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Wednesday - March 13, 2013

| Thursday, March 14, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
Justin Merriman | Tribune-Review
People react after white smoke billows from the chimney atop the Sistine Chapel and its bells ring out across the square, signaling that the College of Cardinals have elected a new pope on Wednesday evening, March 13, 2013 at the Vatican.
Justin Merriman | Tribune-Review
Argentinians wave their country's flag after the archbishop of Buenos Aires, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, was elected as the new spiritual leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the Vatican. Bergoglio took the papal name of Francis I and has become the 266 pontiff in the Church's 2,000-year history and the first non-European to be elected for almost 1,300 years.
Justin Merriman | Tribune-Review
Pope Francis delivers his first blessing to a huge crowd in St Peter’s Square on Wednesday night, March 13, 2013, asking for the prayers of “all men and women of good will” to help him lead the church.
Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review
Sisters pray in the chapel of Sisters of Saint Francis in Millvale following the announcement of Pope Francis, 76, of Argentina, as the Roman Catholic Church's new leader. Prayers were devoted on Wednesday March 13, 2013.
Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
TJ Productions owner Trina Janura of New Cumberland, W.Va., pulls Allen Mishkin of Squirrel Hill out of his chair on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, for a dance during a special Hawaiian-themed lunch at Heritage Place in Squirrel Hill. Miskin is a volunteer at Heritage Place.
Jasmine Goldband | Tribune-Review
People watch as Butler Veteran's Affairs Director John Gennaro teaches how to make home made hummus during a ‘Nutrition Kitchen’ healthy cooking demonstration at the VA Butler Healthcare Auditorium on Wednesday.
Jasmine Goldband | Tribune-Review
Butler Veteran's Affairs registered dietitians Courtney Johns of Ellwood City, (left) JoAnn Petanovich of Butler, Michelle Plinta of Slippery Rock and Susan Leslie of Butler share healthy snacks in the VA Butler Healthcare Auditorium during a ‘Nutrition Kitchen’ healthy cooking demonstration Wednesday on Registered Dietitian Day.
Jasmine Goldband | Tribune-Review
Butler Veteran's Affairs Director John Gennaro teaches how to make home made hummus during a ‘Nutrition Kitchen’ healthy cooking demonstration at the VA Butler Healthcare Auditorium on Wednesday.
Philip G. Pavely | Tribune-Review
Moon Area seventh-grader Delaney Snyder gets a closer look at one of the newly hatched chicks in their earth science class Wednesday, March 13, 2013. The annual project will have the students incubate 180 eggs until they hatch. Once they get bigger, they will be given to area farms.
Philip G. Pavely | Tribune-Review
Moon Area seventh-graders photograph newly hatched chicks in their earth science class Wednesday, March 13, 2013. The annual project will have the students incubate 180 eggs until they hatch. Once they get bigger, they will be given to area farms.
Philip G. Pavely | Tribune-Review
A Moon Area seventh-grader moves a newly hatched chick in their earth science class Wednesday, March 13, 2013. The annual project will have the students incubate 180 eggs until they hatch. Once they get bigger, they will be given to area farms.
Philip G. Pavely | Tribune-Review
A Moon Area seventh-grader moves a just-hatched chick in their earth science class Wednesday, March 13, 2013. The annual project will have the students incubate 180 eggs until they hatch. Once they get bigger, they will be given to area farms.
Philip G. Pavely | Tribune-Review
A newly-hatched chick is held by a Moon Area seventh-grader in their earth science class Wednesday, March 13, 2013. The annual project will have the students incubate 180 eggs until they hatch. Once they get bigger, they will be given to area farms.
Philip G. Pavely | Tribune-Review
Moon Area seventh-grader Delaney Snyder gets a closer look at one of the newly hatched chicks in their earth science class Wednesday, March 13, 2013. The annual project will have the students incubate 180 eggs until they hatch. Once they get bigger, they will be given to area farms.
Philip G. Pavely | Tribune-Review
Personnel react to the announcement that the 911th Airlift Wing in Moon, seen here Wednesday, March 13, 2013, will remain open through at least fiscal year 2014. A plan to close the base, which includes eight C-130 refueling planes and around 2,000 personnel, was initially part of a cost-cutting effort.
Philip G. Pavely | Tribune-Review
Col. Craig C. Peters announces on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, that the 911th Airlift Wing in Moon will remain open through at least fiscal year 2014. A plan to close the base, which includes eight C-130 refueling planes and around 2,000 personnel, was initially part of a cost-cutting effort.
James Knox | Tribune-Review
Firefighters battle a blaze in the 600 block of Olive Lane Wednesday March 13, 2013 in Ambridge.
James Knox | Tribune-Review
Firefighters battle a blaze in the 600 block of Olive Lane Wednesday March 13, 2013 in Ambridge.
Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review
Nancy Cunningham, 50, and Gary Cunningham, 53, of Moundsville, W.Va., hold hands in Gary's hospital room on Wedensday, March 13, 2013, while they talk to the Tribune-Review about Gary's lung transplant at UPMC Presbyterian in Oakland. The procedure involved the use of an experimental organ-preservation device that resembles a small cart on wheels and keeps the lungs functioning and “breathing” outside the body with a constant supply of blood and nutrients.
Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review
Gary Cunningham, 53, of Moundsville, W.Va., accompanied by his wife Nancy, talks to the Tribune-Review about his lung transplant at UPMC Presbyterian in Oakland on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. The lung was transported in an experimental organ-preservation device. The high-tech device, which resembles a small cart on wheels, kept the lungs functioning and “breathing” outside the body with a constant supply of blood and nutrients.

Daily images from around the region by Trib Total Media staff photographers.

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