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Wednesday - July 24, 2013

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Jasmine Goldband | Tribune-Review
A Robinson Township Public Works crew repairs Park Manor Boulevard on Wednesday July 24, 2013. The road was damaged from flooding caused by recent heavy rain.
Justin Merriman | Tribune-Review
Django stands on a water fountain at Highland Park as Kim Faught, 59, of Lawrenceville, entices him to drink on Wednesday afternoon, July 24, 2013.
Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
Artist Copeland Holt, 36, of Beechview paints a landscape of downtown Pittsburgh from the vantage point of Mount Washington, Wednesday.
Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review
Protesters demanding a higher minimum wage demonstrate outside the McDonald's in Oakland in July.
Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review
Arlee Rowley (left), 58, of Sheraden, Donna Stanton (center), 53, of Highland Park, and Donna McKendree, 33, of Wilkinsburg, chant with other protesters about raising the minimum wage during a protest at CMU on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. The three were part of some 150 protestors participating throughout the day in a rally to raise the minimum wage from the current $7.25 to over 10 dollars, preferably fifteen dollars, said Kyndall Mason, 34, who came to Pittsburgh from Portland, Ore., to help organize. The group started in McDonald's in East Liberty in the morning, then moved throughout the East End, stopping at Target, Bakery Square, CMU, and finally UPMC Presbyterian in Oakland. The protests marked the four-year anniversary of the last time minimum wage was raised at the federal level on July 24, 2009, when it rose from $6.55 to $7.25 an hour. 'Nobody can survive off that when gas is $3.40, basically you're working an hour to put two gallons in your car. Can't afford child care, health care. People can't live,' said Glenn Grayson, Jr., 27, of the Hill District.
Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
Donna Busek, Director of Animal Services, hugs a dog seized from a house on Wadlow Street on the North Side after cutting matted hair from it at the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society, Wednesday. Thirteen cats and a deceased bird were also seized from the house.
Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
Kim Riester, Special Prosecutor for the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society, (left) and Donna Busek, Director of Animal Services, cut matted hair off a dog seized from a house on Wadlow Street on the North Side, at the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society on Wednesday. Thirteen cats and a deceased bird were also seized from the house.
Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
A PennDOT crew on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, digs out a culvert on Banksville Road to make repairs on a collapsed underground pipe responsible for much of the recent flooding on the road.
Lindsay Dill | Tribune-Review
Luke Belgiovane, 10, of Greensburg munches on popcorn and cheers for his sister on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, during the softball state tournament at the West Point Little League fields. West Point won the game, 10-3, against Northwestern Little League.
Brian F. Henry | Tribune-Review
Amanda Balough of Virginia, a senior focusing on achaeology in the anthropology department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, sifts soil as she looks for artifacts from the 18th century on the grounds of Historic Hanna's Town near Greensburg on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. IUP's anthropology department will conduct the field school on the grounds through mid-August. They hope to glean information on the layout of the town by finding signs of transportation and on what life was like in Westmoreland County in the 18th century.
Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
Corey Grande, 13, (left) and Adam Zulka, 15, both of Shaler cross Parker Street Run near Butler Street in Etna in front of cement poles designed to catch debris Tuesday, July 23, 2013.

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

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