Tim Tai is a staff photographer at The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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Protests decry policing in schools, cities

Separate protests were held in Center City Philadelphia on Saturday, July 25, 2020, with one opposing police in schools and the other opposing the Trump administration's deployment of additional federal officers to U.S. cities.


Vice President Mike Pence visits the area

Vice President Mike Pence visited the area on July 9, 2020. He started his day in Lancaster, participated in a round table discussion on reopening the economy in Malvern, and ended his day in Northeast Philadelphia with a visit to Philadelphia's Fraternal Order of Police.


Sunday morning fire in Parkside neighborhood

Firefighters work to put out a fire that damaged the multi-unit homes at 4224-26 Parkside Avenue in Philadelphia’s Parkside section on Sunday, July 5, 2020. The fire was reported just before 6:30 a.m.


Military flyover over Philadelphia marks Fourth of July

A military flyover of Philadelphia, as well as Boston, New York City, and Baltimore, marked the Fourth of July after the usual festivities were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Crowds fill Wildwood beaches as Fourth of July weekend begins

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, crowds flocked to the beaches in Wildwood, N.J., to enjoy the sunny weather as the Fourth of July weekend began, Friday, July 3, 2020. Though the beaches were crowded, most people seemed to stay in their own groups, which were spaced out from other groups.


American Airlines adds cleaning, distancing measures as it prepares to increase flights

American Airlines has added cleaning and social distancing measures as it prepares to increase flights out of Philadelphia International Airport in July.


#SayHerName rally memorializes Black women killed by police

A number of local groups organized a #SayHerName rally outside Philadelphia City Hall to memorialize Black women killed by police on Wednesday, June 24, 2020.


Penn's Landing Columbus monument covered

A day after city workers covered up a statue of Christopher Columbus in South Philadelphia, crews made similar moves Wednesday morning on a 106-foot-tall Columbus monument along the Delaware River. On Thursday, they added signs inviting the public to write on the painted-over boards with chalk.

Crews cover base of Columbus monument at Penn’s Landing as nonprofit considers removal

The statue has sat at its current location since 1992.


Hundreds march through Center City, calling to defund the police

Hundreds of protesters marched through Center City from the future Philadelphia Police Department headquarters at Broad and Callowhill Streets to Mayor Jim Kenney's home in Old City, calling for the city to reduce police funding on Saturday, June 13, 2020.