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Teri McLain wears a U.S. President Barack Obama figure during a rally to urge Congress to end the government shutdown at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. The U.S. government shutdown is entering its tenth day as the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives remain gridlocked on funding the federal government.

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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.

The morning sun illuminates the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, as the government teeters on the brink of a partial shutdown at midnight unless Congress can reach an agreement on funding.

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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 Tuesday acquitted Congress party leader of charges that he incited mobs to kill Sikhs during the country's 1984 anti-Sikh riots in New Delhi, India, Thursday, May 2, 2013. Former parliamentarian Sajjan Kumar had faced a possible death sentence if he had been convicted of inciting a mob in the capital to kill a family of Sikhs in the violence that followed the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by her Sikh bodyguards. More than 3,000 Sikhs were killed during the riots.

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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