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Thursday - August 29, 2013

| Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review
Propel Homestead Charter School student teacher Patrick Hammonds, 26, of Regent Square, secures a handle to a rock wall as he volunteers in Homestead on Thursday in the final hours of construction to build a new playground for the community. Over 200 volunteers from the school, KaBoom!, the McDonalds Foundation, and the local community gathered to help assemble the playground, pour concrete and shovel wood chips. One of twelve playgrounds slated to be build in the past year through a partnership between KaBOOM! and McDonald's Foundation, the playground's design takes inspiration from drawings done by the children who participated in a Design Day event in July.
Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review
Around 200 volunteers work outside of Propel Homestead Charter School in Homestead on Thursday in the final hours of construction to build a new playground for the community. One of twelve playgrounds slated to be build in the past year through a partnership between KaBOOM! and McDonald's Foundation, the playground's design takes inspiration from drawings done by the children who participated in a Design Day event in July.
Philip G. Pavely | Tribune-Review
A praying mantis helps keep the North Hills stink bug population in check during a lunchtime feeding Thursday, August 29, 2013.
James Knox | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
A construction vehicle sits wedged under a bilboard on a hillside in the 1500 block of West Liberty Avenue in Brookline August 29, 2013 after colliding with an RV. One occupant of the Construction vehicle was taken away in an ambulance.
James Knox | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
A sign posted outside of Gullifty's August 29, 2013 announces the close of the 31-year-old eatery in Squirrel Hill.
A group on a speedboat watch as a surfer rides the wake behind on the Allegheny River near the 16th Street bridge Thursday, August 29, 2013.
Philip G. Pavely | Tribune-Review
Dr. Karen Hacker, the incoming head of the Allegheny County Health Department, fields questions from the Allegheny County Courthouse in Downtown Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013.
Keith Hodan | Tribune-Review
Elected officials and members of the United States Armed Forces take part in a ceremonial groundbreaking in Moon, Thursday, August 29, 2013, for the new Post Exchange at the TSgt. McGarity Reserve Center. The Exchange is being built by Carothers Construction, and will feature assorted retail businesses and a barber shop. The new exchange, which will be next to the DeCA Commissary, is expected to serve 30,000 customers within a 40-mile radius. Both businesses are scheduled to open together in the late spring of 2014.
Brian F. Henry | Tribune-Review
The day after being flooded out of his home, Don Boyer, 61, of Ligonier Township, cleans mud and silt from his closed in porch area along Four Mile Run on Thursday, August 29, 2013. Boyer along with his father Harry Boyer, 88, was rescued at their front porch on Ross Road in Ligonier Township by the Greensburg Swift Water Rescue Team a day earlier.
Jason Bridge | Valley News Dispatch
Barb Wilmot begins to clean up debris washed onto her North 11th Street property in Apollo from Sugar Hollow Creek. The debris included a mini-bike. Photographed on Thursday, August 27, 2013.
Jason Bridge | Valley News Dispatch
Un-Flood-It owner Brian Marra loads a couch onto a trailer that was damaged in Wednesday's flooding along Cambria Avenue in Avonmore on Thursday, August 27, 2013. Marra said this is the third time his company has done flood work at the same home.
Philip G. Pavely | Tribune-Review
Research coordinator Marshall Lee Tempest demonstrates the benefits of the new outdoor therapeutic park at UPMC Mercy in Uptown Thursday, August 29, 2013.
Philip G. Pavely | Tribune-Review
UPMC Mercy staff bow their heads in prayer as the hospital's outdoor therapeutic park is blessed in Uptown Thursday, August 29, 2013. The recovery and rehabilitation park is intended to help patients with mobility inuries heal, rehabilitate and adjust to life outside the hospital as part of the overall recovery process. The park at Locust and Marion streets was funded by a $200,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation.
Philip G. Pavely | Tribune-Review
Arthur Ellis, seen here on board a trolley at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum in Washington Wednesday, August 28, 2013, is a longtime volunteer at the museum who rode the final trolley ride between Washington, Pa., and Pittsburgh.

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

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