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Top photos from around LI, NYC from March 2021

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.

John Wims gets his Covid-19 vaccine outside the
Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

John Wims gets his Covid-19 vaccine outside the "Vaxmobile" unit today, Wednesday March 31, 2021 in Uniondale. Mount Sinai South Nassau and the Town of Hempstead launched mobile vaccination unit to deliver vaccinations to eligible residents of the Town of Hempstead, eliminating barriers to vaccination, including transportation, mobility, language or health, and bring one-dose vaccines directly to hard-hit and other communities.

Elizabeth Hagood gets her Covid-19 vaccine outside the
Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

Elizabeth Hagood gets her Covid-19 vaccine outside the "Vaxmobile" unit today, Wednesday March 31, 2021 in Uniondale. Mount Sinai South Nassau and the Town of Hempstead launched mobile vaccination unit to deliver vaccinations to eligible residents of the Town of Hempstead, eliminating barriers to vaccination, including transportation, mobility, language or health, and bring one-dose vaccines directly to hard-hit and other communities.

Kathie Tinucci takes a photo of her husband,
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Kathie Tinucci takes a photo of her husband, Wayne as he gets his Covid-19 vaccine outside the "Vaxmobile" unit today, Wednesday March 31, 2021 in Uniondale. Mount Sinai South Nassau and the Town of Hempstead launched mobile vaccination unit to deliver vaccinations to eligible residents of the Town of Hempstead, eliminating barriers to vaccination, including transportation, mobility, language or health, and bring one-dose vaccines directly to hard-hit and other communities.

Long Island Cares' chief executive officer Paule Pachter
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Long Island Cares' chief executive officer Paule Pachter talking to the media at a press conference about efforts being made to help people in the entertainment industry who are out of work at Mulcahy's in Wantagh Tuesday March 30, 2021.

Raindrops collect on a car windshield, obscuring a
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Raindrops collect on a car windshield, obscuring a wall mural painted on the side of a shopping center on Rosevale Ave. in Ronkonkoma commemorating the legend of the Lady of the Lake. March 31, 2021

Rene Mennes, of Brookhaven, receives a hug on
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Rene Mennes, of Brookhaven, receives a hug on his 80th birthday, from his wife Betty, inside the Oasis Rehabilitation and Nursing facility in Center Moriches, Wednesday, March 31, 2021. The two are reunited after more than six months of being separated due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Hewlett resident, Alfredo Hercules seeing his family for
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Hewlett resident, Alfredo Hercules seeing his family for the first tine after 72 days in the hospital when he tested positive for COVID-19 at Catholic Health's Mercy Hospital, in Rockville Center for Wednesday March 24, 2021. Wife Jamila and two daughters Isabel, 9 and Safiah, 7

Surfers make their way along the beach in
Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

Surfers make their way along the beach in Hampton Bays on the afternoon of March 23, 2021

Hewlett resident, Alfredo Hercules seeing his family for
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Hewlett resident, Alfredo Hercules seeing his family for the first tine after 72 days in the hospital when he tested positive for COVID-19 at Catholic Health's Mercy Hospital, in Rockville Center for Wednesday March 24, 2021. Wife Jamila and two daughters Isabel, 9 and Safiah, 7

Huntington resident Patricia Shih at the H. Lee
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Huntington resident Patricia Shih at the H. Lee Dennison Building in Hauppauge to support the Asian community against hate Saturday March 27, 2021. Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone holding a Stop Asian Hate rally.

Rebecca and her daughter Maya Ryan of Babylon
Credit: Raychel Brightman

Rebecca and her daughter Maya Ryan of Babylon go for a walk at Robert Moses State Park on March 29, 2021.

A man stands at the end of a
Credit: Raychel Brightman

A man stands at the end of a pier at the East Islip Marina on March 22, 2021.

BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN - MARCH 27: Juri Vips of
Credit: Getty Images/Bryn Lennon

BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN - MARCH 27: Juri Vips of Estonia and Hitech Grand Prix (8) leads the field during Sprint Race 2 of Round 1:Sakhir of the Formula 2 Championship at Bahrain International Circuit on March 27, 2021 in Bahrain, Bahrain. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Alison, 11, and Ryan Hahn, 9, of Huntington
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Alison, 11, and Ryan Hahn, 9, of Huntington practice their Islander inspired moves on the sand ahead of tonights game at Robert Moses State Park on March 29, 2021.

Eleanor Bigay,11, and her brother Abraham, 4 during
Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

Eleanor Bigay,11, and her brother Abraham, 4 during today's Easter egg hunt at Camp ANCHOR Monday March 29, 2021. Town of Hempstead Supervisor Don Clavin, Members of the Town Board and the folks at Peter's Clam Bar teamed up to bring some much-needed joy to a group of special children.

