See the stunning images in the 4th annual International Drone Photography Contest
Here’s a quick way to catch up on the week’s news, through some of our favorite photos.
Government funding standoff House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) is greeted by journalist at the Capitol on Sept. 28, where he was questioned about the spending bill to fund the government. The House passed a bill that included an amendment to defund the new health-care law. The Senate leadership rejected that bill, instead offering a funding bill that did not include any reduction of spending on the health-care law. Without a funding bill, the government closed down Oct. 1. READ: Coverage of the government shutdown on WonkblogMelina Mara/The Washington Post
The contest is accepting entries in one or all of four categories: wildlife, landscapes, underwater and aerials. The grand-prize winner will receive $10,000, publication in National Geographic Magazine and a feature on National Geographic’s Instagram account.