Miller, a Transit Police dog, watches commuters at Back Bay Station a day after two explosions in Boston. Miller, a Transit Police dog with the Massachusetts Transportation Authority Explosives Detection Unit, watches as commuters enter the subway system at Back Bay Station a day after two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 16, 2013.
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Volunteers place grave markers on the National Mall in Washington on April 11 2013. More than 3,300 crosses, stars of David and other religious symbols were planted to remember those affected by gun violence. Clergy from Newtown, Connecticut, will lead a 24-hour vigil to urge the House of Congress to pass tougher gun laws.
US President Barack Obama reveals the budget in the Rose Garden of the White House on April 10 2013 in Washington DC. To his right is Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Jeffrey Zients. Mr Obama’s budget plan for 2014 is in many ways an academic exercise, given that it has no chance of being fully enacted in Washington as Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill have already passed rival budgets.