Wallace Weber is in the process of donating 1,700 acres of land to Pheasants Forever, a national nonprofit conservation organization. Weber, pictured in a pasture on his land near Dubuque on Jan. 29, said he feels the “same connection” to the land as the American Indians felt for the wilderness and grasslands.
A couple kisses Saturday in Mexico City. About 40,000 gathered in Mexico City’s central plaza to pucker up for peace and break the world record for the largest number of people kissing at one time.
In this Sept. 1, 2008, file photo, Edward Varnado, 7, of Hammond, La., rests on one of the cots provided by the Red Cross at the Frank Cochran Center in Meridian, Miss., while Jacob Hays, 5, of Houma, La., sits on the other end after Hurricane Gustav. The Red Cross is struggling to balance fewer resources with increased demand.
Rana Rosen, center, of Chicago, who now works in India, tries on a pair of shoes on an outing with her friend Neelam Verjee, left, Jan. 31 in Mumbai, India. In spite of a global recession and its own financial woes, India still remains a relative land of opportunity further corroborated by the National Foreign Trade Council survey, which found that India replaced Germany last year as one of the top four countries where multinational companies planned to move employees.
Marwan Zaidan looks over a shelf of hookah pipes for sale at his store, the Ashbury Tobacco Center, Jan. 3 on Haight Street in San Francisco. While other retail enterprises in the cradle of hippie culture are folding, head shops dealing in roach clips, rolling papers and hand-blown water pipes have proliferated on Haight Street — so much so that a city supervisor has proposed a law to prevent any more from opening.
In this Jan. 22 file photo, journalists crowd the White House briefing room in the West Wing as Press Secretary Robert Gibbs holds his first press briefing. Some of the most coveted office space on the planet is in the West Wing, where proximity to power trumps square footage, postcard views and modern amenities.
Terry Ross, a resident of Marysville, Australia, tells how he saved his home from fire as he waits at Buxton, north of Melbourne, Australia, for his wife, who has gone to tour their devastated town Saturday.
A bus drives by a wall with an image of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez calling for a yes vote in today’s referendum Saturday in Caracas. Venezuelans will go to the polls today in a referendum on a constitutional amendment that could allow Chavez and all other elected officials to run for re-election indefinitely.
Children in tutus wait to walk the runway during the first-ever Barbie Mattel show during Fashion Week on Saturday in New York to celebrate Barbie’s 50th anniversary.
From left, Paul, Charles and Ben Kincaid meet at Milton’s, representing three generations. Paul and Charles are longtime Lawrence dentists, and Ben was visiting from the University of Southern California. Bill Remmers, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Former White House pastry chef Roland Mesnier is pictured in his Fairfax, Va., home shortly after he retired in 2004. Mesnier has published a new book about his 25-year career at the White House.
Isla Fisher, second from right, is shown in a scene from Touchstone Pictures’ “Confessions of a Shopaholic.”
Michael Greenberg’s “Hurry Up Sunshine” details his grief as a parent of a child who becomes mentally ill.
This plate is from the original White House set of dishes used by President Abraham Lincoln. It sold recently at Cowan's Auctions in Cincinnati for $14,100, even though it has a chip on the edge.