A partially constructed Freedom Tower is seen over the 9/11 Memorial in lower Manhattan on January 16, 2012.Once completed, it will be the tallest building in the city.
Newly minted graduates of Owego Free Academy toss their mortarboards after their graduation ceremony June 28, 2008.
John Renzi, who has autism, is a member of the color guard of the City of Syracuse Highland Pipe Band. He taught himself to play the bagpipes, and listens to bagpipe music whenever he can. Renzi, 21, was playing his bagpipe for a photo session at Long Branch Park on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008.
Mark Bacon, an Endicott, N.Y. resident, paints warning messages on his building, which is directly across from the site of a chemical spill at the old IBM plant on North Street. Because of the spill, Bacon says, he hasn't been able to sell or lease his property.
Riley Israel, a member of the evangelical strength group, The Power Team, breaks a flaming wooden board during the team's first show in the area Wednesday, January 12, 2007 at Greene High School.
Under the Gun performs Saturday, April 11, 2009 at Mac's Bad Art Bar in Mattydale, N.Y.
Streeter Seidell, of collegehumor.com, hosts Stony Brook University's Seawolves Showcase on Oct. 8, 2010. The event showcases dance and musical numbers from several groups on campus.
Mia Garcia of Naples fishes for rubber ducks Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008 at one of the carnival games at the Collier County Fair in Naples. She won an inflatable duck.
Shontel Sledge, left, 22, of Syracuse, and Norman Jock, 18, of Syracuse, wait for passers-by in one of the haunted houses at Fright Night at the Fair on Friday, Oct. 10, 2008 at the State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, N.Y.
Barack Obama supporters cheer at the Democratic Victory Party after the announcement that Obama has won the presidential election on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008 at the Holiday Inn in Liverpool, N.Y.
"The Zipper" spins its occupants upside down while twirling through the air at the Collier County Fair on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008.
Cato-Meridian Blue Devils' Joey Giuffrida (left) is tackled by the Bishop Ludden Gaelic Knights' Steve Barrett in the second quarter of play during the high school football season opener at Cato-Meridian High School on Sept. 5, 2008.
Mark Bacon, an Endicott, N.Y. resident, stands outside his property, which is directly across from the site of a chemical spill at the old IBM plant on North Street. Because of the spill, Bacon says, he hasn't been able to sell or lease his property.
Kassandra Barrera, 10, of New York City, celebrates the 27th Annual Dominican Day Parade with thousands of other crowd members Aug. 9, 2009 at the corner of 39th Street and 6th Avenue in New York City.
Riley Israel, a member of the evangelical strength group, The Power Team, bends a metal skillet during the team's first show in the area Wednesday, January 12, 2007 at Greene High School.
A vendor sets up a balloon during the Jamesville (N.Y.) Balloon Festival at Jamesville Beach on June 12, 2009.
The Miami Beach Fire Department and Miami Beach police work to clear the scene of an accident Aug. 2, 2007 at Washington Avenue and 17th Street in Miami Beach. One person was taken away in an ambulance from the scene.
Dan Mcmanus, 23, of Valatie, N.Y., creates fire using the friction method Tuesday, May 26, 2009 during the Roots School core skills I wilderness survival course in East Calais, Vt. The week-long course teaches students how to survive in nature without the aid of modern tools.
U.S. Airways Flight 1549, the flight that crashed into New York's Hudson River on Thursday, Jan. 15 after engine failures, rests on a barge Sunday, Jan. 18 after being pulled from the water. All passengers and crew survived the crash.
Mike Meaney and Jamie Hoskins blow bubbles during the Johnson City High School graduation ceremony Sunday, June 29, 2008.
The "Tribute in Light" - a series of lights projecting into the night sky where the World Trade Center stood - is seen on Sept. 11, 2011, marking the ten-year anniversary of the attacks on New York City.
Undersheriff Kevin Rambosk announces his candidacy for Collier County Sheriff at a press conference Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007.