2010 Photos of the Year / by Justin Merriman

Soldiers hold an American flag behind a soldier during a reenlistment service in Kirkuk, Iraq.

A white-tailed deer tries to evade two Pittsburgh Water & Sewage Authority workers as they attempt to rescue the distressed deer from the waters of Highland Reservoir No. 1 in the Highland Park neighborhood on Monday afternoon, May 10, 2010. It is unknown how the deer fell into the reservoir, but eventually was captured and released into the nearby woods.

Rachel Walker, 21, of the South Side digs her car out in Oakmont on Saturday morning, February 6, 2010. Yesterday's record winter storm left her stranded at her mother's Oakmont home.

A single tear streams down a young Haitian girl's cheek as she is treated at a small medic station in a refugee camp in Port-au-Prince on Friday.

A young girl runs through newly placed flags on veteran's graves at Allegheny Cemetery in Lawrenceville on Wednesday evening, May 26, 2010.

Abdelrazik Abdellatif dips his finger in indelible ink after voting in Tikrit, Iraq on Sunday, March 7, 2010 in the country's parliamentary elections. Unlike in the 2005 parliamentary elections Sunnis in the Salahaddin Province came out to vote.

A US Army color guard fold a flag from Sgt. Nathan Kennedy's casket during funeral services at Claysville Cemetery on Sunday, May 9, 2010. Sgt. Kennedy, 24, of Claysville a US Army Ranger, served as a sniper assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, out of Fort Carson, Colorado. He served in Iraq from 2006 to 2007 and began his tour in Afghanistan in June of 2009. Sgt. Kennedy was killed in action in Afghanistan on April 27, 2010.

A woman stands among the headstones of Arlington National Cemetery's Section 60, an area where war dead from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are laid to rest.

The funeral procession for longtime Kennywood employee Nancy Jackson is reflected in a mirror on the carousel as the procession passes through the West Mifflin amusement park on Wednesday afternoon en-route to St. Joseph Cemetery in West Mifflin. Jackson, 76, was retired from the park where she worked as a money counter and bookkeeper.

Flossie Carter was born on June 2, 1900 and celebrated her 110th birthday with friends and family at UPMC Heritage Place in Squirrell Hill on Wednesday afternoon, June 2, 2010.

A soldier stands watch as a young Iraqi boy plays soccer in the Ninewa Province of Iraq in February.

Michael Taravella of McKees Rocks, left, and Cody Dubs, right, of Butler march down the Boulevard of the Allies in the Pittsburgh Pride 2010 Parade on Sunday afternoon, June 13, 2010.

Refugees line up along a hill in Petionville, Haiti where the US Army's 82nd Airborne Division was giving each person in line 2 bottles of water. Numbering in the tens of thousands, each person received two bottles of water.

Flight Deck Chief Michael Walsh, 33, of Coraopolis works on the deck on the USS Carl Vinson on Wednesday evening just off of the coast of Haiti as the ship helps with the relief operations from the powerful 7.0 earthquake that destroyed much of the country just over a week ago.

Layla Blodgett, 3, stands with her father, Corporal Timothy Blodgett, 24, of Portersville as Maj. General Randy Marchi addresses soldiers with the Pennsylvania National Guard's 1st Battalion, 110th Infantry on Wednesday morning, January 6, 2010 at the Hunt Armory in Shadyside before the group of 114 soldiers left for training at Camp Atterbury, Ind., and their deployment to Afghanistan.

A car burns along the East bound side of the Pennsylvania Turnpike near the Irwin Interchange on Thursday afternoon, July 15, 2010.

Many Haitians have took to the streets to scavenge the most basic of needs in Port-au-Prince.

U.S. soldiers stand around a handful of detainees during a night mission in search of a high-value target in Iraq.

Doves are released during funeral services for Marine Sgt. Joseph Caskey's at the United Baptist Church of Harlansburg's cemetery on Tuesday afternoon, July 6, 2010 in New Castle, PA. Caskey, 24, of West View was killed on June 26, 2010 when an improvised explosive device struck the vehicle he was riding in while supporting combat operations in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan.

A soldier scans an Iraqi man's retina in Rabiyah, Iraq.

A soldier with the U.S. Army's 3rd Squadron, 73rd Calvary Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division, attached to the 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division stands in a muddy field in Zumar, Iraq as soldier begin building a combined security checkpoint.

An Iraqi woman cries at the door of a police station as she waits for information on her missing son. Her husband was killed under Saddam's regime and her other son was kidnapped nearly 10 years ago.

Lt. Colonel Scott Hooper, Squadron Commander of the Alpha Troop, 3rd Squadron, 73rd Calvary Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division, attached to the 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, stops at an area in Zumar, Iraq where soldiers are building a combined security checkpoint.

Police attempt to enter the Swap Meet after a shoot out and botched armed robbery on the North Side along Brighton Road on Wednesday afternoon, September 15, 2010.

Sailors direct helicopters off the deck of the USS Carl Vinson, one of the Navy aircraft carriers, on Thursday morning, January 21, 2010 to head inland to assist with the military's response to Haiti's destructive earthquake.