*** BESTPIX *** Congress Returns To The Hill As Government Shutdown Continues
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Oct. 7, 2013. Reporters and photographers question Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) as he arrives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington.Chip Somodevilla—Getty Images
*** BESTPIX *** Congress Returns To The Hill As Government Shutdown Continues
Belgian riot police are covered with foam sprayed by Belgian firefighters during a protest for better work conditions in central Brussels
Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha in Gaza
APTOPIX Mideast Israel Obit Rabbi Yosef
A man shaves his monkey with a razor before it performs tricks for money in Lahore
Over 10,000 rubber ducks drifted down Huangpu River for a charity race in China.
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Afghan National Army officers take part in a training exercise at the Kabul Military Training Centre
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Spectators react after a monster truck rammed the stand where they were watching a monster truck rally show at El Rejon park, Chihuahua
The reflection of a Free Syrian Army fighter carrying his weapon is seen on a glass pane in a room in Aleppo
*** BESTPIX *** Buffalo Racing Ceremony Takes Place During Cambodia's Festival For The Dead
A Hindu boy brushes his teeth with a neem twig as others take a dip on the banks of the Ganges river on the holy day of "Mahalaya" in Kolkata
Members of the Shembe Church pray while kneeling in water on the Durban beach front
Bavarian farmers transport their cows on boat over Lake Koenigssee
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APTOPIX China Open Tennis
A Free Syrian Army fighter dries a dog after giving it a wash in Deir al-Zor
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A Roma woman dances as she attends a gathering called "Roma Pride against Racism, and For Equality" in Paris
A Scarlet Macaw named Princess Tiffany is perched on a pew in St. Andrew's United Church in North Vancouver
Military helicopters are seen flying over while people gather at Tahrir Square in Cairo
Pacifying police units occupy Rio favelas
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'Class Struggle Instead of World War' Campaign Marks 75th Anniversary Of Munich Pact
APTOPIX China East Asian Games
APTOPIX Mideast Syria
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APTOPIX Pakistan Daily Life
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APEC Gala dinner in Bali, Indonesia
"The Miraculous Journey," by British artist Damien Hirst, is unveiled outside the Sidra Medical and Research Center in Doha, Qatar.
Young musician cries after a mass for a 12-year-old boy and his father, victims of a monster truck accident, at a church in Chihuahua
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Mideast Israel Obit Rabbi Yosef
President Obama visits FEMA and delivers rtemarks on the Government Shutdown.
BESTPIX  Government Shutdown Enters Second Week
Pole dancing school in Tianjin city
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A woman walks past a gallery's wall bearing the paintings by Song Changqing during the 2013 Beijing 798 Art Festival at the 798 Art Zone in Beijing
Religious procession taken out on the eve of the 479th birth anniversary of the fourth Guru or the master of the Sikhs Sri Guru Ramdas Ji in Amritsar.
Maira Jumbo, who holds dual citizenship in Spain and Ecuador, answers a phone call before learning that her family's eviction had been suspended, at her home in Madrid
Hundreds Of African Migrants Feared Dead Off The Coastline Of Lampedusa
Syrian unrest
Free Syrian Army fighters rush to help fellow fighter after he was shot by sniper loyal to President al-Assad in Aleppo
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Graffiti artist Banksy takes residency on streets of New York
BESTPIX Government Shutdown Continues Without Resolution
APTOPIX Mideast Saudi Arabia Hajj
Vatican, St. Peter's Square - General Audience of Pope Francis
Factory fire kills at least nine in Bangladesh
Nadal of Spain serves to Dolgopolov of Ukraine during their men's singles match at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament
APTOPIX Pakistan Malala
People look at a light installation during the opening day of the "Festival of Light" show in Berlin
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Blood trickles down the tattooed torso of a devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow Shrine as he is pierced before a street procession during the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket
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A model presents creation by Ukrainian designer Zalevskiy during Ukrainian Fashion Week in Kiev
Muslim pilgrims pray at Grand mosque in Mecca, ahead of annual haj pilgrimage
Kindergartners perform during Taiwan's National Day celebrations in front of the Presidential Office in Taipei
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner tickles John Griffin III in Washington
Pakistan Daily Life
Pakistan Daily Life
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A devotee, with two umbrellas pierced through his cheeks, takes part in a street procession during the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket
A devotee, with two guns pierced through his cheeks, takes part in a street procession during the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket
APTOPIX Pakistan Malala Nobel Peace Prize
Oct. 7, 2013. Reporters and photographers question Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) as he arrives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington.
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Pictures of the Week: October 4 - October 11

Oct 11, 2013

From the continuing government shutdown and a deadly monster truck crash in Mexico to extreme face piercing with guns in Thailand and a monkey getting a shave in Pakistan, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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