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A voter walks into a voting precinct located at Bethel Lutheran Church Tuesday, March 17, 2020 in Clearwater.
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  1. Tribute in Light seen from a ferry on the night of the 19th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, United States on September 11, 2020.
  2. Rescue crews work at the site of the collapsed Champlain Towers South condo building after the remaining structure was demolished last year.
  3. Sen. Marco Rubio speaks during a press conference, where the Florida Police Chiefs Association announced the organization’s endorsement for for his re-election, at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tampa Airport-Westshore in Tampa on Tuesday, April 19, 2022.
  4. The Florida Supreme Court building, Tallahassee.
  5. Composer Ahmed Al Abaca (left) and TFO music director Michael Francis stand on stage at the Mahaffey Theater to announce the world premiere of 'Ode to Liberty' on Saturday May 21, 2022.
  6. Rebekah Jones in her office at the Florida Department of Health.
  7. In this March 15 photo, then-Florida Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran, left, motions back to Gov. Ron DeSantis, as they address the audience during a press conference at St. Petersburg Collegiate High School in St. Petersburg. DeSantis on Friday tapped Corcoran to serve on the state university system’s Board of Governors.
  8. Duke Energy installed solar-powered batteries at  John Hopkins Middle School in St. Petersburg. Here, Mike Lyman, with FC Solar, works to install the downspout on the gutter of the solar panels on Sept. 24, 2021.
  9. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., shown in this April photo, took to Twitter on Thursday, lambasting the NBA for “politicizing a horrific tragedy in America.”
  10. On Thursday, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed bills lawmakers passed in a special session to try to deal with the property insurance crisis and to increase the safety of condos.
  11. Cuban currency, left behind by a migrant, is tied to the border wall in Yuma, Ariz., Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022.
  12. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks to the chamber on the morning after an 18-year-old gunman opened fire at a Texas elementary school, killing at least 19 children, at the Capitol in Washington.
  13. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri was appointed to lead a statewide commission to investigate what led to the 2018 Parkland shooting and make recommendations to improve campus safety in Florida.
  14. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks during a news conference in Uvalde, Texas Wednesday, May 25, 2022. The 18-year-old gunman who slaughtered 19 children and two teachers at a Texas elementary school barricaded himself inside a single classroom and "began shooting anyone that was in his way," authorities said Wednesday in detailing the latest mass killing to rock the U.S.
  15. First-time voter Javontae Collins of Clearwater fills out his ballot on Election Day in 2020.
  16. Crime scene tape surrounds Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on Wednesday.
  17. The LGBTQ Pride display in the Coastal Region Library in Citrus County.
  18. Lillie Perez, 11, holds a sign during a "March for Our Lives" protest for gun legislation and school safety on March 24, 2018, in Houston. Students and activists across the country planned events Saturday in conjunction with a Washington march spearheaded by teens from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where over a dozen people were killed in February 2018.
  19. House Speaker Chris Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor, bangs his gavel Tuesday at the Capitol in Tallahassee. Legislators were there to work on property insurance reform.
  20. Part of the oceanfront Champlain Towers South condo, with more than 100 units, in Surfside, Florida, collapsed around 2 a.m. on June 24, 2021.
  21. Casey Sanders of St. Petersburg works in the rain to load hurricane supplies into the trunk of his car in the parking lot at Winn-Dixie, 3327 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N. Floridians can save a few dollars on pet supplies as they stockpile other needs for the upcoming hurricane season.
  22. Grammy-nominated performer Phoebe Bridgers took her sold out Reunion tour to Ybor City's Cuban Club on Tuesday, May 24.
  23. A voter walks into a voting precinct located at Bethel Lutheran Church Tuesday, March 17, 2020 in Clearwater.
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