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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.

The rough surf at Smith Point County Park
(Credit: James Carbone)

The rough surf at Smith Point County Park in Shirley puts on a powerful show as Hurricane Jose churns offshore on Sept. 19, 2017.

Sydney Reichel, 11, of Long Beach, avoids getting
(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

Sydney Reichel, 11, of Long Beach, avoids getting her toes wet in Long Beach on Tuesday, Sept 19, 2017.

Visitors to the pond in Stony Brook shelter
(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

Visitors to the pond in Stony Brook shelter from the rain on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 19, 2017.

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A flooded beach at Field 6 in Jones
(Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

A flooded beach at Field 6 in Jones Beach in Wantagh on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.

First-graders Angelina Hardwick and Britney Banagas pack a
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

First-graders Angelina Hardwick and Britney Banagas pack a go bag with Nanette McNulty of Be Ready LI as they learn to prepare for emergencies at the Long Island Children's Museum on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, in Garden City.

Fifty new American citizens are joined by federal
(Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)

Fifty new American citizens are joined by federal Judges of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York after a naturalization ceremony on Sept. 18, 2017, at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site in celebration of Constitution Day, also known as "Citizenship Day".

Village of East Hampton Department of Public Works
(Credit: Gordon M. Grant)

Village of East Hampton Department of Public Works employees Jeff Miller, left, and Rob Aldrich, tie down the wooden sails of the Hook Mill in preparation of high winds from Hurricane Jose that are expected over the next few days, in East Hampton, Sept. 18, 2017.

Beachgoers walk through a flooded section of Jones
(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Beachgoers walk through a flooded section of Jones Beach State Park in Wantagh Monday, Sept. 18, 2017.

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Jeremy and Alyssa Galaida from New York City
(Credit: Gordon M. Grant)

Jeremy and Alyssa Galaida from New York City attempt to fly a kite in strong winds at Hither Hills Beach State Park in Montauk, Sept. 18, 2017.

Gabrielle Decapua, 9, observes a monarch butterfly chrysalis
(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Gabrielle Decapua, 9, observes a monarch butterfly chrysalis outside Cherokee Street Elementary School in Ronkonkoma where she is a fourth grader, on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017.

Aston Lozano, 4, from Garden City, carries pumpkins
(Credit: Linda Rosier)

Aston Lozano, 4, from Garden City, carries pumpkins to his mother, Jeanine, in the Apple and Pumpkin Yard at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration Long Island Fair, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017.

Marie Tolley, wife of FDNY firefighter William Tolley,
(Credit: Jessica Rotkiewicz)

Marie Tolley, wife of FDNY firefighter William Tolley, and her daughter, Isabella, are accompanied by other family members unveiling the new street sign at Crestline and Acme avenues in Bethpage named in honor of her late husband, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. Tolley died in the line of duty while battling a fire in Queens April 20.

Participants march in the 48th Annual African American
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Participants march in the 48th Annual African American Day Parade in Harlem, Manhattan, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017. This parade, which is considered to her the largest African American parade in the country, celebrates black culture and heritage.

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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and his
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife, first lady Chirlane McCray, take a selfie with spectators during the 48th Annual African American Day Parade in Harlem on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017.

Western style rider Sheralee Fiore of Lindenhurs), on
(Credit: Richard T. Slattery)

Western style rider Sheralee Fiore of Lindenhurs), on her way to winning first place - as she has all season - riding Diesel in the First Division Barrel Race, during the National Barrel Horse Association Races at Suffolk County's Bohemia Equestrian Center on Sunday Sept. 17, 2017.

Western style rider Matthew Schwamb, 14, of Bohemia,
(Credit: Richard T. Slattery)

Western style rider Matthew Schwamb, 14, of Bohemia, on his way to winning first place in the Youth Division Barrel Race, riding RJ during the National Barrel Horse Association Races at Suffolk County's Bohemia Equestrian Center on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017.

People brave the rough surf at Jones Beach
(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

People brave the rough surf at Jones Beach State Park's Central Mall. September 17, 2017.

