The week in photos: Dec. 28-Jan 3

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

Leah Micklo of McKeesport, right, reacts as she jumps in the water during the 2019 Pittsburgh Polar Plunge, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at the Mon Wharf in Downtown. (Alexandra Wimley/Post-Gazette)
Mars head coach Rob Carmody reacts after Mars scored a basket against Shaler, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, at Mars Area High School. Mars beat Shaler, 68-62. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
LaTonya Jackson of Penn Hills becomes emotional while speaking about her daughter Shada Mahone, who was fatally shot in Wilkinsburg in 2016, during a dinner for mothers whose children have been killed by gun violence, hosted by the organization “Stop the Killing, Embrace Life” and its founder Tiffani Monique Walker, at Repair the World Workshop, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, in East Liberty. (Alexandra Wimley/Post-Gazette)
Pitt wide receiver Taysir Mack sits on the turf after not being able to come up with a pass on his team’s final play against Stanford in the Sun Bowl, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, at Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Christa McLaughlin smiles as she holds her daughter Katharyna McLaughlin, 7, both of Barto, as Katharyna waits her turn to dance at the Pittsburgh Winter Feis, an Irish dance festival, Sunday Dec. 30, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh, International Airport, in Moon. (Jessie Wardarski/Post-Gazette)
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin pauses for a moment while speaking to the media a an end-of-season press conference, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex on the South Side. (Lake Fong/Post-Gazette)
The Pittsburgh Steelers playoff hopes end as running back Stevan Ridley, strong safety Terrell Edmunds and fullback Roosevelt Nix-Jones watch the Cleveland Browns lose to the Ravens after the Steelers beat the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, at Heinz Field. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)

Visitors walk past the “Wall of Names” at the Flight 93 National Memorial, Wednesday Jan 2, 2019, in Stonycreek. The facilities at the memorial are closed during the partial government shutdown but the grounds are open. (Darrell Sapp/Post-Gazette)
Clarence Miller, 5, of Brooklyn, N.Y., looks for birds during the Christmas Bird Count, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve in Fox Chapel. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)