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Top photos from around LI, NYC from November 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.

On the first day of a new COVID-19
Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

On the first day of a new COVID-19 test site in Brentwood, Jeff Thompson, of Babylon, is given a a COVID-19 swab test in the parking lot of the Brentwood Recreation Center on Third Ave, in Brentwood on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. The drive-thru test site is operated by the Town of Islip in cooperation with Good Samaritan Hospital. Patients must make an appointment to receive the test.

On the first day of a new COVID-19
Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

On the first day of a new COVID-19 test site in Brentwood, nurse Tracey Cassara administers a COVID-19 swab test to a patient in the parking lot of the Brentwood Recreation Center on Third Ave, in Brentwood on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. The drive-thru test site is operated by the Town of Islip in cooperation with Good Samaritan Hospital. Patients must make an appointment to receive the test.

Daniqua Goodloe of Roosevelt gets some sun on
Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

Daniqua Goodloe of Roosevelt gets some sun on the boardwalk in warm temperatures in the lower 50s under sunny skies for the final day of the holiday weekend on Long Island, according to the National Weather Service, November 29, 2020 in Long Beach, N.Y. The forecast calls for a storm that is expected to hit the region on Monday. ..

Seniors who are part of a friendship dinner
Credit: Jeff Bachner

Seniors who are part of a friendship dinner group have a socially distanced get together on the lawn at Eisenhower Park now that they are unable to dine together because of Covid restrictions, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020.

Birds swimming and flying around the pond on
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Birds swimming and flying around the pond on this warm spring like day in Heckscher Park Huntington Friday Nov. 27, 2020

Sayville Fire Department shows the dangers of frying
Credit: James Carbone

Sayville Fire Department shows the dangers of frying a turkey, at the Sayville Fire Department on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020.

Sarah Newman, 1, West Hempstead, splashes through a
Credit: Howard Schnapp

Sarah Newman, 1, West Hempstead, splashes through a puddle as she walks with her parents Abe and Lorraine in Eisenhower Park on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020 in East Meadow...

Birds swimming and flying around the pond on
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Birds swimming and flying around the pond on this warm spring like day in Heckscher Park Huntington Friday Nov. 27, 2020

Birds swimming and flying around the pond on
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Birds swimming and flying around the pond on this warm spring like day in Heckscher Park Huntington Friday Nov. 27, 2020

Brennan Willett 8 prepares to catch a football
Credit: Jeff Bachner

Brennan Willett 8 prepares to catch a football tossed by his dad at Eisenhower Park, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020.

Pedestrians on Mineola Blvd. in Mineola dodge first
Credit: Howard Schnapp

Pedestrians on Mineola Blvd. in Mineola dodge first raindrops of strong storm moving in this morning, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020.

Volunteer Jason Contuniello assisting with the turkey drive
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Volunteer Jason Contuniello assisting with the turkey drive at Oceanside High School in Oceanside Saturday Nov. 21, 2020. Students/staff packing up Thanksgiving baskets to be sent to needy families.

Surfcasters apply their skills as they fish in
Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

Surfcasters apply their skills as they fish in the waters off of Robert Moses State Park on the afternoon of Nov. 18, 2020.

19 year-old Frankie England of Massapequa reacts to
Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

19 year-old Frankie England of Massapequa reacts to pre-recorded messages of encouragement from Dancing With the Stars participants during a press conference at North Shore University Hospital to talk about the young dancer's recovery after heart transplant surgery less than a month ago. England is the youngest heart transplant patient on Long Island.

19 year-old Frankie England of Massapequa reacts to
Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

19 year-old Frankie England of Massapequa reacts to pre-recorded messages of encouragement from Dancing With the Stars participants during a press conference at North Shore University Hospital to talk about the young dancer's recovery after heart transplant surgery less than a month ago. England is the youngest heart transplant patient on Long Island.

