Mary Owido, who lacks pigment that gives color to skin, eyes and hair, sits with her children Steven, left, Stella, and Brayan, Tuesday at their home in the western Kenyan town of Ahero. Albino body parts are believed to have magical powers, and thousands of Africa’s albinos are afraid of losing their lives and limbs to dealers who can make up to $75,000 selling a complete dismembered set.
The family of Captain Michael “Scott” Speicher watches as his remains are moved from the jet to the hearse after arriving Aug. 13 at NAS Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Fla. The remains of Navy pilot Michael Scott Speicher returned to his Florida home 18 years after his FA-18 Hornet was shot down on the first night of the 1991 Gulf War.
Michael Cobb, Lawrence police officer, and his grandfather, Wayne Osness, complete their second year coaching the Southwest Junior High School seventh-grade football team. In both seasons, the team won the Toy Bowl championship. Donna Osness, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Investigators and rescue workers are seen Saturday amid wreckage and damaged coaches at the site of a train derailment near the town of Uglovka, some 250 miles northeast of Moscow. Russian officials said the incident was an act of terrorism.
Ronald Shewchuk gets a plate for himself and his wife, Helen, on Wednesday at the Loaves and Fishes soup kitchen in Ithaca, N.Y. The Shewchuks have been eating many of their meals at the soup kitchen since losing most of their retirement savings during the economic downturn.
Professor Rochelle Buffenstein holds a naked mole rat Oct. 21 at the Barshop Institute at the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio. More research laboratories are turning to naked mole rats, which can live up to 30 years and offer insights into human health. Although hairless and nearly blind, they’re being used to study everything from aging to cancer to strokes.
Uruguayans and supporters of the ruling political party Frente Amplio chant slogans to people arriving from Argentina to Montevideo port Saturday, one day before general elections. Uruguayans will choose their next leader in a runoff today between Jose Mujica of Frente Amplio and Luis Alberto Lacalle of the National Party.
Kansas receiver Dezmon Briscoe (80) laments his second fumble of the game against Missouri during the third quarter, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009 at Arrowhead Stadium.
A field goal by Missouri kicker Grant Ressel clears the Jayhawks' defense to win the game for the Tigers, 41-39, as time expires, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009 at Arrowhead Stadium.