1. Zuleika Gonzalez, 46, stands in front of the CASA Community Thrift Shop at 1011 First Ave N n St. Petersburg on Nov. 8. The building also serves as the headquarters for CASA’s Domestic Violence Services program. Zuleika is a domestic violence survivor who received CASA services when she was experiencing abuse, and now she has become the manager of batterer accountability services at CASA, helping other survivors seek justice.
  2. Clearwater's newly appointed City Manager Jon Jennings speaks during his first City Council meeting on Nov. 18.
  3. People line up to get on the Air France flight to Paris at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, Friday Nov. 26, 2021. A slew of nations moved to stop air travel from southern Africa on Friday in reaction to news of a new, potentially more transmissible COVID-19 variant that has been detected in South Africa. Scientists say it is a concern because of its high number of mutations and rapid spread among young people in Gauteng, the country's most populous province. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
  4. Black Friday shoppers, wearing face masks, carry bags at the Citadel Outlets in Commerce, Calif., Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
  5. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy gestures while speaking to the media during a news conference in Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday.
  6. Composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim poses after being awarded the Freedom of the City of London at a ceremony at the Guildhall in London, on Sept. 27, 2018. Sondheim, the songwriter who reshaped the American musical theater in the second half of the 20th century, has died at age 91. Sondheim's death was announced by his Texas-based attorney, Rick Pappas, who told The New York Times the composer died Friday at his home in Roxbury, Conn.
  7. Activists from Extinction Rebellion block the entrance to the Amazon fulfilment centre, preventing lorries from entering or leaving on Black Friday, the global retail giant's busiest day of the year, in Tilbury, England, Friday. The group has targeted Amazon sites in Doncaster, Darlington, Dunfremline, Newcastle, Manchester, Peterborough, Derby, Coventry, Rugeley, Dartford, Bristol, Tilbury and Milton Keynes.
  8. In this Aug. 25 file photo, an oil well works at sunrise in Watford City, N.D. The Biden administration on Friday called for an overhaul of the nation’s oil and gas leasing program to focus on areas that are most suitable for energy development and raise costs for energy companies to drill on public lands and water.
  9. Specialist Meric Greenbaum works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday. Stocks are closing sharply lower on Wall Street Friday, after a coronavirus variant from South Africa appeared to be spreading across the globe and the European Union proposed suspending air travel from southern Africa.
  10. Venezuelan asylum seeker Andrea Montero, 36, submitted her work permit renewal application seven months ago, but lost her job because it expired before the federal government acted on it. Montero and her husband, Carlos Bohorquez, 37, are using their savings to pay the mortgage on their Riverview townhouse.
  11. Smiling faces and bright colors are seen along the route of the 2021 Tampa Pride Diversity Parade on May 22 in Ybor City. Tampa and St. Petersburg got perfect scores in the Human Rights Campaign’s annual LGBTQ+ equality index.
  12. Yolanda Urso, 54, receives a booster shot of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on Nov. 10 in Palm Harbor.
  13. Republican veteran Jay Collins, running against U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Tampa, uses numerous photos of himself in uniform and identifies himself as “Green Beret Jay Collins” in his campaign website, Facebook page and fundraiser invitations.

But how combat photos of Collins are used could raise questions about whether the materials comply with Defense Department regulations on the subject.
  14. Stacy Davis and Ellen Bell load up their Black Friday purchases at a Target in St. Petersburg.
  15. Adam Hasebroock, of Tampa, seen here in 2018 after winning first overall in the TRI Pasco triathlon, was killed Nov. 4 when he was struck by a car while riding his bike on Lizards Tail Road in New Tampa. Police arrested the driver, Dr. Philip Henkin, on a charge of vehicular homicide.
  16. People wait to get vaccinated Friday at a shopping mall in Johannesburg, South Africa. Advisers to the World Health Organization are holding a special session Friday to flesh out information about a worrying new variant of the coronavirus that has emerged in South Africa.
  17. The United Kingdom has approved molnupiravir, an antiviral pill, to treat COVID-19 infections. Public health authorities in the United States are considering approving the drug, too.
  18. Former Army officer Lisette Bonano has filed to run against state Rep. Fentrice Driskell, D-Tampa, in north-central Hillsborough District 63.
  19. Darryl Lowery, a 61-year-old man incarcerated in a Hillsborough County jail, died weeks after experiencing an undisclosed medical condition, the Sheriff’s Office said Friday in a news release.
  20. Adam Anderson of Palm Harbor is the only Republican to file so far in northwestern Pinellas County’s state House District 65, which term-limited House Speaker Chris Sprowls will vacate next year.
  21. FILE - This April 2017, file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website (NerdWallet via AP, File)
  22. Cynthia St. Lawrence holds her calico cat, Callie, last week at her home in Clearwater. St. Lawrence is 72 and has a robust group of friends. But she lives alone in a 55+ community, and wishes there were more opportunities for senior cohousing in the area.
  23. A Tampa man died at a hospital Thursday from injuries he received earlier in the day during a one-vehicle crash, troopers said.