Best of the East is a monthly gallery that features some of the top photojournalism made by AP staff photographers, freelancers and members based in AP’s 10-state U.S. East region.
A new day beautifully breaks in Boothbay, Maine and a lobsterman heads out of the harbor, leaving a rippling wake behind.
A homeless heroin addict in Philadelphia participates in a program to receive a valid photo ID, eliminating one of the barriers to entering a drug treatment center.
Violence by police, toward police and in national politics also dominated headlines.
A failing subway system and a July 4th tradition added to New York City’s woes and pleasures.
And peak action in soccer, baseball and boxing round out July’s selection from the East.