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Tree of Life Shooting by Justin Merriman

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Troy Balderson by Justin Merriman

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Fort Armstrong Rodeo by Justin Merriman

Street Medicine by Justin Merriman

Turahn Jenkins Announcement by Justin Merriman

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Men listen to Turahn Jenkins announcing his candidacy for District Attorney at Freedom Corner in the Hill District neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pa. on July 2, 2018.

Guns in America by Justin Merriman

 Bill Perkins of Gibsonia, Pa., stands with his wife, Marilyn Boulet, as they carry their AR-15 style rifles at a rally to support Martin Palla and gun rights on Sunday, April 22, 2018 in the courtyard of the Westmoreland County Courthouse in Greensburg, Pa. Palla, a Rostraver Township police officer, came under intense criticism when he stood across the street from the March 23rd March for Our Lives rally with an AR-15 style rifle.

Bill Perkins of Gibsonia, Pa., stands with his wife, Marilyn Boulet, as they carry their AR-15 style rifles at a rally to support Martin Palla and gun rights on Sunday, April 22, 2018 in the courtyard of the Westmoreland County Courthouse in Greensburg, Pa. Palla, a Rostraver Township police officer, came under intense criticism when he stood across the street from the March 23rd March for Our Lives rally with an AR-15 style rifle.

Keeping Families Together by Justin Merriman

To read more about Hazel and her granddaughter, Trinity, visit the Arizona Daily Star

The Death of Nyia Page by Justin Merriman

Darlene Scott, 33, weeps as she talks about the loss of her 23-month-old daughter, Nyia, at her home on Feb. 25, 2018, in Duquesne, Pa. 

Nyia's body was found frozen to the ground in an abandoned playground in Rankin on Feb. 4, 2007, a day after her parents reported her missing. Police found her footprints in the snow near where they found her body. Her father, William Page, was found guilty of sexually assaulting her and leaving her to die. He was sentenced to life in prison. Nyia's death is still felt throughout the communities of Rankin and Braddock. To read more about Nyia's story visit the Post-Gazette.

Super Blue Blood Moon by Justin Merriman

The moon rises above a statue of Saint Joseph on Tuesday evening, January 30, 2018 at the Saint Joseph Monastery in San Bernardino County, California.  By morning the moon would put on a rare celestial show with the first "super blue blood moon" visible from the U.S. since 1866.