From the picturesque scenes of Long Island to the iconic sights of New York City, Newsday photographers capture images telling the stories of the people and places of the region. Here are some of the most compelling photos.
Children watch as the Town of North Hempstead
Children watch as the Town of North Hempstead released 15 of its quails into the wild Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at Hempstead Harbor Trail in Port Washington. The town is using the birds to combat an expected surge in ticks this summer. (Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)
Darla, a Maltese/Pomeranian from Kings Park, takes in
Darla, a Maltese/Pomeranian from Kings Park, takes in the sun with her human Dyanna Walters by the waters of Stony Brook Harbor on Wednesday afternoon, July 26, 2017. (Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)
Demonstrators gather in Times Square on Wednesday, July
Demonstrators gather in Times Square on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, to protest President Donald Trump's ban on transgender people in the U.S. military. (Credit: Jeff Bachner)

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Attendees display signs during the MTA board meeting
Attendees display signs during the MTA board meeting and public hearing at MTA headquarters in lower Manhattan on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. (Credit: Jeff Bachner)
Peekaboo! This African spurred tortoise was found wandering
Peekaboo! This African spurred tortoise was found wandering a Massapequa street on Wednesday, July 26. 2017. The 77-pound male was checked by Massapequa Pet Vet, which reported he is in good health. (Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)
Dr. Ned Horowitz, left, and assistant Will Tammaro
Dr. Ned Horowitz, left, and assistant Will Tammaro of Massapequa Pet Vet examined this African spurred tortoise, which was found wandering a Massapequa street on Wednesday, July 26. 2017. The 77-pound male reptile was reportedly in good health. (Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)
Raindrops grace the petals of a hibiscus flower
Raindrops grace the petals of a hibiscus flower in Centereach on Monday, July 24, 2017. (Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)
Ruthann Bellacicco, left, and Bunny Chickery, both of
Ruthann Bellacicco, left, and Bunny Chickery, both of Poughkeepsie, bundle up during a their visit to Ditch Plain Beach in Montauk as daytime temperatures hovered around the high 60s on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. (Credit: Gordon M. Grant)

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Michael Altoen, 3, of Manorville, feeds a baby
Michael Altoen, 3, of Manorville, feeds a baby goat dressed in pajamas at the Long Island Game Farm in Manorville on Saturday, July 22, 2017. The event -- PJs in the Park - Pajama Party with our Kid Goats -- allowed children to get up close and personal with the animals. (Credit: Ed Betz)
Students run track as part of the Suffolk
Students run track as part of the Suffolk County Youth Academy at the Suffolk County Police Academy in Brentwood on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, as they run track. The five-day program gives teens interested in law enforcement a sampling of what it takes to become a police officer. (Credit: James Carbone)
Noah Berrios, 11,left, and Ryan Moore, 12, work
Noah Berrios, 11,left, and Ryan Moore, 12, work on robotics during a session in Lynbrook school district's Summer STEAM Academy on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. The program introduces students in grades 6-9 to science, technology, engineering, art and math through hands-on exploration. In addition to robotics, students learn video game design, 3-D art design and bridge-building. (Credit: Johnny Milano)
Firefighters work to remove a person from an
Firefighters work to remove a person from an overturned car on Washington Avenue in Oceanside on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. (Credit: Howard Schnapp)
Children go for a swing at the Long
Children go for a swing at the Long Beach boardwalk playground despite the cloudy day on Monday, July 24, 2017. (Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)

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Logan Ryan, 20, of Setauket, tries his luck
Logan Ryan, 20, of Setauket, tries his luck fishing in Melville Mill Pond at Frank Melville Memorial Park in Setauket on Monday, July 24, 2017. (Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)
Shoppers brave the cooler temperatures and rainy weather
Shoppers brave the cooler temperatures and rainy weather as they walk along Love Lane in Mattituck on Monday, July 24, 2017. (Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)
Veteran multi-instrumentalist Premik Russell Tubbs, far left, and
Veteran multi-instrumentalist Premik Russell Tubbs, far left, and trumpet player Reggie Pittman, far right, jam with local musicians during the third annual Coltrane Music Festival at Hecksher Park in Huntington on Saturday, July 22, 2017. Playing alongside them are, Natalie Barbieri of East Northport on alto saxophone, Sarah Turkiew of Bethpage on baritone saxophone and George Ariza of Island Park on alto saxophone. (Credit: James Escher)
