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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.

Pilot James O'Donnell of Northport safely landed his
(Credit: James Carbone)

Pilot James O'Donnell of Northport safely landed his single-engine Cessna on the Sunrise Highway near Exit 57 in North Bellport on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, after experiencing an unknown "mechanical issue," Suffolk police said. O'Donnell, who was the only person on board, was not injured.

With the Robert Moses Bridge in the background,
(Credit: Ed Betz)

With the Robert Moses Bridge in the background, a windsurfer stays cool in the Great South Bay near East Islip on Wednesday, July 19, 2017.

A woman uses a parasol to fend off
(Credit: Jeff Bachner)

A woman uses a parasol to fend off the sun's rays as she crosses the Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, when the National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for New York City.

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Charles Saavedra, 7, dips his feet in the
(Credit: Jeff Bachner)

Charles Saavedra, 7, dips his feet in the fountain at City Hall Park on Wednesday, July 19, 2017.

Luisa Diaz poses with a Miss Piggy puppet
(Credit: Linda Rosier)

Luisa Diaz poses with a Miss Piggy puppet from 1984 at the Jim Henson exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens, on Tuesday, July 18, 2017.

Students at Eastern Suffolk BOCES groom Oliver, a
(Credit: James Carbone)

Students at Eastern Suffolk BOCES groom Oliver, a golden retriever, at the Bixhorn Technical Center in Bellport on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. Students attended basic pet care and training at the school's summer program.

Grace Okon, 13, a student at Eastern Suffolk
(Credit: James Carbone)

Grace Okon, 13, a student at Eastern Suffolk BOCES, brushes her dog Lucy's teeth at the Bixhorn Technical Center in Bellport on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. Students attended basic pet care and training at the school's summer program.

Junior lifeguards Trey Sofield, left, of Long Beach
(Credit: Johnny Milano)

Junior lifeguards Trey Sofield, left, of Long Beach and Dylan Macejko of Ronkonkoma appear undeterred by high temperatures as they compete at Jones Beach on Wednesday, July 19, 2017.

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Anthony Patti, 13, of Merrick attempts to score
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Anthony Patti, 13, of Merrick attempts to score on Erin Ye, 12, of Huntington during a Quidditch tournament held at the USDAN Summer Camp for the Arts in Wheatly Heights on Monday, July 17, 2017. Quidditch is a team sport that has been adapted from the fictional world of the "Harry Potter" series.

Eric Powers, a biologist from Smithtown, holds a
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Eric Powers, a biologist from Smithtown, holds a quail in a pen on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at Caleb Smith State Park in Smithtown, where he has been raising a bevy of the tick-eating game birds for the Town of North Hempstead. Now that the quail have matured, North Hempstead will release three dozen of them next week as an eco-friendly way of combating an abnormally high tick population expected this summer.

No one was injured when a large tree
(Credit: James Carbone)

No one was injured when a large tree fell, blocking a portion of Hudson Avenue in Lake Grove about 10:15 a.m. on Monday, July 17, 2017. But this worker is left to figure out the best and safest way to clear the tree from the road -- and its branches away from utility lines.

Rod Stewart performs at Northwell Health at Jones
(Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

Rod Stewart performs at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh on Tuesday, July 18, 2017.

From left, Jonathan Keyes of the Suffolk County
(Credit: Randee Daddona)

From left, Jonathan Keyes of the Suffolk County Department of Economic Development, Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Tate's Bake Shop founder Kathleen King bike through Southampton Village on Monday, July 10, 2017. Bellone and Schneiderman highlighted the benefits of a proposed county bike-sharing program.

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Keira Wille, left, and Hannah Murray, both 9,
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Keira Wille, left, and Hannah Murray, both 9, urge passing motorists to stop at their lemonade stand in Centerport on Monday, July 10, 2017. The young entrepreneurs also sold bags of homemade slime, a play substance popular with children.

Nanette McNulty, rear center, BeReadyLI outreach coordinator, and
(Credit: John Roca)

Nanette McNulty, rear center, BeReadyLI outreach coordinator, and Pat Michels of National Grid/United Way-Long Island conduct a "BeReadyLI Children's Workshop" for youths at the Great South Bay YMCA in Bay Shore on July 12, 2017. The workshop shows youths how to be prepared and stay safe in an emergency such as hurricanes, heat waves and lighting.

Peyton Gladysz, 7, participates in a tractor pull
(Credit: Newsday / Alex Horvath)

Peyton Gladysz, 7, participates in a tractor pull competition with her father, Andrew Gladysz, in a 1951 John Deere diesel tractor on Sunday, June 25, 2017, during the the Long Island Antique Power Association's 25th anniversary celebration.

People cool off on watercrafts off Hampton Bays
(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

People cool off on watercrafts off Hampton Bays on Tuesday, July 11, 2017.

Long Beach surfer Isaiah Bird does a handstand
(Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

Long Beach surfer Isaiah Bird does a handstand off Atlantic Beach on Tuesday, JUly 11, 2017, during Surf for All's opening of its first Adaptive Surf Program. According to Surf for All's website, the program aims to provide surfing opportunities to youths aged 8 to 18 with disabilities.

Caroline Rothstein, 3, cools off at the water
(Credit: Johnny Milano)

Caroline Rothstein, 3, cools off at the water park at Pierce Country Day Camp in Roslyn on Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

Paula Turkel of Merrick had her choice of
(Credit: Daniel Goodrich)

Paula Turkel of Merrick had her choice of seats on this express bus to Manhattan on Monday, July 10, 2017, as LIRR riders tried to avoid Penn Station on the first day of Amtrak's track repairs at the busy hub.

Boaters come into the harbor in Huntington on
(Credit: Newsday / Alex Horvath)

Boaters come into the harbor in Huntington on Monday July 10, 2017.

Jennifer Hanono, left, manager of the new Skudin
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Jennifer Hanono, left, manager of the new Skudin Surf rental shop at Jones Beach, and Nicole Glasser do yoga on paddleboards off Field 10 at Jones Beach in Wantagh on Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

Julia Hanna, 9, of Smithtown paints during Art
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Julia Hanna, 9, of Smithtown paints during Art in the Park, an amalgam of art, dance and music, at Village Park at the Harbor in Northport on Sunday, July 9, 2017.

Annie Wu of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, cools off at
(Credit: Randee Daddona)

Annie Wu of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, cools off at Rocky Point Beach in East Marion on Tuesday, July 11, 2017.

Capuchin monkeys dressed as jockeys race each other
(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

Capuchin monkeys dressed as jockeys race each other on dogs at the Banana Derby, a traveling carnival attraction hired for the Northport Fire Department's annual Firemen's Fair on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Some Long Island animal rights activists criticized the Banana Derby show, which has faced similar protests across the country.

Dressed in white, the three children of slain
(Credit: John Roca)

Dressed in white, the three children of slain NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia watch as their mother's coffin is carried outside World Changers Church in the Bronx after her funeral on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Familia, 48, who was promoted posthumously to detective, was shot and killed in the line of duty on July 5, when a gunman approached her mobile command vehicle in the Bronx.

Peter Tagios, 9, left, and twins Andrew and
(Credit: Randee Daddona)

Peter Tagios, 9, left, and twins Andrew and Olivia Larsen, 9, all from Southold, take a plunge at Goose Creek Beach in Southold on Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

Members of the NYPD motorcycle division lead a
(Credit: Craig Ruttle)

Members of the NYPD motorcycle division lead a procession along the Grand Concourse in the Bronx for the funeral of NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Familia, 48, who was promoted posthumously to detective, was shot and killed in the line of duty on July 5, when a gunman approached her mobile command vehicle in the Bronx.

For 4-year-old Paisley Ferrara, the idea of fun
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For 4-year-old Paisley Ferrara, the idea of fun on a Saturday afternoon was being strapped to the back of her dad, Gerard Ferrara, as he mowed the lawn in front of their Stony Brook home on June 24, 2017.

Bernadette Mille, a kindergarten teacher at St. William
(Credit: Daniel Goodrich)

Bernadette Mille, a kindergarten teacher at St. William the Abbot School in Seaford for 50 years is retiring on June 23, 2017. Teachers, students and former students gather as they rename a hallway in her honor.

Mary Cigliano, left, a third-grade teacher and former
(Credit: Daniel Goodrich)

Mary Cigliano, left, a third-grade teacher and former kindergarten pupil of Bernadette Miller, right, gets a hug on the last day of school from Miller who is retiring from St. William the Abbot School in Seaford after being a kindergarten teacher for 50 years.

Zachary Moy, 3, of Wantagh looks for patterns
(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

Zachary Moy, 3, of Wantagh looks for patterns in the wings of a butterfly at Long Island Children's Museum's Pattern Wizardry exhibit on Friday afternoon, June 23, 2017. The exhibit will be open to visitors all summer long.

Lina Garriques, center, mother of victim Anthony Holmes-Garriques,
(Credit: James Carbone)

Lina Garriques, center, mother of victim Anthony Holmes-Garriques, 20, is angered at First District Court in Central Islip on Friday, June 23, 2017, after bail was set at $200,000 for Christopher Bouchard, 27, of Mastic Beach for allegedly striking her son and killing him with a minivan. Keenan King, 19, of Shirley was also killed.

