Best of the South is a monthly gallery that features some of the top photojournalism made by AP staff photographers, freelancers and members based in AP’s 13-state U.S. South region.
A bumblebee gathers nectar from a sunflower in rural Orange County near Hillsborough, N.C., Tuesday, June 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Supporter Jan Yanes, center, cries as Democratic candidate for 6th Congressional District Jon Ossoff concedes to Republican Karen Handel at his election night party in Atlanta, Tuesday, June 20, 2017. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
In this Tuesday, June 20, 2017 photo, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., speaks at an election night party for Democratic candidate for 6th congressional district Jon Ossoff in Atlanta. Commissioners in a suburban Atlanta county have voted to publicly reprimand a colleague, Commissioner Tommy Hunter, for calling civil rights leader and U.S. Rep. John Lewis a “racist pig” on Facebook. News outlets reported the decision on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, following the recommendation of Gwinnett County’s ethics board, which voted earlier in June to sustain the ethics complaint against the Commissioner. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
People console each other at Easthaven Baptist Church in Brookhaven, Miss., Thursday, June 1, 2017, following the funeral of Lincoln County Sheriff's Office deputy William Durr who was among eight people gunned down during a county wide killing spree that began Saturday night. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Isabella and Timothy, who did not want their last names used, navigate flooded streets following heavy rains, Wednesday, June 7, 2017, in Davie, Fla. Several South Florida cities set rainfall records as heavy rain continues to fall, bringing the potential for further flooding. Wallace put up the "Slow No Wake" sign to prevent fast moving vehicles from flooding her trailer. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Arizona Diamondbacks' Reymond Fuentes (14) collides with Miami Marlins starting pitcher Edinson Volquez (36) after Volquez tagged first base for the out during the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 3, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Colby Rasmus, right fielder Steven Souza Jr., and center fielder Kevin Kiermaier, from left, celebrate the team's 3-1 win over the Chicago White Sox in a baseball game Wednesday, June 7, 2017, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates with the Stanley Cup after defeating the Nashville Predators in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Sunday, June 11, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Drew Morgan catches a pass during NFL minicamp football, Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at the team's training facility in Davie, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
New Orleans Saints running back Adrian Peterson (28) signs autographs at the conclusion of NFL football practice in Metairie, La., Thursday, June 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Columbus Crew goalkeeper Zack Steffen (23) blocks a shot in the second half of an MLS soccer match against Atlanta United, Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Urena spits up water as he heads to the mound during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Thursday, June 29, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Mahmoud Hassanen Aboras, father of Nabra Hassanen, right, gets a hug from a supporter Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Reston, Va., prior to the start of a vigil in honor of Nabar, who was killed over the weekend. Islamic leaders are questioning Virginia detectives' insistence that the beating death of Nabar appears to have been a case of road rage, saying the attack looks all too much like a hate crime. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
A television shows testimony by former FBI director James Comey before the Senate Intelligence Committee as patrons play pool at Mac's Club Deuce, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Miami Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Vice President Mike Pence steps onstage to speak at an event at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, Ga., Friday, June 9, 2017. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
India.Arie speaks during an interview with the Associated Press, after performing at an Essence Festival gala in New Orleans, Thursday, June 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
This gallery was curated by Mike Stewart, Regional Photo Editor/South for the Associated Press.
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