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 family photo of David Morrissey, of Smithtown, with son William when he was born, Thursday, June 25, 2021. Morrissey lost his son to an opioid addiction.

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Olivia De Sonne Ammaccapane, of Commack, holds a sign she made and used last year while standing alongside an area of 454 where she demonstrated multiple times throughout the year, Friday, June 18, 2021.

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David Morrissey, of Smithtown, inside his home, Thursday, June 25, 2021. Morrissey lost his son William to an opioid addiction.

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The crowd erupts as Dee Snider performs a concert and filming event at Stereo Garden in Patchogue on June 11.

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Alex Klein, of Roslyn, with his son Andrew, 11, shout as Islander fans head towards the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, in Uniondale, for the Islanders vs. Lighting hockey game, Thursday, June 17, 2021.

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Carle Place Orchestra teacher Richard Stein plays his guitar that was returned as Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and Commissioner of Police Patrick Ryder provide details of an arrest which closed multiple burglaries which occurred at Carle Place High School as they return miscall instruments on Tuesday June 29, 2021 in Carle Place.

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Jeremy Barrera, 3 of Hicksville, tries to keep cool as he runs through the spray park at Eisenhower Park on Tuesday June 29, 2021 in East Meadow.

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Camilla Piechocki, a Marine Conservation and Policy Student at Stony Brook University collects sea water for a school project in Stony Brook on the afternoon of June 30, 2021

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Jeremy Barrera, 3 of Hicksville, tries to keep cool as he runs through the spray park at Eisenhower Park on Tuesday June 29, 2021 in East Meadow.

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Phillip Eng, LIRR President, unveils their new LIRR Train Time app on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 in Jamaica...

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Scott Rechler, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of RXR, outside of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, in Uniondale, Thursday, June 17, 2021.

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Marcus Henry Award finalist Favour Okodogbe in the LA Fitness swimming pool in Lindenhurst, Saturday June 26, 2021.

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Marcus Henry Award finalist Favour Okodogbe in the LA Fitness swimming pool in Lindenhurst, Saturday June 26, 2021.

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Hospital and elected officials break ground for a four-story expansion of Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital in Oceanside, Tuesday, June 22, 2021.

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Students walk the red carpet at Patchogue Medford High School's Prom on Main Street in front of the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, Monday, June 21, 2021.

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Dennis Almodovar, left, runs with Wai Law, right, 54, of Bethpage, at the Massapequa Preserve on Monday, June 21, 2021 in Massapequa. Law will be running 555 miles starting June 25 on the newly completed Empire State Trail from Buffalo to Battery Park to raise funds for The Thomas Hartman Center for Parkinson's Research at Stony Brook University.

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A Nassau County ESU police officer holds a duckling rescued at the Milleridge Inn on Monday, June 21, 2021 in Jericho.

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Left to right, Nick Anderson, Jaime Ferrara, Jessie Scala and Frank Marsilia attend Patchogue Medford High School's Prom on Main Street in front of the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, Monday, June 21, 2021.

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Students ride along Main Street in Patchogue on a Conference Bike from Long Island Pedal Party, as they attend Patchogue Medford High School's Prom on Main Street in front of the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, Monday, June 21, 2021.

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Victoria Norton and James Tomlinson dance on Main Street in Patchogue at Patchogue Medford High School's Prom on Main Street in front of the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, Monday, June 21, 2021.

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Aiesha Babulal walks the red carpet for Patchogue Medford High School's Prom on Main Street in front of the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, Monday, June 21, 2021.

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Islander fans head towards the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale for the Islanders vs. Lighting hockey game, Thursday, June 17, 2021.

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Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin greet brothers Nathaniel Chin, 6, left, and Adrian Chin, 4, right, of Huntington, in a renactment at Old Bethpage Village Restoration in Old Bethpage on Sunday, June 20, 2021.

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Gene Kennedy, center, of Fresh Meadows looks on proudly as visitors admire his '65 Ford Galaxie 500 convertible during the Father's Day Car Meet and BBQ at Milleridge Inn, Sunday, June 20, 2021.

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Bay Shore's High School Class AA final Champions celebrate after defeating West Islip in the Suffolk High School Softball Class AA final at the Fifth Avenue Elementary School in Bay Shore, Wednesday, June 16, 2021.

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Suffolk High School Softball Class AA final at the Fifth Avenue Elementary School in Bay Shore, Wednesday, June 16, 2021.

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Bay Shore's Julia Carpenter hugs teammate Deanna Ebert after defeating West Islip in the Suffolk High School Softball Class AA final at the Fifth Avenue Elementary School in Bay Shore, Wednesday, June 16, 2021.

