In pics: What happened across the world on October 17

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Bangalore, Oct 17: Weeks after the shutdown was announced, the US breathed a sigh of relief as the shutdown ended on Thursday.

As political parties were competing with each other for the upcoming assembly elections, in Berlin Angela Merkel was in negotiations for a coalition partner for her third term with the social democratic party. 

As Typhoon Wipha left Japan devastated, the death toll in Philippines also rose to a massive 144 on Thursday. The nation was struck by a huge earthquake that caused many casualties.

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

In Tokyo

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe adjusts his bow tie as he stands with Tom Hanks and director Paul Greengrass upon their arrival on the green carpet for the opening ceremony of the 26th Tokyo International Film Festival in Tokyo.

In London

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray receives his Order of the British Empire (OBE) medal from the from Britain's Prince William, during an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London.

In Vatican City

Pope Francis and Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority, shake hands during their private audience, at the Vatican.

In Berlin

German Chancellor and chairwoman of the Christian Democrats, CDU, Angela Merkel and her delegation walk to exploratory talks on a coalition with the Social Democratic Party, SPD, in Berlin.

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