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All Eyes gallery: James Borchuck's favorite photos of 2016

Nelson Elementary fourth grader Thomas Strouse, 9, climbs into a Blackhawk helicopter with his lunch box during the Great American Teach In Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016.  The Dover, FL school had a helicopter crew, sheriff deputies, customs agents, mountain men and horse trainers attend the Teach In and talk to the kids about their jobs.


Nelson Elementary fourth grader Thomas Strouse, 9, climbs into a Blackhawk helicopter with his lunch box during the Great American Teach In Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016. The Dover, FL school had a helicopter crew, sheriff deputies, customs agents, mountain men and horse trainers attend the Teach In and talk to the kids about their jobs.

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


Former Hillsborough NAACP President Ann Porter reacts as she listens to Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn deliver his State of the City speech at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC in Tampa Tuesday, April 12, 2016.


A passerby, left, tries to wake up a homeless man known as Tripp, center, across the street from the Marion Transit Station in downtown Tampa. There was a spice cigarette near Tripp and he was observed smoking the substance earlier. Because the effects of spice are stronger than marijuana, most people pass out seconds after smoking it. In Tampa, paramedics responded to 183 emergency calls for people believed to have taken spice in March. One month earlier there were only 17.


Flanked by his wife Alena, left, and daughter Kathy, right, gyrocopter pilot Doug Hughes reports to FDC Miami to serve four months for landing on the US Capitol lawn Tuesday, June 14, 2016.


Trapper Julie Harter tapes the back legs of a alligator during a routine capture at a east Hillsborough County farm July, 20, 2016. Harter said she captures around 300-500 alligators per year for the state of Florida and loves her job.


The American Victory Ship sits in dry dock at Tampa Ship, Sept. 21, 2016. The WWII-era cargo ship is getting cleaned and painted in preparation for a cruise later this year.


The American Victory Ship waits for the water in her dry dock to be pumped out at Tampa Ship, Sept. 19, 2016. The floating museum that is normally parked behind the Florida Aquarium.


Richard Smith, co-owner of Tampa Arms Co., said thieves smashed through the front of his store with a pickup truck and stole around 40 guns worth approximately $20-30,000 early Tuesday morning.


Fourth graders, left, to right, Aishani McIntosh, 9, Sirianat Maldonaldo, 9, Andrely Camacho Madrigal, 9, and Isabella Beard, 8 practice a chassÈ during ballet class at Sullivan Elementary in Tampa Thursday, Sept. 6, 2016. The Patel Conservatory donated 110 free pairs of ballet shoes for students in kindergarden through fifth grade and they got them during class with Patel Conservatory ballet instructor Jane Geddings. Students at Sullivan are primarily residents of Metropolitan Ministries homeless shelter and are learning ballet for an end of year performance at the Straz Center next May.


Kanina Eurez, right, asks Judge Tom Barber "When do we get justice?" during a special hearing for her late husbands killer, Trevor Dooley, in appeals court Monday, Nov. 28, 2016. Dooley is claiming ineffective counsel during his initial appeal when he was convicted of killing neighbor David James on a Valrico basketball court in 2010.


Theresa Kenney of Ybor City, left, hugs volunteer Barbara Callahan, right, after getting a holiday food box at the Metropolitan Ministries Holiday Tent Monday, Nov. 21, 2016. Metropolitan Ministries hopes to feed 18,000 families this holiday season out of their 35,000-square-foot tent located at the corner of Harrison and Governor Streets in downtown Tampa. The tent is at a new location next to Perry Harvey Park and features a grocery type store where clients can pick out their own food. Metropolitan Ministries officials said that 10,000 volunteers will be used through the end of December to coordinate their efforts.

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Photojournalist James Borchuck was a staff photographer at The Macon (Ga.) Telegraph and Detroit News before coming to the Tampa Bay Times in 2000. Shooting mostly sports assignments for his first 12 years, Borchuck covered three Super Bowls, two Olympics, the MLB World Series, BCS National Football Championship and NCAA Basketball Championship. In recent years, Borchuck has been using video to enhance his story telling skills and is a regular contributor to the Times website,

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