Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford, left, was selected No. 1 overall by the St. Louis Rams in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday in New York. Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, center, was taken second by the Detroit Lions. Oklahoma defensive tackle Gerald McCoy was selected third by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
A main avenue is empty of private cars Thursday for A Day Without Cars, as seen from a bridge decorated with a statue of a pedestrian in Medellin, Colombia. The Day Without Cars marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.
Frame Woods employee Mary Ellen Kriegh, foreground left, helps Robin Gingerich choose some framing options for a family document Thursday. Sales tax collections in the city were down 5 percent for the first three months of the year, as consumers spent less in the sagging economy.
An aircraft passes the moon Thursday over Frankfurt, central Germany. German air traffic went back to normal Thursday following airspace closure because of the volcanic ash cloud that came from Iceland.
An early '80s publicity photo of The Embarrassment. From left: Ron Klaus, John Nichols, Brent Geissmann and Bill Goffrier.
Nicky Edlich speaks to a reporter April 13 in the room where she underwent a psychedelic experience as part of a study at New York University.
Kansas University students, from left, Lydia Gibson, Ryan Rastok and Karin Scott, sort through more than 20 bags of trash discarded at Wescoe Hall. The students were observing Earth Day on Thursday by evaluating how much waste at Wescoe could be recycled. KU Recycling and students in environmental studies participated in the study.