The Discovery Channel team rides in the countryside during a training session prior to the 94th edition of the Tour de France. The race starts today in London.
Lightning dances across the sky over the Nextel scoring tower at the Daytona International Speedway. Rain Friday forced cancellation of qualifying for tonight's Nextel Cup race and postponed the Busch Series race until this morning.
Tony Stewart heads for his car and a practice run for tonight's Pepsi 400.
Richard Gasquet, left, greets Andy Roddick after beating him in a quarterfinal match. Gasquet won in five sets Friday at Wimbledon, England.
Detroit infielder Neifi Perez, right, chases down Magglio Ordonez during a spring-training workout. Perez was suspended 25 games by Major League Baseball on Friday for testing positive for a banned stimulant.
State and federal officials load coolers of evidence into a truck as they search the grounds behind a home owned by Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick. The officials were looking for evidence in a possible dog fighting investigation Friday in Smithfield, Va.
Alvamar head pro Randy Towner waits on the 16th tee as play backs up Friday. Towner didn't make the cut through two rounds of play at the U.S. Senior Open.
Tom Watson hits a shot on the 18th hole during the first round of the U.S. Senior Open. After the conclusion of the first round and entirety of the second Friday at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wis., Watson held a three-stroke lead.
Emily, 4, and Natalie Schardt, 2, dress up as a ladybug and bunny for their grandmother, Wilma Hall, Lawrence. They are the daughters of Tom and Sheryl Schardt, Lake Forrest, Calif., and also the granddaughters of Tom and Lois Schardt, Westminster, Calif. Wilma Hall submitted the picture.
Chinese workers watch machines washing soya beans in June at the Donghai Frozen Foods Co. Ltd factory in Xiamen. Donghai ships 7,000 to 15,000 tons of frozen vegetables a year.
Sex workers stand on a road to attract customers in a red light district in Bombay, India, in 2006. The experts' consensus was that India had the most HIV cases in the world - 5.7 million - and that number could rise if aggressive measures weren't adopted. On Friday, that consensus changed when international AIDS experts and Indian health officials revealed new data showing India to have less than half of that number - 2.5 million people - infected with HIV.
Female giant panda Mei Xiang sleeps heavily Friday after zoo staff determined she is not pregnant but was experiencing a pseudopregnancy during the past several months in Washington. National Zoo staff expect Mei Xiang to return to "normal," both hormonally and behaviorally, in the coming days.
A warning sign on the truck reads "hot" as Stan Hofer from Blacktop Inc. wipes his brow as he works on sealing cracks at the St. Stephen's parking lot with his cousin, David Hofer, Friday in Billings, Mont. Billings broke a record Friday as temperatures hit 104 degrees.
An Australian Aboriginal plays the digeridoo during a welcome dance for the first Live Earth concert today in Sydney, Australia.
offices of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates is shown Friday in Philadelphia. Two suspects in the British terrorism case contacted a U.S. agency that certifies foreign doctors about coming to the United States, the FBI said Friday.
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Jordan Stobaugh and Megan Cartwright
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People march during a protest against sectarian violence Friday in a mainly Shiite district of Abu Dshir in southern Baghdad after 17 people died and another 28 were wounded in Thursday's car bombing.
Several young boys work on welcome home signs for their fathers June 27 at Camp Noah in Baxter, Minn. The camp is a free program for children with parents serving in the National Guard and offers an opportunity for them to share their cares.
Gayle Sigurdson, left, and Janney Burgess attend the annual luncheon of the Kaw Valley Chapter of the Older Women's League on June 6 at Fire Station No. 5, Iowa Street and Stewart Avenue. Burgess will replace Sigurdson as chapter president.
Sam Richards, senior patrol leader of Boy Scout Troop 65, salutes as a color guard made up of new Scouts, from left, Jacob Brungardt, Dylan Slavin and Nathan Clem participates in the final flag raising during the Webelos Graduation Weekend, conducted May 11-13 at Spring Creek Park at Baldwin City's Old City Lake.
Boy Scouts, from left, Briggs Fish, Jake Rogers and Anish Patel, all of Troop 59, help Erv Hodges and other members of American Legion Dorsey-Liberty Post No. 14 set up flags at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence for Memorial Day. The Scouts attend Quail Run School.
Staff members from the Lawrence Public Library participate in the Relay for Life at Free State High School. From left are Pattie Johnston, Bruce Johnston, Sherri Turner, Yilan Zhao, John Stratton, Olga Songg-Stratton and Linda Clay. The event was June 8.
Bernie Kish, left, of the Lawrence Jayhawk Breakfast Rotary Club, presents the Jayhawk Rotary Teacher of the Year plaque to Chuck Law, history teacher at Free State High School. The award, which includes an honorarium, is presented annually to an outstanding Lawrence educator.
The families of Drs. Claudia and Charles Kincaid celebrate the couple's wedding June 16 at Alvamar Country Club. From left are Hernando and Pureza Duque, Dr. Charles Kincaid, Dr. Paul Kincaid, Dr. Claudia Kincaid, Mary Kincaid, Paul Kincaid Jr. and Ivan Santos, front.
The Roger Hill Volunteer Center in Lawrence celebrated Arbor Day at the Pat Dawson Billings Nature Area near 27th Street and Crossgate Drive. Students from Perry-Lecompton High School, assisted by the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department and associates from Home Depot, planted 10 trees at the site April 27. Home Depot donated the trees. John McGrew, chairman of Coldwell Banker McGrew Real Estate, was honored at the event for donating the 42-acre nature preserve to the city.
Employees of Aquila Inc. and members of the Lawrence River City Cosmopolitan Club volunteered their time May 19 to plant four trees, donated by Aquila, and maintain the landscaping at the Health Care Access Clinic, 1920 Moodie Road. The event was part of Aquila's new Power of Trees program.