Dancers participate in an art performance titled “Zebra Cross” during rush hour on a street Friday at the main business district in Jakarta. Choreographed by Indonesian artist Bobby Ari Setiawan, the performance promoted traffic safety and respect for pedestrians, especially in crosswalks.
Kurt Wilson, of Fenton, Mo., who works four hours a day waving in a Statue of Liberty costume for Liberty Tax, takes a break at the Brentwood, Mo., office. Wilson’s wife didn’t want him to take the job. “She thought it was beneath me,” he said.
Marsaw, 9, plays with a family cat Thursday outside the home of Curt and Deborah Sleeper in Festus, Mo. The sleepers have put the house, built in a cave, on eBay as a backup in case they can’t meet a large payment due on the property.
A U.S. soldier shakes hands with an Iraqi child during a routine patrol Friday in central Baghdad, Iraq. U.S. President Barack Obama will announce Friday that he plans to withdraw the bulk of U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of August 2010, but wants to leave tens of thousands behind to advise Iraqi forces and protect U.S. interests, congressional officials said.
Several English springer and cocker spaniels are in crates at the Lawrence Humane Society awaiting the second part of a long journey on Friday. The Kansas Animal Health Department picked up approximately 40 dogs from a breeder in Garden City and brought them to Lawrence. From here the dogs were headed to a rescue organization in Marshall, Mo., to be put up for adoption.
Workers place partially assembled electronic cigarettes in a tray Feb. 19 at the Ruyan factory in Tianjin, China.The battery-powered products, which resemble real cigarettes but produce a fine nicotine spray absorbed quickly and directly by the lungs, are gaining ground in America, Europe and China, which is home to 350 million smokers.
Louisiana National Guard Lt. Ronald Brown, Jr., RIGHT, talks with businessman Calvin Stewart on Thursday at Stewart’s restaurant in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans. The last units of the Louisiana National Guard, which came to town after Hurricane Katrina in August of 2005, are pulling out Sunday.
Lawrence High senior guard Dorian Green pumps his fist after being fouled on a bucket by a Free State defender during the second half of the city showdown Friday, Feb. 27, 2009 at Lawrence High.
Free State sophomore forward Paige Rothwell hugs junior forward Chantay Caron, 23, after the Firebirds' comeback victory over Lawrence High Friday, Feb. 27, 2009 at Lawrence High.