Jose Briceno, of Cambridge, Mass., raises his fist during a rally against Arizona’s immigration law Saturday in Boston. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is attending the annual meeting of the National Governors Association this weekend in Boston.
The Lawrence Civic Choir performs at Hyde Chapel, with Steve Eubank, director, and Geoffrey Wilcken, accompanist, at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, Colo. Paul Fairchild submitted the picture.
In this image taken from video provided by BP PLC, the arms of a remotely operated vehicle works Saturday on the well head at the Deepwater Horizon oil spill site in the Gulf of Mexico. Robotic submarines removed the cap from the gushing well on Saturday, beginning a period of at least two days when oil will flow freely into the sea. It’s the first step in placing a tighter dome that is supposed to funnel more oil to collection ships.
A patient stands as he adjusts his intravenous line Friday at the State University of Haiti Hospital in Port-au-Prince. Haiti’s most important general care facility, the State University of Haiti Hospital is struggling to care for patients six months after the earthquake. The American Red Cross has pledged to help pay salaries of long-underpaid doctors.
A girl walks in a Walking Ball at an entertainment center in the town of Logoisk, 25 miles north of Minsk, Belarus.
Lilah Ward, 3, of Wichita, chases some ducks in Riverside Park in Wichita, as she and her father, Trent Ward, walked through the park on Saturday.
An Amazon river dolphin swims in the Airao River in Amazonas state, Brazil, in this November 2005 photo released by Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia (INPA). Researchers say Amazon river dolphins are increasingly being slaughtered and used as fish bait in Brazil and the practice threatens to wipe out local populations of the mammals, which have already died off in other parts of the world.
This July 7, 2008, photo released by South Korea’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission shows human skeletons unearthed at a site in Gongju, South Korea. Shutting down its inquiry into South Korea’s hidden history, a century of human rights abuses, the commission will leave unexplored scores of other suspected mass graves believed to hold remains of tens of thousands of South Korean political detainees summarily executed by their government early in the 1950-53 war, sometimes as U.S. officers watched. In a political about-face, the commission, also investigating the U.S. military’s large-scale killing of Korean War refugees, has ruled the Americans in case after case acted out of military necessity.
LeBron James raises his arms during an event at the American Airlines Arena on Friday in Miami.
A German fan blows a vuvuzela following the World Cup quarterfinal between Argentina and Germany on July 3 in Cape Town, South Africa. The vuvzelas have been a popular hit in the stands this year in the World Cup.
Uruguay’s Diego Perez (15) competes against the Netherlands’ Wesley Sneijder on Tuesday in the World Cup semifinals in Cape Town, South Africa. Perez and Uruguay will take on Germany today for third place.
Kansas City Royals second baseman Mike Aviles right, throws to first base after forcing out Chicago’s Juan Pierre at second base in the fifth inning. The White Sox beat the Royals, 8-2, on Friday in Chicago.
Chicago’s Gordon Beckham right, watches his throw to first base after forcing out Mike Aviles. The White Sox hammered the Royals, 8-2, on Friday in Chicago.
A couple text message while walking June 29 in San Francisco. While using a cell phone while driving has triggered the most alarm bells and prompted laws in several states, experts say pedestrians are also suffering the consequences of mobile distraction, including tripping on curbs, walking into traffic, even stepping into manholes as they chat or type while walking.
Four generations of Kansas University graduates in one family: Anna McCoy, seated at left, holds a photo of her grandfather, Clarence Waring; Jane Nesselrode, Anna’s mother, holds a photo of her mother, Maude Waring, and they are joined by new graduate Bel McCoy, Anna’s son. Judy Carman, Lecompton, submitted the picture.
Target volunteer Maggie Levano, center, gets thank-you hugs from Deerfield second-graders as Cinderella (Kayla Motley, seated) looks on during the Lawrence Community Theatre’s “Kids at Heart” program on May 18.
Members of the Lawrence Aquahawks team, ages 9 to 18, traveled to St. Louis with their coaches to compete in the 72nd annual CSP Summer Invitational Swim Meet. Three new team records were set, and the team placed sixth overall. Back row, from left, are: coaches Zach Devine and Trevor Layden, Zach Andregg, Reese Grabill, Stacey Rudmann, Chloe Portella and Ben Sloan; third row, chaperone Debbie Rogers, Ben Maloun, Emma Tracy, Jessica Boyer, Kara Mischler, Ethan Fisher and Josh Terrell; second row, Jordan Portella, Kate McCurdy, Kat LaFever, Piper Rogers, Anna McCurdy, Eliza Anderson, Jacie Beagle and Annie Odrowski; front row, Landon Sloan, Emily Venteers, Luke Edwards, Kara Krannawitter, Elizabeth Rudman, Phoebe Grabill, Courtney Caldwell and Heather Cistola. Also attending, but not pictured, is chaperone Amy McCurdy.
