Drummers perform during “Las Llamadas” carnival parade Thursday in Uruguay.
President Barack Obama tugs on a tight pen cap after he signed an executive order establishing the Economic Recovery Advisory Board as its members look on, Friday in the East Room of the White House. Senate Democrats reached agreement with a small group of Republicans on Friday night on an economic stimulus measure at the heart of Obama’s plan for combatting the worst recession in decades.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, right, winks at European Commission President Jose-Manuel Barroso at a joint news conference after their talks Friday in Moscow. Russia and the European Union tested the troubled waters of their relationship Friday, holding the first top-level meetings since a chilling two-week cutoff of Russian gas supplies via Ukraine.
From left, Jonathan Wiens Blum, Danny Spence, Chelsea Zhou and Jenn Hunt collaborate on dinner in the basement of the Ecumentical Christian Ministries building, 1204 Oread Ave., in this October 2008 photo. Six residents and a cat live in the basement of the ECM in a co-op living community called Koinonia.
Jon Stewart is the director if the Leo Center, a faith-based social services provider with a health clinic, food pantry and counseling services for people in need. He's pictured Friday at his office in the Riverfront Mall.
Tom Curley, CEO of The Associated Press, responds Friday to a journalism student’s question in the University Daily Kansan newsroom at Stauffer-Flint Hall on the Kansas University campus. Curley was awarded the William Allen White National Citation on Friday.
Students in Connie Levin’s kindergarten class raise their hands to answer questions during story time Wednesday at Daniel Warren Elementary School in Mamaronek, N.Y. Throughout the year Levin has incorporated famous figures from different cultural backgrounds, including African-American history, to teach her students a universal concept of mutual respect and a sense of community.
Dale Mock, Lawrence, sets a new pole for his purple martin houses Friday. The 70-degree temperatures made many residents think about the upcoming spring.
Sean Brown (left) and Nick Hassig try to double-team Raiders sophomore Jake Reid late in the fourth period. Free State boys lost to Shawnee Mission South Friday night 37-40.
Sean Brown tries to get around the Raider defense early in the fourth period. Free State boys lost to Shawnee Mission South Friday night 37-40.
LHS junior Isaac Talbert jumps for a three-pointer during Friday night's game against Olathe East. The Hawks defeated the Lions 55-52.
LHS senior Lance Kilburn collides with an Olathe East defender during an attempted layup in the first half of Friday nigt's game in Lawrence. The Hawks defeated the Lions 55-52.
LHS senior Dorian Green leaps for a basket attempt during Friday night's game against Olathe East. The Hawks defeated the Lions 55-52.
LHS head coach Jim Super discusses strategy with his team during a first-half time out in Friday night's game against Olathe East. The Hawks defeated the Lions 55-52.
LHS junior Jasmyn Turner passes the ball to a teammate during Friday night's game against Olathe East. The Lions defeated the Lady Hawks 57-40.
LHS girls head coach Kristin Mallory energizes her team between the first and second quarters of Friday night's game against Olathe East at Lawrence High. The Lions beat the Lady Hawks 57-40.
LHS senior Taylor Bird gets a high-five from coach Kristin Mallory after a successful play during Friday night's game against Olathe East. The Lions defeated the Lady Hawks 57-40.