A young girl holding a sign at the
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A young girl holding a sign at the H. Lee Dennison Building in Hauppauge to support the Asian community against hate Saturday March 27, 2021. Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone holding a Stop Asian Hate rally.

Jenna Hahn and her daughter Alison, 11, and
Credit: Raychel Brightman

Jenna Hahn and her daughter Alison, 11, and son Ryan, 9, of Huntington at Robert Moses State Park on March 29, 2021.

Setauket resident Lucia Yuam, 6, holding a sign
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Setauket resident Lucia Yuam, 6, holding a sign in support of the rally she attended at the H. Lee Dennison Building in Hauppauge Saturday March 27, 2021. Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone holding a Stop Asian Hate rally.

Surfer navigate the thick fog at Lido Beach
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Surfer navigate the thick fog at Lido Beach in Lido Beach Tuesday March 23, 2021

6 year-old Jordan Vincench of Massapequa struggles with
Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

6 year-old Jordan Vincench of Massapequa struggles with today's winds during at walk a Jones Beach State park, Monday March 29, 2021.

Surfers catch waves in the waters off of
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Surfers catch waves in the waters off of Hampton Bays on the afternoon of March 23, 2021

From left, US Army Ret. Louis Alessio of
Credit: Barry Sloan

From left, US Army Ret. Louis Alessio of Huntington, receives bithday wishes from his daughter, Angela Alessio-Troisi of Commack, great-grandson Dante, 2, and daughter-in-law Noel Alessio of Huntington Station, during a 100th birthday celebration for Alessio in Huntington Friday, March 12, 2021. A drive-by birthday parade was held for the Alessio, a World War II veteran who turned 100 on Friday.

Chloe Tunison, 19, left, a resident at the
Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

Chloe Tunison, 19, left, a resident at the Center for Developmental Disabilities, celebrates getting the COVID-19 vaccine from Bitty Bigos, RN, chief nursing officer at ProHEALTH, March 13, 2021 in Lake Success, N.Y. ProHEALTH teamed up with Center for Developmental Disabilities and The INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network) to help expand access to the COVID-19 vaccine among underserved populations.

Members of Nassau County Police Department, and town
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Members of Nassau County Police Department, and town of Nassau, attend a ceremony commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the death of Police Officer Geoffrey J. Breitkopf who was killed in the line of duty on March 12, 2011 during a ceremony in Massapequa Park March 12, 2021.

New York Mets' J.D. Davis throws to first
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New York Mets' J.D. Davis throws to first base in the first inning of a spring training game against the Houston Astros at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Florida, Thursday March 11, 2021.

Simon Ocampo of Bay Shore, 5, maintains his
Credit: Barry Sloan

Simon Ocampo of Bay Shore, 5, maintains his balance on a hoverboard at Belmont Lake State Park in West Babylon Thursday, March 11, 2021.

Joe Orlowski, of Bayport, waits for a bite
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Joe Orlowski, of Bayport, waits for a bite while fishing at West Lake in Patchogue, Tuesday, March 9, 2021. Orlowski has caught no fish today.

Pothole repairs along the westbound LIE between exits
Credit: James Carbone

Pothole repairs along the westbound LIE between exits 59-57 in Islandia by Bove Industries from Setauket, on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. New York State DOT crews were also on scene.

Pothole repairs along the westbound LIE between exits
Credit: James Carbone

Pothole repairs along the westbound LIE between exits 59-57 in Islandia by Bove Industries from Setauket, on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. New York State DOT crews were also on scene.

Alissa Licata of Greenlawn, with her sons Lorenzo
Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

Alissa Licata of Greenlawn, with her sons Lorenzo Licata , 4, right, and Giovanni Licata , 2, at Harborfields Community Playground behind Harborfields Public Library, March 6, 2021 in Greenlawn, N.Y. House buying in Greenlawn....

Jude Wood, 2, jumps on the trampoline at
Credit: Morgan Campbell

Jude Wood, 2, jumps on the trampoline at GiGi's Playhouse Long Island Down Syndrome Achievement Center in Patchogue on Sunday, March 7, 2021.

New York Yankees' manager Aaron Boone during his
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

New York Yankees' manager Aaron Boone during his first game against the Pittsburgh Piratesl after getting his pace maker at Lecom Park in Bradenton, FL. Saturday March , 2021.

Pothole repairs along the westbound LIE between exits
Credit: James Carbone

Pothole repairs along the westbound LIE between exits 59-57 in Islandia by Bove Industries from Setauket, on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. New York State DOT crews were also on scene.

