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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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks to the media after meeting with President Obama and fellow congressional leaders at the White House in Washington on October 2, 2013. The Democrats and Republicans have failed to reach a decision on the budget bill forcing a second day of government shutdown. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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