Performing such dynamic stunts as the basket toss, the cradle catch, and the double hook, cheerleaders for NCAA basketball teams pull out all the stops to entertain the crowd. Here, Boston College Eagles cheerleaders perform during the Boston College game against Miami at Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, Mass. on Feb. 23. Michael Tureski/Icon SMI/Newscom
Cincinnati Bearcats cheerleaders defy gravity during the Cincinnati game against West Virginia in the Women's Big East Tournament at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn. on March 4. Michael Tureski/Icon SMI/Newscom
US Navy cheerleaders perform during a break in the action at the Patriot League quarterfinal tournament match-up against Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. on March 2. Zumapress.com/Newscom
The Indiana Hoosiers cheerleaders show their spirit during the Penn State Nittany Lions 61 - 55 victory over the Indiana Hoosiers in the Men's Big Ten Tournament game in Indianapolis, Ind. on March 10. Khris Hale/Icon SMI/Newscom
Bradley University cheerleaders demonstrate strength and grace during a time out in the opening game of the MVC tournament in St. Charles, Mo. on March 10. Zumapress.com/Newscom
University of Arkansas Pine Bluff Golden Lions cheerleaders are in perfect balance during the SWAC Tournament game between the Golden Lions and the Texas Southern University Tigers in Garland, Texas on March 9. Zumapress.com/Newscom
Oklahoma cheerleaders perform a difficult stunt during the first round of the Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Championship in Kansas City, Mo. on March 9. Jeff Moffett/Icon SMI/Newscom
A Utah Utes cheerleader holds his teammate aloft during a timeout in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against UNLV in Salt Lake City on March 5. Colin E. Braley/AP
Virginia Tech cheerleaders perform a feat of gymnastics during a game between the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the Virginia Tech Hokies in the First Round of the ACC Basketball Tournament in Greensboro, N.C. on March 10. Lance King/Icon SMI/Newscom
Evansville cheerleaders begin a stunt during a time out in the second half of the MVC tournament opener in St. Charles, Mo. on March 10. Zumapress.com/Newscom
Impressive UCLA cheerleaders perform during a Women's Pac-10 Tournament game between the California Golden Bears and the UCLA Bruins in Los Angeles on March 11. Chris Williams/Icon SMI/Newscom
A Utah Utes cheerleader flies through the air during an NCAA college basketball game against UNLV in Salt Lake City on March 5. Colin E. Braley/AP
Male cheerleaders from Bowling Green toss their female counterparts into the air as their team took on Western Michigan in an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Mid-American Conference Tournament in Cleveland on March 10. Amy Sancetta/AP
Northern Iowa cheerleaders support each other during the first half of the semifinal MVC tournament game against Wichita State in St. Charles, Mo. on March 12. Zumapress.com/Newscom
Aid organizations working in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea have had to evacuate staff and suspend wide-ranging projects, while also pitching in for the emergency effort. But not all aid initiatives are on hold.
Back in May, when the Ebola virus first crossed over from Guinea into Sierra Leone, among the first to know were staffers working for a US-based charity on a child malnutrition project in the country’s east.