Nelly Mathov, 79, holds a sign while protesting against the government shutdown outside the federal building in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. President Barack Obama summoned congressional leaders to the White House on the second day of a partial government shutdown that has furloughed hundreds of thousands of workers and closed military cemeteries as far away as France.
In this aerial photo, emergency workers respond to a crash involving a passenger bus and a tractor-trailer near Dandridge, Tenn., on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. A spokeswoman for Tennessee's Safety Department said the bus was traveling in northeast Tennessee when it crossed the median and struck the other two vehicles. The tractor-trailer caught fire and the bus overturned.
A merry-go-round rotates at the 180th Bavarian "Oktoberfest" beer festival in Munich, southern Germany, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. The world's largest beer festival, to be held from Sept. 21 to Oct. 6, 2013 will attract more than six million guests from around the world.
Indian children play next to an elephant statue at Ambedkar Park, dedicated to dalits or India's low-castes, which was opened to the public Wednesday, in Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. The park was built during the rule of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) government and includes statues of elephants, the political symbol of the BSP, as well as statues of dalit leaders. It was opened despite an investigation by the current government into millions it says were misappropriated during the building of the park.
Jacksonville International Airport police officer Tim Hodges walks around the terminal with a bomb dog at Jacksonville International Airport, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. Authorities said a man arrested at Jacksonville International Airport told security screeners he had a bomb in his backpack but they only found a luggage scale with a microchip inside, along with a remote control device he called a "detonator." Zeljko Causevic, 39, was booked into jail early Wednesday and was being held without bond on charges that included making a false report about planting a bomb or explosive and manufacturing, possessing, selling or delivering a hoax bomb, according to an arrest report.
Pakistan army soldiers and others gather to pay tribute to soldiers and civilians buried by a massive 2012 avalanche at the Siachen glacier in northern Pakistan, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. The chief the Pakistan army visited the area to attend a ceremony to remember 140 people including 129 Pakistani soldiers killed by an avalanche on April 7, 2012.