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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.

Shanice Toylow, 22, of Uniondale, greets the crowd
(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

Shanice Toylow, 22, of Uniondale, greets the crowd while entering Farmingdale State College's commencement ceremony, Saturday afternoon, May 20, 2017.

Dancers move through Union Square in Manhattan during
(Credit: Steven Sunshine)

Dancers move through Union Square in Manhattan during the 11th Annual Dance Parade and Festival on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

Scenes from the final performance of Ringling Bros.
(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

Scenes from the final performance of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus at the NYCB Live's Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Sunday, May 21, 2017. The circus has decided to close after this show.

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Ezra Sitt, 4, makes friends with Patty during
(Credit: Jeff Bachner)

Ezra Sitt, 4, makes friends with Patty during the Adoptapalooza pet adoption event in Union Square sponsored by the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals and the Petco Foundation, Sunday, May 21, 2017.

Long Island Duck fans, left to right, Rafaella
(Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Long Island Duck fans, left to right, Rafaella Gregorio, Ariana Lepera and Isabelle Gregorio, cheer for the Ducks as they defeated the Somerset Patriots at Bethpage Park in Central Islip on Sunday, May 21, 2017.

A scene from the final performance of Ringling
(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

A scene from the final performance of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus at the NYCB Live's Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Sunday, May 21, 2017.

A dog on a skateboard is all dressed
(Credit: Jeff Bachner)

A dog on a skateboard is all dressed up for the Adoptapalooza pet adoption event in Union Square sponsored by the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals and the Petco Foundation, Sunday, May 21, 2017.

Conor Lynch, 18, center, captain of the Eagle
(Credit: James Carbone)

Conor Lynch, 18, center, captain of the Eagle Scout explorer program, stands with others in front of the Glen Cove Volunteer Fire Department on Sunday, May 21, 2017, where a monument was dedicated to EMS workers who sacrificed their lives.

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Tom Carlo bats during a game with the
(Credit: John Roca)

Tom Carlo bats during a game with the Wounded Warrior national amputee softball team at Brookhaven Field in Medford on Sunday, May 21, 2017.

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson is surrounded by performers, workers and family as he bids adieu to the crowd at the end of the final ever show at the Nassau Coliseum on Sunday, May 21, 2017.

From left, Marlon Quinteros, 13, of Westbury, and
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

From left, Marlon Quinteros, 13, of Westbury, and Thomas Matthew, 14, of Westbury, run through the obstacle course as the Boy Scouts Theodore Roosevelt Council hold their centennial jamboree at Eisenhower Park on Saturday, May 20, 2017, in East Meadow.

Knoddy, a brown Lab owned by Toby Lynn
(Credit: Randee Daddona)

Knoddy, a brown Lab owned by Toby Lynn Boyce from Millerton, N.Y., flies through the air and into a 20 x 40 foot pool on Sunday, May 21, 2017. Dozens of dogs and their owners attended the North Fork Dock Diving competition at the Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. in Peconic. Proceeds will benefit the North Fork Animal League and the American Legion Burton Potter Post in Greenport.

For Douglas Reina, art can't wait. The Stony
(Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas)

For Douglas Reina, art can't wait. The Stony Brook artist was on his way to the Reboli Center in Stony Brook Village on Friday afternoon, May 19, 2017, where he teaches art classes, when he noticed that the creek that empties into Stony Brook Harbor was at low tide. He quickly pulled over and dragged out his paints and easel. For Reina, this was an opportunity to capture the details of the creek bottom that he needed to complete an oil painting of the scene that he had begun at an earlier date.

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Mixed animal act star Hans Klose gets a
(Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

Mixed animal act star Hans Klose gets a kiss from one of his pigs while Mariya Klose looks on with a smile during media day to talk about the final "Out of This World" Barnum & Bailey Circus at the renovated Nassau Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale May 19, 2017.

King Charles Troupe member Ramel Robinson jumps rope
(Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

King Charles Troupe member Ramel Robinson jumps rope while riding on a unicycle at media day for the final "Out of This World" Barnum & Bailey Circus show at the renovated Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale May 19, 2017.

Michael J. Fox receives his honorary degree of
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Michael J. Fox receives his honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts during the 2017 Stony Brook University commencement ceremony held in LaValle Stadium, Friday, May 19, 2017.

Sean Casey of West Babylon celebrates with fellow
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Sean Casey of West Babylon celebrates with fellow graduates during the 2017 Stony Brook University commencement ceremony held in LaValle Stadium, Friday, May 19, 2017.

Natassia Balek of Bayville, left, and Cassandra Fries,
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Natassia Balek of Bayville, left, and Cassandra Fries, of Westfield, MA, celebrate during the 2017 Stony Brook University commencement ceremony held in LaValle Stadium, Friday, May 19, 2017.

