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Friday - May 3, 2013

| Saturday, May 4, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
James Knox | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Theodora Contis (clockwise, from bottom left), Eleni Contis, Vanessa Copetas, Victoria Mavrogeorgis, Aphrodite Amorgianos and Maive Bellios-Fess work on decorating the Epitaphil, or ceremonial tomb of Christ, using 1,500 carnations on Friday, May 3, 2013, in preparation for Good Friday services at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Oakland.
At the marathon expo at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown, Friday, May 3rd, 2013, Cherie Steffen, of North Carolina, has her photograph taken in front of a backdrop in the Dick's Sporting Goods section. Her written motivation for competing in this year's half-marathon is to 'Run for the old me who used to not believe she could (she was wrong!)
Keith Hodan | Tribune-Review
At the marathon expo at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown, Friday, May 3rd, 2013, Amy Gratton (front,) and friend, Makaela Crossley, 14,both from Monroeville, search for Gratton's name on a poster featuring the registered runners in this year's marathon events. Gratton is running the half-marathon this year.
Passing a sign, runners are blurred as they mill about during the marathon expo at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown, Friday, May 3rd, 2013.
Tony LaRussa | Tribune-Review
Ryan Dalla Valle, 33, of Windber recuperates Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at Allegheny General Hospital in the North Side after suffering serious injuries in an April 13 motorcycle wreck.
Keith Hodan | Tribune-Review
During the marathon expo at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown, Friday, May 3rd, 2013, runners add personal messages to a wall in support of Boston.
Keith Hodan | Tribune-Review
Volunteers, including John Eckenrode of Cecil, pass out T-shirts to runners like Amanda Emmerling of Fox Chapel at the marathon expo in the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown, Friday, May 3, 2013.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review
Joe Fanala, 62, of North Versailles taxis one of his three radio-controlled model airplanes for a flight over the Mon Valley Radio Controlled Airfield on May 03, 2013, at Cedar Creek Park in Rostraver. Fanala spent the day flying his three planes.
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First-graders Lauren Lucas, 7, (left) and Kaelyn Washburn, 6, learn about farm animals on Friday during an Ag in the Classroom program at Grandview Elementary School in the Derry Area School District. High school students in agriculture and horticulture classes spent two days teaching kindergarten and first-grade students about animals and plants.

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

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