Jack Larsen, 4 months, attends his first KU football game on September 5, 2009. Jack is the son of Jacob and Jessica Larsen, Lawrence.
In this 1918 photograph, influenza victims crowd into an emergency hospital at Camp Funston, a subdivision of Fort Riley in Kansas. The flu, which is believed to have originated in Kansas, killed at least 50 million people worldwide.
Hiram Diaz, 8, left, and his 6-year-old sister Adely Diaz wear protective masks in April in Mexico City. The current flu pandemic began with an outbreak in Mexico.
Policemen in Seattle wore masks in 1918 to protect themselves from a deadly outbreak of influenza.
Teachers hand out antibacterial gel to students as they arrive during the first week of school in Mexico City in late August. It was a preventive measure to combat the possibility of an outbreak of swine flu.
Hunter David Wade uses his duck call to attract the attention of water fowl in the area. “You want to mimic that real duck,” he says.
Longtime friends, From left, Jack Sally, Glenn Johanning, Kenny Hubbard and Raymond Schimmel reminisce over lunch at Medicalodges Eudora about their two-week California vacation in 1948. Schimmel submitted the picture.
This 1987 photo provided by Nikki Smith shows her standing next to a Dodge 600 convertible in Paducah, Ky.
Although people dutifully wore masks, these provided only a very limited protection against the influenza virus during the flu epidemic of 1918-1919.
Seventeen people walk around engulfed in fire as the group attempts to break the Guinness world record for most people fully engulfed in fire at the same time Saturday in South Russell, Ohio. With the Guinness representatives on hand, the group, led by local Ted Batchelor, remained on fire for 43.9 seconds and broke the record.
A plainclothes Pakistani police officer inspects confiscated weapons displayed for media Saturday at a police station in Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistani police raided a local security firm that has a contract with the U.S. Embassy, seizing dozens of allegedly unlicensed weapons at a time when American use of private contractors is under unusual scrutiny here, officials said.
Andrew Schmidt, left, and Mike Gaus say goodbye just across the Mongolian border in late August to “The Enterprise,” their Citroen Saxo car they drove from Spain to Mongolia during the 2009 Mongol Rally. The Enterprise broke down after more than 13,000 grueling miles, but Schmidt and Gaus hitched a ride to their final destination, Ulan Bataar, the capitol of Mongolia.
Davis Payne, left, and Brendon Farmer trace cursive letters with their fingers Wednesday in the 6- to 9-year-old’s classroom at the Mountaineer Montessori School in Charleston, W.Va.
This costume jewelry pin that looks like a bouquet of violets was made by Mazer. The flowers are white metal covered with purple and green enamel. The 3-inch pin sold for $58 at a Morphy Auction in Denver, Pa.
Members of the toyists, clockwise from bottom left, Eiiz, Iffio, Dejo (the founder) Cluv and Zigowst, the member from Lawrence. They are pictured at a former gasoline storage tank they’re turning into a piece of public art in the Netherlands.
A former gasoline storage tank, now covered with netting, is the site of the latest mural being completed by the Toyists, an international art group in the Netherlands.
Zigowst, a 32-year-old artist from Lawrence, works on The Globe, a former gasoline storage facility being painted by members of a Dutch artist group called the Toyists. The Toyists wear masks in public and don’t use their real names, saying the art produced by the whole group is more important than the egos of the individuals involved.
Students at Parsons the New School for Design work on a piece for the Nouveau Classical Project. The school features classes in interior design, fashion design and more.
“Da Vinci Code” author Dan Brown’s new book, “The Lost Symbol,” focuses on Freemasons. The book went on sale Tuesday.