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  • Scenes of a Government Shutdown

    Furloughed Americorps employee Jeffrey Wismer sits alone on the Washington Mall, Oct. 8, 2013, as he calls on congress to end the government shut down.
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  • Scenes of a Government Shutdown

    Normally packed with tourists, the stairs leading from the Capitol Visitors Center up to the Capitol Rotunda are empty as the government shutdown enters a second week, Oct. 7, 2013, in Washington.
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  • Scenes of a Government Shutdown

    Tea Party supporter Greg Cummings of Cincinnati watches a rally with the Democratic Progressive Caucus and furloughed federal employees against House Republicans on Capitol Hill in Washington, Oct. 4, 2013.
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  • Scenes of a Government Shutdown

    Maj. Ryan Burke scans the nearly empty shelves in the meat section at the Fort Carson Commissary in Colorado Springs, Colo., Oct. 1, 2013. The commissary was busier than normal with news that it will close until further notice because of the government shutdown.
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  • Scenes of a Government Shutdown

    Tourists take a family picture at the entrance of the Lincoln Memorial on the second day of the federal government shutdown, Oct. 2, 2013, in Washington.
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  • Scenes of a Government Shutdown

    U.S. park ranger Heidi Schlichting informs visitors of the closure of Yosemite National Park due to the government shutdown, Oct. 1, 2013.
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  • Day 3: Scenes of a Government Shutdown

    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, speaks to reporters following a meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington, Oct. 2, 2013. Obama and congressional leaders met at the White House on the second day of a partial government shutdown.
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  • Scenes of a Government Shutdown

    A tourist takes a photograph of the U.S.S. Constitution through the gates in Charlestown, Mass., Oct. 02, 2013.
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  • Scenes of a Government Shutdown

    A sign at the entrance to Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico announces its closure on Oct. 1, 2013.
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  • Partial Government Shutdown Closes Parks Across the Country

    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va., third from left, meets with House Republican conferees as the Republican-controlled House and the Democrat-controlled Senate remain at an impasse, neither side backing down over Obamacare on Oct. 1, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington. Cantor indicated that the chairs opposite him were intended for Democrats to join in the discussions.
    J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo
  • Partial Government Shutdown Closes Parks Across the Country

    A US Park Police officer ties police tape to a hand rail closing access to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, on Oct. 1, 2013. Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown as a long-running dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law.
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  • Partial Government Shutdown Closes Parks Across the Country

    Furloughed federal employes demonstrate in view of a shuttered Independence Hall at Independence National Historical Park on Oct. 1, 2013, in Philadelphia.
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  • Partial Government Shutdown Closes Parks Across the Country

    Visitors wait outside the Social Security Administration office on Oct. 1, 2013, in Conroe, Texas. While the office remained opened, the government shutdown limited some services, such as requesting social security cards.
    Jason Fochtman/The Courier/AP Photo
  • Partial Government Shutdown Closes Parks Across the Country

    Beech Grove, Ind. resident Joseph Lohman, who served as a corporal in the U.S. Marines from 2008-2012, shows his concern over the government shutdown by holding a flag upside down, a signal of distress. Lohman is totally disabled from a fall in training and is concerned about veterans not getting their disability checks. "I'm not protesting," says Lohman, "I'm just standing for what is right."
    Charlie Nye/The Star/AP Photo
  • Partial Government Shutdown Closes Parks Across the Country

    World War II Veteran George Bloss, from Gulfport, Miss., looks out over the National World War II Memorial in Washington on Oct. 1, 2013. Veterans who had traveled from across the country were allowed to visit the National World War II Memorial after it had been officially closed because of the partial government shutdown. After their visit, National World War II Memorial was closed again.
    Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo
  • Partial Government Shutdown Closes Parks Across the Country

    A furloughed federal employee holds a sign on the steps to the U.S. Capitol after the U.S. Government shut down last night, on Capitol Hill in Washington on October 1, 2013. The U.S. government began a partial shutdown for the first time in 17 years, potentially putting up to 1 million workers on unpaid leave, closing national parks and stalling medical research projects.
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  • Partial Government Shutdown Closes Parks Across the Country

    Fay Wagstaff, of El Paso, Texas, sits on the front steps of the closed Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington on Oct. 1, 2013. Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown as a long-running dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law stalled a temporary funding bill, forcing about 800,000 federal workers off the job.
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  • Partial Government Shutdown Closes Parks Across the Country

    A man walks through a nearly empty Capitol Rotunda during the late hours of a continuing budget battle on Capitol Hill on Sept. 30, 2013 in Washington. The Republican-controlled House and the Democrat-controlled Senate are at an impasse as Congress continues to struggle over how to prevent a possible shutdown of the federal government when it runs out of money.
    Evan Vucci/AP Photo
  • Government Shutdown

    A barricade leading to the Lincoln Memorial prevents access to tourist buses in Washington, Oct. 1, 2013. The U.S. government began a partial shutdown for the first time in 17 years, potentially putting up to 1 million workers on unpaid leave, closing national parks and stalling medical research projects.
    Jason Reed/Reuters
  • Government Shutdown

    A U.S. Parks Police officer stands guard on the National Mall, Oct. 1, 2013, in Washington. The US government is in a forced shutdown after lawmakers failed to pass a spending bill.
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  • Government Shutdown

    Nationals Parks police arrive with tape to seal off access to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Oct. 1, 2013. The U.S. government began a partial shutdown, for the first time in 17 years, potentially putting up to 1 million workers on unpaid leave, closing national parks and stalling medical research projects.
    Jason Reed/Reuters
  • Government Shutdown

    A National Park Service employee posts a sign on a barricade to close access to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Oct. 1, 2013. Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown over President Obama's health care law, forcing about 800,000 federal workers off the job and suspending most non-essential federal programs and services.
    Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo
  • Government Shutdown

    A sign announcing the closure of the Statue of Liberty, a U.S. National Park, because of the U.S. Government shutdown, is shown near the ferry dock to the Statue of Liberty in Battery Park in New York, Oct. 1, 2013.
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  • Government Shutdown

    A jogger takes advantage of the empty steps at the Smithsonian's National Gallery of Art in Washington, Oct. 1, 2013, past a sign saying the museum is closed. All of the Smithsonian museums are closed as a result of a budget impasse on Capitol Hill that has shut down many parts of the government.
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  • Government Shutdown

    Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, leading, walks toward the exit to leave the Capitol building, Oct. 1, 2013, in Washington. Congress was unable to reach a midnight deadline to keep the government funded, triggering the first government shutdown in more than 17 years.
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