The House voted Monday to extend the federal debt limit and enact spending cuts. Here, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi arrives for a meeting with House Democrats and Vice President Joe Biden at the Capitol. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Policemen stand guard outside the compound used as a hideout by Osama bin Laden, the day after a U.S. raid killed the al Qaida leader in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Construction crews at a new air traffic control tower at Oakland International Airport were told on July 19 to stop working after the U.S. House refused to reauthorize routine funding of the Federal Aviation Administration. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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While much of California is struggling financially, the city of Redondo Beach has managed to stay out of the red. The City of Redondo Beach hide caption

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In 2004, the federal courthouse where U.S. District Judge Matthew Perry worked was named after him. Here, Perry speaks at the dedication ceremony. Lou Krasky/AP hide caption

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