Newsday photographers capture images telling the stories of the people and places of Long Island. Here are some of the most compelling photos.

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A NYC police officer saluting as the body of NYPD Highway Patrol Officer Anastasios Tsakos arrives at Farenga Funeral Home in Astoria Thursday April 29, 2021.

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Jessica Beauvais of Hempstead is led out of the 107th Precinct in Queens for arraignment at Queens Criminal Court on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. Beauvais is charged with DWI for the deadly crash that claimed the life of NYPD patrol officer Anatasios Tsakos, of East Northport.

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New York City Police Officers line the streets while NYPD Highway Patrol Officer Anastasios Tsakos' body arrives at Farenga Funeral Home in Astoria on Thursday April 29, 2021.

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North Babylon High School coaches embrace family of fallen firefighter Jason McNamee. Before the start of the soccer game there was a remembrance for fallen firefighter Jason McNamee. McNamee took his own life fighting depression that none of his friends knew about. Soccer, Copiague at North Babylon. North Babylon High School, North Babylon NY Turf Field April 3, 2021

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NYPD Highway Patrol Officers hugging Anastasios Tsakos' partner, Eric Cassidy, after Tsakos' body arrived at Farenga Funeral Home in Astoria on Thursday, April 29, 2021.

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Tammie Topel of Northport leads chants with a bullhorn during a rally at Northport high school just prior to the School Board voting on the proposed closing of two schools in the district. The protesters are looking for a Pause on the vote. April 29, 2021

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New York City Police Officers line the streets while NYPD Highway Patrol Officer Anastasios Tsakos body arrive at Farenga Funeral Home in Astoria Thursday April 29, 2021

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Northport-East Northport parents.

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Garden CItyÕs 13 Ian Bailey fights for control of the ball during their Nassau County semi final match with Mineola at Garden City High School on the afternoon of April 25, 2021.13

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Albert Almora Jr. #4 of the New York Mets makes a catch to end the sixth inning against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field on Sunday, Apr. 25, 2021 in the Queens borough of New York City.

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Izzy King, 5, in his room at home in Miller Place on Sunday, April 11, 2021.

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NYPD Highway Patrol Officers hug Eric Cassidy, Anastasios Tsakos' partner, after his body arrived at Farenga Funeral Home in Astoria on Thursday, April 29, 2021.

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A memorial now sits outside of Stop & Shop on Cherry Valley Avenue in Hempstead. It memorializes Ray Wishropp, an employee who was killed when a former employee opened gunfire inside the store on April 20.

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Sgt. Kevin Vargas, of the Nassau Police Department, greets Great Neck resident Atsuko Horiuchi, 83, left with her husband Kensuke seen here at Nassau County Police Headquarters Wednesday April 28, 2021, greeting Sgt. Vargas who lead the ground search. Horiuchi was lost for 28 hours and found by Nassau County Police.

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Owner of Noah's restaurant Noah Schwartz crafts a cherry blossom fizz cocktail at during Cherry Blossom Festival in Greenport on Saturday, April 24, 2021.

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Biatta Tsentner of Hewlett, right, pushes her daughter Makayla, 5, on the swings in Grant Park, April 24, 2021 in Hewlett, N.Y. House buying story..

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Robert M. Hoatson, Ph.D., left, co-founder and President of Road to Recovery, Inc., a non-profit charity based in New Jersey that assists victims of sexual abuse, and abuse survivor Harold Siering of Massapequa, right, holding a picture of Bishop McGann, demonstrate across from St. Agnes Cathedral, calling on Bishop John Barres to release the names of all clergymen who have been accused of sexual abuse of minor children, teenagers, and vulnerable adults, April 25, 2021 in Rockville Centre, N.Y. The protesters believe the Rockville Centre Diocese is deliberately being deceptive and evasive since ordinary Catholics, victims, and average citizens cannot easily access the list of over one hundred abusive clergymen on its website. Hoatson is a former religious brother and priest; a victim/survivor of clergy sexual abuse; and, advocate for many victims of sexual abuse. .

