President George W. Bush, right, bestows the Presidential Medal of Freedom to journalist William Safire during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in this Dec. 15, 2006, file photo. Safire, a Pulitzer Prize-winning conservative columnist, language expert and former White House speechwriter, died Sunday at age 79.
Competitors run past the Eiffel Tower at the start of the Paris-Versailles Race on Sunday in Paris.
An Iranian Tondar missile is launched in a drill near the city of Qom, 80 miles south of Tehran, in this photo released by the Iranian semi-official Fars News Agency. Iran said it successfully test-fired short-range missiles during military drills Sunday by the elite Revolutionary Guard, a show of force days after the U.S. warned Tehran over a newly revealed underground nuclear facility it was secretly constructing near Qom.
Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of Health and Human Services, from left, talks with Mayo Clinic Vaccine Research Group Director Dr. Gregory A. Poland and American Academy of Pediatrics President Dr. David T. Tayloe at the National Press Club in Washington in this Sept. 10 file photo. An unprecedented system to track possible side effects from swine flu vaccinations will begin next month.
Philadelphia quarterback Michael Vick (7) passes under pressure from Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Corey Mays (51), defensive end Tamba Hali (91) and defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey in the first quarter. Vick and the Eagles routed the Chiefs, 34-14, Sunday in Philadelphia.
Rep. Dennis Moore, D-Kan., presents Eudora Elementary School Principal Jan Irby with a flag during a formal dedication ceremony Sunday at the school, as Eudora Superintendent Don Grosdidier looks on. The flag was flown July 21 over the U.S. Capitol in honor of the new $27 million school that houses students in first through fifth grades. The new state of the art school has been open since August. “People in our area and the whole state of Kansas basically have shown they place great value on education, which is an opportunity for quality learning for our children, our grandchildren and future generations in this country,” Moore said.
Amelia Carter, 5, Eudora, tosses a stuffed animal into a basket during the festival. Amelia is dressed in traditional clothing from Russia. The celebration showcased the diversity of the population in Lawrence and the area.
Louis Van Pelt, a sophomore at Haskell Indian Nations University from Pendleton, Ore., dances the round bustle dance. The celebration showcased the diversity of the population in Lawrence and the area.
Nicolasa Kenney, 11, Lawrence, takes part in a Mexican Chiapas dance during the Festival of Cultures on Sunday in South Park. The celebration showcased the diversity of the population in Lawrence and the area.
Josh Mahoney, Lawrence, thumbs through the record bins at The Love Garden, 822 Mass. The store is moving from its longtime second-story home at 936 1/2 Mass. to new street-level digs.
Vinyl records still make up a large part of the inventory at Love Garden.