Lifeguards at Jones Beach State Park's Central Mall
(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

Lifeguards at Jones Beach State Park's Central Mall on patrol from their Lifeguard stand on the final day of their season. September 17, 2017.

Relay, a shepard mix, plays with Bobbi &
(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

Relay, a shepard mix, plays with Bobbi & the Strays volunteer Myra Kennett at the Freeport shelter, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. Relay was recently found and her microchip revealed that she was the same dog stolen a year and a half ago from a family in West Palm Beach, Florida now recovering from Hurricane Irma. Bobbi & the Strays goal is to reunite her with her owners but they need help transporting her.

Professional surfer Seth McElroy rides a wave with
(Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)

Professional surfer Seth McElroy rides a wave with 10-year-old Brian Heaney of Lynbrook during a Surfers Healing event at Lido Beach on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. The not-for-profit organization helps kids with autism through unique surfing experiences.

George Talboys, 27, of Oyster Bay, floats in
(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

George Talboys, 27, of Oyster Bay, floats in the bay at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. Talboys is moving to Britain and was taking advantage of one of his last summer days in Oyster Bay.

Molly Sedensky from Newbury, Ohio, works with her
(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

Molly Sedensky from Newbury, Ohio, works with her mother, artist Carol Hummel (not pictured), to wrap trees at the Middle Country Public Library in Centereach. Carol Hummel led a team of approximately 200 volunteers who crocheted the pieces for the creative community project titled "Crochet It!" The practice has become known as "yarn bombing."

Uniondale High School's Rhythm of the Knight show
(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Uniondale High School's Rhythm of the Knight show choir rehearses for an upcoming performance with Barry Manilow at Nassau Coliseum, at Uniondale High School on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017.

Babylon resident Conor Williams exercises on the workout
(Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

Babylon resident Conor Williams exercises on the workout apparatus at Venetian Shore Park in Lindenhurst in the warm sun on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017.

Actress Felicia Boswell sings during rehearsal Friday, Sept.
(Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)

Actress Felicia Boswell sings during rehearsal Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, for "Rent: the Musical," which will kick off the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center's 10th anniversary season.

Students in Brian Costello's sixth-grade technology class mix
(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Students in Brian Costello's sixth-grade technology class mix milk, sugar, vanilla and heavy cream as they make ice cream at Great Hollow Middle School in Nesconset on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. As part of a Project Lead the Way assignment, students learned how salt affects the melting point of ice when creating ice cream.

New York Mets starting pitchers Jacob deGrom, left,
(Credit: Corey Sipkin)

New York Mets starting pitchers Jacob deGrom, left, and Noah Syndergaard take the field before the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field on Sept. 6, 2017.

Olga
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Olga "Oogie" Smith cries as she places her hand on the name of her husband, FDNY firefighter Roy E. Smith of Staten Island, during a ceremony to add the names of 32 FDNY members to the department's 9/11 memorial wall in Brooklyn, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017.

Students and immigrant advocates march at Stony Brook
(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

Students and immigrant advocates march at Stony Brook University on Sept. 7, 2017, in support of Dreamers affected by the Trump administration's decision to phase out the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo tries his hand at
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo tries his hand at track cleanup at the Uniuon Square subway station on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, as he touts a recovery plan to clear New York City subway stations and track of water and trash.

WFAN sports radio host Craig Carton is seen
(Credit: John Roca)

WFAN sports radio host Craig Carton is seen outside federal court in Manhattan on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. He was arrested on charges of conspiracy and securities and wire fraud, in connection with operating a Ponzi scheme involving ticket resales.

Denee Wood, center, a Brentwood resident and a
(Credit: James Carbone)

Denee Wood, center, a Brentwood resident and a school crossing guard for 43 years, received a proclamation from Suffolk Police Commissioner Tim Sini at the Third Precinct in Bay Shore on Sept. 6, 2017. Sini also reminded motorists to be aware of school crossings as the new academic year began across Long Island.

Students check out their lockers on the first
(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Students check out their lockers on the first day of school at Alfred G. Berner Middle School in Massapequa on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017.