Turkeys are bagged inside St. John's Bread of
Credit: Craig Ruttle

Turkeys are bagged inside St. John's Bread of Life Food Pantry in Manhattan near Penn Station Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, as turkeys, chicken meat and other canned foods are prepared for distribution for clients arriving at the door of the pantry in the basement of The Church of St. John the Baptist. Earlier in the day, Rep. Peter King joined notable sports stars and political figures, along with Gristedes/D'Agostinos Supermarkets CEO John Catsimatidis and officials from St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters to discuss the skyrocketing demand on pantries as local residents facing COVID-19-related economic hardship are relying on emergency food assistance this Thanksgiving Holiday. Donations to organizations has plummeted 75 percent due to coronavirus-related cancellations, officials said in a press release, but demand has increased five-fold on the strained food pantries.

A man wears a mask while walking along
Credit: Barry Sloan

A man wears a mask while walking along Park Boulevard in Massapequa Park Monday, Nov. 23, 2020.

Wearing a mask, a woman walks past a
Credit: Barry Sloan

Wearing a mask, a woman walks past a window painting of Santa at J&R Discounts on Park Boulevard in Massapequa Park Monday, Nov. 23, 2020.

A man masks up walking along Park Boulevard
Credit: Barry Sloan

A man masks up walking along Park Boulevard in Massapequa Park Monday, Nov. 23, 2020.

Cars line up for a Thanksgiving food distribution
Credit: Barry Sloan

Cars line up for a Thanksgiving food distribution event hosted by Nassau County and Island Harvest Food Bank outside the  Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale Monday, Nov. 23, 2020.

Civil Air Patrol members in November take part
Credit: Barry Sloan

Arshdeep Gora, left, and Daniel Wheeler, both members of the Civil Air Patrol in Queens, load up cars during a Thanksgiving food distribution event hosted by Nassau County and Island Harvest Food Bank outside the  Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale Monday, Nov. 23, 2020.

Therapy cows Pearl and Odin, shown with farmhands
Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

Therapy cows Pearl and Odin, shown with farmhands Haley Stavracos, left, and Isabella Moschetta, are among the animals guests will see during the Holiday Farm Light Tour being offered by the Spirit's Promise Equine Rescue Program at Blossom Hollow Ranch in Riverhead on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings over three weekends in December leading up to Christmas. During the walking tour, guests will wander through a forest of lights in the main barn, see the horses in their decorated stalls and get a glimpse of some of the other animals, such as the playful goats and the farm's two cows. Guests must reserve a time slot on the farm's website, www.spiritspromiserescue.org. They must also wear masks and stay with their family group at all times. Spirit's Promise Equine Rescue is a charity which uses horses and other animals to help people suffering from grief, anxiety and PTSD.

Food goods are stacked inside St. JohnÕs Bread
Credit: Craig Ruttle

Food goods are stacked inside St. JohnÕs Bread of Life Food Pantry in Manhattan near Penn Station Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, as turkeys, chicken meat and other canned foods are prepared for distribution for clients arriving at the door of the pantry in the basement of The Church of St. John the Baptist. Earlier in the day, Rep. Peter King joined notable sports stars and political figures, along with Gristedes/DÕAgostinos Supermarkets CEO John Catsimatidis and officials from St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters to discuss the skyrocketing demand on pantries as local residents facing COVID-19-related economic hardship are relying on emergency food assistance this Thanksgiving Holiday. Donations to organizations has plummeted 75 percent due to coronavirus-related cancellations, officials said in a press release, but demand has increased five-fold on the strained food pantries.

Victor Goldman and his wife Carolyn Schwartz from
Credit: Randee Daddona

Victor Goldman and his wife Carolyn Schwartz from Stony Brook keep warm by dancing by Stony Brook Harbor in Stony Brook on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020.

Surfcasters apply their skills as they fish in
Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

Surfcasters apply their skills as they fish in the waters off of Robert Moses State Park on the afternoon of Nov. 18, 2020.

Parents and teachers from Academy Charter School rally
Credit: Kendall Rodriguez

Parents and teachers from Academy Charter School rally in front of Hempstead Village hall in Hempstead against the construction of new buildings near the school on November 16, 2020

Jessica Arizaga, left, a new immigrant who wrote
Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

Jessica Arizaga, left, a new immigrant who wrote an emotional essay which documents her covid experience, hugs her 7-yr-old daughter Amanda Vasquez, November 21, 2020 in Port Washington, N.Y. Jessica arrived in the U.S. in August of 2019 from Ecuador. The Port Washington Public Library has collected more than a dozen essays over the past few months to document how the coronavirus pandemic has affected Long Islanders, particularly new immigrants who arrived in the United States only months prior. In her poignant essay she mentioned how she lost her job while her husband's work hours reduced after covid hit and misses her mom and sisters who are far away.....