Laila Armstrong, of Oceanside, cools off in the
Laila Armstrong, of Oceanside, cools off in the sprinkler park at Eisenhower Park on Saturday, July 22, 2017 in East Meadow. (Credit: Howard Schnapp)
Valet parking attendants Tom Crescenzo, 21, of Commack,
Valet parking attendants Tom Crescenzo, 21, of Commack, Marisa Pagan, 20, of Port Jefferson Station, Andrew Desmond, 17, of Mastic, and Chris Arens, 21, of Commack, at a Port Jefferson parking lot on Wynn Lane, Friday, July 21, 2017. Port Jefferson has instituted a new valet parking system to help deal with the village's chronic parking shortage. (Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)
Annie McGriff-Hamilton and Laquana Walker of Freeport, Nicole
Annie McGriff-Hamilton and Laquana Walker of Freeport, Nicole Redd of Roosevelt, and Stephanie Draine of Hempstead, hold hands in prayer at the end of Hempstead's Life After Loss support group on Thursday, July 20, 2017, at Kennedy Park in Hempstead. (Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)
Zuzanna, 3, and Mariusz Chwialkowski of Ridgewood, Queens,
Zuzanna, 3, and Mariusz Chwialkowski of Ridgewood, Queens, cool off in Lake Ronkonkoma on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. (Credit: Ed Betz)
Mary Melendez holds a photo of her lost
Mary Melendez holds a photo of her lost bridesmaid dresses on Saturday, July 22, 2017 in Garden City. (Credit: Howard Schnapp)
Jessica Lampert, left, of Commack, with her newborn
Jessica Lampert, left, of Commack, with her newborn baby girl Blake Kay, along with her daughter Avery, 3, at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip as she's joined by her sister Kristin Cronin, of Babylon, with her new baby boy Justin Paul, as she's joined by her other son Thomas, 3, on July 20, 2017. (Credit: James Carbone)
Lulu Bertinatti, 7, visiting from Orlando, Florida, splashes
Lulu Bertinatti, 7, visiting from Orlando, Florida, splashes with family and friends at Christopher Morley Park pool in Roslyn Heights, Thursday, July 20, 2017. (Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)
Participants applaud the soldier riders as they begin
Participants applaud the soldier riders as they begin to ride down Sunrise Highway in Lindenhurst during the 10th annual Town of Babylon Soldier Ride, Friday, July 21, 2017. (Credit: Steve Pfost)
Construction worker Darwin Perez, of Central Islip takes
Construction worker Darwin Perez, of Central Islip takes a drink of water at a road construction site in Nesconset, July 20, 2017. (Credit: Ed Betz)
Construction worker Steve Klaus of Freeport, wipes away
Construction worker Steve Klaus of Freeport, wipes away sweat at a road construction site in Nesconset, July 20, 2017. (Credit: Ed Betz)
Uniondale High School-€
Uniondale High School-€"s show choir "Rhythm of the Knight", will be performing alongside chart topping rock band Foreigner at Jones Beach, rehearse at Uniondale High School on Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 in Uniondale. (Credit: Howard Schnapp)
Emergency personnel respond to the scene where a
Emergency personnel respond to the scene where a car went into a house at 27 Elwood Rd in Centereach on July 21, 2017. No serious injuries were reported. (Credit: James Carbone)
Wyatt Wellenreuther, 2, of Nesconset, waves to his
Wyatt Wellenreuther, 2, of Nesconset, waves to his father John, a Nassau County cop riding the event, while with his mother Carisa, to ride down Sunrise Highway in Lindenhurst during the 10th annual Town of Babylon Soldier Ride, Friday, July 21, 2017. (Credit: Steve Pfost)
Pilot James O'Donnell of Northport safely landed his
Pilot James O'Donnell of Northport safely landed his single-engine Cessna on the Sunrise Highway near Exit 57 in North Bellport on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, after experiencing an unknown "mechanical issue," Suffolk police said. O'Donnell, who was the only person on board, was not injured. (Credit: James Carbone)
With the Robert Moses Bridge in the background,
With the Robert Moses Bridge in the background, a windsurfer stays cool in the Great South Bay near East Islip on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. (Credit: Ed Betz)
A woman uses a parasol to fend off
A woman uses a parasol to fend off the sun's rays as she crosses the Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, when the National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for New York City. (Credit: Jeff Bachner)
Charles Saavedra, 7, dips his feet in the
Charles Saavedra, 7, dips his feet in the fountain at City Hall Park on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. (Credit: Jeff Bachner)
Luisa Diaz poses with a Miss Piggy puppet
Luisa Diaz poses with a Miss Piggy puppet from 1984 at the Jim Henson exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens, on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. (Credit: Linda Rosier)
