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Paralympic snowboarder Strong poses during the 2013 U.S. Olympic Team Media Summit in Park City, Utah

Paralympic snowboarder Evan Strong poses for a portrait during the 2013 U.S. Olympic Team Media Summit in Park City, Utah October 1, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS PORTRAIT SNOWBOARDING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Photos of the day - October 1, 2013

The best news photos of the day for October 1, 2013.

The U.S. government began a partial shutdown on Tuesday for the first time in 17 years, the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing and a ghostly figure of Shimon Peres. (Associated Press/Reuters)