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.
Alexis Villafuerte, 18, of East Meadow, in foreground,
Alexis Villafuerte, 18, of East Meadow, in foreground, kicks around his soccer ball with friend Roberto Hernandez, 19, of East Meadow, as evening approaches at Eisenhower Park, on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)
Sunlight reflects off the pavement of 10th Avenue
Sunlight reflects off the pavement of 10th Avenue in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan as it filters though passing clouds Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. (Credit: Craig Ruttle)
The world-renowned statue of Christopher Columbus highlights Columbus
The world-renowned statue of Christopher Columbus highlights Columbus Circle on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in Manhattan. Earlier today, the first of several scheduled public hearings, officiated by a panel established by New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, will come together to examine "hateful" displays in the city and seek public comment. (Credit: Craig Ruttle)

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Members of the board of elections count absentee
Members of the board of elections count absentee and affidavit ballots in the close Glen Cove mayor's race on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 in Mineola. (Credit: Howard Schnapp)
Don Balducci, Bethpage, helps carry donated turkeys to
Don Balducci, Bethpage, helps carry donated turkeys to the Island Harvest Food Bank in the parking lot of the Bethpage Federal Credit Union on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 in Bethpage. (Credit: Howard Schnapp)
The Rev. Michael Sniffen flips through The Saint
The Rev. Michael Sniffen flips through The Saint John's Bible, a handwritten illuminated Bible, at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (Credit: Barry Sloan)
Dr. Prabhu Mehta, Chief of Neonatology at Good
Dr. Prabhu Mehta, Chief of Neonatology at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip, holding babies Alijah, left, and Oscar as they "graduate" from the NICU on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. The staff threw a party for the families to celebrate World Prematurity Day. (Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)
Nancy Urban, a patient at the Alzheimer's Disease
Nancy Urban, a patient at the Alzheimer's Disease Resource Center kisses, Elvis, a rescue horse at Spririt's Promise Equine Rescue Farm in Riverhead, on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. The Alzheimer's Disease Resource Center has started equine therapy for those with the disease. (Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)

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Miranda Masone, of Port Jefferson Station, right, with
Miranda Masone, of Port Jefferson Station, right, with her newly adopted sister Magdalene, 2, during National Adoption Day at Central Islip Family Court, on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (Credit: Johnny Milano)
Dominick Miciotta, left, with newly adopted daughter, Alice,
Dominick Miciotta, left, with newly adopted daughter, Alice, 4 months (second left), son Leo Smith-Miciotta, and partner Jason Smith, all of Dix Hills, during National Adoption Day at Central Islip Family Court on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (Credit: Johnny Milano)
Gabriel Szczepaniak,10, of Copiague practices in the skate
Gabriel Szczepaniak,10, of Copiague practices in the skate park at Tanner Park in Copiague on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. (Credit: Jessica Rotkiewicz)
Is it real? A boy tests Santa's beard
Is it real? A boy tests Santa's beard on Nov. 14, 2017, at Roosevelt Field, where students from Stratford Avenue School and Stewart School in Garden City donated items they collected for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. (Credit: Heather Walsh)
Katharina Kruse of Brooklyn paddles out in search
Katharina Kruse of Brooklyn paddles out in search of waves on a chilly afternoon in Long Beach on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (Credit: Barry Sloan)

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Jerry Jerome, an Army veteran from Huntington, joins
Jerry Jerome, an Army veteran from Huntington, joins his VFW comrades during the American Legion Greenlawn Post 1244's annual Veterans Day bbservance at Greenlawn Park in Greenlawn on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. (Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)
Jason Linzer of Seaford lets out a yell
Jason Linzer of Seaford lets out a yell as he crosses the finish line in the Class B NYSPHSAA Cross Country Championships at Wayne Central School on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. (Credit: Jack Haley)
Center Moriches' Ben Hamilton, right, and Thomas Luongo
Center Moriches' Ben Hamilton, right, and Thomas Luongo celebrate their second goal during a Class B semifinal at the 2017 NYSPHSAA Boys Soccer Championships on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, in Middletown. (Credit: Adrian Kraus)
Veterans and dignitaries turn out to dedicate the
Veterans and dignitaries turn out to dedicate the Veterans Memorial in Brightwaters on Saturday, Nov.11, 2017. (Credit: Daniel Goodrich)
Falling leaves mean play time for Kenzo Calderon,
