Jessica, 8, left, and Andrew Merritt, 14, right, help their grandfather, Marcus Merritt, split firewood at their grandparents’ farm near Perry. Jeannie Merritt, Perry, submitted the picture.
Dancers perform atop a Porto da Pedra samba school float Monday at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro as part of Brazil’s Carnival.
Former British resident Binyam Mohamed, second left, who has been held at Guantanamo Bay, steps from a plane Monday at Northolt military base in west London. Mohamed claims he was brutally tortured at a covert CIA site in Morocco. He has been freed from Guantanamo after nearly seven years.
New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram holds a replica of a Ticketmaster Web page during a news conference in East Rutherford, N.J. Milgram on Monday announced a settlement with Ticketmaster that changes the way the company sells tickets nationwide over the Internet. The case stems from complaints received about ticket purchases for a Bruce Springsteen concert. Ticket seekers were redirected from the main Ticketmaster site to a subsidiary that charged more.
An Iraqi soldier stands guard Monday in the restored Iraqi National Museum on the day it was formally dedicated in Baghdad, nearly six years after looters carried away priceless antiquities and treasures in the chaos following the U.S.-led invasion. The event came on the eve of the museum’s full public opening today, which officials have touted as another milestone in Baghdad’s slow return to stability after years of bloodshed.
Kristen Gish’s diverse works include painting and drawing. She says she taught herself to draw at an early age and especially enjoys drawing people.