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  1. Professional cosplayers like Ginoza Costuming, a pro cosplayer who has twice represented the U.S. in international cosplay competitions, will be at the Holiday Cosplay convention at the Tampa Convention Center Dec. 10-11.
  2. People stroll through 1 million LED lights during the nightly Holiday Lights in the Gardens event at the Florida Botanical Gardens on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022, in Largo. The event, which only asks for a donation, will run from 5:30 to 9:30 nightly through Jan.1.
  3. Charles Zidar gives a tour of the "Dinos & Dragons" exhibit at the Harry Schwettman Education Center in New Port Richey on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022.
  4. Shayne Marx and her husband Bryan Marx snuggle with their day-old baby, Peyton, in their hospital room at Tampa General Hospital on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022.
  5. Seniors, individuals with underlying conditions such as heart or lung disease, and those with weakened immune systems are more likely to become seriously ill from cases of COVID-19, flu and respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV.
  6. Emily Croslin watches as her father, Bob Croslin, cuts into a pumpkin for carving in Emily's kitchen in October.
  7. A great horned owlet, left, and its mother share a rat on March 2 in Philippe Park in Safety Harbor. Within days, both would die.
  8. Joe Rufin with Creepy Creatures Termite and Pest Control, of Palm Harbor, organizes blocks of rodenticide while preparing a bait station as he worked to exterminate rodents from a condominium complex on Aug. 18 in Clearwater. The rodenticide is made with cholecalciferol, which is not among the anticoagulants that local wildlife advocates are trying to get off the street.
  9. Jo Dyke tests the lights on the branch of a cherry blossom tree. The LED lights can be programmed to display different colors. The cherry blossom trees will be pink.
  10. Christmas Town at Busch Gardens in Tampa a variety of colorful elements.
  11. The downtown Tampa Winter Village has added a new “street curling” attraction that is free to play any time the holiday district is open in Curtis Hixon Park. They will even have a new curling league that is signing up teams now.
  12. A biologist from the Clearwater Marine Aquarium helps a recently hatched sea turtle find its way from the beach to the water. While sea turtle nests are up this year, the aquarium reported an alarming number of times the hatchlings were confused by artificial lights and headed to hotels and garages instead of the ocean.
  13. In this 2018 photo, a bonnethead shark swims in a tank at the Mote Marine Aquarium in Sarasota. The aquarium houses manatees, sharks, sea turtles and otters. Visitors can explore touch pools, hands-on exhibits and windows into the real research being done by scientists in the Mote Marine Laboratory.
  14. Tony Karlhofer of Largo places flowers near a makeshift memorial for Deputy Michael Hartwick at the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office headquarters in Largo on Sept. 23. BayCare Health System is hosting free grief support sessions before Thanksgiving and Christmas.
  15. On Tuesday morning, Disney announced new park-specific prices that are set to go into effect Dec. 8.
  16. Grocery prices have risen some 13 percent, according to government reports, and bird flu has made turkey prices soar. But there are ways to curb your spending without curbing your appetite for a hearty Thanksgiving meal.
  17. A volunteer in 2020 takes turkeys and other meats from the freezer to distribute during the food drive and food distribution operation at Metropolitan Ministries' holiday tent in Tampa.
  18. Willie Nelson will perform March 3 at the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City.
  19. The virtual reality therapy room is marked at the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019.
  20. Members of the Florida House of Representatives work during a legislative session at the Florida State Capitol, Monday, March 7, 2022, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
  21. Supporters of Gov. Ron DeSantis react as Fox News calls victory in his race against U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist during an election night watch party at the Tampa Convention Center on Tuesday.
  22. Looking east at the Gopher Resource lead smelter, Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021 in Tampa.
  23. From left, Swapna Chackravarthy, 48, Koruna Pathak, 60, Sapana Amin, 43, Toshina Sethi, 49, and Rama Subramanian, 47, with Academy of Odissi Dance, perform at One Tampa City Center's courtyard in front of  Unlock Tampa Bay Visitors Center in Tampa on Thursday. The dancers gave a sample of the performances that will be showcased during the 33rd annual India Festival on Saturday.
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