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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Wes Cooper and his son Wes walk the shore line on Monday, July 4, 2022 in Long Beach.

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Marta Hernandez and Kat Ramey walk with their surf boards on the beach on Monday, July 4, 2022 in Long Beach.

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Surfers hit the water on Monday, July 4, 2022 in Long Beach.

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Gorgeous blue sky overhead as the flag is pushed by a light breeze along the boardwalk in Long Beach, Monday, July 4, 2022.

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Beach goers hit the shore on Monday, July 4, 2022 in Long Beach.

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Sean Sullivan taking on the challenge along with other swimmers are in the Great South Bay heading to Gilbert Park in Brightwaters Thursday July 14, 2022East Islip Marina Park in East Islip Thursday July 14, 2022

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Scenes at today’s Port Jefferson Fire Department's annual Independence Day Parade, Monday July 4,2022.

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Mary McKenna, the first woman and the second person to cross the finish line, negotiates his way through the 5.5 mile challenge in the Great South Bay heading to Gilbert Park in Brightwaters Thursday July 14, 2022East Islip Marina Park in East Islip Thursday July 14, 2022

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Swimmers gather on Fire Island Lighthouse bay beach before the start of their 5.5 mile swim in the Great South Bay to Gilbert Park in Brightwaters Thursday July 14, 2022East Islip Marina Park in East Islip Thursday July 14, 2022

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Noah Chernik, trailing his guide, negotiates his way through the 5.5 mile challenge in the Great South Bay heading to Gilbert Park in Brightwaters Thursday July 14, 2022East Islip Marina Park in East Islip Thursday July 14, 2022

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Justin Galbraith negotiates his way through the 5.5 mile challenge in the Great South Bay heading to Gilbert Park in Brightwaters Thursday July 14, 2022East Islip Marina Park in East Islip Thursday July 14, 2022

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Swimmers negotiates their way through the 5.5 mile challenge in the Great South Bay heading to Gilbert Park in Brightwaters Thursday July 14, 2022East Islip Marina Park in East Islip Thursday July 14, 2022

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Noah Chernik, trailing his guide, negotiates his way through the 5.5 mile challenge in the Great South Bay heading to Gilbert Park in Brightwaters Thursday July 14, 2022East Islip Marina Park in East Islip Thursday July 14, 2022

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People negotiating against the tide while staying cool during this hot, hazy, and humid day at Jones Beach in Wantagh Saturday July 16, 2022Saturday July 16, 2022

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Noah Chernik, trailing his guide, negotiates his way through the 5.5 mile challenge in the Great South Bay heading to Gilbert Park in Brightwaters Thursday July 14, 2022East Islip Marina Park in East Islip Thursday July 14, 2022

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Alice Lobozza, 6, (her father gave permission) enjoying the beach the way a gymnast would at Jones Beach Saturday July 16, 2022. Saturday July 16, 2022

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Baldwin resident Carter, 9 , left, and East Meadow resident Grayson Hohl, 6, right getting some relief in the baby pool in Eisenhower Memorial Park during this week of Hot Humid weather Thursday July 20, 2022. NOTE: I lost their last name. But the names were given to me by their mother. East Meadow resident Grayson, 6, and Gavin 4, HohlHot Humid weather Thursday July 20, 2022.

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Mary Grecco aka Rose-Maiden Cosplay at the Eternal Con, Long Island’s original premier Comic Book and Cosplay convention, July 3 2022.

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Smith Point County Beach in Shirley on Monday, July 4, 2022, a day after a shark bit a lifeguard. Swimming to the public was set to re-open at 10 a.m.

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Fireworks explode over Citi Field and it’s new Tom Seaver statue at the close of the New York Mets game against the Texas Rangers game on the evening of July 1, 2022.

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Surfers hit the water on Monday, July 4, 2022 in Long Beach.

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Runners and bikers on the boardwalk on Monday, July 4, 2022 in Long Beach.

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Scenes at today’s Port Jefferson Fire Department's annual Independence Day Parade, Monday July 4,2022.

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Scenes at today’s Port Jefferson Fire Department's annual Independence Day Parade, Monday July 4,2022.

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Jae Diaz, 11 at todayÕs Port Jefferson Fire Department's annual Independence Day Parade, Monday July 4,2022.

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Scenes at today’s Port Jefferson Fire Department's annual Independence Day Parade, Monday July 4,2022.

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Scenes at today’s Port Jefferson Fire Department's annual Independence Day Parade, Monday July 4,2022.

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Eva. Kozlowsky, 11. at todayÕs Port Jefferson Fire Department's annual Independence Day Parade, Monday July 4,2022.

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Scenes at today’s Port Jefferson Fire Department's annual Independence Day Parade, Monday July 4,2022.

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Scenes at today’s Port Jefferson Fire Department's annual Independence Day Parade, Monday July 4,2022.

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Scenes at today’s Port Jefferson Fire Department's annual Independence Day Parade, Monday July 4,2022.

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People negotiating against the tide while staying cool during this hot, hazy, and humid day at Jones Beach in Wantagh Saturday July 16, 2022Saturday July 16, 2022

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The rising sun over East Islip Marina Park in East Islip Thursday July 14, 2022East Islip Marina Park in East Islip Thursday July 14, 2022

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Kevin Guan and Melissa Ramnath, both of Brooklyn, were prepared with an umbrella when an afternoon shower moved over the Lavender by the Bay fields in East Marion on Saturday afternoon, July 16, 2022. Once the storm passed, the couple continued their visit to the popular attraction.

