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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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Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) speaks to the press after Congress failed to agree to a continuing resolution to fund the government, causing the first government shutdown in 17 years, in Washington, D.C. on October 1, 2013. Boehner was joined by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) (L), House Majority Whip Kevin MCCarthy (R-CA) and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA). UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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