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Thursday - August 1, 2013

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Keith Hodan | Tribune-Review
Natasha Wagner, 18 (left,) and Kyra Stawson, 19, watch as their prom memories go up in smoke as firefighters extinguish hot spots among the ruins of the former event center, The Dockside, at Conneaut Lake Park, Thursday, August 1, 2013. Wagner and Stawson attended their proms in 2012 at The Dockside.
Keith Hodan | Tribune-Review
Firefighters extinguish hot spots among the ruins of the former event center, The Dockside, at Conneaut Lake Park, Thursday, August 1, 2013. Along with The Dockside, the Beach Club, a restaurant and bar, was destroyed in the blaze.
Sean Stipp | Tribune-Review
Troy. Wigfield of B. C. Stone, Inc., of Everett polishes the granite while completing construction of a monument commemorating the battle of Bushy Run.
Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
Jessica Higley of Erie, a student at Mercyhurst University's Archeological Institute, on Thursday sweeps up damage caused by flooding at the Meadowcroft Rockshelter National Historic Landmark outside Avella. The site contains some of the earliest evidence of man in North America. Recent heavy rains caused sediment from different strata in the rock to mix, forcing archeologists to collect the sediment for further study.
James Knox
Elephant program manager Willie Theison pats the young male elephant Umasai Thursday August 1, 2013 during a cleaning and treatment time at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium in Highland Park. Umasai has just been diagnosed with a rare autoimune disease not usually found in elephants following extensive testing.
Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review
Christian Green (left), 8, Cody Greer (center), 7, of Penn Hills and Chris Moore, 8, of Penn Hills, cheer for their fellow athletes during Penn Hills School District's Special Olympics Track and Field event at Linton Middle School on Thursday, August 1, 2013. The participating students are a part of an extended summer program. Josh McCanna, sports director for the Special Olympics of Allegheny County, said getting into the school programs like Penn Hills' allows the organization to reach a greater number of younger athletes.
Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review
Special education teacher Daryl Kennedy, 38, of Collier, chases Ronald Reed, 17, of Penn Hills, back onto the relay track during Penn Hills School District's Special Olympics Track and Field event at Linton Middle School on Thursday, August 1, 2013. The participating students are a part of an extended summer program. Josh McCanna, sports director for the Special Olympics of Allegheny County, said getting into the school programs like Penn Hills' allows the organization to reach a greater number of younger athletes.
Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review
Daunte Reed (left), 16, and Johnny Murphy Tribble, 19, both of Penn Hills, race for the relay finish line during Penn Hills School District's Special Olympics Track and Field event at Linton Middle School on Thursday, August 1, 2013. The participating students are a part of an extended summer program. Josh McCanna, sports director for the Special Olympics of Allegheny County, said getting into the school programs like Penn Hills' allows the organization to reach a greater number of younger athletes.
Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review
James Best, 15, of Penn Hills, celebrates his many medals during Penn Hills School District's Special Olympics Track and Field event at Linton Middle School on Thursday, August 1, 2013. The participating students are a part of an extended summer program. Josh McCanna, sports director for the Special Olympics of Allegheny County, said getting into the school programs like Penn Hills' allows the organization to reach a greater number of younger athletes.
Lindsay Dill | Tribune-Review
Tyler Love, 4, of Elizabeth offers feed to a chicken Thursday, August 1, 2013 at the Critter Country Animal Farm in South Huntingdon.
Jasmine Goldband | Tribune-Review
Serenity Dee, 4, waits as her grandfather Paul Dee of Ross looks through a rack of Pirates T-shirts at the Black & Gold Forever store on Penn Avenue in the Strip District Thursday, August 1, 2013.
Evan R. Sanders | Daily Courier
Rob Harper (right), of Yorktown, Va. speaks with Ty Betters, of Connellville, as Harper shares his cause of Equal Parenting Rights at Yough River Park on Thursday, August 1, 2013. Harper along with his friend Nick Driscoll are traveling 4,000 miles on bicycle to publicize Harper's personal fight for equal parenting rights.

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

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