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Ellen Hughese from Cutchogue does warrior two yoga pose at outdoor fitness class at Mattabella Vineyard in Southold on Saturday, April 17, 2021.

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Dressed in matching outfits Olivia Ding 6 (r) and her sister Skylar 4 of Garden City ride their scooters at Eisenhower Park, Sunday, April 25, 2021.

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The cast of Studio Theaters production of Children of Eden rehearse on stage at the BayWay Arts Center in East Islip for their upcoming performance. April 20, 2021. This will be one of the first indoor theatre productions on Long Island to since theaters had to close due to the Corona Virus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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Glynn Heighter, owner of Corporal Heighter's Sports Barbershop, in Bay Shore, cuts the hair of Deven Hurt, of Bay Shore, Friday, April 30, 2021. Heighter's brother Cpl. Raheen Heighter, was killed in Iraq on July 24, 2003.

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Israel Garcia, 42, of Laurel, a farmhand at Half Hollow Nursery in Riverhead receives his first dose of the Moderna vaccine by Eileen McInnes at Raphael Winery in Peconic on Thursday, April 22, 2021. Sun River Health was on-site at the winery to vaccinate farm workers on the East End on Thursday, April 22, 2021.

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Photo of one of the machines at the High Score Pinball Arcade in the Westfield South Shore Mall in Bay Shore on the afternoon of April 18, 2021

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Volunteers with Atlantic Marine Conservation Society in Hampton Bays stand in line with turtles that will board a plane to be released in Georgia. A total of 14 turtles, loggerhead sea turtles and Kemp's ridley sea turtles, cared for by the NY Marine Rescue Center in Riverhead and the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society in Hampton Bays boarded a small plane at Gabreski Airport in Westhampton bound for their release in Georgia on Thursday, April 29, 2021.

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Derek Chan, left, Karen Chan, Connor Chan, 9, and Braden Chan, 7, from Roslyn at Stop Asian Hate rally at Grace Avenue Park in Great Neck on Sunday, April 25, 2021. (parent contact: Derek, 917-841-8111)

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Anna Jezykowski, 6, of Northport plays in the park ahead of a storm in Northport on April 21, 2021.

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Photo of one of the machines at the High Score Pinball Arcade in the Westfield South Shore Mall in Bay Shore on the afternoon of April 18, 2021

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Garden CItyÕs 24 John Scarlata fights for control of the ball MineolaÕs 17 Josh Goncalves during their Nassau County semi final match at Garden City High School on the afternoon of April 25, 2021.

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Exiting their cars, people head into the park to watch a thunder and lightening storm roll into the harbor of Northport on April 21, 2021.

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Kevin Lenane started an artificial intelligence company called Genamint out of his home in Stony Brook. The company, which uses artificial intelligence to grade the quality of baseball cards, was acquired by Collectors Universe, a company backed by an investor group that includes Mets owner Steve Cohen. April 20, 2021..

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Samantha Nicks of Manhattan, with her dog Gehrig, center, meet dog named Tucker at the Tulip Festival at Waterdrinker Family Farm and Garden, which kicks off today, April 17, 2021 in Manorville, N.Y. People enjoy the festival, In addition to thousands and thousands of tulips, there are cutouts for instagram photos and wooden Dutch shoes..

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Suffolk County police officer Christopher Racioppo, is released from Stony Brook University Hospital on Monday, April 26, 2021. He was stabbed in the leg and nearly was killed.

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Fishing vessels docked inside the Captree State Park, Tuesday, April 27, 2021.

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NYPD Highway Patrol Officers hugging Anastasios Tsakos' partner after his body body arrived at Farenga Funeral Home in Astoria Thursday April 29, 2021

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Gabriel DeWitt Wilson leaves Nassau Police headquarters on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 in Mineola.

