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. Ted Cruz (R-TX) talks to reporters outside of the Senate floor on October 16, 2013 in Washington, D.C. Senate leaders announced a bipartisan agreement to end the partial government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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