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Top photos from around LI, NYC from September 2020

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.

Lady Florez Llanos enjoys some time at the
Credit: Howard Schnapp

Lady Florez Llanos enjoys some time at the Wantagh Pool with her daughter Ella on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020 in Wantagh...

Beachgoers walk and bike along the Long Beach
Credit: Johnny Milano

Beachgoers walk and bike along the Long Beach Boardwalk, Labor Day Sept. 7, 2020, as summer draws to a close.

Nathaly Lema 18, of Jamaica Queens plays with
Credit: Kendall Rodriguez

Nathaly Lema 18, of Jamaica Queens plays with her younger sisters Katherine Lema, 5, and Cinthia Lema, 14 at the pool in Elmont as Labor Day marks the unofficial last day of summer on September 7, 2020

As clouds move in on Friday afternoon, Sept.
Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

As clouds move in on Friday afternoon, Sept. 11, 2020, two women take a lap around the path that stretching around the pond at Heckscher Park in Huntington.

Cananda Geese gather on Milburn Pond as animal
Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

Cananda Geese gather on Milburn Pond as animal activists from PETA and Long Island Orchestrating for Nature gather at Milburn Pond, in Baldwin, to honor the 86 Canada geese who were recently mistakenly killed there by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services department, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020.

People gather at Tobay Beach for the Town
Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

People gather at Tobay Beach for the Town of Oyster Bay, Remembrance Ceremony for the victims of the September 11th 2001 attacks on America. Due the the Covid-19 pandemic the ceremony was held as a "drive-in" event to maintain social distancing. September 9, 2020

Jhavon Murphy, 10 and his brother Rohan Murphy
Credit: Kendall Rodriguez

Jhavon Murphy, 10 and his brother Rohan Murphy jump in the pool in Elmont, as Labor Day marks the unofficial last day of summer on September 7, 2020

Howard Nguyen, 40, of Mineola, goes for a
Credit: James Carbone

Howard Nguyen, 40, of Mineola, goes for a walk on the beach with his son Andrew, 5, at Heckscher State Park in East Islip on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020.

People enjoy the beautiful day at Jones Beach
Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

People enjoy the beautiful day at Jones Beach on Labor Day, September 7, 2020 in Wantagh, NY. End-of-summer in an unusual season where all the norms looked different due to Covid-19 pandemic.

Tatianna Harriston, 9, of Hempstead, tries out her
Credit: Linda Rosier

Tatianna Harriston, 9, of Hempstead, tries out her new roller skates with her aunt, Sheriva Holmes, in Eisenhower Park, Sept. 9, 2020. ....

Blustery winds created the ideal conditions for kite
Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

Blustery winds created the ideal conditions for kite surfing as Adrian Cengher, of Mineola, took to the air while navigateing his board and kite on Long Island Sound off of Crab Meadow Beach in Fort Salonga on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020.

Greg Velos, 12, of Floral Park with his
Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

Greg Velos, 12, of Floral Park with his Godfather Anthony Caris, left, of Astoria, play in the water on a the beautiful day at Jones Beach on Labor Day, September 7, 2020 in Wantagh, NY. End-of-summer in an unusual season where all the norms looked different due to Covid-19 pandemic.

Greg Velos, 12, of Floral Park plays in
Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

Greg Velos, 12, of Floral Park plays in the water on a the beautiful day at Jones Beach on Labor Day, September 7, 2020 in Wantagh, NY. End-of-summer in an unusual season where all the norms looked different due to Covid-19 pandemic.

Daisy, a rescue dog, has fun in the
Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

Daisy, a rescue dog, has fun in the sprinkler at Eisenhower Park, with owner Steve Lerner of Baldwin, Sept. 13, 2020 in East Meadow, NY. The County?s splash parks will be officially closed for the season, but they're opening up one last time in 2020 for Nassau's furry family members to run, splash & play.

