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Top photos from around LI, NYC from November 2019

From 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.

A soldier holds an American flag during the
Credit: Charles Eckert

A soldier holds an American flag during the New York City Veterans Day Parade, Manhattan, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. This years Parade honors the centennial of the first Armistice Day, which in 1919, marked the first anniversary of the end World War I.

Joe Ruf, 45, of Babylon, battles the wind
Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

Joe Ruf, 45, of Babylon, battles the wind in 30 degree weather as he catches a stripped bass on the shore of Robert Moses State Park, in Babylon, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Ruf, soon to be retired says it is his last season fishing here and is moving to North Carolina in February. "I try to fish every other day, or when I can skip work." Ruf says with a smile upon his reddened face.

A veteran rides in the New York City
Credit: Charles Eckert

A veteran rides in the New York City Veterans Day Parade, Manhattan, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. This yearÕs Parade honors the centennial of the first Armistice Day, which in 1919, marked the first anniversary of the end World War I.

Lauren Mehta of Farmingdale springs from the 1-meter
Credit: James Escher

Lauren Mehta of Farmingdale springs from the 1-meter board during the Nassau County girls diving championship and state qualifier at Nassau Aquatic Center in East Meadow on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019.

A wreathe is placed inside Madison Square Park
Credit: James Carbone

A wreathe is placed inside Madison Square Park where President Donald J. Trump and First lady Melania Trump attended a Veterans Day event on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. The Trumps attended Veterans Day Memorial festivities where the president gave remarks.

Alison Devall, Shoreham-Wading River goalie, makes a save
Credit: James Escher

Alison Devall, Shoreham-Wading River goalie, makes a save the first overtime period of the girls soccer Class A Long Island Championship against MacArthur at Berner Middle School in Massapequa on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019.

A man jogging the boardwalk on this cool
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

A man jogging the boardwalk on this cool brisk evening in Long Beach Wednesday Nov. 13, 2019

President Donald J. Trump and First lady Melania
Credit: James Carbone

President Donald J. Trump and First lady Melania Trump inside Madison Square Park on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. The Trumps attended Veterans Day Memorial festivities where the president gave remarks.

President Donald J. Trump and First lady Melania
Credit: James Carbone

President Donald J. Trump and First lady Melania Trump inside Madison Square Park on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. The Trumps attended Veterans Day Memorial festivities where the president gave remarks.

Congressman Peter King speaks outside his home on
Credit: Howard Schnapp

Congressman Peter King speak outside his home after he announces he won't seek re-election on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019 in Seaford....

Sailors high-five spectators during the New York City
Credit: Charles Eckert

Sailors high-five spectators during the New York City Veterans Day Parade, Manhattan, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. This yearÕs Parade honors the centennial of the first Armistice Day, which in 1919, marked the first anniversary of the end World War I.

Harleen Kaur, 2, of Woodbury, and aunt Gurjot
Credit: Danielle Silverman

Harleen Kaur, 2, of Woodbury, and aunt Gurjot Kaur, worship with their Sikh community while celebrating the 550th birthday of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Sahib at the Guru Gobind Singh Sikh Center Plainview Gurudwara, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019.

Mike LaRosa of Babylon, 23, does push-ups as
Credit: Barry Sloan

Mike LaRosa of Babylon, 23, does push-ups as part of his exercise routine at Argyle Lake in Babylon Monday, Nov. 4, 2019.

A man getting some exercise while riding on
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

A man getting some exercise while riding on the boardwalk in Long Beach Saturday Nov. 23. 2019

Kindergarten student Marjorie Mejia reacts to seeing the
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Kindergarten student Marjorie Mejia reacts to seeing the start of the TV show, Mr. Rogers with a school mates at Ulysses Bias Elementary School in Roosevelt Thursday Nov. 7, 2019 ..To preview the upcoming Tom Hanks film about Mister Rogers, we will be showing an episode of the show to a Kindergarten class at this school

A World War II veteran named Jimmy, right,
Credit: Charles Eckert

A World War II veteran named Jimmy, right, expresses his anger towards veterans and others protesting President Donald T. Trump during the New York City Veterans Day Parade, Manhattan, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. This yearÕs Parade honors the centennial of the first Armistice Day, which in 1919, marked the first anniversary of the end World War I.

Wild turkeys roam yards in Bellport, Tuesday, Nov.
Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

Wild turkeys roam yards in Bellport, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019.

Queens resident Saul Lora performs a trick called
Credit: Charles Eckert

Queens resident Saul Lora performs a trick called a Keo spin on his fixed-gear track bike in Union Square Park, Manhattan, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019.

