Louise Edwards, 83, braces herself and laughs as John King hits the burner with five people holding down the tethered hot air balloon at Chancellor's Village retirement community in Fredericksburg, Virginia. King brought his balloon to the retirement community as part of a project to help residents cross things off their bucket list.
Jasper High School tennis players Sarah Monesmith, left, and Caroline Theil held hands as they watched their teammates play double matches, one win away from securing the semistate title, during the girls tennis semistate championship in Jasper, Indiana. Jasper defeated Providence 3-2.
Erik Dismore of Jasper used a leaf blower to clean the colored corn starch off of Color Me Crazy 5k volunteers, from left, Samantha Capehart, Shelby Mullen, Emily Heim, 14, Reagan Egbert, 14, Mallory Alles, Taylor Greulich, 15, and Maddie Vernon, 14, all of Jasper, after the race during the Ireland Bicentennial celebration in Ireland, Indiana. The race used orange and green colored corn starch inspired by the colors of the Irish flag.
Monty Lindsey of Orleans carried a deer target to a trailer towed by an all-terrain vehicle as he helped clean up after the 3D target archery shoot hosted by Patoka Lake Bowhunters at Patoka Lake Archery Range in Wickliffe, Indiana. The archery course included 33 deer targets, which are hand-painted and restored during the off season.
Tim Ubelhor of Gentryville laughed as Grayslin Andry of Birdseye, 1, tried to turn on the broken car radio inside his demolition derby car before the event in Otwell, Indiana. Ubelhor, his two brothers and their children have been participating in demolition derbies for more than 20 years.
Akira Jones shares how she grew up playing basketball with Heather during a vigil for Heather Ciccone at the Ciccone family's home in Spotsylvania, Virginia. The body of 21-year-old Heather Ciccone was found in her parked car in rural Spotsylvania, where she has been shot in the back of the head, according to police.
Arsenio Mass was the first Uber driver in the Fredericksburg area, where he began driving on New Year's Eve, one of the busiest night of the year. “It still hasn’t gotten to the point where I can leave my full-time job,” Mass said. “But it’s fun to do on the weekends.”
Marco Antonio Mendez consoles an upset child at the daycare that his wife runs in their home in Cojimar, Cuba. His wife took a group of children outside, leaving Mendez to look after the youngest.
Ernie Betz, left, and his son Michael Betz, both of Celestine, watched as smoke rose from the remains of a hay barn that burned down on the farm belonging to Ernie’s nephew, Mark Betz, of Celestine, Indiana. Fire departments from Celestine and Schnellville responded to the blaze, which destroyed two structures and kept fire personnel on the scene for more than five hours.