Smoke billows toward the sky as Tommy Hutchinson, of Lawrence, burns about 65 acres of grassland southwest of Eudora. This time of year many farmers burn their pastures to renew the grass.
President Barack Obama is accompanied by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, far left, as he visits Hagia Sophia on Tuesday in Istanbul. Others are an unidentified guide and translator. It likely will take a long time to gauge the success of Obama’s recent overseas trip.
Tom Hilger, his grandson Haris Hilger, 5, and Ronda Davis, all of Lawrence, sample foods from the new culinary venues at Kauffman Stadium. In the foreground is stadium chef Michael Slavin.
Lawrence Free State outfielder Connor Stremel gets a base hit and sends Michael Lisher to home plate during the fourth inning of Tuesday's baseball game against Olathe Northwest.
City Commission candidate Price Banks and his wife Marge look at results projected on a video screen Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at the Douglas County Courthouse.
Asad Raad holds a baby boy he rescued from a car bombing Tuesday in Baghdad.
Police officers work at the scene of a car-pedestrian fatality Tuesday morning at Michigan and West 3rd Streets.
President Barack Obama greets military personnel Tuesday at Camp Victory in Baghdad during a surprise visit to the country.
Some of the suspected Somali pirates are seen in Mombasa, Kenya, where they were charged with piracy in the Indian Ocean, in this March 6 file photo. Although Somalia’s notorious pirates reduced their activities in the first three months of 2009, the bandits have hijacked at least five vessels since Saturday.
Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Kyle Farnsworth looks down after Chicago White Sox DH Jim Thome’s three-run home run during the eighth inning. The home run gave the White Sox the 4-2 victory in the season opener Tuesday in Chicago.
Karen Vespestad casts her ballot early Tuesday for local school board and city commissioners. Voter turnout was slow early in the day — of the 1,165 voters registered at Kanwaka Township Hall, only 5 had voted by 8:30 a.m.
Political commentator George Stephanopoulos, stopped at the Lawrence Community Shelter, 214 W. 10th St., for a walk-through visit during a trip to the city Tuesday, and took a moment to sign an autograph for Aaron Morrison, 12. Stephanopoulos spoke at Kansas University later Tuesday.
Santa Maria Paganica church in L’Aquila, central Italy, is seen Tuesday in an aerial view, a day after a powerful earthquake struck the Abruzzo region. The death toll from Italy’s worst earthquake in three decades jumped to 235 as bodies were recovered and identified. Fifteen people are missing.
George Stephanopoulos, chief Washington correspondent for ABC News, shows off a Kansas University T-shirt he received as a gift during a visit here earlier this month. Stephanopoulos visited the Lawrence Community Shelter and also spoke at KU. Monte Mace, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
School board candidate Vanessa Sanburn checks her election group on Facebook via her iPhone as her daughter Nadia Sanburn, 6, flips through a book while waiting for election results Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at the Douglas County Courthouse.
Poll workers (from rear left) Marge Haney, Eleanor Wegner, and Mary Frederickson oversee the voting for the 13th precinct at the Lawrence Senior Center on Tuesday while Alice Lieberman casts her vote. Of the 1,346 voters registered in the precinct, Lieberman was the 78th to vote at 2:30 p.m.