New Yorkers age 30 and up are now
Credit: Howard Schnapp

New Yorkers age 30 and up are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, with eligibility expanding to 16 and up on April 6.

Timothy Schutt hi fives with Dr. Mary Mulqueen
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Timothy Schutt hi fives with Dr. Mary Mulqueen after he receives his COVID vaccine at Advantage Care from Mary Fulham, RN, BSN, Clinical Nurse Manager on Monday March 8, 2021 in Freeport.

Timothy Schutt receives his COVID vaccine at Advantage
Credit: Howard Schnapp

Timothy Schutt receives his COVID vaccine at Advantage Care from Mary Fulham, RN, BSN, Clinical Nurse Manager, with Dr. Mary Mulqueen by his side on Monday March 8, 2021 in Freeport.

Male action figure dolls of pro-wrestlers, boxers, and
Credit: Reece T. Williams

Male action figure dolls of pro-wrestlers, boxers, and superheros can be found at Blast From the Past Store in Bay Shore, which specializes in vintage and collectable toys, games, movies and music of yesteryear, owned and opperated by Richard McWilliams March 5, 2021

Uniondale Acting Superintendent of Schools Rhonda Taylor greets
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Uniondale Acting Superintendent of Schools Rhonda Taylor greets Mia Bynum and the rest of the 9th graders back to school on Monday March 8, 2021 in Uniondale.

Pat Castillo and Al Perreca kiss in East
Credit: Barry Sloan

Pat Castillo and Al Perreca kiss in East Islip Friday, March 5, 2021. Pat and Al, who met online during the pandemic, are engaged and plan to get married in August.

Michael Barcham at his home in Woodbury on
Credit: Raychel Brightman

Michael Barcham at his home in Woodbury on Monday, March 8, 2021.

(l-r) Probationary members Jaclyn Randazzo, and John Santora,
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(l-r) Probationary members Jaclyn Randazzo, and John Santora, alongside emergency medical technicial Sunny Ferrara and Captain Steven Kind, talk to one another outside the ambulance at Sayville Community Ambulance Company, in Sayville, Saturday, March 6, 2021.

New York Mets' Khalil Lee scores as Houston
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New York Mets' Khalil Lee scores as Houston Astros catcher Lorenzo Quintana tries to tag him out in the fifth inning of a spring training game at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Florida, Saturday March 6, 2021.

Emergency medical technician Sunny Ferrara, donned in personal
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Emergency medical technician Sunny Ferrara, donned in personal protective equipment used on a suspected COVID emergency at Sayville Community Ambulance Company, in Sayville, Saturday, March 6, 2021.

WW II veteran Frank Loglisci recieves a birthday
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WW II veteran Frank Loglisci recieves a birthday parade of Nassau County police and family to honor his 100th birthday and his years of service in the military on March 2, 2021 in East Meadow. His daughters, Diane Blomquist, left, and Susan Polhemus, right, stand next to him

Green's Irish Pub in Manhasset March 3, 2021.
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Green's Irish Pub in Manhasset March 3, 2021.

New York Yankees' pitcher Aroldis Chapman throwing in
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New York Yankees' pitcher Aroldis Chapman throwing in the top of the 5th inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at George E Steinbrenner Field in Tampa FL. Saturday March 13, 2021.

Winnie the Witch in St. James Tuesday, March
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Winnie the Witch in St. James Tuesday, March 9, 2021.

Hannah DeMartino, 28, from Riverhead takes a walk
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Hannah DeMartino, 28, from Riverhead takes a walk along the shore at Reeves Park Beach in Riverhead during a spring-like day on Tuesday, Mar. 9, 2021.

Pothole repairs along the westbound LIE between exits
Credit: James Carbone

Pothole repairs along the westbound LIE between exits 59-57 in Islandia by Bove Industries from Setauket, on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. New York State DOT crews were also on scene.

Nava Kendil, left, and friend Eton Grossman, both
Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

Nava Kendil, left, and friend Eton Grossman, both of Long Island, fold their beach blanket in the wind on a sunny, 53 degree Sunday on the boardwalk, March 14, 2021 in Long Beach, N.Y. Gusty strong winds make for a brisk day.

Windy conditions make for a perfect day to
Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

Windy conditions make for a perfect day to fly kites on the beach, March 14, 2021 in Long Beach, N.Y.

WWII veteran Bernie Rader, 97, of Freeport, a
Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

WWII veteran Bernie Rader, 97, of Freeport, a POW during the war, stands up to salute the American flag during a ceremony in Eisenhower Park honoring Jewish War Vets for 125 years of service, March 15, 2021 in East Meadow, N.Y. At the Nassau County Veterans Memorial.

