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  1. Mayor Ken Welch, with members of the city council, raise the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Flag at City Hall to commemorate the first day of Black History Month, February 1, 2024 in St. Petersburg.
  2. John Yanchoris of Dunedin launches his drone along the Dunedin Causeway on Nov. 20.
  3. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, left, and California Gov. Gavin Newsom.
  4. Barbara Walker revels in the aroma of Nina’s Wood Fired Pizza while on a smelling adventure at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival in March in Dade City. After decades without a sense of smell, she has devoted herself to trying to train her ability back.
  5. Tampa detectives are seeking help from the community as they try to identify several people who “may have been involved” in an early morning shooting in Ybor City the weekend before Halloween. A 14-year-old boy and 20-year-old man were killed and 15 others were wounded by gunfire. Police say one other person sustained injuries that were not caused by gunfire.
  6. Flying taxis are intended for shorter- or medium-range travel as destinations within a city or between a metropolitan center and its suburbs, whether for passengers or cargo. The aim of this technology is to reduce traffic congestion and lower emissions.
  7. A large circus tent is pictured in the parking lot at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023.
  8. Members of Strawberry Crest High School Marching Charger’s band perform during the 2023 Florida Bandmasters Association District 7 music performance assessment event on Saturday, Oct 28, 2023, at the Gaither High School in Tampa.
  9. Staghorn coral populations in the Florida Keys are on the brink of extinction due to a severe bleaching event that began this summer and is wiping out coastal reefs.
  10. Shiv Shukla feeds an eastern diamondback rattlesnake into a plastic tube at Sean Doody’s lab at the University of South Florida in St. Petersburg on July 28. Shukla studies venomous snakes to learn more about an emerging fungal disease found in certain species of snakes.
  11. From left, Hope Peña, 24, Courtney O’Brien, 28, Katelynn Calixte, 21, CJ O’Brien, 23, Nate Calixte, 24, and Zelda Sainclair, 29, wait in line for Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour stop at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Wednesday, August 16, 2023.
  12. Jill Horstmann, founder of wildlife rescue and nonprofit Squirrelly AF, feeds a young squirrel at her home in St. Petersburg.
  13. Boats in the St. Petersburg Municipal Marina as seen from the 28th floor of the Signature Place condos on Tuesday in St. Petersburg.
  14. A sinkhole has reopened in Seffner, as seen in this image from video. This is the third time the hole has reopened in 10 years. In 2013, a man was killed after falling into the sinkhole.
  15. Instructor Brent Adair teaches firearm safety to students during a concealed weapons permit class at Brandon Gun School in Brandon in March. Beginning July 1, Floridians do not need a license to carry a concealed weapon.
  16. Tonya Wiley, director of Havenworth Coastal Conservation, looks for endangered smalltooth sawfish while trudging through 2 feet of water near Rattlesnake Key.
  17. The Mertailor, Eric Ducharme and Merman Andrew Corter swim behind a pod of mermaids in a coordinated pattern.
  18. Dredging to clean up muck along the Weeki Wachee River is underway again. When completed, 1.6 miles of the river will have been dredged.
  19. The Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa seen on Wednesday. Five dogs were killed in an RV fire just outside the fairgrounds Tuesday.
  20. St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch addresses the audience in front of City Hall as he prepares to raise the City’s Pride flag to kick off the 2023 St. Pete Pride Month celebrations on Thursday, June 1, 2023 in St. Petersburg. Standing along side the mayor was St. Pete Pride Executive Director Nicole Berman, and members of the Pride board and St. Pete City Council and other officials.
  21. A row of damaged and destroyed homes sits on Estero Boulevard on Fort Myers Beach. More than 5,000 homes in Lee County were destroyed during Hurricane Ian in September 2022, and another 13,500 homes received "major" damage, according to data provided by the county.
  22. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a political roundtable, Friday, May 19, 2023, in Bedford, N.H. The Florida governor is one of Donald Trump's main contenders for the Republican nomination.
  23. Xiaja Canty, right, hugs Ashley Cornetet, founder of The Pineapple Projects, before she opens the door of her newly furnished apartment.
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