U.S. Marines from the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Battalion walk through the sand Monday inside Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan’s Helmand province. New U.S. troops ordered to Afghanistan are fanning out across the dangerous south on a mission to defeat the Taliban insurgency and to change the course of a war claiming American lives at a record pace.
Two Lebanese women, supporters of pro-Western candidate Nadim Gemayel, the son of slain former President-elect Bashir Gemayel, celebrate his victory under fireworks Monday in Beirut, Lebanon.
Liquidation signs fill the windshields of new cars in the showroom of the Timberline Dodge dealership in Portland, Ore. Many Chrysler/Dodge dealers have been scrambling in the last few weeks to sell off their stock before losing their right to sell new cars today. On the eve of that deadline, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Monday temporarily blocked the sale of Chrysler to Italian automaker Fiat.
A South Korean protester displays portraits of American journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling, who are detained in North Korea, during a rally last week at a public park in Seoul, South Korea.
The Lawrence Bucks are the 2009 MSP Spring Classic 11U “A” Champs. The recent tournament took place at the Field of Dreams in Basehor. Kendra Hatfield, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Former Kansas University standout Wayne Simien, left, visits with KU sophomore Tyshawn Taylor during Bill Self’s Basketball Camp Monday at Horejsi Center.
Maggie Hull, left, congratulates twin sister Rosie Hull after Rosie Hull fell down and still made a catch in the outfield during the MO-KAN All-Star Softball Series on Monday in Shawnee. Missouri swept the best-of-three series in two games, 3-0 and 3-1. Maggie Hull went 0-for-3 at the plate, and Rosie Hull went 2-for-5 with an RBI.