September 30, 2013

    Published September 30, 2013


    Authorities inspect the wreckage of two Chicago Transit Authority trains that crashed in Forest Park, Illinois. The CTA is investigating the cause of the crash, including why the trains were on the same track. A CTA official said 33 people suffered non-life threatening injuries. 


    The Red Arrows, the British Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, perform at the Malta International Airshow 2013 at Malta International Airport, outside Valletta, Malta, Sept. 29, 2013.


    Girls read books containing short verses from the Koran in a madrasa, or religious school, on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan.


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


    A dog wipes out while competing in the Surf City surf dog competition in Huntington Beach, California, Sept. 29, 2013.


    The new French air force military transport Airbus A 400M is welcomed by fire engines at the military airbase BA 123 in Saint-Jean-de-la-Ruelle near Orleans (central France) as part of an official presentation. 


    The unmanned U.S. commercial cargo ship Cygnus is seen approaching the International Space Station, Sept. 29, 2013.


    A tattoo enthusiast poses at the London Tattoo Convention in London, Sept. 29, 2013.


    A Capitol Guide Service employee leads a group of tourists through Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.  Members of the Capitol Guide Service are not considered "essential" employees and tours will halt upon a federal government shutdown if lawmakers do not pass a budget by midnight.


    Orthodox monk Father Ioakim, 74, looks at a street graffiti, which displays Siberian characters of the 19th century including an Russian Orthodox monk, in Divnogorsk town outside Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk.


    People work on non-functioning electrical items at a so-called 'Repair Cafe' in Berlin's Kreuzberg district, Germany.


    A girl dressed in traditional attire poses as she takes part in rehearsals for the "garba" dance ahead of Navratri festival in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad, Sept. 29, 2013.


    Washington Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon (6), left, tags out Arizona Diamondbacks Adam Eaton (6) trying to advance on a play in the first inning during a baseball game in Phoenix, Arizona, Sept 29, 2013.


    South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin (R) points out a location in North Korea to U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, from Observation Point Ouellette during a tour of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), South Korea.


    Visitors explore Swarm of interactive jellyfish created by the group of artists Aphidoidea during Glow 2013 at the beach in Santa Monica, California, Sept. 29, 2013.

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