House in the middle of the prairie.
Cows graze past a stone wall at the Tallgrass Prairie.
A group hikes through the prairie.
Tallgrass prairie, a rich and diverse ecosystem that once covered 400,000 square miles of North America, has been gobbled up by development and agriculture. The Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve aims to protect some of what's left.
Chicago third baseman Joe Crede shows off his World Series ring. The White Sox received their rings during a ceremony Tuesday in Chicago.
Duke's Monique Currie, right, consoles Abby Waner in the locker room. The Blue Devils lost the NCAA Tournament finals to Maryland, 78-75, Tuesday in Boston.
Duke's Alison Bales defends against Maryland's Jade Perry, left, and Laura Harper, right. Maryland edged Duke, 78-75 in overtime, Tuesday in Boston for the NCAA championship. Harper earned tournament MVP honors.
Young protesters try to escape plainclothes police officers during a demonstration in Paris. Thousands of unionists and students demonstrated Tuesday against the French government's labor laws that would make it easier to fire young workers.
MSNBC's Chris Matthews, left, interviews Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Texas, on "Hardball." DeLay said Tuesday he will resign from Congress in the face of a tough re-election race, closing out a career that blended unflinching conservatism with a bare-knuckled political style.
Delta Airlines pilots walk during an informational picket in March outside the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport in a Hebron, Ky. Delta Air Lines Inc. pilots voted Tuesday to authorize a strike.
Free State High School girls have a blast at Young Life camp in Colorado. They attended the camp last summer. In the back row, from left, are Katie Swank, 17, Kate Brown, 20, Julia Guard, 17, Molly Fyler, 16, Megan Hrenchir, 16, and Jenni Brooks, 16. In the front row, from left, are LeAnna Kemp, 23, Ashley Sakumura, 16, Whitley Jackson, 16, Katie Kisner, 16, Mikenzi Gibson, 18, Holly Maygers, 16, and Sydney Ice, 17. Melinda Maygers submitted the picture.
Karen Myers counts some of the 6,500 names on petitions to the District Court of Sedgwick County. The petition calls for a grand jury probe into the death of a mentally disabled woman who died in 2005 after having an abortion at a Wichita clinic.
Brenda Frank stands outside her family's home in Merced, Calif., after a levee break caused many neighborhoods in the area to flood. Two levees broke Tuesday in California's chief agricultural region, flooding a trailer park, threatening other homes in Merced and inundating farmland near Sacramento.
From left, University of California, Irvine, student Greg Baker and Professor Michael Dennin listen to Samir Qurashi give a report during Dennin's class discussing the science behind superheroes. Dennin says he wants students to be able to apply the techniques they used to analyze comic book powers to evaluate the credibility of real-life scientific claims.
The 11U KSA Enforcers congratulate Molly Ryan after scoring a goal in the Enforcers' 4-0 win over the Shawnee Purple Wave Wildcats on Saturday at Heritage Soccer Park in Olathe.
Payton Covert wrestles against Emma Mercer as a warmup before the U.S. Girls Wrestling Association Championships on Feb. 27.
The Level 4 team poses after taking first place in the Gage gym meet on Saturday.
Ashlan Alexander, Callie Grinter and Nadia Laytimi pose with Coach Kim and Coach Alaina at the Gage gym meet.
The Firehawks battle the Blue team Saturday at Youth Sports Inc. The game ended in a 0-0 tie.
12U KSA Lazer Nicole Humphries kicks the ball as teammate Katie Sarraf runs over to help Sunday in their 2-0 loss tothe Leavenworth Thunder.
The Coyotes Wrestling Club girls team poses at the U.S. Girls Wrestling Association Championships on Feb. 27.
Enforcers Anna Kate Kleibohmer, Riley Guerst and Carly Davis battle against Blue Valley Soccer Club Nativity Angels, who they defeated 3-0 on Sunday.
Coyote Alexandra Clark warms up with Jeanene Marris before the U.S. Girls Wrestling Association Championships on Feb. 27. Clark finished third in that meet and also took third at the Kansas state meet in the 8-and-under age group.