A National Park Service ranger removes a closed sign from the Korean war veterans memorial in Washington on Wednesday. After the partisan passions and heated rhetoric, the disruptions of a US government shutdown and displays of dysfunction, Congress finally voted to fund the government and lift the debt limit.
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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.
President Barack Obama delivers a speech at M. Luis Construction, a local small business in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington. Mr Obama travelled to the company to highlight the impact that a US government shutdown and default would have on the economy. The shutdown entered its third day on Thursday with little sign of compromise between Republicans and Democrats.
Police tape blocks a closed Lincoln Memorial on Tuesday in Washington, DC. The US government is in a forced shutdown after lawmakers failed to pass a spending bill.
US President Barack Obama greets supporters after delivering remarks on the Affordable Care Act, also known as ‘Obamacare’, at Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Maryland. As a possible government shutdown looms ahead, the Obama administration has blamed Congressional Republicans for attaching language to a government funding bill that would defund Obamacare.
US President Barack Obama meets King Carl Gustaf of Sweden during a reception at the royal palace in Stockholm. Mr Obama is in Sweden for a two-day visit before heading to the G20 summit in Russia’s Saint Petersburg.
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Free Syrian Army fighters rest inside a house during a rare light moment in Deir al-Zor, Syria.
Barack Obama, US president, waves as he arrives to give a speech in front of the Brandenburg Gate at Pariser Platz in Berlin on Wednesday
A member of the secret service is reflected on the side of Air Force One at McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey on Tuesday. President Barack Obama and Chris Christie, New Jersey governor, left for an appearance at Asbury Park, one of the many Jersey shore communities devastated by super storm Sandy
A Marine on Tuesday closes the door to Marine One, carrying President Barack Obama, on the south lawn of the White House, Washington. Mr Obama is travelling to the New Jersey shore to survey rebuilding efforts in areas affected by last year’s Hurricane Sandy.