Melissa Manning, center, gets a laugh from Cordley School second-graders as they re-enact nursery rhymes as part of Lawrence Community Theatre’s “Kids at Heart” intergenerational reading program on May 19. The program features older adults helping second-graders with their reading comprehension.
Attending Van Go’s “What Floats Your Boat” fundraiser on June 19 are JAMS apprentice artists, from left, Kiera Shorter, Cassie French, Tyler TenPas, Kristyn Arkeketa, Abuk Deng and Alex Leland. Also pictured is Jim Lewis, Van Go’s program director, at right.
Representing the Del Monte team at the Cottonwood Classic are, from left, Brian Hanni, Doug Wyant, Ted Walker and Randy Cotton. The Del Monte team placed first in the third flight at the May 14 benefit for Cottonwood Inc.
The Cottonwood Classic, a benefit for Cottonwood Inc., was held May 14 at Alvamar Public Golf Course. Representing Intrust Bank are, from left, Don Johnston, Adam Bettis, Jeff Morrison and Doug Gaumer.
Miles Schnaer, left, and Banks Floodman participated in the May 14 Cottonwood Classic golf tournament at Alvamar Public Golf Course. Proceeds from the event will be used to help build a fully accessible home for individuals supported by the agency.
Auctioneer Mark Elston donated his services to help raise money at the live art auction during Van Go’s “What Floats Your Boat” fundraiser June 19 at Clinton Lake Marina.
Kandice Hall, a Van Go alum, creates a live art piece depicting the “What Floats Your Boat” event. The June 19 fundraiser for Van Go was held at Clinton Lake Marina.
Clinton and Billie Laughlin
William and Beverly Van Dyke
Amber Vaughn and Jack Kevin Proctor
Justin C. Coelho and Kami N. Allen
Sarah Elizabeth Best and Mark William Kohls
Jessica and JD Snow
Jessica and Eric Green
Anne and Jonathan Kealing
A long row of unsold 2007 PT Cruisers sit on the lot of a Chrysler-Jeep dealership in the east Denver suburb of Aurora, Colo., in this August 2007 file photo. Chrysler ended production of the PT Cruiser on Friday. So many of the cars were produced over the last decade that the Cruiser is unlikely to become a favorite of collectors.
Five-year-old Jada Durgin, of Lisbon Falls, Maine, plunges into Wight Brook while cooling off on a 90-degree day with her mom, Caitlin Durgin, left, Friday at the Nature Conservancy’s Step Falls Preserve in Newry, Maine.
President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the economy during an event Friday at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas in Las Vegas.
Bosnian Muslim women comfort each other among coffins of Srebrenica victims displayed Friday at the Memorial Center of Potocari near Srebrenica, about 75 miles northeast of Sarajevo. The 775 bodies were excavated from mass graves in eastern Bosnia and were identified as Muslims killed by Bosnian-Serb forces in the Srebrenica area. Bosnian-Serb troops massacred up to 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men after capturing Srebrenica on July 11, 1995, during the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The 775 identified victims will be buried Sunday in the Memorial Center of Potocari.
A Chinese flag flutters outside Google’s China headquarters in Beijing in this Jan. 13, 2010, file photo. Google on Friday said Beijing has renewed the license it needs to continue operating a website in China, securing the search giant’s foothold in the world’s biggest Internet market despite tensions over censorship.
A Pakistani villager carries an injured person at the spot of bombing in Yakaghund in Pakistani tribal area of Mohmand on Friday. A suicide bomber on a motorcycle struck outside a government office Friday, killing scores of people and leaving many injured in an area where Pakistan’s army has been fighting the Taliban.
Octopus oracle Paul chooses a mussel from a glass tank marked with a Spanish flag Friday in the SeaLife Aquarium in Oberhausen, Germany. Paul predicts Spain will beat Holland and win the World Cup.
Russian plane believed to be carrying candidates for a 14-person spy swap, is seen Friday at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport.
A worker throws a bag of oily sand onto a loader Friday on the beach on Grand Isle, La. Hundreds of workers are on the island to clean up oil from the BP oil spill about 50 miles away in the Gulf of Mexico. The oil leak could be completely contained as early as Monday if a new, tighter cap can be fitted over the blown-out well.
This Indian statue, which used to greet customers at George’s Pipe Shop in downtown Lawrence decades ago, will be put on auction July 24, 2010 in Jefferson County.