Rhonda Mack, of Lake Zurich, Ill., poses for a photo with recently adopted greyhounds Jack, back left, and Lexi, center, in Lake Zurich, Ill. She adopted the dogs from Dairyland Greyhound Park in Kenosha, Wis., which stopped greyhound racing at the end of 2009. Greyhound advocates are scrambling to find homes for hundreds of dogs that will no longer be racing.
A police officer walks along a forest Monday on the outskirts of Bogota. Dozens of wildfires have scorched the mountains overlooking Bogota, the capital of Colombia, since the start of the year because of unusually high temperatures and little rainfall.
Jeremy Simmons (21) celebrates with fans after College of Charleston defeated North Carolina, 82-79 in overtime, on Monday in Charleston, S.C.
Boise State running back Doug Martin (22) leaps past TCU safety Alex Ibiloye (9) into the end zone during the fourth quarter of the Fiesta Bowl. Boise State won, 17-10, on Monday in Glendale, Ariz.
Iowa's Christian Ballard (46) protects a kick during a field-goal attempt against Michigan State in this photo from 2007. Ballard, a Free State High graduate, will play in the Orange Bowl tonight against Georgia Tech.
Troy Cotton, 4, left, and his brother Silas, 2, visit Santa. They are the great-grandsons of Sandy and Richard Brooks, Lawrence, and the grandsons of Kim and Ron Wood, Baldwin City. Sandy Brooks, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Tom Goetz helps his mother, Moesy Goetz, both of Lawrence, cross a slushy Massachusetts Street near Eighth Street on Sunday.
A snow-covered landscape and a frozen pond provide a site for a game of ice hockey among friends Monday on a pond in Bauer Farm near Sixth Street and Champion Lane. Pictured from left are Travis Treanor, Matt Carmody and Dakota Zinn. All three Lawrence boys play ice hockey with teams in Kansas City, Mo., and Topeka.
This aerial from Dec. 22, 2009, shows the new I-70 turnpike bridge to the north of the old bridge which is being demolished in a series of blasts this winter. This shot puts the west bank of the river on the left and east bank on right.