The week in photos: Aug. 17-23

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

Performers Kaylin Horgan, left, John Lambert, left center, Marcella Day, right center, and Moriah Mason, right, with The Pillow Project present the piece “Thought Pockets” to commuters in an alleyway along Garrison Place, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, in Downtown. The dance group will perform improvisational art installations around Downtown every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through the end of August. (Jessie Wardarski/Post-Gazette)
Gerald “Sky-Walker” Warrick, of the Harlem Wizards in East Liberty, left, cuts the hair of Anthony Spencer, of the Hill District, right, as Sincere Scott, of the Hill District, dances during a back to school haircut event, Tuesday, Aug, 21, 2018, in Larimer. The event which was sponsored by Lota Phi Foundation, also had lawyers on hand giving legal advice. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. provided attendees information on the fraternity’s scholarships and programs. (Michael M. Santiago/Post-Gazette)
Former Pirates closer Jason Grilli gives second baseman Josh Harrison a hug during batting practice, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, at PNC Park. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Kymorah Green, 9, left gives a hug to Marla Duncan, the site coordinator for TRAILS Ministry after-school program, before
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, center, reads a book at Economy Village with Congressman Keith Rothfus, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in Ambridge. TRAILS Ministry is a non-profit that provides services for children who live in public housing. (Andrew Rush/Post-Gazette)
From left, Carol Stack of Lawrenceville, Dominique Leone of Bloomfield, Ruth Berry of Swissvale, Dawn Ficorilli of Bloomfield and Belinda Eber of Jefferson Hills dance to a DJ playing along Liberty Ave. during Little Italy Days, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, in Bloomfield. The women celebrate Ficorilli’s birthday each year during Little Italy Days. (Jessie Wardarski/Post-Gazette)
Giovanni Imbarlina, front left, 66, of Moon, steadies a wagon with the Madonna della Civita statue and Giulio Zottola, front right, 69, of Glenshaw carries a banner with her likeness as they process through the streets after mass, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Bloomfield. The annual tradition springs from people in the region who settled in the area from Spigno, Italy. “My family used to go to this statue at the monastery there,” said Zottola, whose family was from the Spigno region and made the pilgrimage as part of their tradition. “They used to walk the steps, which is probably like 300 steps, on their knees. It would take them two days with the wagon. The reason why it matters to us, the statue is ours, we built this statue,” he said of the importance of keeping the tradition alive in Pittsburgh(Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)
Cubs catcher Kurt Suzuki tags out Pirates shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria at home plate to end the seventh inning, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, at PNC Park. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Sgt. Josh Pegher, left, 38, of Hampton hugs his daughter, sixth-grader Caitlin Pegher, right, 11, as she cries at being surprised by her father’s early return from Afghanistan during an assembly on her first day of school at Hampton Middle School, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in Hampton. “I would go to the counselor every day crying,” said Caitlin, of missing her father while he was away last school year. (Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)
Rev. Lou Vallone, pastor of St. John of God Parish, puts on his vestments before ministering a funeral service, Friday, Aug 17, 2018, in McKees Rocks. (Lake Fong/Post-Gazette)
Mary Robb Jackson, who was abused by a priest in the late 1950’s, poses for a portrait, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, at her home in Mt. Lebanon. Jackson and her sister Cynthia Gardner were both molested by Catholic priest Rev. Lawrence O’Connell when they attended St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin in Whitehall. They didn’t connect their stories until the release of the grand jury report on Aug. 14. (Steve Mellon/Post-Gazette)
Rev. John Bauer, left, gives communion to long-time parishioner Karen Dunham of Masontown, right, during mass Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, at St. Hugh Catholic Church in Carmichaels. Father Bauer is one of 99 priests from the Pittsburgh Diocese name as an “offender” in the grand jury report on clergy sexual abuse. Bauer is listed as having “wrestled with” multiple adolescents and also, providing alcohol to those children approximately 40 years ago. He denied the accounts during the service on Sunday. Church members like Dunham say they will continue to stand firmly and confidently behind Father Bauer. (Jessie Wardarski/Post-Gazette)
Pittsburgh Steelers JuJu Smith-Schuster gets slimed at the Nickelodeon play zone featuring Super Slime during the Steelers Family Fest Sunday, Aug.19, 2018, at the Heinz Field. (Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)
Alecia Denillo, left, 30, of Plum, and A.J. Prestogeorge, top right, 18, of Wilkins, dance a traditional Greek dance called the “Hasipiko” with the Grecian Odyssey Dancers, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, at the Ypapanti Greek Food Festival in East Pittsburgh. “It’s awesome because you get to learn about the traditions born in Greece for hundreds of thousands of years,” said Prestogeorge, after being hoisted above the heads of his fellow dancers on to a tabletop. (Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)
Nannette Corley, center, president of the American Postal Workers Montgomery County Area Local, of Gaithersburg, MD, chants with other supporters during the APWU rally, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2018, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Downtown. They protested the Trump administration’s efforts to privatize the U.S. Postal Service. (Lake Fong/Post-Gazette)
Pirates left fielder Adam Frazier is mobbed at home plate after hitting a walk-off home run against the Cubs in the 11th inning Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, at PNC Park. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Incoming freshmen try to organize themselves by their birthday months during an icebreaker for the Class of 2022 at Carnegie Mellon University’s “Playfair,” Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in Oakland. The students, who have been moving in since Saturday, came together in a round of fast-paced activities to introduce themselves to each other on Baker Hall Lawn. (Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)