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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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) (L) and Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY) drink coffee on the front steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on October 3, 2013. Senator Paul invited members for coffee and to talk about a way to end the government shutdown. The partial government shutdown continues into the third day as the Democrats and Republicans have failed to reach an agreement on the Budget Bill. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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