Flowers lay next to an NYPD barricade Friday,
(Credit: Craig Ruttle)

Flowers lay next to an NYPD barricade Friday, May 19, 2017, along the route where Richard Rojas used his car to plow into pedestrians the day before, killing one, injuring many others and sending Times Square into chaos.

Guests relax at The Beach at Dream Hotel
(Credit: Jeff Bachner)

Guests relax at The Beach at Dream Hotel Downtown on West 16th Street in Manhattan, Friday, May 19, 2017.

Robert Trujillo of Metallica performs with the band
(Credit: Steve Remich)

Robert Trujillo of Metallica performs with the band at the renovated Nassau Coliseum on May 17, 2017.

Robert Trujillo performs with Metallica at the renovated
(Credit: Steve Remich)

Robert Trujillo performs with Metallica at the renovated Nassau Coliseum on May 17, 2017.

Lead guitarist Kirk Hammett performs with Metallica at
(Credit: Steve Remich)

Lead guitarist Kirk Hammett performs with Metallica at the renovated Nassau Coliseum on May 17, 2017.

Anthony D. Weiner, the former Democratic congressman whose
(Credit: Craig Ruttle)

Anthony D. Weiner, the former Democratic congressman whose "sexting" scandals ended his political career and embroiled him in a tumultuous FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton before the election, exits the federal courthouse in Manhattan Friday, May 19, 2017, after pleading guilty to charges. He will serve two years in prison and must register as a sex offender.

Medical student Sien Rivera is hooded by his
(Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

Medical student Sien Rivera is hooded by his brother Takeo Rivera during Stony Brook University School of Medicine's convocation at the Staller Center on campus on Thursday, May 18, 2017.

Medical student Sien Rivera, left, gets a hug
(Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

Medical student Sien Rivera, left, gets a hug from his brother Takeo Rivera, who hooded Sien, during Stony Brook University School of Medicine's convocation at the Staller Center on campus on Thursday, May 18, 2017.

Tyler Braun, 8, a second-grader from E.M. Baker
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Tyler Braun, 8, a second-grader from E.M. Baker School in Great Neck, brushes on his surgical skills as second-graders learned the ABCs of medicine during a health fair on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at Cohen Children's Medical Center in New Hyde Park.

Noah Elgadeh, 8, a second-grader from E.M. Baker
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Noah Elgadeh, 8, a second-grader from E.M. Baker School in Great Neck, uses a stethoscope on classmate Brandon Chan as the students learn the ABCs of medicine during a health fair on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at Cohen Children's Medical Center in New Hyde Park.

Keon Cantave, 5, of Huntington jumps over small
(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

Keon Cantave, 5, of Huntington jumps over small waves at Gold Star Beach Park in Huntington on an unseasonably warm Thursday afternoon, May 18, 2017. A daily high set in 1977 was tied at Long Island MacArthur Airport, where temperatures reached 89 degrees about 3:15 p.m., according to the National Weather Service in Upton.

Fred Abels of Locust Valley windsurfs at Heckscher
(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Fred Abels of Locust Valley windsurfs at Heckscher State Park in East Islip on an unseasonably warm Thursday afternoon, May 18, 2017. A daily high set in 1977 was tied at Long Island MacArthur Airport, where temperatures reached 89 degrees about 3:15 p.m., according to the National Weather Service in Upton.

More than 200 students participated in a Run
(Credit: Randee Daddona)

More than 200 students participated in a Run for Water event at The Stony Brook School in Stony Brook on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. They ran with pails of water to raise awareness and money for clean water for kids around the world. Then they emptied the buckets on a faculty member chosen by the students: history teacher David Hickey.

An injured pedestrian is taken to an emergency
(Credit: Yeong-Ung Yang)

An injured pedestrian is taken to an emergency vehicle in Times Square in Manhattan on Thursday, May 18, 2017. A tourist from Michigan was killed and 22 people were injured after a driver plowed through a crowd on a sidewalk in Times Square, police said. Richard Rojas, 26, of the Bronx was arrested and charged in connection with the rampage, authorities said.

Raquel White, 21, of Lindenhurst takes steps with
(Credit: Craig Ruttle)

Raquel White, 21, of Lindenhurst takes steps with the aid of a walker during a checkup at Mount Sinai St. Luke's Hospital in Manhattan on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. She has regained the ability to walk after her surgeon there, Dr. David Forsh, chief of orthopedic trauma, rebuilt her shattered pelvis, which was among the young woman's injuries after a Nov. 22, 2016, crash on Sunrise Highway in Babylon.

