Dr. Richard Dell, an orthopedic surgeon at Kaiser Permanente in Downey, Calif.
The White House is seen in the background after the lighting of the National Christmas Tree on Thursday in Washington.
Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai speaks Thursday to The Associated Press at the Presidential Palace in Kabul. Karzai said he’s willing to talk with the Taliban chief in a bid to bring peace to the country if the move would have the backing of the United States and other international partners.
Members of the U14 KSA Renegades meet with their coach, Kyle Glick, at the Overland Park Soccer Complex after receiving trophies for their division win. They finished first in their U14 Heartland Division this fall with a record of 7-0-1. Kari Sullivan, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
The Wilders at the 2008 Holiday Hoedown.
The Wilders are (from left) Phil Wade, Ike Sheldon, Betse Ellis and Nate Gawron.