(In pics) What happened across the world on October 1

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Bangalore, Oct 1: As India prepared itself for Manmohan Singh's arrival from the US, the US government began shutting down for the first time in 17 years, which grabbed international headlines.

If violence was reported from different parts of the country, Baghdad too witnessed bomb blasts that rocked the city and neighbouring areas.

Even though Nairobi witnessed one of its most deadliest attacks in recent times, the tourism in the Kenya remained unaffected as tourists kept pouring in.

OneIndia news brings to you news from across the world in pictures.

In Washington

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. The White House said the two leaders would discuss negotiations with the Palestinians, developments in Syria and Iran.

In Washington

Obama with his top officials meet in the Cabinet Room of the White House. Obama is ramping up pressure on Republicans to avoid a post-midnight government shutdown. He says a shutdown would hurt the economy and hundreds of thousands of government workers.

In Beijing

Chinese President Xi Jinping, Premier Li Keqiang and Chinese Communist Party top leaders bow in the rain at the Monument to the People's Heroes at Tiananmen Square during a ceremony marking the National Day in Beijing.

In Baghdad

People inspect the ruins of the al-Hussein Shiite mosque a day after a suicide bomber struck in Musayyib, about 40 miles (60 kilometers) south of Baghdad.

In Rome

Italian former Premier Silvio Berlusconi arrives at the Lower Chamber, in Rome, Monday, September 30. Investors are reacting with concern over the increasing precariousness of Italy's coalition government.

In Greece

Flamingos are seen in a lagoon near Messolongi, in western Greece. The lagoon is part of protected wetlands, that includes marshes and ponds.

In Kenya

A giraffe eats a food pellet from the mouth of a foreign visitor at the Giraffe Centre, in the Karen neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya. The risk to the country's tourism was one of the first concerns expressed by officials but tourists continue to fly to Kenya for safaris and beach vacation. 

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