Skiing enthusiasts are seen shortly after the start of a traditional mass skiing competition, “Ski-track of Russia,” in Yakhroma, about 31 miles from Moscow. About 30,000 amateurs and professional athletes competed Sunday in a 6 mile race as part of a mass skiing competition conducted across the country every year.
Matt Kenseth celebrates after winning the Daytona 500. Kenseth won the rain-shortened event Sunday in Daytona Beach, Fla. Story on page 2B.
A nemertean pelagonemertes rollestoni is shown hunting for zooplankton prey that it will harpoon with a dart attached to the tongue coiled within it. A marine census has found a stunning variety of life in the polar sea regions.
Virginia Musser, left, and Tricia Spencer, members of the Lawrence-based band The Prairie Acre, practice at Mike West Recording Studio, 618 W. Fourth St. Musser’s daughter, Kellar, 5 months, sleeps while Spencer’s daughter, Ruby Yother, 1, takes in the music. At right is banjo player Noah Musser. Below, Spencer straps in her daughter before practice.
Teenagers drink alcohol on a street corner last week on a rundown estate in Hebburn, England. In the latest symbol of what some are calling “broken Britain,” 13-year-old Alfie and his 15-year-old girlfriend, Chantelle, became parents last week. The problem of binge drinking among young people in Britain shows up in a rise in liver disease among Britons in their 20s.
first Lady Michelle Obama, followed by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, left, greets a crowd after making remarks at the HUD offices in Washington in this Feb. 4 file photo.