An Indonesian man examines a giant Muslim holy book, the Quran, on display in an exhibition held to mark the beginning of the holy fasting month of Ramadan on Friday at a hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia. During Ramadan, the holiest month in Islamic calendar, Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from dawn to dusk. The Quran that was handwritten by two Muslim scholars was 6.5 by 4.9 feet and weighs 660 pounds.
Alyssa Buecker, shown Jan. 7, 1999, in her Lawrence home, films her guinea pigs. Here, Little Angel, left, and Dolly are in a backyard setting.
Kaleb Drew, 6, is held in check by his autism service dog, Chewey, as he tries to leave after he was told to wait on the deck at his home after attending a half day of school in Villa Grove, Ill. Some schools balk at allowing autistic children to bring service dogs to class. Kaleb’s family won a judge’s order in late July allowing the dog to come to class until a trial, set to start Nov. 10. That means when Kaleb starts his first full day of first grade on Monday, Chewey will be by his side.
A reveler holds a torch as he takes part in a “Correfoc,” or run with fire, party Friday in Barcelona, Spain.
A cart full of a groceries is seen March 24 at the check-out counter at a Kroger store in Gahanna, Ohio. Shoppers are increasingly ditching their items before they’re rung up, as they think twice about spending and obsess about saving amid worries about job security and financial woes.
An Iraqi family picnics Friday in a park in the Azamiyah neighborhood in north Baghdad. The normally bustling streets of Baghdad are subdued, in sharp contrast to the lively atmosphere that had returned as major violence ebbed over the past two years.
Several KU football players visit Wyndom Place. Barbara Hackathorn, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
A Cash for Clunkers sign hangs on an upside-down automobile Friday at a dealership in Detroit. The Obama administration will bring to an end the popular $3 billion Cash for Clunkers program on Monday, giving car shoppers a few more days to take advantage of big government incentives.
Harold and Donna Riehm