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Lana Lucas, 6, center, and Logan O'Brien , 6, left, both.of South Hampton play at the Tulip Festival at Waterdrinker Family Farm and Garden, which kicks off today, April 17, 2021 in Manorville, N.Y. People enjoy the festival, In addition to thousands and thousands of tulips, there are cutouts for instagram photos and wooden Dutch shoes..

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Friends and castmates Andrew Barth and Larry Saperstein at Islip Town Beach on April 5, 2021.

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MineolaÕs 7 Joe Cerrato holds onto Garden CityÕs 8 Andrew Schneider as he controls the ball during their Nassau County semi final match at Garden City High School on the afternoon of April 25, 2021.....

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Sun River Health was on-site at Raphael Winery in Peconic to vaccinate farm workers with the Moderna vaccine on Thursday, April 22, 2021.

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Participants at Stop Asian Hate rally march down Middle Neck Road in Great Neck on Sunday, April 25, 2021.

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Passengers wearing protective masks prepared last month to board a NICE bus at the Rosa Parks Hempstead Transit Center, in Hempstead.

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Danielle DeSalvo, of Poshnosh Picnics, takes a picture of a set up in the backyard of Jennifer and Rob Tand's home in Merrick on the occasion of Rob's 38th birthday, April 17, 2021.

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Jessica and Carolyn Garbarino of East Northport soak up the sun in Northport Village Park on April 26, 2021.

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Misty Lin, 9, of Woodmere, climbs a tree in Grant Park, April 24, 2021 in Hewlett, N.Y. House buying story..

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Francesca Moy from Port Washington with toy poodle Apollo at Old Westbury Gardens in Old Westbury on Saturday, April 10, 2021.

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A total of 14 turtles, loggerhead sea turtles and Kemp's ridley sea turtles, cared for by the NY Marine Rescue Center in Riverhead and the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society in Hampton Bays boarded a small plane at Gabreski Airport in Westhampton bound for their release in Georgia on Thursday, April 29, 2021.

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Windy weather and nice sunshine on the Beaches in Hampton Bays on the inlet jetties (L) Nighi Pham, poses for sister Kim Pham..Apr 26,2021.

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Protesters take to the streets after the George Floyd verdict in New York City Tuesday April 20, 2021

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Protesters take to the streets after the George Floyd verdict in New York City Tuesday April 20, 2021

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Demonstrators gather at the Barclays Center and react to the guilty verdict in the killing of George Floyd by Derek Chauvin on April 20, 2021.

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Nassau County police take into custody the suspect in the Stop & Shop fatal shooting, Gabriel DeWitt Wilson ( center ), at Nassau County Police Headquarters in Mineola Tuesday April 20, 2021

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Gabriel DeWitt Wilson, the suspect in the Stop & Shop fatal shooting, who was barricaded on Terrace ave and Jackson ave in Hempstead, is inside a Nassau County police cruiser as he is taken into custody. April 20, 2021.

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Veronica Pezdan, 28, of Holbrook, is led out of the Fourth Precinct in Hauppauge for arraigment at First District Court in Central Islip on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Pezdan, a math teacher at Shoreham/Wading River High School in Shoreham, is charged with two counts of rape 3rd degree and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child after police say she had sexual encounters with a student at the school.

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Charlie Kaplan, aka "Charlie Tapes"; is the head of Tapehead City, a major cassette tape distributor on Long Island. Cassettes are making a comeback, and Charlie is at the forefront of the trend.

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Sister Francis Piscatella of St. Dominic of Amityville, saying hello to her 2year-old great great grandniece Sophia Donofrio who came with her mothers to wish her a happy 108th birthday, Tuesday April 20, 2021 in East Williston. Sister Francis entered the order in 1931 when Herbert Hoover was president.

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Nassau County SWAT team surround the building where the suspect in the Stop & Shop fatal shooting, Gabriel DeWitt Wilson, was barricaded on Terrace ave and Jackson ave in Hempstead April 20, 2021.

