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All Eyes Gallery, Andres Leiva's favorite photos of 2016

Each year, Times photographers choose their favorite photos from the past 12 months. These are from Andres Leiva.

            

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Valentine Hendrix, 51, poses for a portrait in the living room of her home on Oct. 12, 2016 while holding a letter from the City about her housing rehabilitation assistance. Her belongings are packed up in anticipation of the help she hopes is on the way.

            

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In this long-exposure photograph, cars rush by as city hall glows with pride colors on June 15, 2016. The special lighting was in memory of the victims of the June 12 Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. "We're trying to show our support for Orlando through our time and talents," said R-J Vida, managing partner of The Production Crew, the Tampa-based company that volunteered to set the lights up.

            

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Brookelyn Rawn of Newsome High in Lithia, Fla, practices twirling a flag during band rehearsal at sunset on Thursday, November 17, 2016. On November 24, the 150 members of the school's Wolfpack Marching Band performed in the Macy's Day Parade, the only band from Florida to do so.

            

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Florida Gators wide receiver Antonio Callaway (81) receives a 78-yard touchdown pass from Florida Gators quarterback Luke Del Rio (14) in the first quarter during the game between the University of Florida and the University of Kentucky in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, in Gainesville, Fla. Florida beat the Wildcats 45-7.

            

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Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34) wipes away tears during the singing of the national anthem before the game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Boston Red Sox on Tropicana Field on Sept. 5, 2016, in St. Petersburg, Fla. The anthem was preceded by a moment of silence in memory of the late Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez.

            

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North Carolina Tar Heels wide receiver Mack Hollins (13) dives into the end zone for a touchdown past Florida State Seminoles defensive back Tarvarus McFadden (4) in the third quarter during the game between the Florida State Seminoles and the North Carolina Tar Heels in Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Fla., on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016. The Tar Heels defeated the Seminoles 37-35.

            

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World War II veteran Alfred Haubenstock sheds tears after he was presented with a quilt honoring his service during Haubenstock's 100th birthday, celebrated at Ulele in Tampa, Fla., on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016.

Born in Brooklyn, Haubenstock and his family arrived to the Tampa area in 1939, where he enlisted in the military at MacDill. During World War II, he flew C-46s for the Army Air Corps as a first lieutenant.

            

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Florida State Seminoles offensive lineman Wilson Bell (78) carries a gator head after the game between the Florida State Seminoles and the Florida Gators at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Fla. on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016. The Florida State Seminoles beat the Florida Gators 31-13.

            

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From left, Marjori Lobman, 52, Angel Rodriguez, 35, Larry Beaududoin, 69, and Beverly Minardi, 55, cheer after one news channel projected Trump to win in Florida during a presidential election watch party at The Hideaway in downtown Tampa on November 8, 2016.

            

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Andres Leiva started at the Times in 2016. Before that, Andres interned at the Gainesville Sun and studied Journalism at the University of Florida. He loves shooting sports and breaking news.

2016 has been a year of massive growth for me. I've had the privilege of contributing to our coverage of some of the biggest news stories of the year and I've had a blast covering college football all over the state.

While on the job I've witnessed a few dramatic moments that could be contenders for my favorite of the year, but honestly the day that sticks out in my mind was when I had to swallow my fear of heights: I had to climb a massive gantry crane for a story. My knees where shaking, but I got the shot!.

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