Photos of the day Oct. 17, 2013
The Associated Press
Published: October 17, 2013 01:32PM
Updated: October 17, 2013 01:40PM
White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, center, greets federal employees at the entrance to the Eisenhower Executive Office Building as he they return to the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013. Lawmakers Wednesday voted to avoid a financial default and reopen the government after a 16-day partial shutdown. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

A collection of the best photos from around the world updated throughout the day Oct. 17, 2013.