a flooded Love Lane in Mattituck on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017.

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Family and friends grieve at Lynn and Melissa
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Family and friends grieve at Lynn and Melissa Vanderhall's funeral on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2017 in Hempstead.

Former New York Knicks star Allan Houston at
(Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

Former New York Knicks star Allan Houston at a basketball clinic with kids at Hofstra University's David S Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex in Hempstead Aug. 18, 2017

Leo Panasci, 8, of Port Jefferson, put his
(Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas)

Leo Panasci, 8, of Port Jefferson, put his all into hitting his opponent during a game of dodgeball at the Harborfront Camp in Port Jefferson Village on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017.

Alicia Galloway, 7, gives her aunt Melissa Joans
(Credit: James Carbone)

Alicia Galloway, 7, gives her aunt Melissa Joans Watkin, a high-five in the family's new home in Wyandanch on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. This room will be her bedroom. Her parents Barbara and Paul, along with their son Antwan, 6, and sister Keana, 17, stand behind her. The family received the home through Habitat for Humanity. Barbara

NYPD counterterrorism officers keep watch over tourists in
(Credit: Jeff Bachner)

NYPD counterterrorism officers keep watch over tourists in Times Square, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017.

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A vehicle becomes submerged in water after heavy
(Credit: Randee Daddona)

A vehicle becomes submerged in water after heavy rainfalll on Bray Avenue in Laurel on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. A man was rescued from the vehicle by Southold Town Highway Supervisor Vincent Orlando.

Kyla Butler, 7, of Holbrook, baits her net
(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Kyla Butler, 7, of Holbrook, baits her net while fishing with her family at Sayville Marina Park on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017.

Joe Rico of Bayport helps his niece Kallie
(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Joe Rico of Bayport helps his niece Kallie Butler, 6, of Holbrook bait her hook while fishing at Sayville Marina Park on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017.

It's a dirty job, but someone's got to
(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

It's a dirty job, but someone's got to do it. Syosset firefighter Rob Hyde helps wash one of his department's trucks outside the station early Tuesday evening, Aug. 15, 2017.

Cheerleaders from Sachem High School North gesture in
(Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas)

Cheerleaders from Sachem High School North gesture in honor of Joshua Mileto's jersey number, 5, as Mileto's funeral procession leaves St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Church in Lake Ronkonkoma on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. Mileto, 16, a student at Sachem High School East, died Thursday after a log fell on his head during a preseason practice session.

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Immigrants and activists gather near Trump Tower on
(Credit: Yeong-Ung Yang)

Immigrants and activists gather near Trump Tower on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, in a rally to support the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) programs.

Police and emergency personnel respond to the scene
(Credit: Craig Ruttle)

Police and emergency personnel respond to the scene where an uprooted tree pinned a woman and her three children Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, in Central Park. The family was treated for nonlife-threatening injuries, the NYPD said.

You gotta eat, even during a drenching storm.
(Credit: David Handschuh)

You gotta eat, even during a drenching storm. A lunch crowd turns out for a food vendor on Broadway in the financial district Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017.

Afternoon showers did not deter Chris Conley of
(Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas)

Afternoon showers did not deter Chris Conley of Selden from his mission of gathering returnable soda cans on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, as he rode his bicycle along Smithtown Boulevard in Nesconset. He carries a long metal rod so he can pick up the cans without stepping off the bike, which he built from spare parts.

Gila Cohen-Shaw of Huntington Station holds a sign
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Gila Cohen-Shaw of Huntington Station holds a sign and a candle while Gae Polisher of Greenlawn leans on her during a vigil against hate and bigotry in Huntington Station on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. The event was a response to the death of a 32-year-old woman killed in Charlottesville, Va., while protesting against a white-nationalist rally in that city on Saturday.

Activists with RefuseFascism and others pause not far
(Credit: Craig Ruttle)

Activists with RefuseFascism and others pause not far from Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan before deciding to march to Times Square Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, as they protest ahead of President Donald Trump's return to New York City. Trump was criticized for not denouncing hate groups by name on Saturday, when a 32-year-old woman was killed in Charlottesville, Va., while protesting against a white-supremacist rally in that city.

Alexandria Vega, 8, of Far Rockaway, goes for
(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Alexandria Vega, 8, of Far Rockaway, goes for a paddle with Skudin Surf instructor Keith Wildstein during an adaptive surfing trip in Long Beach on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. Patients from the the Adaptive Sports Academy at the Hospital for Special Surgery participated in the event.