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Strategies For Black Lives Iam Queems leading protesters in Time Square as they take to the streets after the George Floyd verdict in New York City Tuesday April 20, 2021

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Protesters take to the streets after the George Floyd verdict in New York City Tuesday April 20, 2021

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Long Island Ducks mascot QuackerJack looks on as Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone speaks during a press conference at Fairfield Properties Ballpark in Central Islip Monday, April 19, 2021.

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Long Island Ducks mascot QuackerJack should be able to entertain more fans at Fairfield Properties Ballpark in Central Islip starting May 19.

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A group of 50 people rallied along Pinelawn Road, outside of US senator Charles Schumer's office in Melville on Monday, April 19, 2021. The members of the New York immigration coalition called for Schumer to keep his promise and urged the protection for illegal undocumented workers.

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William Canty, 11, and his sister Brooke Canty, 8, students at Saint Raymond's Catholic School, are hugged by their parents Janet & Kevin Canty of East Rockaway, at a Rosary Rally to keep Catholic Schools open, outside St. Agnes Cathedral, April 18, 2021 in Rockville Centre, N.Y. Group named the “All Saints Coalition” say their main objective is to make sure Catholic families on LI are aware of what’s going on. It is not Christian behavior, let alone Catholic...

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Dominick Critelli receives a birthday card and hat from the Nassau County police department at his 100th birthday parade and celebration in Floral Park on April 18, 2021.

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Dominick Critelli at his 100th birthday parade and celebration escorted by Roger Kilfoil, VP of Honor Flight Long Island who organized the event in Floral Park on April 18, 2021.

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Youngsters display signs during a rally at Mary Jane Davies Park in Manhasset calling for an end to hate against Asians, Sunday, April 18, 2021.

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America's VetDogs visited the Cold Spring Harbor Fire Department as part of their exposure training on April 19, 2021. Service dog trainer Kim Stashef introduces Captain to fireman Nick Tremblay.

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People walk along the water by the Lighthouse beacon at Sand Spit Marina in Patchogue on the afternoon of April 13, 2021

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Joselo Lucero gazes at a plaque dedicated to his brother Marcelo Lucero on what would've been his 50th birthday on April 12, 2021 in Patchogue.

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Suffolk County police recruits are sworn in at the police academy in Brentwood on Monday, April 12, 2021.

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Heidi Erwin, a third a grade student at Cutchogue East Elementary School in Cutchogue puts her STEAM and coding skills to the test to program her BattleBots on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. The team with the highest score will be named Cutchogue East BattleBots Champions. — Blocky and Go. Watch Grippers, Launchers and Helpers work together to make their team the BattleBots Champions.

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Walter Hernandez-Gatica and Heidi Erwin, third grade student at Cutchogue East Elementary School in Cutchogue puts their STEAM and coding skills to the test to program their BattleBots on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. The team with the highest score will be named Cutchogue East BattleBots Champions. — Blocky and Go. Watch Grippers, Launchers and Helpers work together to make their team the BattleBots Champions.

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Nassau ADA Stephanie Palma hugs Lori Grabelsky as they attend a candlelight vigil in honor of National Crime Victims' Rights Week on Monday, April 19, 2021 in Mineola.

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Jawana Richardson attends a candlelight vigil in honor of National Crime Victims' Rights Week on Monday, April 19, 2021 in Mineola.

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Jessica Karim, a blind social work major in her junior year at Adelphi University, outside her dorm Wednesday, April 7, in Garden City. She feels online instruction has made her days much easier since she doesn't have to navigate between buildings worrying about being lost or late, and she hopes it continues as an option. A difficulty presented by online classes is when people can't see her disability online -- in person they can see her walk in with a cane and know right away she is disabled -- they may not notice and she has to advocate for herself reminding professors to describe when they are writing or presenting.The pandemic has also affected her because social distancing isn't possible for a blind person who depends on people guiding them.

