A soldier stands guard on the top of a hill as the faithful commemorate Good Friday during Holy Week on Friday in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Drug violence has spiked since President Felipe Calderon began a national crackdown on organized crime in 2006. Battles among cartels, their rivals and soldiers have led to nearly 9,000 deaths and a cross-border crime spillover.
It didn’t take six days for Noah Mitchell, 5, to create the world. He did this 530-piece world globe jigsaw puzzle during the Kansas University-Dayton basketball game. He is the son of Katie and Jeremy Mitchell, Lawrence, and the grandson of Jackie Dunn, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
BarBara Wright, left, and Lyle Wellbrook, both members of the committee working on the Anthony Theatre restoration project, are seen in this photo taken March 25 in Anthony. The theater opened its doors on Nov. 23, 1936, with seating for 587.
People help sort through debris after the roof and some walls were torn off the home of Billy and Sharon White after severe storms went through Murfreesboro, Tenn., on Friday.
A Ford Escort is lifted above the “safe room” of an eco-house in Greensburg on Thursday before it is dropped 65 feet onto the roof in a durability test. The home, built by Florida-based Armour Homes, is designed to withstand more than 200 mph winds with debris. EF5 tornadoes, like the one that nearly destroyed Greensburg in May 2007, can reach winds greater than 200 mph. The builder got the idea to drop the Escort on the house after hearing that a car was found in the courthouse after the tornado.
A large, fire-lit cross overlooks the ancient Colosseum prior to the start of the Good Friday Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) torchlight procession, celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI before the ancient monument on Friday in Rome. The evening Via Crucis procession at the ancient amphitheater is a Rome tradition that draws a large crowd of faithful, including many of the pilgrims who flock to the Italian capital for Holy Week ceremonies before Easter Sunday.
Coffins are lined up during the funerals for quake victims Friday in L’Aquila, central Italy. Four days after the major earthquake that made L’Aquila and many nearby towns and villages uninhabitable, the official death toll has reached 287, and most of the victims are here, in L’Aquilia.
This satellite image provided by GeoEye and taken March 30 shows Alaska’s Mount Redoubt volcano as it emits a steady ash plume. The U.S. Interior Department is spending some of its first stimulus dollars to improve volcano monitoring.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology student Huan Liu of Shanghai, China, positions a robot gardener near a tomato plant while demonstrating its capabilities in the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory on March 18 on the school’s campus in Cambridge, Mass.
Adam Laurence Staszkiewicz and Jessica Marie Britt
Joah and Ryan Gordon
Children from Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence solicited food donations from shoppers Feb. 1 at Dillons, 1015 W. 23rd St. Seeking donations were, back row, from left, Bri Coffman, Louisa Delnevo and Nicola Santangelo; front row, from left, Jason Brown, Connor Harmon, Gabriel Santangelo, Alex Coffman, Arwen O’Brien and Harley Holub. Six full grocery carts of nonperishable items from local grocery stores were collected and delivered to The Ballard Center and ECKAN. Children from Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and Trinity Lutheran Church also participated in the event.
Three area women attended the 40th Zeta Province meeting of Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity April 3-5 in Omaha, Neb. From left are Jannie Thomas Barron, Lawrence, Lawrence Alumnae Association president; Kristi McCune Rowland, Lawrence, Zeta Province coordinator of Chapter Support; and Beckie Hewson Lewis, Baldwin City, 2009-10 president-elect of the Lawrence Alumnae Association.
Children from Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, and Trinity Lutheran Church solicited food donations from shoppers at local grocery stores on Feb. 1. Six full grocery carts of nonperishable items were collected and delivered to The Ballard Center and ECKAN. Attending the event from Good Shepherd were Tristan Rethman, left, Saraya Windibiziri, Blake Hoffman, Ann Jessie and Christian Lemesany at Hy-Vee, 3504 Clinton Parkway.
Dianne Affalter participated in the Brighton Handbag Scavenger Hunt and won a Brighton suede leather handbag March 21 at The Etc. Shop, 928 Mass.
Honor the Circle Club members, from left, Chabon Cully, Damien Coffey-Coons, Ernie Blueback and Fred Diaz prepare to sell fry bread for the “Little Fry Bread Sale” March 5 at South Junior High School. The proceeds will benefit Little Nations Academic Center at Haskell Indian Nations University.
Taylor Williams, left, and Brianna Anglin, members of Honor the Circle Club at South Junior High School, cook fry bread for the “Little Fry Bread Sale.” The March 5 benefit was for Little Nations Academic Center at Haskell Indian Nations University.
Gary Connelly, left, auto technician at Jim Clark Motors, won the Snap-On Tool Box at the Midwest Vision Tool Show March 7 at the Overland Park Convention Center. Presenting the tool box are Bernie and Janet Huss, local Snap-on Tool dealers.
Before overseeing the “Little Fry Bread Sale” benefit for Little Nations Academic Center at Haskell Indian Nations University, members of South Junior High School’s Honor the Circle Club special committee visit the child care center on Feb. 26. Members are, from left, Taylor Williams, Adree Shield, Carson Janis, Amber Harvey, Megan Tunget, Robert Howard, Tiffany Alva, Lacoya Cloud, Noel Schildt, Kayli Tipps and Jovana Friday.
(Top) From left, Jake Garlie, 11; Kitley Jewell, 13; Kelly Jewell, 11; Shannon Garlie, 9; and Zoe Jewell, 7, cluster around Hunter Jewell, 3. They are the grandchildren of Jack and Jane Jewell, Lawrence. (Bottom) From left, Shannon Garlie, 17; Kitley Jewell, 21; Kelly Jewell, 19; and Zoe Jewell, 15, hold Hunter Jewell, 11. This photo was taken about eight years after the photo at left.
A buffet table at last year’s Easter celebration at a home in Washington.