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News of the world Oct 7

News of the world Oct 7
Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas inspects a Guard of Honour of Indian troops during a ceremonial reception at The Presidential Palace in New Delhi. Abbas is in India for a three-day official visit. (Getty Images)
News of the world Oct 7
Reverend Rob Schenck, president of the National Ministry Centre, speaks during a news conference as about 20 anti-abortion demonstrators gather in front of the Supreme Court on the first day of the court's new term in Washington. The demonstrators gathered at the court to mark Pro-Life Memorial Day 2008, an event sponsored by American Life League and several other organisation. (Getty Images)
News of the world Oct 7
Police cordon off a house where a jobless man shot and killed his family in Los Angeles. The 45-year-old unemployed California man shot and killed his wife, 39, three sons aged 19, 12 and seven and mother-in-law, 70, before taking his own life over his family's financial difficulties, Los Angeles Police Department said. (Getty Images)
News of the world Oct 7
A tent city for the homeless sits in the shadow of high-rise casinos in downtown Reno, Nevada. The City of Reno has set up a tent city when existing shelters became overcrowded as Nevada struggles with one of the highest unemployment rates in the country. Today, Reno is evicting male residents of the tent city, and housing them in a shelter in the nearby city of Sparks. (Getty Images)
News of the world Oct 7
A 16-foot cross planted in front of the US Capitol is displayed as part of a week long prayer vigil by the Building Faith group in Washington, DC. The group is holding the vigil for the remainder of the week. (Getty Images)
News of the world Oct 7
Yuri and Sasha, a pair of rare Amur tigers get fed at their new home the Highland Wildlife Park in Kincraig, Scotland. With only 500 remaining in the wild, it is hoped that the pair will continue to contribute to the worldwide breeding programme, which acts as a safety-net against extinction. (Getty Images)
News of the world Oct 7
Gas burns on a burner on a domestic cooking appliance in Bristol, England. The energy company regulator Ofgem has warned in a report published that energy companies in the UK are not offering customers true competitiveness and are concerned that some consumers - such as those living in remote areas, or on pre-payment meters - had no choice but to pay more for their energy. The hard-hitting report coincides with a judicial review due to open in the High Court in which the UK Government is accused of failing in its legal duty to tackle fuel poverty among poorer households. (Getty Images)
News of the world Oct 7
A man watches stock reports and tickers at the Nasdaq Market Site in New York City. The Dow Jones industrials dropped more than 800 points before climbing back to close down 370 while the Nasdaq closed down more than 4 percent. (Getty Images)
News of the world Oct 7
A service station attendant pumps gasoline at $2.97 a gall in Teaneck, New Jersey. Gasoline prices are falling in many parts of the nation. (Getty Images)