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Jessica Karim, a blind social work major who is a junior at Adelphi University, outside her dorm Wednesday, April 7, in Garden City.

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Dr. David Rolnick of Woodbury with his grandkids Shelby Rolnick, 7, and Preston Rolnick, 5, of Merrick, enjoying the grounds of Old Westbury Gardens, the former estate of John Shaffer Phipps (1874-1958), heir to a U.S. Steel fortune was converted into a museum home in 1959, on a beautiful day on April 5 in Old Westbury.

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Elected officials and members of the Hempstead community gathered outside Hempstead Village Hall for the swearing-in ceremonies of the village's new mayor, Waylyn Hobbs Jr., on April 5.

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Elected officials and members of the Hempstead community gathered outside Hempstead Village Hall for the swearing-in ceremonies of the village's new mayor, Waylyn Hobbs Jr., on April 5.

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A flock of Canada geese during rush hour by the boat basin at Cape Tree in East Islip on Friday, April 9.

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A flock of Canada geese during rush hour by the boat basin at Cape Tree in East Islip on Friday, April 9.

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Dr. David Rolnick of Woodbury with his grandkids Shelby Rolnick, 7, and Preston Rolnick, 5, of Merrick, enjoying the grounds of Old Westbury Gardens in Old Westbury on April 5.

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Left to right, friends Enzo Dalimonte, 8, Elianna Palma, 12, Carmella Dalimonte, 12, and Angelina Palma, 8, all of Massapequa, enjoy the grounds of Old Westbury Gardens in Old Westbury on April 5.

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Amos and Aesil Lee of Roslyn Heights enjoy a picnic lunch with their children Chloe, 10, and Jude, 5, on the grounds of Old Westbury Gardens, on April 5 in Old Westbury.

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Gianna Quick, 2, of Rockville Centre, at St. Agnes Cathedral on Easter Sunday, April 4, in Rockville Centre.

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Xavier Crespo, 6, left, and sister Sofia, 8, of North Bellmore, relax on a bench at Old Westbury Gardens in Old Westbury on April 4.

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Matthew and Melissa O'Brien of Rockville Centre, with their children Aurelia, 4, and Declan, 3, at St. Agnes Cathedral on Easter Sunday, April 4, in Rockville Centre.

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Yan Cao, of Garden City, alongside her daughter Kayli Zhang, 6, attends an interfaith candlelight vigil for Atlanta victims and all victims of hate held at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building in Mineola on April 1.

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The Rev. Lynn A. Collins, rector of St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in Lynbrook, leads a prayer service Easter morning, April 4, at Field 6 at Jones Beach.

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People enjoy the Easter sunrise on Field 6 at Jones Beach on Sunday, April 4.

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Sabrina Carrieri, a vet tech at Peace Love Pets Veterinary Care in Commack, works to spay a sedated feral cat at Helping PAW in East Meadow on April 1. Students from LIU's College of Veterinary Medicine look on.

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A trapped feral cat is pictured at Helping PAW in East Meadow on April 1. Dozens of feral cats were spayed or neutered on Thursday, during the first of two free clinics.

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Dr. Diane Levitan, executive director of Helping PAW, and an associate professor at LIU's College of Veterinary Medicine, clips the ear of a feral cat at Helping PAW in East Meadow on April 1.

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Parishioners Caroline Lennon, 8, second from right, hugs her friend Kiera Kovolich, 8, right, both of Rockville Centre, at St. Agnes Cathedral on Easter Sunday, April 4, in Rockville Centre. Behind them is Grace Nieves, 2.

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Parishioners Caroline Lennon, 8, left, and Isabella Morzillo, 6, of Rockville Centre, at St. Agnes Cathedral on Easter Sunday, April 4, in Rockville Centre.

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Elected officials and members of the Hempstead community gathered outside Hempstead Village Hall for the swearing-in ceremonies of the village's new mayor, Waylyn Hobbs Jr., on April 5.

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