A woman pushing a stroller while walking on
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

A woman pushing a stroller while walking on the boardwalk on this cool brisk evening in Long Beach Wednesday Nov. 13, 2019

Kindergarten student Marjorie Mejia reacts to seeing the
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Kindergarten student Marjorie Mejia reacts to seeing the start of the TV show, Mr. Rogers with a school mates at Ulysses Bias Elementary School in Roosevelt Thursday Nov. 7, 2019 ..To preview the upcoming Tom Hanks film about Mister Rogers, we will be showing an episode of the show to a Kindergarten class at this school

Men reinact the United States Marines planting of
Credit: Charlie Eckert

Men reinact the United States Marines planting of the American flag on a float during the Veterans Day Parade on Fifth Avenue, Manhattan today, Nov. 11, 2019.

Maria Stefanopoulos from South Jamesport, left, and Jocelyn
Credit: Randee Daddona

Maria Stefanopoulos from South Jamesport, left, and Jocelyn Shaw from Laurel have cocktails and appetizers by the fire pit at Il Giardino Restaurant in Aquebogue on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019.

Pro and anti-Trump veterans argue near Madison Square
Credit: Charles Eckert

Pro and anti-Trump veterans argue near Madison Square Park during the New York City Veterans Day Parade, Manhattan, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. This yearÕs Parade honors the centennial of the first Armistice Day, which in 1919, marked the first anniversary of the end World War I.

The sun briefly shines through the clouds, illuminating
Credit: Barry Sloan

The sun briefly shines through the clouds, illuminating Northport Harbor and silhouetting those who walk along the Northport Village Dock Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019.

Family and friends place flowers at the Flight
Credit: Charles Eckert

Family and friends place flowers at the Flight 587 Memorial Park on the 18th anniversary of the the crash of American Airlines flight 587 in Belle Harbor, Queens, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. The Airbus 300 was traveling from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic when it fell from the sky three minutes after takeoff killing all 260 people aboard and five people on the ground in Belle Harbor where the plane crashed and burned.

Ainsley Prior, 3, from Peconic plays in a
Credit: Randee Daddona

Ainsley Prior, 3, from Peconic plays in a pile of leaves at the Reichert Family Community Playground in Peconic on Monday, Nov. 4, 2019.

Stephanie Guzowski and her daughter Lainey run in
Credit: Howard Schnapp

Stephanie Guzowski and her daughter Lainey run in the 2017 Garden City Turkey Trot 5 mile race on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017 in Garden City.

A woman riding her bike on the boardwalk
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

A woman riding her bike on the boardwalk on this cool brisk evening in Long Beach Wednesday Nov. 13, 2019

Family and friends place flowers at the Flight
Credit: Charles Eckert

Family and friends place flowers at the Flight 587 Memorial Park on the 18th anniversary of the the crash of American Airlines flight 587 in Belle Harbor, Queens, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. The Airbus 300 was traveling from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic when it fell from the sky three minutes after takeoff killing all 260 people aboard and five people on the ground in Belle Harbor where the plane crashed and burned.

A major fire destroyed an autobody shop after
Credit: James Carbone

A major fire destroyed an autobody shop after fire brokeout around 12:30 p.m. in Ronkonkoma on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019.

NYPD commissioner James P. O'Neill is engaged by
Credit: Craig Ruttle

NYPD commissioner James P. O'Neill is engaged by Mayor Bill de Blasio as the mayor announced O'Neill's retirement Monday, November 4, 2019, at City Hall in Manhattan.

Steve Deveau 71, US Army (ret) outside Deer
Credit: Howard Simmons

Steve Deveau 71, US Army (ret) outside Deer Park VFW on Veterans Day raising money for veterans of Foreign wars veterans assistance program. Monday November 11, 2019.

Mary Keitany of Kenya waves to spectators in
Credit: James Escher

Mary Keitany of Kenya greets spectators in Central Park after her second-place finish in the women's competition in the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon on Nov. 3.

Manuela Schar of Switzerland crosses the finish line
Credit: James Escher

Manuela Schar of Switzerland crosses the finish line in Central Park to win the women's wheelchair competition in the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon on Nov. 3.

Manuela Schar of Switzerland, women's wheelchair competition winner,
Credit: James Escher

Manuela Schar of Switzerland, women's wheelchair competition winner, center, poses for pictures with American-born runner-up Tatyana McFadden, left, and Susannah Scaroni, also of the United States, after completing the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon on Nov. 3.

Joyciline Jepkosgei of Kenya crosses the finish line
Credit: James Escher

Joyciline Jepkosgei of Kenya crosses the finish line in Central Park at the 2:22.38 mark to win the women's competition in the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon on Nov. 3.

