Earl Russell, 43, lays with his dog Riba in his single cell during midday in the Nebraska State Penitentiary.He says Riba's unconditional love has helped him cope with his recent medical conditions and denial of parole.
Voting booths at Graham Middle School in Mountain View, Calif.
After the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, Japanese Task Force members practice new drills for future scenarios. Here, they figure out a way to lift Hiroyuki Hayakawa out of an overturned bus window.
President Barack Obama greets members of the crowd after his speech about energy efficiency held at Walmart in Mountain View, on May 9, 2014.
Foothill College Student Rights Officer Etienne R. Bowic leads students towards California's Capitol building in Sacramento, cheering "SOS, save our schools" and "Our people, our nation, we need an education." Thousands bused statewide to protest cuts to state's cash-strapped community colleges on March 22, 2010.
Itzel, center, rests during naptime at the Haven Family House, Thursday, May 12, 2011. The Haven Family House serves as a transitional home for at-risk families, they face major budget cuts.
Nurse Practitioner Mirella Nguyen checks patient Modesta Pena Nunez vision, at Rotacare. Nunez has a history of abuse and has been seeing Nguyen about her possible onset dementia. Her family is looking into her legal status as a U.S. resident, which will determine what kind of health care she can receive.
Paraplegic rugby player Scott Pope tries to get the ball from Steven Toyoji during a scrimmage at the Riekes Center.
Jose Oriana sorts through left over dry wall inside the Day Worker Center of Mountain View, as major construction nears completion.
Billy Leung celebrates his 80th birthday by taking turns hitting a pinata that fellow residents made the day before, at the California Convalescent Home.
The Dalai Lama chats with Costano Elementary student Rudy Rivera, left, after receiving a gift from Costano Elementary School in East Palo Alto, Wednesday, October 13, 2010.
Families and friends bid farewell to the 755th Chemical Reconnaisance/Decontamination Co. deploying for Iraq at the Lancaster Event Center, Nebraska, Sept 6, 2006.
After a collision, men are pulled out of a commuter van on a highway in Cairo, Egypt.
Coroners and police officers investigate the scene where PayPal Executive Eric Salvatierra committed suicide by jumping in front of a Caltrain heading Northbound at the downtown Menlo Park Station.
NASA Ames Research Center's firefighter Carlos Pinedo, squats while taking off his gear, as fellow firefighter Mike Brown takes off his mask after a propane-fueled aircraft fire training session held at Moffett Federal Airfield.
Incarcerated men take one last look before heading back to prison after working alongside with firefighters to contain a major fire in Yosemite.