Students at Eastern Suffolk BOCES groom Oliver, a
Students at Eastern Suffolk BOCES groom Oliver, a golden retriever, at the Bixhorn Technical Center in Bellport on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. Students attended basic pet care and training at the school's summer program. (Credit: James Carbone)
Grace Okon, 13, a student at Eastern Suffolk
Grace Okon, 13, a student at Eastern Suffolk BOCES, brushes her dog Lucy's teeth at the Bixhorn Technical Center in Bellport on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. Students attended basic pet care and training at the school's summer program. (Credit: James Carbone)
Junior lifeguards Trey Sofield, left, of Long Beach
Junior lifeguards Trey Sofield, left, of Long Beach and Dylan Macejko of Ronkonkoma appear undeterred by high temperatures as they compete at Jones Beach on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. (Credit: Johnny Milano)
Anthony Patti, 13, of Merrick attempts to score
Anthony Patti, 13, of Merrick attempts to score on Erin Ye, 12, of Huntington during a Quidditch tournament held at the USDAN Summer Camp for the Arts in Wheatly Heights on Monday, July 17, 2017. Quidditch is a team sport that has been adapted from the fictional world of the "Harry Potter" series. (Credit: Steve Pfost)
Eric Powers, a biologist from Smithtown, holds a
Eric Powers, a biologist from Smithtown, holds a quail in a pen on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at Caleb Smith State Park in Smithtown, where he has been raising a bevy of the tick-eating game birds for the Town of North Hempstead. Now that the quail have matured, North Hempstead will release three dozen of them next week as an eco-friendly way of combating an abnormally high tick population expected this summer. (Credit: Steve Pfost)
No one was injured when a large tree
No one was injured when a large tree fell, blocking a portion of Hudson Avenue in Lake Grove about 10:15 a.m. on Monday, July 17, 2017. But this worker is left to figure out the best and safest way to clear the tree from the road -- and its branches away from utility lines. (Credit: James Carbone)
Rod Stewart performs at Northwell Health at Jones
Rod Stewart performs at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. (Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)
From left, Jonathan Keyes of the Suffolk County
From left, Jonathan Keyes of the Suffolk County Department of Economic Development, Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Tate's Bake Shop founder Kathleen King bike through Southampton Village on Monday, July 10, 2017. Bellone and Schneiderman highlighted the benefits of a proposed county bike-sharing program. (Credit: Randee Daddona)
Keira Wille, left, and Hannah Murray, both 9,
Keira Wille, left, and Hannah Murray, both 9, urge passing motorists to stop at their lemonade stand in Centerport on Monday, July 10, 2017. The young entrepreneurs also sold bags of homemade slime, a play substance popular with children. (Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas)
Nanette McNulty, rear center, BeReadyLI outreach coordinator, and
Nanette McNulty, rear center, BeReadyLI outreach coordinator, and Pat Michels of National Grid/United Way-Long Island conduct a "BeReadyLI Children's Workshop" for youths at the Great South Bay YMCA in Bay Shore on July 12, 2017. The workshop shows youths how to be prepared and stay safe in an emergency such as hurricanes, heat waves and lighting. (Credit: John Roca)
Peyton Gladysz, 7, participates in a tractor pull
Peyton Gladysz, 7, participates in a tractor pull competition with her father, Andrew Gladysz, in a 1951 John Deere diesel tractor on Sunday, June 25, 2017, during the the Long Island Antique Power Association's 25th anniversary celebration. (Credit: Newsday / Alex Horvath)
People cool off on watercrafts off Hampton Bays
People cool off on watercrafts off Hampton Bays on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. (Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)
Long Beach surfer Isaiah Bird does a handstand
Long Beach surfer Isaiah Bird does a handstand off Atlantic Beach on Tuesday, JUly 11, 2017, during Surf for All's opening of its first Adaptive Surf Program. According to Surf for All's website, the program aims to provide surfing opportunities to youths aged 8 to 18 with disabilities. (Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)
Caroline Rothstein, 3, cools off at the water
Caroline Rothstein, 3, cools off at the water park at Pierce Country Day Camp in Roslyn on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. (Credit: Johnny Milano)
Paula Turkel of Merrick had her choice of
Paula Turkel of Merrick had her choice of seats on this express bus to Manhattan on Monday, July 10, 2017, as LIRR riders tried to avoid Penn Station on the first day of Amtrak's track repairs at the busy hub. (Credit: Daniel Goodrich)
Boaters come into the harbor in Huntington on
Boaters come into the harbor in Huntington on Monday July 10, 2017. (Credit: Newsday / Alex Horvath)
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