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By JOHN LELAND

A Greek photographer was unmoved by the immigrant community in Astoria, Queens, when he visited as a teenager. Twenty-five years later, he returned, drawn to the same community that alienated him as a youth.

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Miss Universe Leila Lopes
From left, Miss Universe Leila Lopes, Miss Teen USA Danielle Doty and Miss USA Alyssa Campanella at the 57th Viennese Opera Ball at the Waldorf-Astoria’s grand ballroom Feb. 3. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)


A model waited for last-minute wardrobe alterations backstage before the start of the Juan Carlos Obando Spring 2012 collection show at the Lehmann Maupin Gallery on West 26th Street in Manhattan Thursday. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal )


New York Police Officer Kevin Brannan was released from Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan Friday, 10 days after being shot in the head in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Wearing a New York Giants jersey, he was accompanied by his wife and greeted by a crowd of police officers. (Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal)

Actress Kristin Chenoweth
Actress Kristin Chenoweth Kristin Chenoweth stole a kiss Monday from Sesame Street’s Elmo at the Drama League of New York’s annual benefit gala at the Pierre hotel. (Amy Sussman for The Wall Street Journal )

Museum of Chocolate Art
The pop-up SoHo gallery Museum of Chocolate Art—open to the public through the weekend—chronicles the ‘Life in Milk Chocolate’ of Ms. Brown, the Mars Chocolate company’s brown M&M character. This 300-pound chocolate sculpture is among the items on display. (Amy Sussman for The Wall Street Journal)

Seared diver scallops
Seared diver scallops with a cauliflower purée at North End Grill, 104 North End Ave. in Manhattan. (Julie Glassberg for The Wall Street Journal)

FAMnyc team member Travis McMichael
FAMnyc team member Travis McMichael moved a piece of art at the Essex Street Market last Friday, in preparation for the group’s Exquisite Corpse project, which opened Thursday. (Related article: Bringing a Corpse to Life) (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal)

Jackson Heights
This disputed pedestrian plaza in Jackson Heights spans 37th Road between 73rd and 74th streets. For local merchants, the emptiness symbolizes the state of their affairs since the plaza’s creation in September. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal)


Joy White left Manhattan Federal Court after a hearing in which Ann Pettway pleaded guilty to stealing Ms. White’s infant daughter, Carlina, from a Harlem hospital 24 years ago. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)

stinky cheese
The second course of the stinky cheese meal prepared by Chef Andy D’Amico, below, at Marseille on West 44th Street: a creamy polenta with Taleggio, porcini cream, sage and a sunny-side up pullet egg. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)


Young Giants fans crowded a window on Broadway Tuesday to watch the Manhattan parade celebrating the Giants’ Super Bowl victory. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)

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Participants danced on a float during the annual Village Halloween Parade in New York City, on Oct. 31. (Ramin Talaie for The Wall Street Journal)


Sophie Orenstein, 9, participated in Faye Rogaski’s social-skills workshop at the New York Junior League. (Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal)


This 1960s townhouse on East 63rd Street is now listed for $38.5 million. Here, looking down into the main living room area. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)


Mac Cosmetics makeup artists Chantel Miller and Armando Guajard painted reporter Marshall Heyman’s face as ‘The Incredible Hulk.’ (Astrid Stawiarz for The Wall Street Journal)


The Ode to Elgin ($19) has hot-link sausage, beef brisket and ribs at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que at 700 W. 125th St. in New York City. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal )


Boxer Floyd Mayweather and his entourage shopped for jewelry on 47th Street in Manhattan on Nov. 3. (Matthew Craig/The Wall Street Journal)


More than 120 of Maurizio Cattelano’s artworks dangle from the ceiling of the Guggenheim Museum for the artist’s career retrospective, ‘All.’ (Ramin Talaie for The Wall Street Journal )


A fallen tree rested on power lines in Glastonbury, Conn., on Oct. 30, a day after a major snowstorm hit the Northeast. (Jessica Hill/Associated Press)


The Turducken Meatloaf Sandwich at William Hallet, at 36-10 30th Ave. in Astoria, Queens. (Liz Barclay for The Wall Street Journal )


A bedroom in fabric designer Gianluca Berardi’s three-bedroom duplex in Tribeca. (Bryan Derballa for The Wall Street Journal)


Players enjoyed free matches of ping pong at Pongtopia at the Winter Garden in the World Financial Center in New York City on Nov. 3. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal )


The Metropolitan Opera held its final dress rehearsal for ‘Satyagraha’ on Nov. 2. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)


Children played in Central Park on Nov. 3 after the New York Road Runners ‘Run with Champions’ event. About 1,000 children participate in 400-meter and 1-mile races at the annual event before the New York City marathon this weekend. (Ramin Talaie for The Wall Street Journal )

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What started in NewYork City in mid September, a call to "flood lower Manhattan, set up tents, kitchens, peaceful barricades and occupy Wall Street," has continued to feed similar groups around the United States taking up the name and cause. Groups have gathered to bring attention to many issues, with a central focus on the economic hardships and inequality they say many Americans face. -- Lloyd Young (35 photos total)
Occupy Boston demonstrators block an entrance to the Federal Reserve Bank behind a police line in Boston Oct. 8. (Michael Dwyer/Associated Press)

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