Family and friends of the victims Keenan King,
(Credit: James Carbone)

Family and friends of the victims Keenan King, 19, of Shirley, and Anthony Holmes-Garriques, 20, of North Bellport, comfort one another outside First District Court in Central Islip on Friday, June 23, 2017, after bail was set at $200,000 for Christoper Bouchard, 27, of Mastic Beach for allegedly striking them with his minivan and killing them. Family and friends were upset and angered about the charges and the low bail set for Bouchard.

Edwin Moore, who is a 100 percent service
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Edwin Moore, who is a 100 percent service connected disabled combat Vietnam War veteran was awarded an automobile grant by the Veterans Administration. He is seen above on Friday, June 23, 2017, at the Northport VA Medical Center.

Pedestrians use a crosswalk to cross Wellwood Avenue
(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Pedestrians use a crosswalk to cross Wellwood Avenue in Lindenhurst on Friday, June 23, 2017.

Over 400 students and staff wave goodbye on
(Credit: Randee Daddona)

Over 400 students and staff wave goodbye on their last day of school at Southold Elementary in Southold on Friday, June 23, 2017

One of a few passing storms slams the
(Credit: Craig Ruttle)

One of a few passing storms slams the intersection of 96th Street and Broadway on the Upper West Side as storms rolled across Manhattan Tuesday, June 20, 2017.

Robert Risciglione, of West Islip, teaches his daughter
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Robert Risciglione, of West Islip, teaches his daughter Joon, 5, the proper technique for casting at at Belmont Lake State Park in North Babylon on Monday, June 19, 2017.

Rieanna Flores, 17, of Ronkonkoma, top, and her
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Rieanna Flores, 17, of Ronkonkoma, top, and her aunt, Petal LaBorde, 25, visiting from Orlando, try to keep up with each other at Lake Ronkonkoma County Park on Monday afternoon, June 19, 2017.

A Long Island Rail Road customer at Jamaica
(Credit: Yeong-Ung Yang)

A Long Island Rail Road customer at Jamaica station on Monday, June 19, 2017. The director of the MTA said Monday that LIRR riders deserve a fare decrease and she vowed to withhold funding from Amtrak and make the agency pay for the costs incurred by the LIRR as it deals with the construction-related service disruptions at Penn Station this summer.

Mayor Bill de Blasio at a rally at
(Credit: Corey Sipkin)

Mayor Bill de Blasio at a rally at City Hall in Manhattan on Monday, June 19, 2017, urging Albany to extend mayoral control of the New York City school system immediately.

Riding the rides during the 2017 Strawberry Festival
(Credit: Michael Heller)

Riding the rides during the 2017 Strawberry Festival in Mattituck on Sunday, June 18, 2017.

Alexandra Michaels, a volunteer with Live.Love.Bark Rescue Inc.,
(Credit: Ed Betz)

Alexandra Michaels, a volunteer with Live.Love.Bark Rescue Inc., helps wash Bixby, a mixed breed dog from Farmingdale, during the 6th annual dog wash fundraiser at the Town of Islip Animal Shelter in Bay Shore on June 17, 2019.

Peter's Clam Bar owner Butch Yamali holds the
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Peter's Clam Bar owner Butch Yamali holds the 22-pound "Louie the Lobster" believed to be about 132 years old, before returning the lobster to the ocean on Friday, June 16, 2017, in Island Park.

A depiction of President Trump tweeting while crossing
(Credit: Craig Ruttle)

A depiction of President Trump tweeting while crossing the Delaware adorns a pop-up storefront has been made over into 'The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library' by Comedy Central's 'The Daily Show' Friday, June 16th, 2017 in Manhattan, just around the corner from Trump Tower. The pop-up library, which opened today and will run through Sunday, is made up of actual tweets by President Trump and is presented in the comedic style of the show.

Man and woman getting some exercise on the
(Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

Man and woman getting some exercise on the boardwalk after some light rain in Long Beach Friday, June 16, 2017.

Matthew Lutwick, 5 of Wantagh, practices his swing
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Matthew Lutwick, 5 of Wantagh, practices his swing with his godfather, Tim Pfeife, of West Babylon, at the driving range at Eisenhower Park on Friday, June 16, 2017, in East Meadow.

Avery Mok, 4, is all smiles as he
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Avery Mok, 4, is all smiles as he makes his crown at the Long Island Children's Museum on Friday, June 16, 2017, in Garden City.

A gloomy day didn't deter people from walking
(Credit: Craig Ruttle)

A gloomy day didn't deter people from walking the promenade in Brooklyn Heights Friday, June 16th, 2017.

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