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Joe Biden, US vice-president, greets Environmental Protection Agency workers with muffins as they return to work after 16 days of a US government shutdown at the William Jefferson Clinton Federal Building in Washington.
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. Read more
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The crew on Oracle Team USA wave after winning the 17th race of the America’s Cup sailing event against Emirates Team New Zealand in San Francisco. After staging an improbable comeback from seven points behind, Oracle Team USA have forced a winner-take-all final race for the 162 year old trophy in the 34th America’s Cup.
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Steam from the Verso paper mill is backlit by the light of the setting moon in this time-exposure on Friday in Bucksport, Maine. Verso makes coated papers used by publications such as catalogs and magazines.
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The US flags surrounding the Washington Monument fly at half mast as ordered by President Barack Obama, following the fatal shootings on Monday at the Washington Naval Yard
Floodwater shoots out of a sewer in Manitou Springs, Colorado, as storms continue to hit the Waldo Canyon area of the US.
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The Tribute in Light illuminates the sky in New York on the 12th anniversary of the September 11 2001 attacks. The tribute, an art installation of the Municipal Art Society, consists of 88 searchlights placed next to the site of the World Trade Center, creating two vertical columns of light
A man walks through the 9/11 Empty Sky memorial at sunrise across from New York’s Lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center in Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey.
A girl plants some of the 3,000 flags placed in memory of the lives lost in the September 11 2001 attacks, at a park in Winnetka, Illinois, US
Army Private First Class Bradley Manning arrives at a US military court facility to hear his sentence in his trial at Fort Meade, Maryland, on Wednesday. Manning was sentenced for 35 years for his part in the WikiLeaks affair Read more