Retired FDNY firefighter Tom McCarthy remembers those lost
(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

Retired FDNY firefighter Tom McCarthy remembers those lost in the 9/11 terrorist attacks during a service held at the 9/11 memorial at Tobay Beach on Sept. 6, 2017.

The intersection of New York Avenue, also part
(Credit: Barry Sloan)

The intersection of New York Avenue, also part of Route 110, and 15th Street is seen in Huntington Station on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. Route 110, which also is called Walt Whitman Road or Broadway in other part of western Suffolk County, had 141 vehicle crashes involving pedestrians and bicyclists, including 10 fatalities, according to an annual survey released Thursday by the nonprofit Tri-State Transportation Campaign.

CoCo Vandeweghe reacts to the audience after match
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

CoCo Vandeweghe reacts to the audience after match point in the second set during her U.S. Open quarterfinal match against Karolina Pliskova on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, at the BIllie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens.

Sean Maxwell holds Louise and Melissa McClellan hangs
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Sean Maxwell holds Louise and Melissa McClellan hangs onto Victoria in Long Beach on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, as the Posh Pets Rescue officials recall going to Texas to help save stranded pets after Hurricane Harvey.

From left to right: El Salvadoran Dreamers Sofia
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

From left to right: El Salvadoran Dreamers Sofia Ruales, left and Erica Ruales, right, of Newark, listen to Attorney General Jeff Sessions as he announces plans to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) executive order, Manhattan, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. The 2012 executive order by former President Barack Obama protects about 800,000 young people who as children entered or were brought to the United States illegally

Protestors gather across the street Fifth from Trump
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Protestors gather across the street Fifth from Trump Tower in Manhattan after the Trump administration announced plans to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) executive order, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. The 2012 executive order by former President Barack Obama protects about 800,000 young people who as children entered or were brought to the United States illegally

Olivia Andrews-Sales, 5, of Amityville, had a blast
(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

Olivia Andrews-Sales, 5, of Amityville, had a blast playing at Bethpage Community Park with her family, Tuesday, Sept 5, 2017, the day before she starts kindergarten. Mom (Chrissy) contact: 516-996-6465

Beach goers play in the waters off of
(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

Beach goers play in the waters off of Jones Beach State Park on Sept. 5, 2017, the day after labor day.

Five-year-old Alex Hirschfield takes some pitches from his
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Five-year-old Alex Hirschfield takes some pitches from his father, Mike Hirschfield, as they practice baseball skills at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017.

The bustling of young students entering their classrooms
(Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

The bustling of young students entering their classrooms on the first day of school at Maurice Downing Primary School in Malverne Tuesday Sept. 5, 2017

Hunter Tobin, a second-grader, has the honor of
(Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

Hunter Tobin, a second-grader, has the honor of holding the American flag for his classmates on the first day of school at Maurice Downing School in Malverne on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017.

Kathleen Novotany receives a hug and kiss from
(Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

Kathleen Novotany receives a hug and kiss from her mother, Catherine, on the first day of school at Maurice Downing School in Malverne on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017.

Alina Lozano, 2, of Deer Park, takes part
(Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas)

Alina Lozano, 2, of Deer Park, takes part in her 7-year-old cousin Miguel Arcos' pirate-themed birthday party during a family picnic at Ronkonkoma Beach and Park in Ronkonkoma on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4, 2017.

A boy climbs a lifeguard stand at West
(Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas)

A boy climbs a lifeguard stand at West Meadow Beach in Stony Brook on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017.

Artist Anthony Davis of Oakdale captures the unofficial
(Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas)

Artist Anthony Davis of Oakdale captures the unofficial end of summer on canvas as he paints a scene at the Frank Melville Memorial Park in Setauket on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4, 2017.

A costumed dancer marches in the West Indian
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

A costumed dancer marches in the West Indian Day Parade along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn on Monday, Sept. 4, 2017.

Costumed dancers march in the West Indian Day
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Costumed dancers march in the West Indian Day Parade along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn on Monday, Sept. 4, 2017.

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