Falling leaves mean play time for Kenzo Calderon, 3, and his dad, Chris, 28, at Heckscher Park, in Huntington on Nov. 11, 2017. (Credit: Heather Walsh)
Wheatley's Mary Ma reacts to a point during
Wheatley's Mary Ma reacts to a point during the girls Class B finals match against Elwood / John Glenn on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. (Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)
Lori Riley, left, holds her late husband Willie
Lori Riley, left, holds her late husband Willie Riley's Purple Heart, along with his daughter Heather Jackson, a senior airman in the Air National Guard, at Willie Riley's plaque at a columbarium at Calverton National Cemetery on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2017. The family was reunited with the long-lost medal, which the late Riley received for injuries suffered during the Vietnam War, but not before the Riverhead veteran's 2016 death. (Credit: Ed Betz)
Heather Jackson holds her father Willie Riley's Purple
Heather Jackson holds her father Willie Riley's Purple Heart at his plaque at a columbarium at Calverton National Cemetery on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2017. The family was reunited with the long-lost medal, which the late Riley received for injuries suffered during the Vietnam War, but not before the Riverhead veteran's 2016 death. (Credit: Ed Betz)
Jelani Alladin, a member of the new Broadway
Jelani Alladin, a member of the new Broadway production of Frozen, is reflected in the mirror as he works with kids at Beyond the Stage as they kick off a new program that brings Broadway stars to inspire and educate children on stage on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Plainview. (Credit: Howard Schnapp)
Students at South Side Middle School at the
Students at South Side Middle School at the strike-affected Rockville Centre district board Baumann buses on Nov. 10, 2017. (Credit: Daniel Goodrich)
John J. Connell, right, 80, of Huntington, receives
John J. Connell, right, 80, of Huntington, receives his father's World War I jacket from John Chalker, 64, a member of the New York Army National Guard from Port Washington, at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building in Huntington on Nov. 10, 2017. Chalker wanted to reunite the jacket with its owner after he found it in a house scheduled for demolition in the late 1970s; he didn't know where to begin, so he saved it. Recently he sought help from the Huntington Historical Society, which located Connell, son of Michael Connell, who died in 1955. (Credit: Heather Walsh)
Maria Orellana, right, mother of victim Javier Castillo,
Maria Orellana, right, mother of victim Javier Castillo, at the funeral for her son at St. John of God Church in Central Islip on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 (Credit: Jessica Rotkiewicz)
Wheatley players celebrate their win at the Nassau
Wheatley players celebrate their win at the Nassau High School Volleyball Girls Class B finals where they defeated Seaford at SUNY Old Westbury in Old Westbury on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. (Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)
Susan Dalessandro, left, of Valley Stream, and Kathy
Susan Dalessandro, left, of Valley Stream, and Kathy Dixon, right, of Stewart Manor, nieces of Sister Grace Regina Wingenfeld, celebrate Wingenfeld's 106th birthday on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, at Sisters of St. Dominic in Amityville. (Credit: Chris Ware)
Newly elected Nassau Legis. Joshua Alexander Lafazan and
Newly elected Nassau Legis. Joshua Alexander Lafazan and Nassau County Executive-elect Laura Curran outside the Theodore Roosevelt County Executive Building on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, in Mineola. (Credit: Howard Schnapp)
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks to members of the media at City Hall in Manhattan a day after being re-elected on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. Mayor de Blasio is the first Democratic mayor in New York City to win re-election since Ed Koch in 1985. (Credit: Charles Eckert)
Suffolk DA-elect Timothy Sini speaks during an interview
Suffolk DA-elect Timothy Sini speaks during an interview in Babylon on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. (Credit: Barry Sloan)
Ed Wehrheim, at right, joins Smithtown Republican committee
Ed Wehrheim, at right, joins Smithtown Republican committee chair Bill Ellis, in celebrating after declaring victory in his race for Smithtown supervisor at Napper Tandy's in Smithtown on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)
Kids compete in tug of war during NYC
Kids compete in tug of war during NYC Parks Field Day at Betsy Head Park on Dumont Avenue in Brooklyn on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (Credit: Jeff Bachner)
Jack Martins, Republican candidate for Nassau County executive,
Jack Martins, Republican candidate for Nassau County executive, votes at The Wheatley School in Old Westbury on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (Credit: Barry Sloan)
Five Towns College's new feathered mascot Fader dances
Five Towns College's new feathered mascot Fader dances with senior Jamila Gordon of Elmont, 21, during a pep rally and mascot inauguration at the school's gym in Dix Hills on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. The college went through a year-long process to survey, create, build, and launch the new mascot. (Credit: Barry Sloan)
Colin Culhane of Sayville goes for a jog
Colin Culhane of Sayville goes for a jog at Belmont Lake State Park in West Babylon on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, as the sun begins to set. (Credit: James Carbone)
Murray Leff, 94, at his home in Bellerose
Murray Leff, 94, at his home in Bellerose on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. Leff is a WWII vet who sneaked a camera onto the battlefield and took some amazing photos showing the underside of war. (Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)
Fishermen try their luck at sunrise at the
Fishermen try their luck at sunrise at the Montauk Lighthouse, where it was 63 degrees on Monday morning, Nov. 6, 2017. (Credit: David Handschuh)
A mourner wipes away tears during a tribute
A mourner wipes away tears during a tribute on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, along the route where where a truck terror attack killed eight people on Oct. 31 on the bicycle path next to West Street in lower Manhattan. (Credit: Charles Eckert)
Caroline Murphy, 7, and Charlotte Heym, 6, enjoy
Caroline Murphy, 7, and Charlotte Heym, 6, enjoy playtime at the Oaks School playground in Oceanside on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. (Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)
Lisa Tuozzolo of Huntington is comforted by police
Lisa Tuozzolo of Huntington is comforted by police officers during a ceremony where a plaque was dedicated to her husband Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo at the NYPD 43rd Precinct in the Bronx on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. Tuozzolo, a 19-year veteran of the force, was killed in the line of duty a year ago while responding to a domestic dispute in the Bronx. (Credit: Steven Sunshine)
Lisa Tuozzolo of Huntington, with her two sons,
Lisa Tuozzolo of Huntington, with her two sons, Joseph, in her arms, and Austin, is joined by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner James O'Neill during a plaque dedication ceremony for her husband, Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo in front of the 43rd Precinct in The Bronx on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. Tuozzolo, a 19-year NYPD veteran was killed in the line of duty a year ago while responding to a domestic dispute in the Bronx. (Credit: Steven Sunshine)
Participants begin a race as a prelude to
Participants begin a race as a prelude to tomorrow's NYC Marathon, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. The Abbott Dash to the Fish Line 5K began this morning at the United Nations Building and finished in midtown Manhattan. (Credit: John Roca)
Participants begin a race as a prelude to
Participants begin a race as a prelude to tomorrow's NYC Marathon, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. The Abbott Dash to the Fish Line 5K began this morning at the United Nations Building and finished in midtown Manhattan. (Credit: John Roca)
Brooklyn-based musician Andrew Ranaudo with his dog Eaton
Brooklyn-based musician Andrew Ranaudo with his dog Eaton after Eaton graduated as a service dog, Friday Nov. 3, 2017 at Genesis Center in Medford. Ranaudo is a concert pianist and teacher with a degenerative physical condition. Eaton, who was trained by volunteers at Canine Companions for Independence on Long Island, can open and close doors, turn lights on and off and retrieve dropped items. (Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)
Bike rider Marybeth Kelly, whose husband, Carl Henry
Bike rider Marybeth Kelly, whose husband, Carl Henry Nacht, was killed while riding his bicycle 11 years ago also on the West Side Highway prays at the memorial of flowers and photos along the bike path for the eight bikers killed during terrorist attack in Manhattan, Friday, Nov. 3, ,2017. (Credit: John Roca)
With high temperatures around 70 degrees, a cyclist
With high temperatures around 70 degrees, a cyclist takes in the fall foliage and unseasonably warm weather while riding through Belmont Lake State Park in West Babylon, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. (Credit: Barry Sloan)
Michael Capuano, president of Citizens for a Better
Michael Capuano, president of Citizens for a Better Islip, is interviewed about the district's filing of a lawsuit in the State Supreme Court against the Islip Town Board and developers of the Heartland mixed-use project in Brentwood. Capuano supports the project. (Credit: Barry Sloan)
A person pauses at a makeshift memorial Friday,
A person pauses at a makeshift memorial Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, at Chambers and West Streets in lower Manhattan, where a terror attack that mowed down people on a bike trail came to a halt. (Credit: Craig Ruttle)
Workers moving the memorial of flowers, hearts and
Workers moving the memorial of flowers, hearts and crosses for the eight people killed from along the bike path where a terrorist struck to a place a few feet away on the West Side Highway off of West Houston Street, Nov. 3, 2017. (Credit: John Roca)
John Hummer, who says he lives part time
John Hummer, who says he lives part time in New York, pauses while on a bike ride to kneel and pays his respects at concrete barriers that the city placed after a deadly terror attack on bicyclists and others on a bike trail. (Credit: Craig Ruttle)
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