The week in photos: Dec. 29 – Jan. 5

The week in pictures in Pittsburgh as seen through the eyes of our photojournalists.


A barge cuts through ice on the Ohio River as it passes under the West End Bridge on Monday, Jan 1, 2018, beside the North Shore. (Haley Nelson/Post-Gazette)
Makenna Speight, 6, of Evansville, Ill, throws confetti in the air as the clock strikes noon during the “Countdown to Noon” party on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at the Children’s Museum in North Shore. (Antonella Crescimbeni/Post-Gazette)
Joe McGowan of Ambridge leans into the wind as he makes his way over the Roberto Clemente Bridge on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
Six-year-old Saniya Lavelle, daughter of Councilman Daniel Lavelle, recites the “Pledge of Allegiance” , before inauguration ceremonies in the City Council chambers at the City County Building Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 in downtown Pittsburgh. District Judge James Motznik, left, and Judge Joseph Williams of Common Pleas Court look on. (Darrell Sapp/Post-Gazette)
A pedestrian waves to a passing school bus as commuters exit the city on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, along Smallman Street in the Strip District. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
Houses along Rue Grande Vue Street, in the Elliott section, are lit with the morning sunrise as the full moon set behind Wednesday morning, Jan. 3, 2018, in Pittsburgh. This angle is from the West End Bridge. (Darrell Sapp/Post-Gazette)
People dance with glowing headphones to three different deejays playing for the “silent disco” at the August Wilson Center on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, during The Highmark First Night Pittsburgh 2018 New Year’s Eve celebrations downtown. The night’s parade was moved inside the August Wilson Center due to frigid temperatures. (Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)
Raul Leong , of Port Vue, hangs onto his rope after walking into the icy waters during the Polar Bear Swim in the Monongahela River, early Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, in downtown Pittsburgh. The ice on the river was more than an inch thick and the water temperature was 31 degrees. (Darrell Sapp/Post-Gazette)
Steelers’ Sean Davis celebrates with L.J. Fort after intercepting a ball against the Browns in the fourth quarter at Heinz Field Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in Pittsburgh. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Heavy smoke pours from the scene of a double fatal fire on State Street early Thursday morning Dec. 28, 2017, in White Oak. (Darrell Sapp/Post-Gazette)
Miami’s Dewan Huell pulls down a rebound against Pitt’s Kene Chukwuka in the second half at Petersen Events Center Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, in Pittsburgh. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Arizona State’s Joey Daccord makes a save against Providence during the first day of Three Rivers Classic on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, at PPG Paints Arena. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
A Pittsburgh firefighter works on putting out hotspots at a fire on a Marshall Avenue home in the Marshall-Shadeland neighborhood of the North Side Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. Firefighters were called to the scene for a two-alarm fire that started on the second floor of the three-story home. (Pam Panchak/Post-Gazette)