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Wednesday - January 1, 2014

Keith Hodan | Tribune-Review - Kids are encouraged to get messy at Mess Fest at the Carnegie Science Center on the North Shore.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Keith Hodan  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Kids are encouraged to get messy at Mess Fest at the Carnegie Science Center on the North Shore.
Keith Hodan | Tribune-Review - During the MessFest 2014 at the Carnegie Science Center, CSC team member Nick Scarpino, left, guides children as they drop eggs protected inside handmade carriers from 18 feet above the ground, during the 'egg-stranaut' activity. Wednesday, January 1, 2014. Children used a variety of materials to design a carrier that would protect the egg during its 18-foot descent.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Keith Hodan  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>During the MessFest 2014 at the Carnegie Science Center, CSC team member Nick Scarpino, left, guides children as they drop eggs protected inside handmade carriers from 18 feet above the ground, during the 'egg-stranaut' activity. Wednesday, January 1, 2014. Children used a variety of materials to design a carrier that would protect the egg during its 18-foot descent.
Jasmine Goldband | Tribune-Review - Tachelle Day, 19, of Penn Hills with her son Mekhi Day at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC in Oakland. Mekhi was born at 1:03 a.m. making him Pittsburgh's New Year's baby Wednesday, January 1, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jasmine Goldband  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Tachelle Day, 19, of Penn Hills with her son Mekhi Day at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC in Oakland.  Mekhi was born at 1:03 a.m. making him Pittsburgh's New Year's baby Wednesday, January 1, 2014.
Keith Hodan | Tribune-Review - Ava Massung, 7, of North Huntingdon plays around with messy globs of oobleck during the annual MessFest 2014 at the Carnegie Science Center on the North Shore, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Keith Hodan  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Ava Massung, 7, of North Huntingdon plays around with messy globs of oobleck during the annual MessFest 2014 at the Carnegie Science Center on the North Shore, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014.
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review - Stephen Wilson of Greenfield reacts after plunging into the Youghiogheny River on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, in Yough River Park. This year marked the 10th anniversary of the Connellsville Polar Bear Club's annual New Year’s Day swim.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Steph Chambers  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Stephen Wilson of Greenfield reacts after plunging into the Youghiogheny River on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, in Yough River Park. This year marked the 10th anniversary of the Connellsville Polar Bear Club's annual New Year’s Day swim.
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review - Leonard Lucas, of Baldwin, dries off near a fire with his friend Jason Miller (right), of West Mifflin, after plunging into the Youghiogheny River on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 at Yough River Park. This year marked the 10th anniversary of the Connellsville Polar Bear Club's annual New Year’s Day swim.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Steph Chambers  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Leonard Lucas, of Baldwin, dries off near a fire with his friend Jason Miller (right), of West Mifflin, after plunging into the Youghiogheny River on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 at Yough River Park. This year marked the 10th anniversary of the Connellsville Polar Bear Club's annual New Year’s Day swim.
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review - Cloe Poulic of Mt. Pleasant dries off after plunging into the Youghiogheny River on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, in Yough River Park. This year marked the 10th anniversary of the Connellsville Polar Bear Club's annual New Year’s Day swim.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Steph Chambers  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Cloe Poulic of Mt. Pleasant dries off after plunging into the Youghiogheny River on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, in Yough River Park. This year marked the 10th anniversary of the Connellsville Polar Bear Club's annual New Year’s Day swim.
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review - Leonard Lucas and Amber Blackwood, both of Baldwin, share a kiss after plunging into the Youghiogheny River on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, in Yough River Park. This year marked the 10th anniversary of the Connellsville Polar Bear Club's annual New Year’s Day swim.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Steph Chambers  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Leonard Lucas and Amber Blackwood, both of Baldwin, share a kiss after plunging into the Youghiogheny River on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, in Yough River Park. This year marked the 10th anniversary of the Connellsville Polar Bear Club's annual New Year’s Day swim.
Keith Hodan | Tribune-Review - Brentwood sisters Lauren, left, and Olivia Healy take their first plunge into an icy Monongahela River during the Pittsburgh Polar Bear Jump on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. This was the first year the two women participated in the plunge, and they were among the crowd that braved below-freezing temperatures to take part in the New Year's Day tradition sponsored by the Polar Bear Club along the Mon Wharf, Downtown.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Keith Hodan  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Brentwood sisters Lauren, left, and Olivia Healy take their first plunge into an icy Monongahela River during the Pittsburgh Polar Bear Jump on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. This was the first year the two women participated in the plunge, and they were among the crowd that braved below-freezing temperatures to take part in the New Year's Day tradition sponsored by the Polar Bear Club along the Mon Wharf, Downtown.
Keith Hodan | Tribune-Review - Ava Boardman, 9, of Butler reaches for a helping hand after taking the plunge into an icy Monongahela River during the Pittsburgh Polar Bear Jump on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. This was the second year Ava participated in the plunge, and she was among the crowd that braved below-freezing temperatures to take part in the New Year's Day tradition sponsored by the Polar Bear Club along the Mon Wharf, Downtown.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Keith Hodan  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Ava Boardman, 9, of Butler reaches for a helping hand after taking the plunge into an icy Monongahela River during the Pittsburgh Polar Bear Jump on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. This was the second year Ava participated in the plunge, and she was among the crowd that braved below-freezing temperatures to take part in the New Year's Day tradition sponsored by the Polar Bear Club along the Mon Wharf, Downtown.
Keith Hodan | Tribune-Review - A large crowd took the plunge into an icy Monongahela River during the Pittsburgh Polar Bear Jump on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. Daring divers braved below-freezing temperatures to take part in the New Year's Day tradition sponsored by the Polar Bear Club along the Mon Wharf, Downtown.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Keith Hodan  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>A large crowd took the plunge into an icy Monongahela River during the Pittsburgh Polar Bear Jump on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. Daring divers braved below-freezing temperatures to take part in the New Year's Day tradition sponsored by the Polar Bear Club along the Mon Wharf, Downtown.
Jasmine Goldband | Tribune-Review - DJ Surmacz, 2 of the South Side balances himself as best he can as he waits for his father Brian Surmacz to lace up his skates at Schenley Park Skating Rink Wednesday, January 1, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jasmine Goldband  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>DJ Surmacz, 2 of the South Side balances himself as best he can as he waits for his father Brian Surmacz to lace up his skates at Schenley Park Skating Rink Wednesday, January 1, 2014.

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