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Austin Steele's best photos of the year
Dragon Boat

Team USA athletes paddle during practice on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 at Lake Lanier.

by Austin Steele
North Hall football

North Hall's Dalton Battle, left, and Cody Smith stand for the national anthem before their game against Cedar Grove at Buck Godfrey Stadium on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018.

by Austin Steele
Brent Kelly celebration

Gainesville's Brent Kelly celebrates after making a basket during a game against Cherokee Bluff on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 at Chestatee High School during the Lanierland tournament.

by Austin Steele
Edgar Flores procession

Cason Johns, 7, from Dawsonville, holds a flag honoring police officers during a procession bringing the remains of Dekalb County Officer Edgar Flores, who was killed in the line of duty, to his hometown in Habersham County on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018.

by Austin Steele
Chestatee vs. West Hall

Chestatee's Keyshawn Morgan falls to the ground after being fouled by West Hall's Canaan Koger at Chestatee High School on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018.

by Austin Steele
Structure Fire

A Gainesville firefighter begins to work a structure fire at Bradford Street and Industrial Boulevard on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018.

by Austin Steele

North Hall's Hayden Cook pins East Hall's Drew Highfield during the final day of the Hall County wrestling championship at Gainesville High School on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018.

by Austin Steele
School Bus Graveyard

Bennett Bryan walks past the school bus painting he contributed to during the annual painting at the School Bus Graveyard in Alto on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018.

by Austin Steele
Sergio Ramirez

Sergio Ramirez, master baker at Braselton Fine Bakery, stands with bread he baked on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018.

by Austin Steele
Harvest Balloon Festival

Julie Pinto, left, and Van Barnett, both wearing costumes for a Halloween party, kiss on their first date at the Harvest Balloon Festival in Sterling on the Lake on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. "We both think we may be in love — the rainbow was a sign," Barnett says.

by Austin Steele
Homeless family

Caleb MaGaw hugs his mother, Jenny, at Marina Park on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The MaGaw family is homeless and has been sleeping at campgrounds since about January while Caleb continues to attend West Hall Middle School.

by Austin Steele
Blessed Trinity football

Blessed Trinity's Ryan Davis dives for a pass during a game against Flowery Branch at Flowery Branch High School on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018.

by Austin Steele
Marissa Woo

Marisa Woo, 15-year-old pianist from Gainesville High, plays piano at her home in Gainesville on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. Marissa was one of five high-schoolers selected for the Southeast region of the United States to compete in the Osaka International Music Competition in Japan

by Austin Steele
North Hall volleyball

North Hall teammates celebrate with Isabella Foster after she wins a point against East Hall at North Hall High School on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018.

by Austin Steele
Walk to End Alzheimer's

Attendees walk across the midtown pedestrian bridge holding flowers that represent various reasons for people attending the Walk to End Alzheimer's on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018.

by Austin Steele
Johnson fans

Fans react to the Spartans scoring a touchdown during the Battle of Oakwood game between the Johnson Knights and West Hall Spartans at Billy Ellis Memorial Stadium on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018.

by Austin Steele