Pakistani protesters condemn President Pervez Musharraf's government Wednesday, at the end of an eight-day siege of the Red Mosque in the eastern city of Peshawar that left more than 100 radicals dead, including a pro-Taliban cleric. The sign at right reads "whoever is a friend of America is a traitor of Islam." A terror assesment released Wednesday in the United States says that Al-Qaida's core leadership is increasingly directing global terrorist operations from a haven in Pakistan's lawless tribal areas bordering Afghanistan.
Kansas State University President Jon Wefald, left, and Vice Provost for Research Ron Trewyn smile during a news conference in Manhattan. The city is among five sites included in the final round of possible places for new $451 million National Bio and Agro Defense Facility.
Cailey Occhipinto, 7, from left, Julia Larkin, 6, and Rylie Occhipinto, 7, share a group hug. Cailey and Rylie are the daughters of Brian and Kathy Occhipinto, and Julia is the daughter of Randy and Gayle Larkin. Gayle Larkin submitted the picture.
With the pictures of former Presidents Johnson and Kennedy behind him, Sen. George McGovern speaks at the Democratic National Committee on Aug. 9, 1972, in Washington. New material released by the Richard M. Nixon presidential library shows a keen interest in tainting the Democratic ticket of McGovern and Sargent Shriver by any means possible.
Former first lady Lady Bird Johnson sits in a field of wildflowers in the Texas Hill Country in this May 10, 1990, file photo. Johnson, the widow of former President Lyndon B. Johnson, died Wednesday at her Austin, Texas, home. She was 94.
Succulents, including cactus, are generally the plants of choice for green roof projects, like the demonstration garden on the roof of the American Society of Landscape Architects headquarters building in Washington. They can live on existing rainfall, withstand drought, wind and harsh winter conditions.
Historical interpreter Ted Zalewski, of Cambridge, Mass., portrays Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president, to a packed house Wednesday night at the Dole Institute of Politics. In character from his arrival at the front door, Zalewski shed light on what it meant for Roosevelt to be president. Zalewski combines history and drama and largely uses Roosevelt's own words to illustrate the former president's personality and leadership style. Roosevelt was president from 1901 to 1909.
New Lawrence High volleyball coach Stephanie Magnuson, right, encourages a player during a drill at the Kansas University skills camp.
New Lawrence High volleyball coach Stephanie Magnuson was a part of the Lions' dominating past and wants to be part of a similar future. She has inherited a team with a storied tradition, but little recent success.