President Barack Obama (L) pauses as first lady Michelle Obama (2nd L) hugs a family membr during a memorial service for victims of the Washington Navy Yard shooting at the Marine Barracks September 22, 2013 in Washington, DC. The president and first lady Michelle Obama visited with families of the victims in the deadly shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. Thirteen people, including the gunman Aaron Alexis, were killed in the incident.
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President Barack Obama conforts families of the victims at a memorial for the victims of the Washington Navy Yard shooting September 22, 2013 at the Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C. President Obama and the first lady visited with families of the victims.
Labour shadow chancellor Ed Balls (R) plays football in a match against the Lobby XI, a team made up of journalists at the Sussex County FA ground as part of the Labour Party conference on September 22, 2013 in Brighton, England. The opposition Labour Party are holding their annual conference in the southern English coastal town for the next four days..
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Labour party leader Ed Miliband speaks at the Young Labour annual reception at a fringe event at the Labour Party conference on September 22, 2013 in Brighton, England. The opposition Labour Party are holding their annual conference in the southern English coastal town for the next four days..
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Zulu dancers dressed in traditionnal outfits perform during the festival of ' Zulu 200' celebrating the existence of the Zulu Nation at the King Shaka International airport in Durban on September 22, 2013. The Zulu nation will be celebrating 200 years since its formation by the Zulu King Shaka in 1816. Zulus are one of the original African peoples of Southern Africa. Celebrations will run for the next five years culminating in a mass gathering in 2016. AFP PHOTO / RAJESH JANTILAL
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Angela Merkel, German Chancellor and Chairwoman of the German Christian Democrats (CDU), celebrates with supporters at CDU headquarters Konrad-Adenauer-Haus after initial results give the CDU 42% of the vote in German federal elections on September 22, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. Germany is holding federal elections that will determine whether Merkel will remain chancellor for a third term. Though the CDU has a strong lead over the opposition, its partner party in the current government coalition, the German Free Democrats (FDP), failed to gain the 5% necessary to retain seats in the Bundestag and speculations run wide as to what coalition will be viable in coming weeks to create a new government.