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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A man and woman hold hands while reading a sign that explains why the Statue Of Liberty is closed due to a federal government shut-down on October 1, 2013 in New York City. The federal government's shutdown that began on Tuesday morning sent thousands of non-essential New York-based federal employees home and shuttered National Park facilities, including the Statue of Liberty. UPI/John Angelillo
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