Child guests of a U.S. House member take their seats in the House chamber for the ceremonial first day of the new session of Congress in Washington, U.S. Photo Jonathan Ernst/Reuters
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Police detain a protester fromthe main opposition Congress party during a protest against the government’s decision to withdraw 500 and 1000 Indian rupee banknotes from circulation in Kolkata, India. Picture REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
US Democrats staged a rare sit-in Wednesday in the House of Representatives, demanding that the Republican-led body vote on gun-control legislation following the Orlando nightclub massacre
FIFA presidential candidate Gianni Infantino, of Switzerland, second left, laughs during the Extraordinary FIFA Congress 2016 held in Zurich, Switzerland. The Extraordinary FIFA Congress is being held in order to vote on the proposals for amendments to the FIFA Statutes and choose the new FIFA President.
Protesters chant slogans and sing during a Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) protest outside parliament in Cape Town, South Africa
Pope Francis arrives to address a joint meeting of Congress in Washington, DC. Pope Francis on Thursday urged the US Congress to help those fleeing war and poverty, and work to combat climate change, in a historic address to lawmakers
Indian police detain a Youth Congress activist after they storm a barricade during a protest against the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) led Government near parliament house in New Delhi, India on Wednesday. Members of Indian Youth Congress protested against the Ministers of BJP led Government for their alleged involvement in various scams including the recruitment racket in Vyapam or the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board and helping former cricket official, Lalit Modi
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A protester wears a US President Barack Obama figure during a rally to urge Congress to end the government shutdown on Capitol Hill in Washington. The government shutdown is entering its 10th day as the Senate and House of Representatives remain gridlocked on funding the federal government.
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The morning sun illuminates the US Capitol building in Washington on Monday as the government teeters on the brink of a partial shutdown at midnight unless Congress can reach an agreement on funding.
Police detain Indian Sikhs protesting outside the residence of ruling Congress party president Sonia Gandhi after an Indian court on Tuesday acquitted Congress party leader Sajjan Kumar of charges that he incited mobs to kill Sikhs during the country’s 1984 anti-Sikh riots in New Delhi, India.