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Emma Haverilla, 22 Northport, tries to stay cool along the shore at Jones Beach on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 in Wantagh.

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People negotiating against the tide while staying cool during this hot, hazy, and humid day at Jones Beach in Wantagh Saturday July 16, 2022Saturday July 16, 2022

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Ayden Luchsinger, 10, at the Veterans Memorial Park pool in East Meadow, Tuesday July 19, 2022.

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Dominic Menniti, 11, enjoys the diving board at the Veterans Memorial Park pool in East Meadow, Tuesday July 19, 2022.

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Daniella Zaita, 11, keeps cool going down the slide at the Centereach Pool Wednesday, July 20, 2022. Campers in the Town of Brookhaven Summer Fun Day Camp kept cool in the pool, slide, and spray park Wednesday.

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Juan Antonio Mejia, 28, and Janell Santos, 28, from Astoria, play volleyball at Jones Beach during a heat wave on July 20, 2022, in Wantagh, New York.

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People enjoy Jones Beach during a heat wave on July 20, 2022, in Wantagh, New York.

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New York Mets pitcher Max Scherzer in a whirlwind of motion as he delivers a pitch in the 5th inning of his game against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field on the evening of July 22, 2022.

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Valley Stream resident Ayaan Hasan, 2, getting some relief in the baby pool in Eisenhower Memorial Park during this week of Hot Humid weather Thursday July 20, 2022. NOTE: I lost their last name. But the names were given to me by their mother. East Meadow resident Grayson, 6, and Gavin 4, HohlHot Humid weather Thursday July 20, 2022.

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Fireworks explode over Citi Field at the close of the New York Mets game against the Texas Rangers game on the evening of July 1, 2022.

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The rising sun over the Great South Bay in East Islip Thursday July 14, 2022East Islip Marina Park in East Islip Thursday July 14, 2022

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From left, Audriana Rodriguez, 10, Charlotte Yoniak, 10, Elit Demiroz, 10, and Daniella Zaita, 11, cool off in the spray park at the Centereach Pool Wednesday, July 20, 2022. Campers in the Town of Brookhaven Summer Fun Day Camp kept cool in the pool, slide, and spray park Wednesday.

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The rising sun over East Islip Marina Park in East Islip Thursday July 14, 2022East Islip Marina Park in East Islip Thursday July 14, 2022

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Scenes at today’s Port Jefferson Fire Department's annual Independence Day Parade, Monday July 4,2022.

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Farm worker Pedro Alejandro Deleon wipes his face of sweat while working on stringing up tomato plants at Wickham's Fruit Farm, in Cutchogue, Wednesday, July 20, 2022.

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Scenes at today’s Port Jefferson Fire Department's annual Independence Day Parade, Monday July 4,2022.

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Farm worker Pedro Alejandro Deleon sweats while working on stringing up tomato plants at Wickham's Fruit Farm, in Cutchogue, Wednesday, July 20, 2022.

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Daniella Zaita, 11, and Audriana Rodriguez, 10, cool off in the spray park at the Centereach Pool Wednesday, July 20, 2022. Campers in the Town of Brookhaven Summer Fun Day Camp kept cool in the pool, slide, and spray park Wednesday.

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Marcus Curcios, 8, jumping in the Veterans Memorial Park pool in East Meadow, Tuesday July 19, 2022.

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Runners and bikers on the boardwalk on Monday, July 4, 2022 in Long Beach.

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Surfers wait for a wave at Smith Point County Beach in Shirley on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. A heat wave is expected this week with temperatures in the 90’s and high humidity.

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Bryanna Stremich, 23, left, reads a book as she relaxes with her friend Brooke Cespites, 23, both of Port Jefferson Station, at Smith Point County Park on Sunday, July 31, 2022.

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Roslyn St. Rose, of Mastic Beach, keeps cool at Smith Point County Beach in Shirley on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. A heat wave is expected this week with temperatures in the 90’s and high humidity.

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Nicholas Magalios, Massapequa, with his daughter Olivia enjoy the water park at the Wantagh Park pool in Wantagh Park on Monday, July 4, 2022 in Wantagh.

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Tom Hawrusik, Levittown, with his son Liam enjoy the water park at the Wantagh Park pool in Wantagh Park on Monday, July 4, 2022 in Wantagh.

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Mike Angelo goes fishing on the shore line on Monday, July 4, 2022 in Long Beach.

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Erika Arriaza, Freeport, watches her daughter Mileni do cartwheels at Wantagh Park on Monday, July 4, 2022 in Wantagh.

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With comfortable temperatures and low humidity, Sunday was perfect day for Dale Deutsch to paint the fence in front of his Stony Brook home on July 10, 2022.

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Jones Beach State Park Lifeguards gather at their Central Mall Lifeguard stand for their annual 4th of July team photo on the afternoon of July 4, 2022.

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My Thai, poses among the lavender as her husband, Huu Thai snaps photos of her at Lavender by the Bay in Calverton on Saturday, July 16, 2022. The West Philadelphia couple were among hundred who visited the lavender fields on Saturday.

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