Chosen Aiken (l) and Grey Francois grill burgers
Credit: Jeff Bachner

Chosen Aiken (l) and Grey Francois grill burgers on Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn to celebrate their Jamaican and Haitian roots on West Indian American Day despite cancellation of the annual parade, Sunday, Sep. 7, 2020.

Members of the caribbean community in Brooklyn celebrate
Credit: Jeff Bachner

Members of the caribbean community in Brooklyn celebrate West Indian American Day with music and dancing on Bedford Avenue despite cancellation of the annual parade, Sunday, Sep. 7, 2020.

John Di Leonardo, President of LION and Senior
Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

John Di Leonardo, President of LION and Senior Manager at PETA, far right, speaks as animal activists from PETA and Long Island Orchestrating for Nature gather at Milburn Pond, in Baldwin, to honor the 86 Canada geese who were recently mistakenly killed there by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services department, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020.

Eric Strezenec, of Merrick, left, Norbert Holowat, of
Credit: Linda Rosier

Eric Strezenec, of Merrick, left, Norbert Holowat, of Williston Park, and Tony Fitzgerald, of Floral Park, all members of the " Landing Crew," an exercise club for people with disabilities, take part in their daily exercise routine in Eisenhower Park, Sept. 9, 2020.

A surfer rides a wave in Long Beach,
Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

A surfer rides a wave in Long Beach, Monday Sept. 14, 2020.

Beachgoers bask in the sun on the Long
Credit: Johnny Milano

Beachgoers bask in the sun on the Long Beach Boardwalk, Labor Day Sept. 7, 2020, as summer draws to a close.

Sydney McGinnis, 24, of Hoboken New Jersey, and
Credit: James Carbone

Sydney McGinnis, 24, of Hoboken New Jersey, and her college friend Chloe Knudson, 24, of Central Islip, enjoy labor day at the beach at Heckscher State Park in East Islip on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020.

Protesters gather at Firefighters Park on Grace Avenue
Credit: Kendall Rodriguez

Protesters gather at Firefighters Park on Grace Avenue in Great Neck and walked along Cuttermill Road to protest against police brutality on Sept. 6.

A inflatable of president Donald J. Trump passes
Credit: James Carbone

A inflatable image of President Donald Trump passes along Main Street in Babylon Village on Sept. 6. The Trump truck and car parade started in Copiague and ended in Patchogue.

A Trump supporter at pro-Trump rally in Copiague
Credit: James Carbone

A supporter of President Donald Trump at pro-Trump rally in Copiague on Sept. 6. The rally was followed by a Trump truck and car parade that left Copiague and ended in Patchogue.

Robert Cone, of Massapequa, takes a picture of
Credit: James Carbone

Robert Cone, of Massapequa, takes a picture of a 1961 Chevy Corvette, at a car show in the Macy's Plaza parking lot in Commack on Sept. 6.

Chris Johnson, of Wantagh, installs American flags on
Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

Chris Johnson, of Wantagh, installs American flags on light posts, on Sept. 6, 2020 in Wantagh. Flags Fly High in Wantagh, a community group aiming to get a flag on every light post in Wantagh, works on installing 155 flags on each lamp post down Wantagh Avenue.

Lifeguard Hunter Rainis challenging the rough surfs at
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Lifeguard Hunter Rainis takes on the challenging rough surf at Lido Beach on Sept. 2. The National Weather Service said there was a high risk of rip currents at Atlantic Ocean beaches.

Michael Cammarat with his daughter Olivia stand by
Credit: Howard Schnapp

Michael Cammarat, with his daughter Olivia, stand by the sewer where she saw a swan trapped on Sept. 3 in Merrick. Olivia's alert observation led to rescuers saving the swan.

World War II Army veteran Bob Edelson, who
Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

World War II Army veteran Bob Edelson, who served in Europe, salutes alongside his wife of 66 years, Jill, as the American Airpower Museum in East Farmingdale commemorates the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, Sept. 5.

