A protester shouts slogans during a rally against the privatization of the State Tobacco and Liquor Company in Ankara, Turkey.
Shawn Harper of the Missouri Correctional Officers Association talks about gun safety on Tuesday at Rolling Hills Consolidated Library in Savannah, Mo.
Shelly Lance, left, the mother of the deceased Stephen Lance, a heart donor, listens to the heartbeat of Angela Scott, right, the recipient of her son's heart at the chapel of Heartland Regional Medical Center on Wednesday. Mr. Lance's sister, Brittany Lance, watches in the background.
A man passes by a collapsed apartment building on Zeylan Street in downtown Ercis, the city hit worst by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck eastern Turkey.
Adults and children capture living organisms in a wild pond for identification at the annual "Insect-o-rama" event hosted by the Missouri Department of Conservation in St. Joseph, Mo., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013.
Dennis Wilson assists his eighty-eight-year-old father Ira J. Wilson with getting ready for bed. "Dad was first diagnosed with cancer in 1989 but has refused to let it conquer him - physically, mentally or spiritually," Dennis Wilson said. They lost Margaret, Dennis's mother, in 2004 when she was undergoing open-heart surgery. Despite growing up through the Depression years, surviving the invasion of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge as a medic in the U.S. military in World War II, losing a daughter in infancy and a son in Vietnam, Ira and Margaret enjoyed long, productive, happy lives.
Breanna Kellogg, 8, left, Harlie Kellogg, 11, top center, JeriLyn Ulmer, 2, bottom center, and MaKayla Berry, 16, right, participate Tuesday in the vigil at the Buchanan County Courthouse to commemorate the victims of Friday's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Brian Lee Ulmer, 28, the father of Breanna, Harlie and JeriLyn, and the uncle of MaKayla, was shot and killed on Aug. 22, 2011, when three people invaded his home demanding money and keys.
Ray Jansen prays inside the Chapel of the Holy Rosary as the crucifix in the garden reflects on a window during sunset on Thursday.
Lloyd Anderson, 88, cleans his driveway on Lover's Lane, Tuesday, Feb. 26, in St. Joseph, Mo.
Scottie Anderson, 49, assistant manager of Ray's Green Hills on the North Belt Highway, talks to the store manager on the phone after a woman crashed her car into the store Wednesday, Jan. 23.
Shawn D. Winkfield-Maynard, 24, center, reacts at the scene as St. Joseph Police responded to the drowning of his 8-month-old son at their home on North Fifth Street, Friday, Aug. 2, 2013.
Gunner Cox, 2, takes a moment to look outside while he is working on his letter puzzle with his mother Colette. Gunner was diagnosed with autism in June.
Fellowship House program participant Joseph Gordon flips through the pages o a Bible on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, in St. Joseph, Mo. Fellowship House's six-month "safe house program" helps ex-convicts just out of prison reconnect with society and receive counseling and rehabilitation.
Facepainting artist Amanda Griffin works on a 'Red Bird' makeup on one-year-old Hunter Lovelady during the 37th Annual Market Square Day in Mound City, Mo., Monday, Sept. 2, 2013.