Geoffrey Kamworor of Kenya crosses the finish line
Credit: James Escher

Geoffrey Kamworor of Kenya crosses the finish line in Central Park at the 2:08.13 mark to win the men's competition in the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon on Nov. 3.

Endi Fernandez, Uniondale goalie, makes a save off
Credit: James Escher

Uniondale keeper Endi Fernandez makes a save off a Port Washington corner kick during the Nassau County boys soccer Class AA semifinals at Farmingdale State College on Nov. 1. The game ended in a scoreless tie before Uniondale advanced on kicks 4-2.

Eder Argueta, No. 15 with the Uniondale team,
Credit: James Escher

Eder Argueta, No. 15 with the Uniondale team, bottom left, gets mobbed by teammates after scoring in the fourth round of penalty kicks to seal the win over Port Washington in the Nassau County boys soccer Class AA semifinals at Farmingdale State College on Nov. 1.

Molvensly Guerrier #13 of Uniondale makes a bicycle
Credit: James Escher

Molvensly Guerrier, No. 13 with the Uniondale team, bicycle kicks the ball upfield during the Nassau County boys soccer Class AA semifinals against Port Washington at Farmingdale State College on Nov. 1. The game ended in a scoreless tie before Uniondale advanced on kicks 4-2.

Plainview resident Jay Asparro has the company friend
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Plainview resident Jay Asparro has the company of friend Andrew Woods who is running, and others who are giving their support, during his 100-mile run to raise funds for the LI Alzheimer's Foundation at the Kellenberg Memorial High School track in Uniondale on Nov. 2. Asparro is running in memory of his grandmother who died from Alzheimer's in April.

People cheer as a runners arrive in Long
Credit: Charles Eckert

People cheer as a runners arrive in Long Island City after crossing the Pulaski Bridge during the TCS New York City Marathon Nov. 3. The marathon course runs 26.2 miles through the city's five boroughs.

Runners arrive in Long Island City after crossing
Credit: Charles Eckert

Runners arrive in Long Island City after crossing the Pulaski Bridge during the TCS New York City Marathon on Nov. 3. 

Babylon's no. 5 Chloe Fusco battles with Pierson's
Credit: Howard Schnapp

Babylon's No. 5, Chloe Fusco, battles with Pierson's No. 6, Tahnie Sullivan, for the ball during the Suffolk County Section IX Class C Field Hockey Championship on Nov. 2 in Medford.

Tonni Anne Accardidia with her son Tyler Accardidia,7,
Credit: Morgan Campbell

ToniAnn Accardi, with her son Tyler Accardi, 7, as Tyler recovers at home in Centereach from his surgery to treat his spinal muscular atrophy.

Nicholas Accardidia, left, and his brother Tyler Accardidia
Credit: Morgan Campbell

Nicholas Accardi, left, and his brother, Tyler Accardi, celebrate Halloween at their home in Centereach while Tyler recovers from his surgery to treat his spinal muscular atrophy.

Plainview resident Jay Asparro has the company of
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Plainview resident Jay Asparro has the company of his son Shane, 3, and friend Andrew Woods during his 100-mile run at Kellenberg Memorial High School Track in Uniondale to raise funds for the LI Alzheimer's Foundation on Nov. 2. 

Donovan Kirsmer age 9, Brooklyn smashes a pumpkin
Credit: Corey Sipkin

Donovan Kirsmer, 9, of Brooklyn, smashes a pumpkin at the Hudson River Park's Community Compost Program in Manhattan on Nov. 2.

Jonathan Klepper, Manhattan smashes a pumpkin at the
Credit: Corey Sipkin

Jonathan Klepper of Manhattan smashes a pumpkin at the Hudson River Park's Community Compost Program in Manhattan on Nov. 2. The pumpkins are composted after they are smashed.

Bundled up in the cold, Jeff Schwartz. right.
Credit: James Carbone

Bundled up in the cold, Jeanny and Jeff Schwartz, from left,  of Ronkonkoma, feed the ducks at the lake at Belmont Lake State Park in West Babylon on Nov. 3.

Lisa Tuozzolo, center, the wife of slain NYPD
Credit: Charles Eckert

Lisa Tuozzolo, center, the wife of slain NYPD Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo, greets members of the NYPD as she crosses the Pulaski Bridge into Queens during the TCS New York City Marathon on Nov. 3. Tuozzolo ran the race to raise money for families of fallen police officers the day before the second anniversary of her husband's death.

Steve Walters III, 3, of Patchogue, explores a
Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

Steve Walters III, 3, of Patchogue, explores a utility service vehicle while visiting the "Touch-A-Truck" event held in the parking lot of Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station on Nov. 2.

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