1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Xiaja Canty, right, hugs Ashley Cornetet, founder of The Pineapple Projects, before she opens the door of her newly furnished apartment.
  5. Artist John Curtis sits with people who come to the Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg for a meal for a conversation and a portrait sketch every Friday.
  6. Tap water flows into a sink in Pinellas Park on May 4, 2023. Tampa Bay Water is the provider for most of the region, but the municipalities and counties have different treatment processes.
  7. Rob Stirling, 60, has the world record for most pushups in an hour with 3,264.
  8. Guitarist Eric Yoder (left), drummer Jack Clements, bassist Brendon Porter and keyboardist K Sahagian make up the St. Petersburg band Speak Easy. Saxophone player Nick Bredal (back left) and percussionist Devin Constant are part of their live ensemble.
  9. John "Capt. Jay" Burki has a smoke at his camp underneath the Matanzas Pass Bridge on a mid-February day in Fort Myers Beach. After Hurricane Ian smashed his boat, he woke tangled in trees, scratched and battered. A Coast Guard helicopter flew him to a shelter. “Which I walked right out of,” he says. “I can’t live with all those people.”
  10. In this image from a video provided by student protesters, students and campus police officers rush together at the beginning of a clash inside the Patel Center on the University of South Florida's Tampa campus on Monday, March 6, 2023. The protesters were from the Tampa Bay chapter of Students for a Democratic Society.
  11. Dentist Mike Foley pulls a car with his teeth at his residence in Tampa.
  12. The Serengeti Flyer, Busch Gardens' newest thrill ride, has twin dueling arms that progressively sway back and forth, reaching speeds of 68 miles per hour and a 135-foot height at its peak. It officially opens Feb. 27.
  13. Rodney Boblitt stands on the shore of the Gulf of Mexico at Fred Howard Park in Tarpon Springs. After patrolling the beaches following the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Boblitt suffered memory problems and other health issues. Like thousands of other cleanup workers, he is suing BP, which denies any link between the spill and their illnesses.
  14. Daynie Cutler, 19, of Dunedin, pulls a notebook from one of her love letters mailboxes on Tuesday, Feb 7, 2023, across from Lane's Lemonade on the Pinellas Trail in Dunedin. Cutler said she was struggling after a breakup when she conceived the project: Setting up mailboxes in semi-secret places around Pinellas County, leaving notebooks and pens inside, and encouraging those who came upon the mailboxes to leave love letters.
  15. The maiden voyage of the SunRunner pulls up to the St. Pete Beach stop as the sun rises on Oct. 21 in St. Petersburg. The SunRunner, the new bus line run by the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, started service at 6 a.m. that day.
  16. Fossil restorer Andrea Iurin of Trieste, Italy, left, hands a fossilized rib bone to fossil restorer Tomas Stark of Sezana, Slovenia, while working to assemble the fossilized remains of triceratops Big John at the Glazer Children's Museum in Tampa on Wednesday.
  17. The Dalí's "Dream Tapestry" is an interactive experience powered by OpenAI’s DALL·E. It transforms peoples' dreams into individual art pieces and combines them with six other dreams to form a collective tapestry.
  18. Allison Doty, a 31-year-old pet taxidermist from Inverness, poses for a portrait at her home on Dec. 20, 2022. “There's a huge stigma around pet taxidermy,” Doty said. “I’m hoping to break that.”
  19. Video producer Jennifer Glenfield films at the Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park.
  20. Frantz Laroche, a St. Petersburg Uber and Lyft driver, does Christmas-themed rides with trivia, light shows and motivational speeches about overcoming tragedy.
  21. Bruce Hines, 56, loads his bicycle with items collected at the food drive at Tangerine Plaza in St. Petersburg on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2002. It is the site of a weekly giveaway.
  22. 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.
  23. A rattlesnake sits on a platform under the Tierra Verde Bridge on Thursday, Oct. 27. This screenshot of a video taken by Capt. Brett Norris shows the roughly 4-foot snake stretched out over the busy boat channel.