The week in photos: Jan. 4-10

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

Gun rights advocates listen during a rally by Open Carry Pennsylvania outside the City-County Building, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Downtown. The rally was organized in response to Pittsburgh City Council’s legislation introduced last month to ban assault-style weapons and certain types of ammunition in the city. (Andrew Rush/Post-Gazette)
Actor and Mt. Lebanon native Joe Manganiello, left, reads the Dungeons and Dragons character options to Gabriel Bowers, 9, of Shaler, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh in Lawrenceville. “Kids aren’t supposed to have to deal with grown-up issues and fight as hard as they have to fight,” says Manganiello after spending the afternoon playing D&D with three young hospital patients. “To be able to take your mind out of that and go off somewhere else and create a character and play as that character and laugh and have fun and socialize, I think is so important.” (Jessie Wardarski/Post-Gazette)
Lt. Lewis Ferguson, who received a SWAT award of merit, listens to names read during the Allegheny County police department’s promotion and awards ceremony, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at the North Park police station in McCandless. SWAT awards of merit were awarded for officers’ service and response during the October shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
Father George Veselinovic swings incense around the burning of the yule log in celebration of Serbian Orthodox Christmas Eve, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, at St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church in Monroeville. The religion follows the Julian Calendar, in which Christmas falls on the 7th. The yule log is a tradition that symbolizes rebirth, the birth of Christ, and bringing light into the year. (Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)
People mourn at the scene of a fatal fire, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, at 480 S. Mount Vernon Ave. in South Union, Fayette County. Two children died in the fire. (Andrew Rush/Post-Gazette)
Melina Hadassah of Squirrel Hill stands on the steps of the City-County Building holding a flag of Israel and wearing a “Pittsburgh Stronger than Hate” shirt in response to the open carry demonstration, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at the City-County Building in Downtown. (Jessie Wardarski/Post-Gazette)
From left, Steve Schiller, Kevin Schiller, 9, Landon Betok, 9, and John Betock, all of McCandless, react to a Robert Morris University goal against St. Cloud State University in the Three Rivers Classic hockey tournament, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at PPG Paints Arena in Uptown. (Alexandra Wimley/Post-Gazette)
Pitt guard Malik Ellison dunks against North Carolina forward Garrison Brooks in the second half, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at the Petersen Events Center. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Alex Stiokis, 6, of Indiana Township wears the hat of his father Sgt. Dennis Stiokis, right, who was promoted to sergeant, as he shakes hands with Inspector Christopher Kearns, left, during the Allegheny County police department’s promotion and awards ceremony, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at the North Park police station in McCandless. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
A firefighter’s silhouette is cast on the side of a fire truck as crews extinguish a house fire, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2018, at 307 West St. in Wilkinsburg. There were no injuries and the fire’s cause is under investigation, said Battalion Chief Mark Gasiorowski. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
Assistant coach Dalton Pricilla, in black, of Lincoln Place gives pointers to young gymnasts as they work on their beam skills at Premier Gym and Cheer, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Baldwin. The gym’s WPIAL Girls K-6 team just won their first match of the season over the weekend. “I like that you get to show off your personality on the floor,” said Phoebe Forte, far right, 8, of Jefferson Hills. Pictured on the high beam with Phoebe are Tatum Betler, left, 10, and Camdyn Nodder, center, 8, both of Jefferson Hills. (Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)
Frank Bailey of Cresson, center, a Federal Corrections Institute Lorretto corrections officer and current Legislative affairs Coordinator for the American Federation of Government Employees Local 3951, talks with fellow federal prison employees regarding the partial government shutdown during an informal meet up, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at Spanky’s, their local bar and usual union meeting location, in Loretto. Bailey is a husband and father of two, with a third child on the way. “Financial stability is so important and right now I’m having to debate whether to pay for the phone bill or groceries for the kids,” says Bailey. (Jessie Wardarski/Post-Gazette)
Pitt head coach Jeff Capel reacts after defeating Louisville, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, at the Petersen Events Center. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)