Cliff Skudin, co-owner of Skudin Surf and co-founder
(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Cliff Skudin, co-owner of Skudin Surf and co-founder of Surf for All, rides a wave with Angelo Pio Caporaso, 9, of Manhattan, during an adaptive surfing trip in Long Beach on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. Patients from the the Adaptive Sports Academy at the Hospital for Special Surgery participated in the event.

Participants march at the Dominican Day Parade on
(Credit: Jeff Bachner)

Participants march at the Dominican Day Parade on the Avenue of the Americas in midtown Manhattan on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017.

Participants march at the Dominican Day Parade on
(Credit: Jeff Bachner)

Participants march at the Dominican Day Parade on the Avenue of the Americas in midtown Manhattan on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017.

Participants march at the Dominican Day Parade on
(Credit: Jeff Bachner)

Participants march at the Dominican Day Parade on the Avenue of the Americas in midtown Manhattan on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017.

Melody Ofili of Brentwood, 4, makes bubbles with
(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Melody Ofili of Brentwood, 4, makes bubbles with her cousin Emma Fanfan, 12, of Brooklyn, during a Town of Islip-sponsored community fun night at Roberto Clemente Park in Brentwood on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. The park, which closed for three years after contaminated debris was found dumped, reopened on July 31 after a cleanup and revitalization project.

A cross on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, still
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

A cross on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, still marks the intersection on Montauk Highway in Lindenhurst where John Aluska, 61, of Lindenhurst, was killed in 2015. A block away early Monday, his sister Pauline Aluska, 54, also of Lindenhurst, became the third member of their family to die in a pedestrian crash. The brother and sister both were killed by hit-and-run drivers. Their sister-in-law Diane Aluska, 55, of Lindenhurst was killed in May 2017.

Sachem High School East football players -- in
(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

Sachem High School East football players -- in red and white jerseys -- wait their turn outside McManus-Lorey Funeral Home in Medford to pay their respects at the wake of their teammate Joshua Mileto on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. Mileto, 16, died Thursday after a log fell on his head during a preseason practice session.

Monica Giraldo and her husband, Jheison, a couple
(Credit: James Carbone)

Monica Giraldo and her husband, Jheison, a couple from Colombia who now reside in Port Jefferson Station, show off their white coats after officially becoming medical students together during a ceremony at the Student Activities Center at Stony Brook University on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017.

Youths from the Southold Yacht Club in Southold
(Credit: Randee Daddona)

Youths from the Southold Yacht Club in Southold sail sunfish boats along the bay on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017.

From left, NYPD Commisioner James O'Neill joins slain
(Credit: Jeff Bachner)

From left, NYPD Commisioner James O'Neill joins slain NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia's eldest daughter and Familia's twin daughter and son -- all three children are wearing black T-shirts with Familia's badge number -- during the ribbon ceremony at the Dominican Day Parade on the Avenue of the Americas in midtown Manhattan on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017.

Birds make their way through the waters of
(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

Birds make their way through the waters of Stony Brook Harbor on the afternoon of Aug. 9, 2017.

Angry residents Gabrielle DiNello, pointing, and Dee Chinsky,
(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

Angry residents Gabrielle DiNello, pointing, and Dee Chinsky, holding microphone, scold members of the Massapequa school board for taking a vote regarding the proposed Berner Middle School merger and then adjourning the meeting with taking any public comment. The meeting was held largely in executive session on Aug. 8, 2017.

Local activists from New York Communities for Change
(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

Local activists from New York Communities for Change organized an encampment at Washington Avenue and 11th Street in Garden City, Thursday evening, Aug. 10, 2017, and marched to village hall to demand an end to housing segregation in Garden City.

Clockwise from left: Samantha Ferrara, 7, of Lynbrook,
(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

Clockwise from left: Samantha Ferrara, 7, of Lynbrook, Jessica Ferrara, 10, of Lynbrook, and Kaitlyn Lubrano, 6, of Lynbrook, giggle as Brianna Lubrano, 9, of Lynbrook, retrieves her ball from the water during a miniature golf game at Eisenhower Park in Westbury, Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 8, 2017.

Mary Ann Fox, at her Ridge home on
(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

Mary Ann Fox, at her Ridge home on Aug. 9, 2017, with glossy mailer she was sent from PSEG Long Island. The color brochure, which unfolds to more than 2 1⁄2 feet long, cost $318,000 to develop and mail and is part of PSEG's annual $5.5 million advertising and marketing budget, the company said. Fox said that's money better spent lowering rates.

Mike Bracco of Centereach paddles his way through
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Mike Bracco of Centereach paddles his way through the waters of Stony Brook Harbor on the afternoon of Aug. 9, 2017.

Nicolette Middendorf, 6, of Merrick, playing with hands
(Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)

Nicolette Middendorf, 6, of Merrick, playing with hands on experiments inside "The Physics Bus" exhibit at the Merrick Public Library, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. The bus is a mobile exhibition of upcycled appliances reimagined by children that showcase unfamiliar physics phenomena. The mission of the bus is to awaken interest and creativity in physics for all ages and walks of life, especially those underserved by science enrichment.

Howard Beach resident Louis Piazza enjoys the weather
(Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

Howard Beach resident Louis Piazza enjoys the weather at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017.

The Village of Freeport welcomed 40 U.S. Naval
(Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)

The Village of Freeport welcomed 40 U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen to shore on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, as part of an annual training trip for the future officers. Freeport has hosted a naval squadron for 19 years.

Police and passersby at the scene of a
(Credit: Theodore Parisienne)

Police and passersby at the scene of a shooting where an officer was hit on Ridgewood Avenue in Brooklyn on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. An NYPD officer was shot in the arm and twice in his bulletproof vest after responding to a call of an emotionally disturbed man who later killed himself inside a Ridgewood Avenue home, officials said.

Friends and loved ones gather on the football
(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

Friends and loved ones gather on the football field in Hallock Park in East Patchogue to mourn the death of Joshua Mileto. The Sachem East Football player was killed earlier Thursday, Aug. 10, 201 in an accident which occurred during football practice. The impromptu vigil took place during a meeting of Patchogue-Medford Youth Football, Lacrosse and Cheer.

Christopher Alden, 6, of North Bellmore, hits some
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Christopher Alden, 6, of North Bellmore, hits some golf ball at Eisenhower Park on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, in East Meadow.

On Thursday, Aug.10, 2017, the Girl Scout Allie
(Credit: Newsday / Megan Miller)

On Thursday, Aug.10, 2017, the Girl Scout Allie McCormick, 12, from Jericho, attempted to blow out a smoldering marshmallow at an event hosted by the Girl Scouts of Nassau County to honor National S'more's Day.

Nicolette Middendorf, 6, of Merrick, makes bubbles at
(Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)

Nicolette Middendorf, 6, of Merrick, makes bubbles at the Merrick Public Library, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, as part of "The Physics Bus" exhibit.

Pedestrians make their way through downtown Sayville on
(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

Pedestrians make their way through downtown Sayville on a rainy afternoon on Monday, Aug. 7, 2017.

Nekayla Pollard, left, 7, and Bianca Ribeiro, 5,
(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Nekayla Pollard, left, 7, and Bianca Ribeiro, 5, both of Riverhead, and counselor Diamond Allen, 19, play Jenga during the Riverhead Town Camp program at Stotzky Park in Riverhead on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017.

Restaurateur Butch Yamali and former New York Mets
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Restaurateur Butch Yamali and former New York Mets players Ed Kranepool, left, and Art Shamsky celebrate Yamali's revival of Raay-nor's Fried Chicken at his Malibu Beach Club on Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, in Lido Beach.

Actor-comedian Ray Romano holds a rescue dog from
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Actor-comedian Ray Romano holds a rescue dog from Ruff House Rescue in Freeport during an event in Glen Cove on Monday, Aug. 7, 2017. Romano and his brother Rich Romano, who adopted a dog from Ruff House Rescue, met with the directors and founder of the rescue group to show their support.

Kyla Merkle, 9, of East Meadow, center, gets
(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

Kyla Merkle, 9, of East Meadow, center, gets ready to putt during a miniature golf game at Eisenhower Park in Westbury on Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 8, 2017, as her sister and friends look on. From left: Kyla's sister Jenna Merkle, 6; Mia Corley, 8, of Lynbrook; Jayla Corley, 10, of Lynbrook; Brianna Lubrano, 9, of Lynbrook; Jessica Ferrara, 10, of Lynbrook; and Kaitlyn Lubrano, 6, of Lynbrook.

Suffolk County police examine an ATM that was
(Credit: James Carbone)

Suffolk County police examine an ATM that was found in a trash container in Deer Park on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, to determine whether it's the same machine taken during a burglary at Chubby's Deli in Baywood.

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