Jay-Z performs during the Answer The Call benefit concert at Madison Square Garden in New York. Friday’s performance paid tribute to the police officers and firefighters who died responding to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The rapper, whose real name is Shawn Carter, went on to perform more than 30 songs from his 11 albums during the two-hour set. Proceeds will be donated to the New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund.
Bartenders prepare drinks Aug. 15 at the Caliente Bar in Lagos, Nigeria. Most of Nigeria’s 150 million citizens may live in poverty, but the West African oil giant is also home to a fabulously flamboyant elite.
Pete Romano III gets his hair cut for school by Gloria Bartell at the Amyx Barber Shop downtown. Pete, an eighth-grader at South Junior High School, is the son of Elizabeth and Pete Romano Jr., who submitted the picture.
Actor Yoav Donat, left, and director Samuel Maoz with the Golden Lion Best Film Award for “Lebanon” during the winners’ photo call at the 66th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, which was Saturday.
British police officers try to control anti-fascist protesters as they charge against anti-Muslim protesters in the London suburb of Harrow on Friday.
A U.S. soldier photographs names of Pentagon casualties during a ceremony to mark the anniversary of Sept. 11 at the main U.S. base in Bagram, north of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Friday. A wave of violence has spread through the country the last two days, killing more than 50 people.
Karla Lefin and her son Zack hold up banners as they demonstrate on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., during a taxpayer rally. Tens of thousands of protesters gathered at the capital to denounce President Barack Obama’s policies.
Horse cart drivers transport goods and passengers through deep flood waters Saturday in Sicap Mbao, a neighborhood on the outskirts of Dakar, Senegal. Torrential rains have lashed Africa’s western coast for the past three months, killing 159 people and flooding the homes and businesses of more than 600,000 others, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Human Affairs.
Children in an orphanage for the HIV-positive get ready to welcome pop singer Elton John on Saturday in the town of Makeyevka outside Donetsk, Ukraine.
USC wide receiver Damian Williams (18) goes up for a reception against Ohio State defensive back Devon Torrence (10). USC held off Ohio State, 18-15, on Saturday in Columbus, Ohio.
Kim Clijsters hits a backhand to Serena Williams during the U.S. Open semifinals. Clijsters won, 6-4, 7-5, on Saturday in New York.
Southern Mississippi tight end Leroy Banks (84) gets flipped into the end zone for a touchdown by Central Florida strong safety Michael Greco in the first quarter. Southern Mississippi won, 26-19, Saturday in Hattiesburg, Miss.
Nick Schwindt, Liberal, sits in the passenger doorway of his dream car, a 1973 Barracuda that he found under a tarp in Greensburg about a year after a tornado destroyed 95 percent of the town. The car is currently at Andres Ortizí body shop in Liberal being restored. Schwindt plans on repainting the car black with chrome bumpers.
Mark Ambroe holds a sign outside the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn., where President Barack Obama addressed a health care rally Saturday.
Angie Cartwright holds her dog, Lucey, in this Aug. 31 photo in Salina. Cartwright chose to have her dog DNA tested to determine her heritage after the dog was mistaken for a pit bull.
Bomb squads such as this one from Olathe are on patrol at Kansas University home football and men’s basketball games. Douglas County has no bomb squad, relying on six area units.
Lawrence Dart Association player Dean Haller, pictured at a game of cricket, was present when the association started more than 30 years ago. She says she has traveled the country playing in dart leagues.
Kansas running back Jake Sharp (1) puts the moves on UTEP defensive back Clarence Ward. Sharp rushed for 104 yards Saturday against UTEP in El Paso, Texas.
With a backdrop of the Franklin Mountains, Kansas quarterback Todd Reesing (5) drops back to pass against the UTEP defense. Reesing threw for 260 yards in the Jayhawks’ 34-7 victory Saturday in El Paso, Texas.
Gary White carries a staff to lead out the Haskell student color guard Saturday before the start of the dance entertainment at the Indian Art Market at the powwow grounds of Haskell Indian Nations University. The event continues today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
On the second play after the opening kickoff, Haskell’s Malcolm Coleman found an open lane to the end zone for a 52-yard touchdown run against Rhodes College. Haskell lost, 47-16, on Saturday at Haskell Stadium.
Ashlyn Bailey, 1, had a friend on her shoulder as her mother, Diana Bailey, was at the Monarch Watch Fall Open House Saturday at Kansas University’s Foley Hall.
Men drive old cars, used as taxis, Friday in Havana. Cuba’s government has begun the distribution of permits to legalize the use of private cars as taxis, in order to help ease a transportation crunch.
Lab technicians Maria Sakach and Kenan Pinkerton dilute samples prior to testing for lung cancer panels. Both are with Oncimmune, a laboratory in De Soto that tests blood that can help doctors in early detection of lung cancer.
Diluted samples prior to testing for lung cancer panels at Oncimmune, LLC in DeSoto.
Gary Long, center, with Cycle Works, explains to Frank Schawalcer the power assist bicycle that runs on rechargeable batteries at Saturday’s Lawrence Energy Conservation Fair.