Pakistani lawyers hold bamboo sticks as they run toward police officers during an anti-government rally Saturday in Multan, Pakistan. Pakistan’s president urged opposition parties to negotiate an end to the country’s political crisis while vowing to maintain law and order “at all cost” in the face of gathering anti-government protests.
A masked youth prepares to throw a petrol bomb at police officers close to where a leading Irish Republican was arrested in connection with the recent murders of two British soldiers Saturday in Lurgan, Northern Ireland. Police arrested three suspected IRA dissidents, including a well-known Irish republican Saturday, on suspicion of killing two off-duty British soldiers, an attack designed to trigger wider violence in Northern Ireland.
Sam Farhood, left, of LaBranche & Co., and Peter Edelson of Dente & Bomba work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Friday in New York.
A Cambodian vendor waits for customers so she can sell her deep-fried spiders Saturday in the town of Skun, about 46 miles northeast of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The town is the most well-known place for selling deep-fried spiders to travelers, who stop by on their way to and from the country’s northern and northeastern provinces.
Melissa Gaddis, 16, and Molly Galbrecht, 16, both of Olathe, warm up before their competition early Saturday at the Regional 4-H Day at Lawrence High School. Area 4-H members showed off their skills to judges.
The halted construction project for the new Metropolitan Baptist Church stands behind fences Feb. 20 in Largo, Md.
Murray Flory spends his birthday Saturday sawing some concrete at Midwest Regional Credit Union, 1015 W. Sixth St., raising a lot of dust.
Missouri’s DeMarre Carroll (1) runs through the confetti after Missouri defeated Baylor in the Big 12 tournament championship game. The Tigers won, 73-60, Saturday in Oklahoma City to claim their first conference championship in 16 years.
A Tibetan exile writes a letter with her own blood, drawn into a cup with a syringe earlier, as she sits with others at a protest against alleged Chinese occupation of Tibet on Saturday in New Delhi, India. Fifty Tibetan activists wrote letters in their blood addressed to the European Parliament in support of activists on a hunger strike in Brussels.
Trays of muffins decorated with the flags of many nations are provided for those attending the G-20 Finance Ministers meeting near Horsham, England. Finance ministers from the G-20 group of the world’s leading industrialized and emerging nations are meeting for global economy talks. Read the story on page 2A.
Dr. Margaret Hamburg, shown in this 2004 file photo, is President Barack Obama’s choice to head the Food and Drug Administration. She is a bioterrorism expert and a proven manager, having helped turn around New York City’s ailing health department.
Debra Shirar has been waiting for almost 900 days to find out whether she will get disability insurance. In the meantime she is living with a friend, and with the help of some minimal state funding is holding on as best she can. Shirar sits with her friend’s dog at their east Lawrence house.
Judges for the Academic All-Star team included Rand Ziegler, vice president and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Baker University, left, and Bob Harrington, a professor in KU’s School of Education, right. Pat Long, president of Baker University, was the guest speaker at the academic all-star luncheon and presentation. Not pictured is judge Austin Turney.