Politics took over this week's headlines with a closed US government, but there were also plenty of exciting happenings in the worlds of art, sports, and entertainment. While President Barack Obama addressed the Washington DC drama with a plea to Congress, elsewhere there were colorful exhibits, welcome heat waves, and orchestras dressed in Batman suits. Take a look at this week's best pictures from across the globe, featuring everything from a touching Kenya memorial to the world rock-skipping championship!
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