Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) arrives at the U.S. Capitol as a government shutdown enters its ninth day with Congress still gridlocked over the federal budget and debt.
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A firefighter works to extinguish a blaze Tuesday at the Crouch Memorial Church of God in Christ in South L.A. Three firefighters were injured in the fire, which a pastor at the 1890s building said may have been caused by a heater.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles TimesLink
American and Mexican flags hanging in a kiosk on historic Olvera Street are illuminated by the fading afternoon light. Days are getting shorter as the sun shifts to the southern sky in the early weeks of autumn.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles TimesLink
A racing-team member stretches as the sun rises in Alice Springs, Australia, before before Day 4 of racing begins in the 2013 World Solar Challenge, a 1,864-mile race of solar-powered vehicles. More than 25 teams from across the globe are competing in the event.
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The vehicle of Solar Team Belgium rides across a desert south of Alice Springs, Australia, in the 2013 World Solar Challenge.
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Thousands of students gather in a courtyard at the University of Athens in Greece to learn about government-ordered, large-scale suspensions of school administrators. Most Greek universities have halted all operations for more than a month in response to the measures.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ORESTIS PANAGIOTOU / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
Filipe Toledo of Brazil rides a wave in the RipCurl Pro Portugal surfing event in Peniche, Portugal.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KELLY CESTARI / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
An elephant grazes in Kenya's Amboseli National Park, about 135 miles southeast of Nairobi. The Kenyan and Tanzanian governments have started a joint aerial count of elephants and other large mammals in the shared ecosystem of the Amboseli-West Kilimanjaro and Natron-Magadi landscape.
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Hungarian wing-suit flier Viktor Kovats jumps off a mountain at Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park in Zhangjiajie in south China's Hunan province. Kovats died during this jump, apparently from a head injury after crashing into a cliff. His body was recovered Wednesday.
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Manny Pacquiao takes part in a training session in General Santos, Philippines. Pacquiao is scheduled to fight Brandon Rios on Nov. 23 in Macao.
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Children play in floodwaters at a Buddhist temple in Thailand's Pathum Thani province. The government reported that 31 people have died nationwide in flooding that began in mid-September.
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Mourners line up on a street leading to the late Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap's house in Hanoi to pay respects to the revered Vietnamese military hero, who died last week.
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A firefighter hoses down the remnants of a fire at a garment factory in Gazipur outside Dhaka, Bangladesh. The blaze killed nearly a dozen people about six months after a factory building collapse in Bangladesh killed 1,100 people, exposing harsh and often unsafe conditions in the the country's clothing industry.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated PressLink
Divers practice before competing in the women's synchronized 3-meter springboard final in the East Asian Games at the Tianjin Olympic Center Diving Hall in Tianjin, China.
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