Dancers perform atop a Porto da Pedra samba school float Monday at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro as part of Brazil’s Carnival.
Former British resident Binyam Mohamed, second left, who has been held at Guantanamo Bay, steps from a plane Monday at Northolt military base in west London. Mohamed claims he was brutally tortured at a covert CIA site in Morocco. He has been freed from Guantanamo after nearly seven years.
An Iraqi soldier stands guard Monday in the restored Iraqi National Museum on the day it was formally dedicated in Baghdad, nearly six years after looters carried away priceless antiquities and treasures in the chaos following the U.S.-led invasion. The event came on the eve of the museum’s full public opening today, which officials have touted as another milestone in Baghdad’s slow return to stability after years of bloodshed.
Lawrence High School senior Kristen Gish works on a self-portrait painting last week at LHS. Gish is the Journal-World ArtStar for February. She hopes to continue her education and study animation.
Kansas guard Sherron Collins lets out a roar in front of the Oklahoma bench during the second half at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Oklahoma.
Lawrence Police Department recruits Samuel Hiatt, left, and Christopher Hatfield go through training exercises Monday at the former fire station at Stone Barn Terrace and Lawrence Avenue. The recruits — 12 men and one woman in all — are halfway through the academy. They’ll get their badges on April 10 and will spend 14 weeks in field training before taking to the streets alone.
Kansas guard Sherron Collins ducks under Oklahoma forward Ryan Wright Collins heads to the hoop during the first half at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla.