Government shutdown in photos (76 images)

The National Mall, monuments and nationals parks, as well as large sections of the government, are closed due to a government shut down after Congress failed to agree on a budget bill.
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President Barack Obama speaks on the ongoing government shutdown at the White House on October 8, 2013. The partial government shutdown has entered its eighth day as congress remains in a stalemate over the budget bill. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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