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 speaks on a press conference on the government shutdown on October 2, 2013 in Washington, D.C. 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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