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Nassau Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder and puppy Marty joined County Executive Laura Curran, the District Attorney's office and the SPCA to discuss the conditions of a business, Puppy 4 You, for the inadequate housing and selling of sick puppies on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 in Mineola.

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Paul Miano stands in his store, Korrupted Closet, in Lindenhurst, Tuesday June 15, 2021.

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James and Jerry Jones of Northport play pall in a park in Northport on Monday, June 14, 2021.

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Emmeline Long of Westminster, Colo., and Isana Becker, of Indianapolis, play on a spinner in a park in Northport on Monday, June 14, 2021.

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Maria Cruceta and Gloria Uribe, both of Glen Cove, cool off in the Long Island Sound at Morgan Memorial Park in Glen Cove, Wednesday, June 9, 2021.

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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announces the lifting of all COVID-19 restrictions for New York at One World Trade Center, Tuesday, June 15, 2021.

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Keenan Castro, 23, of Brentwood, is led out of the Third Precinct in Bay Shore for arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip on Wednesday, June 9, 2021.

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Late afternoon bike ride on S. Oyster Bay Rd in Hicksville, Saturday, June 26, 2021.

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Bruno Jausoro, 9, of Port Washington, tries fishing for the first time as he reels in his line with the bait still on the hook on the Port Washington Town Dock, Sunday, June 27, 2021.

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Carlie Schecht, Waterways Management supervisor, holds a clam at the Islip Town Shellfish Culture Facility in East Islip on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. The town has 13 interns and they will get a hands-on experience in growing clams and oysters.

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U.S. Army Air Corps. Captain David Wolmann. 99, sits with his medals inside the Long Island State Veterans Home in Stony Brook, Thursday, June 3, 2021. Wolmann is the last living D-Day veteran at the home.

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Parents protest mask mandate.

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer stands with Town of Hempstead Supervisor Donald Clavin along with other local officials, boaters and fisherman as he make waves in a push to get the Army Corps of Engineers to dredge the South Shore's Jones Inlet on Thursday, June 3, 2021 in Point Lookout.

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Suffolk County First Precinct sergeant Sal Gigante, with one of three goslings that he rescued with assistance from fellow officers and Suffolk County police emergency officers, after being separated from their mother on the upper railroad crossing bridge along Railroad Avenue in West Babylon on Monday, May 31, 2021. The three goslings were reunited with their mother who stood on ground level awating their rescue, which took police an hour after initial call around 2:40 p.m. Tom Hormath, left, of West Babylon, called police.

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Parents rally, at John J. Burns Park, to have the mask mandate dropped in school and have their children unmasked on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 in Massapequa.

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Greenhouse manager Crystal Barone holds a kalanchoe houseplant inside the greenhouse at Main Street Nursery, in Huntington, Wednesday, June 2, 2021.

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A crowd of people holding signs stand in front of Kings Park High School during an anti-mask rally before Tuesday night's Board of Education meeting, Tuesday, June 8, 2021.

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Babylon Village Pride Car Parade, June 6, 2021 in Babylon, N.Y.

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153rd Running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont Saturday June 5, 2021

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Essential Quality, left winning the 153rd Running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont Saturday June 5, 2021

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Babylon Village Pride Car Parade, June 6, 2021 in Babylon, N.Y.

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Essential Quality, center, driving out of the gate at the start of the 153rd Running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont Saturday June 5, 2021

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Peggy Elder of Massapequa, enjoys the Babylon Village Pride Car Parade with her rainbow color parasol, June 6, 2021 in Babylon, N.Y. ...

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Mathew Barzal #13 of the New York Islanders reacts after defeating the Boston Bruins in Game Four of the Second Round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, June 5, 2021 in Uniondale, New York.

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153rd Running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont Saturday June 5, 2021

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153rd Running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont Saturday June 5, 2021

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Friends and family places flowers the horse-drawn carriage carrying the casket of Ana Brice, of Amityville, during the funderal procession at her home, Saturday, June 5, 2021.

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Friends and family place flowers the horse-drawn carriage carrying the casket of Ana Brice, of Amityville, during the funderal procession at her home, Saturday, June 5, 2021.

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Parents of Ana Brice, Anita and Andres Aguilera, and son Owen, Brice, 101, during the funderal at her home, Saturday, June 5, 2021.

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Todd Brice, alongside his two sons Quinn, 12, right, and Owen, 10, left, and his father-in-law Andres Aguilera, of Bellmore, walk behind the horse-drawn carriage carrying the casket of Ana Brice, of Amityville, during the funderal procession to her home, Saturday, June 5, 2021.

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A crowd stands near the horse-drawn carriage carrying the casket of Ana Brice, of Amityville, at the Powell Funeral Home during the funderal, Saturday, June 5, 2021.

