House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio walks into his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, after speaking. President Barack Obama stepped up pressure Tuesday on Boehner to hold votes to reopen the federal government and prevent a potentially disastrous U.S. government default. Obama spoke to reporters at the White House a few hours after calling Boehner and urging him to drop demands that the votes be tied to Republican demands for dismantling Obama's health care law and cutting federal spending.
A teacher carries an image of Ernesto "Che" Guevara after a school event marking the 46th anniversary of Che's death in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. Guevara, who was caught and executed by Bolivian army troops in 1967 as he tried to export Cuba's revolution, is revered as a revolutionary hero in Cuba and remains a mythic figure across Latin America.
An opposition fighter fires towards Syrian government forces in Maaret al-Numan in the Idlib province, Syria, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. Syrian government warplanes bombed rebel positions near the strategic northern city on Tuesday, activists said, as international inspectors toured production and storage sites of the country's chemical weapons arsenal.
A firefighter waits to make a rubbing of a name on the New York State Fallen Firefighters Memorial on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, in Albany, N.Y. Nine names, including two suburban Rochester volunteer firefighters killed in a Christmas Eve ambush, were added to the wall.
Pakistani girl students sit next to remains of broken benches in a school in Mingora, capital of Swat Valley, hometown of Malala Yousafzai, in Pakistan, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. Malala was a 15-year-old schoolgirl in northwest Pakistan, thinking about calculus and chemistry, Justin Bieber songs and "Twilight" movies. Today she's the world-famous survivor of a Taliban assassination attempt, an activist for girls' education and a contender to win the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday.
A Pakistani vendor unloads cattle from a truck at a market set up for selling animals for the upcoming Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, or "Feast of Sacrifice," on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013.