Nassau county executive Laura Curran pardons a tukey
Credit: Raychel Brightman

Nassau county executive Laura Curran pardons a tukey named Tom handled by Jason Lubitz at Old Bethpage Restoration on Nov. 16, 2020.

A buck is pictured at Smith Point County
Credit: Barry Sloan

A buck is pictured at Smith Point County Park in Shirley Monday, Nov. 16, 2020.

A canopy of fall foliage serves as a
Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

A canopy of fall foliage serves as a backdrop for Sevket Kaya, of Ronkonkoma, as he completes his laps around Raynor Beach Park in Ronkonkoma on Friday afternoon, Nov. 6, 2020. The 64-year-old walks several miles a day on doctor's orders for a heart condition. By the time he left the park Friday, he had walked 6.8 miles according to his phone app that keeps track.

Surfcasters try their luck at Smith Point County
Credit: Barry Sloan

Surfcasters try their luck at Smith Point County Park in Shirley Monday, Nov. 16, 2020.

Developer George Tsunis has begun construction on the
Credit: Corey Sipkin

Developer George Tsunis has begun construction on the Huntington Hotel at the old Town Hall with plans for an opening in October 2021 Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, in Huntington.

97 year old, World War II veteran Joseph
Credit: Thomas A. Ferrara

97 year old, World War II veteran Joseph Iannucci (front), along with his son Richard (behind) attends the unveiling of Westbury Village's new military historical collection. The Museum is at the former site of a VFW post on Maple Ave. in Westbury...

Its a windy day at the Cold Spring
Credit: Kendall Rodriguez

Its a windy day at the Cold Spring Harbor State Park as temps this afternoon hit a high of 54 but are creeping down to a low of 34 Degrees on November 23, 2020

Donated turkeys are distributed at Casamento Park in
Credit: Barry Sloan

Donated turkeys are distributed at Casamento Park in Bay Shore Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. Islip Food for Hope distributed more than 788 turkeys and "Boxes of Love," Tuesday.

Chris Cruz and his wife Lisa, of Freeport,
Credit: James Carbone

Chris Cruz and his wife Lisa, of Freeport, from Tropix on the Mile in Freeport, donate food to Island Harvest Food Bank in Hauppauge on Sunday, Nov. 15, with the help of their daughters Ava, 9, left, and Alexa, 7.

Members of the 2nd Battalion, 25th Marines, present
Credit: Barry Sloan

Members of the 2nd Battalion, 25th Marines, present the colors during a Veterans Day service honoring Sgt. Robert Hendriks outside the Freeport Memorial Library on Wednesday, Nov. 11. Hendriks was killed in battle on April 8, 2019, while on active-duty in Afghanistan.

American Legion Post 342 Commander Ed Martin, Jr.,
Credit: Barry Sloan

American Legion Post 342 Commander Ed Martin, Jr., left, embraces Felecia Arculeo, mother of fallen Marine Sgt. Robert Hendriks, after presenting her with flowers during a Veterans Day ceremony outside the Freeport Memorial Library on Nov. 11. Hendriks, who was killed in battle on April 8, 2019, while on active-duty in Afghanistan, was honored during the ceremony.

People celebrate in Washington Square Park after President-elect
Credit: Howard Schnapp

People celebrate in Washington Square Park after President-elect Joe Biden was announced to become the 46th president of the United States on Nov. 7 in New York.

Cristina Bamfo of Bay Shore, 6, sits on
Credit: Barry Sloan

Cristina Bamfo of Bay Shore, 6, sits on the lap of her brother, Chris, 10, during a Veterans Day ceremony honoring fallen Marine Sgt. Robert Hendriks outside the Freeport Memorial Library on Wednesday, Nov. 11. Their father, Gunnery Sergeant Christopher Bamfo, survived the April 8, 2019 explosion that killed Hendriks.

