Zoe Saldana stars in James Cameron's 3D adventure "Avatar."
Donna Neuner, Lawrence, center, receives statewide recognition as volunteer of the year from the American Cancer Society for approximately 20 years as a Reach to Recovery volunteer. She is with her nieces Kathy Mangrum, Nashville, left, and Kim Brien, Oskaloosa, right. Dorothy Devlin, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
A sunken red granite tower, part of a pylon of the Isis temple, is lifted Thursday out of the Mediterranean Sea off the archaeological eastern harbor of Alexandria, Egypt.
Ruth Ndiagne Dorsey sets up for Kwanzaa Dec. 8 at her church, The Shrine of the Black Madonna, in Atlanta. African-Americans’ opinions of Kwanzaa vary, from saying it connects them to their ancestors to believing it racist.
President George W. Bush declares the end of major combat in Iraq as he speaks aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln off the California coast in this May 1, 2003, file photo.
Gov. Mark Parkinson talks with the Lawrence Journal-World about the state of the education budget Thursday. He says he will not approve any more cuts to higher education or public schools. “The one thing that is not on the table is to cut education any more,” he said.
Special education teacher Mary Chamberlin is presented roses by her husband, Ryan Chamberlin, during a school assembly Thursday in which Chamberlin was awarded the $5,000 Dedication to Education Award by Pickney School officials and representatives of The Bobs, a group of anonymous donors who created the award.
Kansas senior guard Sherron Collins, left, jokes with team manager Lacey Breech as the two shop for area families. Members of the KU basketball team shopped for 17 area families in need on Thursday at the south Lawrence Walmart.
Kansas forward Mario Little laughs as head coach Bill Self ribs him for eating Cheetos while shopping with the basketball team Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009 at the south Lawrence Walmart. The basketball team shopped for 17 area families in need. At right is Linda Morningstar, mother of Kansas guard Brady Morningstar.
Donning holiday attire and lights, runners leading the pack make their way Thursday down the 800 block of Massachusetts Street during the Jingle Bell Run. Throughout the run, many participants spread holiday spirit by wishing glad tidings to passersby.
An MQ-9 Reaper, armed with GBU-12 Paveway II laser guided munitions and AGM-114 Hellfire missiles, is piloted by Col. Lex Turner during a combat mission over southern Afghanistan in this undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Air Force.