U.S. airmen from the 332nd Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron repair a F-16 Falcon on June 21 at Balad Air Base, 50 miles north of Baghdad. The Air Force has been quietly building its Iraq presence during the "surge" in U.S. ground troops.
Barry Bonds connects on career homer No. 600 in this file photo from Aug. 9, 2002.
Hank Aaron hits his 600th career home run on April 28, 1971.
Atlanta Braves' Hank Aaron watches the flight of his 700th career homer. That milestone home run came July 21, 1973, against the Phillies in Atlanta.
Linus Gerdemann of Germany climbs the Colombiere pass during the seventh stage of the Tour de France. Gerdemann won the stage Saturday between Bourg-en-Bresse and Le Grand Bornand in the French Alps.
Kickball is among the childhood games that have caught on with grown-ups, redefining the notion of adulthood. The World Adult Kickball Association was launched over beers in Washington a few years ago; now it has more than 20,000 registered members nationwide.
Armed services body bearers remove the casket of Lady Bird Johnson from the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum in Austin, Texas. Private funeral services for the former first lady were Saturday.
A Chinese woman looks at a wide selection of toothpastes Thursday at a Beijing mall. On Thursday, China banned manufacturers from using a thickening agent in antifreeze as an ingredient in toothpaste, one of its most significant concessions yet as it struggles to regain international confidence in the country's beleaguered exports.
Aided by the Half-Blood Prince, Harry embarks on his sixth year at Hogwarts. In the end, the Prince kills Harry's mentor and friend, Albus Dumbledore, while Harry watches helplessly at his side.
Harry is introduced to the Order of the Phoenix, a group of wizards and witches led by Albus Dumbledore dedicated to fighting Voldemort. A prophecy surfaces explaining Harry's significance and why Voldemort attacked him as a child.
The Triwizard Tournament takes place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry, and an evil plot succeeds in
returning Lord Voldemort to his "human" form. Harry faces him and lives for the third time in the series.
Harry finds he has an uncle, named Sirius Black, whom he saves from a grisly fate. For the first time, Harry now has
something he can call a family.
Harry learns more about the mysterious wizard Voldemort who dramatically affected Harry's life. Along with his friend Ronald Weasley, Harry defeats a sinister snake, known as a basilisk, deep within the castle of Hogwarts.
The world is introduced to an 11-year old boy with magical powers. Young Harry Potter discovers his fame and true identity and delights adults and children of all ages.
Actor Bruce Dern sits at a park near his home in Pasadena, Calif. Dern, who has starred onscreen in "Coming Home," "The Cowboys," "Monster" and TV's "Big Love," recently released a new memoir, "Things I've Said, But Probably Shouldn't Have."
Spin the wheel, win a prize in the 1900s. Today the wheel is the prize. This Wheel of Chance sold for $2,468 at a Skinner auction in Boston.
A December 1959 photo shows then-Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson and Lady Bird Johnson crossing the Pedernales River in their 1934 "Deluxe Phaeton" convertible.
Phenix Rusk pitcher Karen Spence shows off the optic yellow ball used in American Fastpitch Association softball. The bright-colored ball is easy to see and used for safety reasons.
Karen Spence of the 18-and-under Lawrence Phenix Rusk fastpitch softball team warms up during a practice at Broken Arrow Park on Wednesday. Spence, a rising sophomore pitcher at Highland Community College, throws around 60 mph.