People bundled up in winter coats walk past
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People bundled up in winter coats walk past a summer beach ad on the Long Beach boardwalk, March 14, 2021 in Long Beach, N.Y. Gusty strong winds make for a brisk day.

Simon Ocampo of Bay Shore, 5, maintains his
Credit: Barry Sloan

Simon Ocampo of Bay Shore, 5, maintains his balance on a hoverboard at Belmont Lake State Park in West Babylon Thursday, March 11, 2021.

Gary Glick, Commander Post 652 Jr. Vice Commander,
Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

Gary Glick, Commander Post 652 Jr. Vice Commander, JWV Dept. of NY at the Jewish War Veterans of the United States monument, March 15, 2021 in East Meadow, N.Y. Jewish War Vets celebrate 125 years of service. Ceremony at the Nassau CountyVeterans Memorial in Eisenhower Park..

Deer line up ontop of a dune at
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Deer line up ontop of a dune at Robert Moses State Park before sunset on March 7, 2021

Lucas Calderon, 1, of Locust Valley, having fun
Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

Lucas Calderon, 1, of Locust Valley, having fun out in nature at Planting Fields Foundation, March 4, 2021 in Oyster Bay, N.Y. The public's love affair with parks one year after the pandemic began. Planting Fields has lots of open spaces for people to roam...

Thea Krolikowski, almost 2-yrs-old, waves an American flag
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Thea Krolikowski, almost 2-yrs-old, waves an American flag at her great grandfather, Gary Inzerillo's 100th Birthday Parade and Celebration, March 7, 2021 in New Hyde Park, N.Y. Mr. Inzerillo is a veteran who served in the United States Army during WWII in the South Pacific, where he saw heavy action during combat on remote islands. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Victory Medal, the Combat Infantry Badge and numerous other medals for bravery.

Byron and Lauren Chenault and their daughter Meilani,
Credit: Randee Daddona

Byron and Lauren Chenault and their daughter Meilani, 9 months of Fire Island venture out to Brightwaters on a spring-like day on Wednesday, March 3, 2021.

Robert Cerruti with daughter Carmella, 8 months, in
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Robert Cerruti with daughter Carmella, 8 months, in Lake Grove on Thursday, March 4, 2021.

Strong winds send long hair flying during a
Credit: Barry Sloan

Strong winds send long hair flying during a ribbon cutting ceremony for a NursePod outside Landing Elementary School in Glen Cove Tuesday, March 2, 2021. The NursePod is a new building concept that locates nurses' offices outside of school buildings to create a safe, hygienic space to isolate students with COVID-19 symptoms.

Susan Maxwell-Trumble, 67, of Babylon, a patient at
Credit: Randee Daddona

Susan Maxwell-Trumble, 67, of Babylon, a patient at South Shore University Hospital in Bay Shore gets the Johnson & Johnson Janssen COVID-19 vaccine by vaccinator Jeanine Mucci, RN on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. 5,000 vaccines arrived to the hospital.

Vaccinator Jeanine Mucci, RN prepares the J&J vaccine
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Vaccinator Jeanine Mucci, RN prepares the J&J vaccine that will go to Susan Maxwell-Trumble, 67, of Babylon, a patient at South Shore University Hospital in Bay Shore on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. 5,000 vaccines arrived to the hospital.

The Long Island Rail Road station in Huntington
Credit: Ed Betz

The Long Island Rail Road station in Huntington Station on July 16, 2014. ......by Ed Betz......LIRR, Long Island Rail Road , strike......

People walk along the boardwalk at Robert Moses
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People walk along the boardwalk at Robert Moses State Park before sunset on March 7, 2021

People walk along the beach at Robert Moses
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People walk along the beach at Robert Moses State Park before sunset on March 7, 2021

New York Yankees catch did not get the
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New York Yankees catcher did not get the ball in time to stop the Toronto Blue Jays' Otto Lopez from scoring in the top of the 4th inning during spring training at George Steinbrenner Field in Tampa FL Sunday Feb. 28, 2021

Alicea, Avaleigh, Brenda and Darius Allison, of Brentwood,
Credit: Raychel Brightman

Alicea, Avaleigh, Brenda and Darius Allison, of Brentwood, mourn the loss of Peter Allison at a COVID-19 memorial project in Smithtown on March 1.

Pete Alonso of the New York Mets slides
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Pete Alonso of the New York Mets slides into third base and is safe during today's game against the Miami Marlins at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium on March 01, 2021 in Jupiter, Florida.

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