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.
Updated: Oct. 16, 2013 at 10:28 PM
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President Barack Obama meets in the Oval Office with Senate Democratic leaders in Washington, DC on October 12, 2013. From left are Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), the president, Harry Reid (D-NV), and Patty Murray (D-WA). The government is in the 12th day of shutdown. UPI/Martin H. Simon/Pool
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