Long Beach resident Vinny Gismondi enjoying the afternoon
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Long Beach resident Vinny Gismondi enjoying afternoon mild weather at the Long Beach Skate Park on Tuesday, Nov. 10.

Long Beach resident John Rodriguez enjoying the afternoon
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Long Beach resident John Rodriguez enjoying the afternoon mild weather at the Long Beach Skate Park on Tuesday, Nov. 10.

Nannette Forteza lost her husband Anthony Salvador Forteza-Garcia
Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

Nannette Forteza lost her husband Anthony Salvador Forteza-Garcia in the crash of Flight 587. A remembrance event marking the 19th anniversary of American Airlines Flight 587 crashing in New York, killing all 251 passengers, nine crew members, and five people on the ground, took place on Nov. 12 in Queens.

Nannette Forteza lost her husband Anthony Salvador Forteza-Garcia
Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

Nannette Forteza lost her husband Anthony Salvador Forteza-Garcia in the crash of Flight 587. A remembrance event marking the 19th anniversary of American Airlines Flight 587 crashing in New York, killing all 251 passengers, nine crew members, and five people on the ground, took place on Nov. 12 in Queens.

Mayor Bill DeBlasio, left, comforts Belkis Lora who
Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, comforts Belkis Lora, who lost her brother Jose Francisco Lora in the crash of Flight 587. A remembrance event marking the 19th anniversary of American Airlines Flight 587 crashing in New York, killing all 251 passengers, nine crew members, and five people on the ground, took place on Nov. 12 in Queens.

World War II veteran Albert Gallo, 97, of
Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

World War II veteran Albert Gallo, 97, of Garden City, attends The American Airpower Museum's special Veterans Day program honoring Long Island veterans on Nov. 7 in Farmingdale.

Carmine Farese from Montauk votes in the general
Credit: Gordon M. Grant

Carmine Farese from Montauk votes in the general election at the Montauk Playhouse Community Center in Montauk, on Nov. 3.

Poll inspector Christine Lefler, from Montauk, sanitizes a
Credit: Gordon M. Grant

Poll inspector Christine Lefler, from Montauk, sanitizes a pen after a voter used the polling booth in the general election at the Montauk Playhouse Community Center in Montauk on Nov. 3.

Constituents vote at Indian Hollow Primary School in
Credit: Barry Sloan

Constituents vote at Indian Hollow Primary School in Commack Tuesday, Nov. 3.

As a volunteer, not pictured, rom Starr Foundation
Credit: James Carbone

A volunteer from Starr Foundation, not pictured, holds a net to capture a turkey with the help from a Sixth Precinct police officer at the intersection of Route 112 and County Road 83 in Coram on Wednesday, Nov. 4.

Constituents wait in line to vote at Indian
Credit: Barry Sloan

Constituents wait in line to vote at Indian Hollow Primary School in Commack Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Congressman Lee Zeldin, casts his ballot as his
Credit: James Carbone

Congressman Lee Zeldin, casts his ballot as his twins daughters Mikayla, left, and Arianna, look on at the Mastic Beach Fire Department on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.

President Donald Trump speaks at a Make America
Credit: James Carbone

President Donald J. Trump speaks at a rally at Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport in Avoca, Pennsylvania on Monday, Nov. 2.

Voters stand in line to vote in the
Credit: Gordon M. Grant

Voters stand in line to vote in the general election at the Montauk Playhouse Community Center in Montauk, Nov. 3.

Constituents wait in line to vote outside Indian
Credit: Barry Sloan

Constituents wait in line to vote outside Indian Hollow Primary School in Commack Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.

Tom DeMarco of West Babylon casts his line
Credit: Barry Sloan

Tom DeMarco of West Babylon casts his line while fly fishing at the Massapequa Preserve Monday, Nov. 9, 2020.

People opposed to fascism and President Donald J.
Credit: Charles Eckert

People march on West 23rd Street in Manhattan in opposition to President Donald J. Trump on Nov. 1.

Members of the NYPD attempt to arrest people
Credit: Charles Eckert

Members of the NYPD attempt to arrest people during a march on West 24rd Street in Manhattan on Nov. 1.

Voters cast their vote at Mattituck-Cutchogue Jr. Sr.
Credit: Randee Daddona

Voters cast their vote at Mattituck-Cutchogue Jr. Sr. High School in Mattituck on Nov. 3.