Raquel White, 21, of Lindenhurst tells her story
(Credit: Craig Ruttle)

Raquel White, 21, of Lindenhurst tells her story of surviving a car crash and regaining the ability to walk, during a checkup at Mount Sinai St. Luke's Hospital in Manhattan on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Her surgeon there, Dr. David Forsh, chief of orthopedic trauma, rebuilt her shattered pelvis, which was among the young woman's injuries after a Nov. 22, 2016, crash on Sunrise Highway in Babylon.

A driver used this 2009 Honda Accord to
(Credit: Craig Ruttle)

A driver used this 2009 Honda Accord to plow through a crowd on a sidewalk in Times Square in Manhattan on Thursday, 18, 2017, killing Alyssa Elsman, an 18-year-old tourist from Michigan, and injuring 22 people, police said. Richard Rojas, 26, of the Bronx was arrested and charged in connection with the rampage, authorities said.

First responders and pedestrians are shown near the
(Credit: Yeong-Ung Yang)

First responders and pedestrians are shown near the scene of a car crash in Times Square on May 18, 2017. A tourist from Michigan was killed and 22 people were injured after a driver plowed through a crowd on a sidewalk in Times Square, police said. Richard Rojas, 26, of the Bronx was arrested and charged in connection with the rampage, authorities said.

Beachgoers soak up the sun and the sand
(Credit: Jeff Bachner)

Beachgoers soak up the sun and the sand at Brighton Beach in Brooklyn on an unseasonably warm day on Thursday, May 18, 2017.

Dieter Schneider, left, lead beamline scientist for highly
(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Dieter Schneider, left, lead beamline scientist for highly automated macromolecular crystallography (AMX) at Brookhaven National Laboratory, walks through an exercise in data collection with state Sen. Kenneth LaValle (R-Port Jefferson) in the National Synchrotron Light Source II in Upton on Thursday, May 18, 2017.

Suffolk County Police Emergency Service Officer Keith Jordan
(Credit: James Carbone)

Suffolk County Police Emergency Service Officer Keith Jordan holds a Chihuahua that was rescued along with the help of Suffolk County Seventh Precinct officers in front of a house on Madison Street in Mastic on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

Suffolk County Police Emergency Service officer Keith Jordan
(Credit: James Carbone)

Suffolk County Police Emergency Service officer Keith Jordan holds a Chihuahua that was rescued with the help of his partner Carmine Pellegrino, left, and Suffolk County Seventh Precinct officers in front of a house on Madison Street in Mastic on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. The dog fell into a sewer around 7:55 a.m. The dog was reunited with its owner after being rescued using a ladder.

Sean Irizarry, 28, of Island Park, makes a
(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

Sean Irizarry, 28, of Island Park, makes a one-handed catch while playing frisbee with a friend at Shell Creek Park in Island Park on a sunny Tuesday afternoon, May 16, 2017.

Darlene Russo of North Bellmore votes on the
(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Darlene Russo of North Bellmore votes on the North Bellmore School District budget alongside her children Carina, 9, and Giovanni, 6, at Newbridge Road School in North Bellmore Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

Garett Nogid, 14, an 8th-grader, and other students
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Garett Nogid, 14, an 8th-grader, and other students from Woodland Middle School in East Meadow fill up a school bus with toiletries and cleaning supplies from donations they collected for the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

A kayaker makes his way through the waters
(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

A kayaker makes his way through the waters of Stony Brook Harbor on the afternoon of May 16, 2017

A customer browses through DVD's for rent at
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

A customer browses through DVD's for rent at Video Room on Third Avenue in Manhattan, Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Video Room is the oldest video store in Manhattan.

North Patchouge firefighters respond to a car burning
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North Patchouge firefighters respond to a car burning against a building at East Main Street and Washington Avenue in North Patchogue just after midnight, Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

Opening night of the last Ringling Bros. and
(Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)

Opening night of the last Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey show, Friday, May 12, 2017 at the renovated Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale.

Members of the United States Marine Corps honor
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Members of the United States Marine Corps honor fallen Marine 1st Lt. Michael L. LiCalzi during the Ace in the Hole Foundation & Town of Hempstead 8th Annual Beach Run & Walk at Lido Beach West in Lido Beach on Saturday, May 13, 2017.

A memorial for fallen Marine 1st Lt. Michael
(Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

A memorial for fallen Marine 1st Lt. Michael L. LiCalzi during the Ace in the Hole Foundation & Town of Hempstead 8th Annual Beach Run & Walk at Lido Beach West in Lido Beach on May 13, 2017.

A traditional dragon parade commences during the 9th
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

A traditional dragon parade commences during the 9th Annual Asian-American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration held inside the Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University, Saturday, May 13, 2017.

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