Mikayla and Luke Spiotta, 2, and their cousin
Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

Mikayla and Luke Spiotta, 2, and their cousin Finn Peters, 2, of Massapequa, watch the airplanes as the American Airpower Museum in East Farmingdale commemorates the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, Sept. 5.

Ms. Anne Bass sits with from back to
Credit: Howard Schnapp

Anne Bass sits with, from back to front, Karina Ponnappan, Rebecca Chalom and Susie Wansor as she teaches her outdoor backyard pod class on Sept. 3 in East Meadow.

Rosa Soto Monge and Jose Soto Monge, during
Credit: Howard Schnapp

Rosa Soto Monge and Jose Soto Monge, attend a news conference outside the Nassau County Legislature building on Sept. 3 as they call for justice for their son, Jorge Soto of Freeport, who was killed in a boat crash.

Congresswoman Kathleen Rice with Nassau County Executive Laura
Credit: Howard Schnapp

Rep. Kathleen Rice, pictured, with Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and Sen. Kevin Thomas announce the county's first ever "Splash Bark." at Eisenhower Park on Sept. 4 in East Meadow.

Yasmin Silverio, of Medford, left, with her twin
Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

Yasmin Silverio, of Medford, left, with her twin children Eve and Max, 5 months, and cousin Michelle Silverio, walk toward the waves as lifeguards watch over the beach at Robert Moses State Park on Sept. 3, after the state announced that the New York State beaches will remain open and staffed with lifeguards.

Dr. Jennifer Mannino, in red shirt, Grace Cramsie,
Credit: Howard Schnapp

Dr. Jennifer Mannino, in red shirt, Grace Cramsie, center, and Dr. Marcia Gardner pack nursing kits for first year nursing students at Molloy College on Sept. 1 in Rockville Centre.

Finn Peters, 2, of Massapequa, greets re-enactor Andrew
Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

Finn Peters, 2, of Massapequa, greets re-enactor Andrew Beard, of North Babylon, as the American Airpower Museum in East Farmingdale commemorates the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, Sept. 5.

Clint Frazier #77 of the New York Yankees
Credit: Jim McIsaac

Clint Frazier, No. 77 of the New York Yankees, makes a diving catch for an out during the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 1 in the Bronx.

People take in the view of sunflowers as
Credit: James Carbone

People take in the view of sunflowers as they take pictures at the Waterdrinker Family Farm and Garden in Manorville on Sept. 5.

Maria Granados, of Wantagh, takes a selfie with
Credit: James Carbone

Maria Granados, of Wantagh, takes a selfie with her son Mattias, 1, at the Waterdrinker Family Farm and Garden in Manorville on Sept. 5.

Lifeguard Hunter Rainis challenging the rough surfs at
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Lifeguard Hunter Rainis takes on the challenging rough surf at Lido Beach on Sept. 2. The National Weather Service said there was a high risk of rip currents at Atlantic Ocean beaches.

For Ashleigh and John Roche, of Stony Brook,
Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

For Ashleigh and John Roche, of Stony Brook, sitting on a rock and watching the kayakers and paddle boarders make their way through Stony Brook Harbor on Sept. 5 was just as enjoyable a way to spend a late summer afternoon as it probably was for those out on the water.

Lifeguard Hunter Rainis challenging the rough surfs at
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Lifeguard Hunter Rainis takes on the challenging rough surf at Lido Beach on Sept. 2.

A Seagull takes flight as fishermen try their
Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

A seagull takes flight as fishermen try their luck off the pier at Oak Beach on Sept. 2.

Mekale Jackson of Balwin and his son King,
Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

Mekale Jackson, of Baldwin, and his son King, 3, watch a World War II Navy T6 plane and other vintage aircraft at The American Airpower Museum, Long Island's only flying military aviation museum in East Farmingdale on Sept. 5.

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