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Hot Rod Charlie, one of the eight horses running in the Belmont Stakes, out his morning workout at Belmont Park in Elmont Wednesday June 2, 2021

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Michael Freeze of Havertown PA. dons his racetrack attire as he attends Belmont Park for the 153rd running of the Belmont Stakes, in Elmont NY. June 5, 2021

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Bugler Bethann Dixon waiting for the next race to play the First Call at the 153rd Running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont Saturday June 5, 2021

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Rahiem Thomas, of Hempstead, speaks to the crowd at an event recognizing National Gun Violence Awareness Day, about his son Josiah E. Tucker who was murdered on March 13, 2019, by gun violence, hosted in Hempstead, Friday, June 4, 2021.

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Ramon Vazquez riding Lone Rock -9- is congratulated after winning the ÒThe BrooklynÓ the 4th race at Belmont Park on this the day of the running of the 153rd running of the Belmont Stakes, in Elmont NY. June 5, 2021

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People who attemded an event recognizing National Gun Violence Awareness Day, hosted in Hempstead, are reflected a puddle after a thunderstorm rolled through the area. Friday, June 4, 2021.

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Captain Thomas Sussman, Malverne is congratulated by members of his company for his awards at the 2021 annual medal day ceremony in Louis Armstrong Stadium at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Wednesday, June 2, 2021, in Queens. , Medals are presented to FDNY Firefighters, Paramedics, EMTs, Fire Marshals and Officers for their life-saving work at incidents in 2020.

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Firefighter Abraham Miller celebrates after being awarded the Chief of Department Peter J. Ganci, Jr. Medal at the 2021 annual medal day ceremony in Louis Armstrong Stadium at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Wednesday, June 2, 2021, in Queens. Medals are presented to FDNY Firefighters, Paramedics, EMTs, Fire Marshals and Officers for their life-saving work at incidents in 2020.

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Essential Quality, one of the eight horses running in the Belmont Stakes, getting a bath after his morning workout at Belmont Park in Elmont Wednesday June 2, 2021

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Kieran Blackwell age 2, son of Ryan Blackwell, Squad 41 and grandson of Chris Blackwell Rescue 3, died during 9/11at the 2021 annual medal day ceremony in Louis Armstrong Stadium at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Wednesday, June 2, 2021, in Queens. Medals are presented to FDNY Firefighters, Paramedics, EMTs, Fire Marshals and Officers for their life-saving work at incidents in 2020.

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Essential Quality, one of the eight horses running in the Belmont Stakes, entering the track at the crack of dawn for his morning workout at Belmont Park in Elmont Wednesday June 2, 2021

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Horses entering the track at the crack of dawn for their morning workout at Belmont Park in Elmont Wednesday June 2, 2021

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Family members of the boaters missing since their departure from Makamah Beach last night, embrace one another at Geisslers Beach Park in Fort Salonga Wednesday, June 2, 2021.

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Debby Carr outside with her cat at her East Northport home on June 1, 2021.

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Loved ones of missing boaters embrace at Geisslers Beach Park in Fort Salonga Wednesday, June 2, 2021.

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Horses and Jockeys compete in the 4th race at Belmont Park on June 5, 2021. The day of the running of the 153rd running of the Belmont Stakes, in Elmont NY.

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Gabriella Fields, 6, of Lindenhurst, made her own flag for the Babylon Village Pride Car Parade, June 6, 2021 in Babylon, N.Y. .

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Alex Ostap of Commack enjoys an afternoon of fishing at the Massapequa Preserve on June 1.

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Yuvraj Bindra and Chazbir Bedi Singh in Syosset on June 1. The two 13-year-old boys described an incident at Walt Whitman Shops in South Huntington they said occurred as they wore traditional Sikh headwear known as patkas. Singh said he was punched in the face by a teenager, one of several who taunted him and his friend Bindra.

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A horse trains at Belmont Park in Elmont on June 1. The Belmont Stakes is June 5.

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The week leading up to the Belmont Stakes, horses train at Belmont Park in Elmont on June 1.

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France Go de Ina, in a quest to win the Belmont Stakes, being washed by groom Masaki Takano and Kate Hunter, a NYRA Belmont recruit, after his morning workout at Belmont Park in Elmont on June 1.

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France Go de Ina, in a quest to win the Belmont Stakes, being washed by groom Masaki Takano and Kate Hunter, a NYRA Belmont recruit, after his morning workout at Belmont Park in Elmont on June 1.

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Training at Belmont Park in Elmont on June 1, in the week leading up to the Belmont Stakes.

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Training at Belmont Park in Elmont on June 1, in the week leading up to the Belmont Stakes.

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The week leading up to the Belmont Stakes, a horse trains at Belmont Park in Elmont on June 1.

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The week before the Belmont Stakes, horses train at Belmont Park in Elmont on June 1.

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