Boston Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek, left, traps the ball as the Kansas City Royals’ Ryan Freel is safe at home on a double by Billy Butler in the eighth inning. The Red Sox won, 15-9, Saturday at Boston.
Aquahawks swimmer Carter Stacey, 10, cuts through the water during the first heat of the 200 individual medley at the Wave the Wheat meet Saturday at the Indoor Aquatics Center. The meet will conclude today.
Pictures of former NFL quarterback Steve McNair are taken away after the funeral service Saturday in Hattiesburg, Miss. McNair was shot to death July 4 in Nashville, Tenn.
An illumination of part of a message ‘Happy Birthday Big Ben, 150 years, 1859-2009’ is seen projected on the Clock Tower of Palace of Westminster in London to celebrate Big Ben’s 150th anniversary Saturday. Big Ben, a name originally given to the Great Bell, first struck the hour on July 11, 1859. The name “Big Ben” is often associated with the Clock Tower, which houses the Great Clock and the hour bell, Great Bell, as well as the four quarter bells, which chime on the quarter hour.
President Barack Obama walks with daughter Sasha during a tour of the Cape Coast Castle in Ghana on Saturday.
U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, Republican candidate for the 2010 governor’s race, speaks to about 150 people at a Leavenworth County Republican Party barbecue Saturday at VFW Park in Tonganoxie.
Chester Horse holds his handcrafted jewelry made from turquoise at his home in Hutchinson. Horse is a silversmith and believes that God gave him the gift of creating one-of-a-kind jewelry.
Chinese paramilitary police patrol near a sculpture of a Uighur on a donkey Saturday in Urumqi, China.
Angie Waldron, a registered nurse at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, helps patient Carrol Gerstenberger, 88, with a drink of water after taking his medication Friday, July 10, 2009. Waldron left her initial career as a dental assistant to pursue nursing and says she appreciates the challenges the job presents. Currently the health care system is experiencing a shortage of nurses and many experts believe that the shortage will continue with many nurses in the system nearing retirement.
A male snow leopard cub called Altai, is seen during his official presentation to the world Friday at the zoo in Berlin, Germany. Altai was born April 25.
A driver holds up a NEXUS identification card April 9 at a border crossing from Canada into the United States in Blaine, Wash. The NEXUS card, with an embedded radio frequency identification, or RFID, chip that can be read up to 20 feet away, allows pre-screened travelers expedited processing though dedicated traffic lanes between the U.S. and Canada, as well as airports and marine locations.
Soldiers and local townspeople line the street as the bodies of five British servicemen are driven though the small town of Wootton Bassett, England, Friday following their return from Afghanistan.
Asian tourists show off makeup of colored mud during the Boryeong Mud Festival on Saturday at Daecheon Beach in Boryeong, south of Seoul, South Korea. The 12th annual mud festival features mud wrestling, mud sliding and a mud king contest.
Reporter Mark Boyle takes to the field at the recent “Dog Days” workout. Organizers declared it the “World’s Largest Community Workout” with 2,766 attendees listed on the sign-up sheets.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., right, huddles with the committee’s ranking Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., June 18 on Capitol Hill in Washington. Starting Monday, Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation hearings promise high political theater for lead players Sessions and Leahy.