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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U.S. President Barack Obama presides over a cabinet meeting to discuss the possible government shutdown at the White House in Washington, DC, September 30, 2013. With Obama are Interior Secretary Sally Jewell (left), Secretary of State John Kerry (second left), and Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter. UPI/Chris Kleponis/Pool
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