From left, Brendon, Adelaide, 2, and Peony Allen celebrate Brendon’s graduation from the University of Pennsylvania. He received an executive master’s degree in the technology management program. Brendon’s mother and father, Linda and Mick Allen, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Wiregrass Ranch High School students Nicolette Doria, left, and Alexia Browne, use their cell phones to shoot photos during their science class Nov. 4 in Wesley Chapel, Fla.
President Barack Obama greets Michaele and Tareq Salahi, right, at a State Dinner hosted by Obama for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday at the White House in Washington. The Secret Service is looking into its own security procedures after determining that the uninvited Virginia couple managed to slip into the dinner.
Muslim pilgrims make their way to throw pebbles at a stone pillar representing the devil during the Hajj pilgrimage Friday in Mina near Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The last stage of the annual Hajj, the symbolic stoning of the devil, began on Friday. The first day of stoning also marks the start of the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha, or feast of sacrifice, when Muslims around the world slaughter sheep and cattle in remembrance of Abraham’s near-sacrifice of his son.
Jim Sylwester, left, president of Immanuel Lutheran Church and University Student Center, 2104 Bob Billings Pkwy., accepts a ceremonial key on from Tracy Green, CEO of B.A. Green Construction at the Oct. 4 dedication celebration for the newly constructed activity center addition. The 8,500-square-foot addition includes a large activity center/gymnasium, kitchen, youth/campus area, classroom, bathrooms and storage, with space to add additional classrooms in the future.
Sidney LaFontant, front, shops for a dishwasher with her husband, Les, and their son Jonathan, 1, in this Sept. 4 photo at P.C. Richard & Son appliance store in New York. A new stimulus program will offer cash for energy-efficient appliance purchases.
With Jumairah Island towers in the background, people practice golf Friday in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Investors recoiled from risky assets on Friday and dumped shares in Asian banks and builders, fearing that a Dubai debt default could reignite the financial turmoil of the credit crisis.
KU guard Tyshawn Taylor throws down against Tennessee Tech Friday, Nov. 27, 2009 at Allen Fieldhouse.
The Holiday Lighting Ceremony along Massachusetts Street kicks off Friday night with clear weather and a crowd. This photo was taken from the roof of Weaver’s Department Store, 901 Mass., facing north.
Friday’s warm weather drove people outside to enjoy the 60-degree temperatures as Jared Jegen, 38, Lawrence, practiced his wheelies in a parking lot in east Lawrence. See today’s forecast, page 8B.
Sandy Sanders checks the paper jewelry selection at Lawrence’s annual Fair Trade Holiday Market on Friday at Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave. The market is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.