A person walks past Alek's Barber Shop along
Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

A person walks past Alek's Barber Shop along Main Street, in Port Washington, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020.

An art gallery is boarded up on 10th
Credit: Charles Eckert

An art gallery is boarded up on 10th Avenue in Manhattan on Nov. 1.

Voters cast their vote at Mattituck-Cutchogue Jr. Sr.
Credit: Randee Daddona

Voters cast their vote at Mattituck-Cutchogue Jr. Sr. High School in Mattituck on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.

People celebrate in New YorkÕs Columbus Circle Saturday,
Credit: Craig Ruttle

People celebrate in New York's Columbus Circle on Saturday, Nov. 7, after Democrat Joe Biden was projected to win the presidency.

Members of the NYPD arrest people opposed to
Credit: Charles Eckert

Members of the NYPD arrest people during a march on West 24rd Street in Manhattan on Nov. 1.

People celebrate in New YorkÕs Columbus Circle Saturday,
Credit: Craig Ruttle

People celebrate in New York's Columbus Circle on Saturday, Nov. 7, after Democrat Joe Biden was projected to win the presidency.

People in Times Square celebrate former vice president
Credit: Corey Sipkin

People in Times Square celebrate former vice president Joe Biden's win for President of the United States, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Manhattan.

A Suffolk County emergency police officer rescues a
Credit: James Carbone

A Suffolk County emergency police officer rescues a 4-month-old Yorkie Piper from a storm drain in Selden on Saturday, Nov. 7. The owner of the dog Freddy Wnoa, said his wife and his two daughters were inside the home when the dog ran out of their front door and fell into the storm drain in front of their house. The dog was not injured, but the police suggested to the family that Piper needed a bath.

Pro Trump rally on Jericho Turnpike in East
Credit: Morgan Campbell/Morgan Campbell

A pro-Trump rally takes place on the Jericho Turnpike in East Northport on Sunday, Nov. 8.

Over 1,000 Trump supporters rallied for President Donald
Credit: James Carbone

Over 1,000 Trump supporters rallied for President Donald Trump in front of the Dennison building in Hauppauge on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020.

Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy today's high temperatures at Eisenhower
Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy the high temperatures at Eisenhower Park on Monday, Nov. 9.

People enjoying the clear skies while getting some
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

People enjoy clear skies while getting some exercise on the Long Beach boardwalk on Wednesday, Nov. 4.

Sandra Douglas's Biden and Harris 2020 earrings at
Credit: Morgan Campbell

Sandra Douglas's Biden and Harris 2020 earrings at the pro-Biden Victory Caravan at Walt Whitman mall in Huntington Station on Sunday, Nov. 8.

Amanda Nize, of Bay Shore, enjoys the outdoors
Credit: James Carbone

Amanda Nize, of Bay Shore, enjoys the outdoors with her daughter Leia, 2, at Belmont Lake State Park in West Babylon on Nov. 9.

Deer and turkey's spend time together on a
Credit: James Carbone

Deer and turkeys spend time together on a farm on Mill Road in Coram on Nov. 8.

Mia Douglas, 11, decorates car at pro-Biden Victory
Credit: Morgan Campbell

Mia Douglas, 11, decorates a car that's part of a pro-Biden victory caravan at Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station on Nov. 8.

A woman and schance in the sand at
Credit: John Roca

A woman and child dance in the sand at a Bridgehampton Town beach on Nov. 4.

Tom DeMarco of West Babylon casts his line
Credit: Barry Sloan

Tom DeMarco of West Babylon casts his line while fly fishing at the Massapequa Preserve Nov. 9.

Tom DeMarco of West Babylon casts his line
Credit: Barry Sloan

Tom DeMarco of West Babylon casts his line while fly fishing at the Massapequa Preserve on Nov. 9.

Tom DeMarco of West Babylon casts his line
Credit: Barry Sloan

Tom DeMarco of West Babylon casts his line while fly fishing at the Massapequa Preserve on Nov. 9.

People enjoying the clear skies while getting some
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

A cyclist enjoys the clear skies at the Long Beach boardwalk on Nov. 4.

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