The week in photos: Jan. 18-25

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


Corbin Holloway, 10, of Washington, D.C., dances in the pre-competitive classical competition during the Youth America Grand Prix regional semi-finals Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, at Upper St. Clair High School in Upper St. Clair. (Post-Gazette)
Handler AJ Dereume helps Punxsutawney Phil check into the hotel on Friday, Jan 19, 2018 at the Omni William Penn Hotel Downtown. Punxsutawney Phil and his handlers will be going to Threadbare Cider and Mead for a public meet-and-greet Friday evening. (Post-Gazette)
Pitt’s Jared Wilson-Frame drives to the net against N.C. State’s Lennard Freeman in the first half at Petersen Events Center Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (Post-Gazette)
Klaire Hayden, 5, of North Fayette, hugs her father Capt. Brice Hayden after Brice Hayden and others returned from deployment on a C-130 on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, at the 911th Airlift Wing in Coraopolis. Four C-130 aircrafts returned from a four-month deployment to Qatar, the aircrafts’ last deployment before retirement. (Post-Gazette)
David Gladman, from Economy, tries to find his balance on his shovel at Beaver County’s 55th Annual Snow Shovel Race on Saturday, Jan 20, 2018, at Old Economy Park in Baden. (Post-Gazette)
Highlands cheerleaders, parents and the mascot react in the final seconds as Highlands JV basketball team loses to Franklin Regional in overtime, 63-61, on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at Highlands High School in Natrona Heights. (Post-Gazette)
Franklin Regional head coach Steve Scorpion is held back after losing to Highlands, 87-68, on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at Highlands High School in Natrona Heights. (Post-Gazette)
Thousands assemble for The Women’s March on Washington- Pittsburgh “Power to the Polls” in front of the City-County Building on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, downtown. Held on the anniversary weekend of last year’s march, the event corresponded with other women’s marches held across the state and country over this weekend. Activists focused on bringing people out to vote for pro-women candidates and to train people to register to vote and run for office. (Post-Gazette)
Apollo native Frank Schimizzi, 89, of Greensburg, holds his newly awarded high school diploma on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, at the Kiski Area School District district administration building in Leechburg. Schimizzi was 15 when he quit school to help run the family farm when his older brothers were fighting in World War II. Knowing that it bothered him that he didn’t get to graduate high school, Schimizzi’s daughter wrote to the Kiski Area superintendent requesting that her father be given an honorary diploma. (Post-Gazette)
“Austin has been running for this job since he was 13-years-old,” Ankarie Davis, with his back to the camera, says of his son, Austin Davis, right, 28, Democrat elect for the Pennsylvania 35th House District, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at a campaign gathering at the Palisades Event Center in their city of McKeesport, Pa. After the son’s years of volunteering in the community and in politics without getting paid, Ankarie Davis remembers telling his son years ago that while everyone around him was making money, he was doing hard work for free. As he hugged his father after his win, his father teared up when his son said in his ear, “Dad, it’s finally paying off,” he said. (Post-Gazette)
A little girl grabs hold of a little boy’s hand as they stand by the apartment building on the 7200 block of Everton St. where a man was found dead with a gunshot to the head on Jan. 22, 2018, in Lincoln-Lemington. “I’ve been praying to God to protect my baby, I prayed so hard,” sobbed the victim’s mother who arrived at the scene, held up by family and officials investigating the case. (Post-Gazette)