Rhonda Mack, of Lake Zurich, Ill., poses for a photo with recently adopted greyhounds Jack, back left, and Lexi, center, in Lake Zurich, Ill. She adopted the dogs from Dairyland Greyhound Park in Kenosha, Wis., which stopped greyhound racing at the end of 2009. Greyhound advocates are scrambling to find homes for hundreds of dogs that will no longer be racing.
A police officer walks along a forest Monday on the outskirts of Bogota. Dozens of wildfires have scorched the mountains overlooking Bogota, the capital of Colombia, since the start of the year because of unusually high temperatures and little rainfall.
Jeremy Simmons (21) celebrates with fans after College of Charleston defeated North Carolina, 82-79 in overtime, on Monday in Charleston, S.C.
Boise State running back Doug Martin (22) leaps past TCU safety Alex Ibiloye (9) into the end zone during the fourth quarter of the Fiesta Bowl. Boise State won, 17-10, on Monday in Glendale, Ariz.
Iowa's Christian Ballard (46) protects a kick during a field-goal attempt against Michigan State in this photo from 2007. Ballard, a Free State High graduate, will play in the Orange Bowl tonight against Georgia Tech.
Kansas City Chiefs coach Todd Haley talks with side judge Larry Rose on Sunday in Denver. The Chiefs took down the Broncos, 44-24, but it was one of the only high points of a difficult 2009 season.
Troy Cotton, 4, left, and his brother Silas, 2, visit Santa. They are the great-grandsons of Sandy and Richard Brooks, Lawrence, and the grandsons of Kim and Ron Wood, Baldwin City. Sandy Brooks, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Paul David Lee
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