The week in photos: Feb. 16-22

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


“Protect Kids Not Guns,” reads the cheeks of CAPA High School student Alijah Addis, also known as Red Goblet, 16, of Greenfield, while standing still during 17 minutes of silence for the 17 victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in Market Square in Downtown Pittsburgh. CAPA students participated in a walk-out from school that coincided with similar actions across the country to show support for the victims and survivors and to call for stricter gun control measures. (Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)
CAPA High School students Christian Carter, left, 18, of Highland Park, Mia Arrington, center, 18, of West End, and Cheyenne Springette, right, 17, of Mt. Oliver, lead chants as they march down Liberty Ave. during a walk-out to show support for the Parkland, Fla., students, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in Downtown Pittsburgh. “It’s high school students, it’s scary,” said Arrington, who helped to organize CAPA’s walk out, which culminated in 17 minutes of silence in Market Square for the 17 people killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14, in Parkland, Fla. “It’s the fact that it could happen to any of us.” The walk-out coincided with similar actions across the country to show support for the victims and survivors and to call for stricter gun control measures. (Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)
Steelers’ linebacker Ryan Shazier gets to his feet with help from his fiancee, Michelle Rodriguez, as he receives a standing ovation during the Dapper Dan Dinner & Sports Auction, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Downtown Pittsburgh. (Antonella Crescimbeni/Post-Gazette)
Fourth grader Noah Spencer, 9, shows off his homemade LEGO bow tie at the opening events for the world’s first Brick Makerspace on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, at Montour Elementary School in McKees Rocks. Spencer was one of two student essay winners to read their LEGO maker-themed writing to the crowd gathered for the ribbon cutting, which included Silver McDonald, Head of LEGO Education, North America. (Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)
The Penguins’ Riley Sheahan eyes the puck during a face-off against the Leafs’ Tyler Bozak, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, at PPG Paints Arena in Uptown. (Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)
Aliquippa High School head football coach Mike Zmijanac lowers his head as his future as head coach is voted on by the district school board, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at Aliquippa Junior/Senior High School. The board ruled 7 to 2 to oust the longtime coach. (Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)
First-graders Judah Arnold, left, and Brett Baron join their classmates in reciting a morning prayer, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, at Community Day School in Squirrel Hill. Community Day School is an independent Jewish school educating students from early childhood through middle school. (Steve Mellon/Post-Gazette)
Pimporn Atchariyasophon says a short prayer backstage before her group’s performance of a Thai folk dance during the Lunar New Year celebration at the Jewish Community Center, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in Squirrel Hill. (Jessie Wardarski/Post-Gazette)
Roy Zack holds Jake, his 6-year-old Border Collie, outside his demolished garage, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in Uniontown. Zack’s garage was destroyed when a tornado hit the Uniontown area after 10 p.m.Thursday, ripping off the garage roof that covered Jake’s dog house. (Darrell Sapp/Post-Gazette)
Taylor Allderdice’s Nancy Jackson hoists the championship trophy after beating Westinghouse in the City League Championship game, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, at Petersen Events Center in Oakland. Taylor Allderdice won 49-43. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
Kory Basko, of the North Side, takes a break from work to vape near the fountain in Point State Park as fog rises on the Ohio River on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, Downtown. (Andrew Rush/Post-Gazette)
Pirates Gregory Polanco poses in a lighthearted moment during base running drills at Pirate City, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, in Bradenton, Fla. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Milton Barr, left, of Fox Chapel races with his niece Violet, 7, of Franklin Lakes, New York, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, at the MassMutual Pittsburgh Ice Rink at PPG Place in Downtown Pittsburgh. Barr said he was wearing the dinosaur outfit to encourage his son, who loves dinosaurs, to get on the ice and skate. Barr also said that he was also planning on going to the natural history museum with his son, nieces, nephew and siblings Tuesday to see the dinosaurs, but the museum was closed for the day. (Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette)