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 Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (c) and Sen. John Thune (R-SD) speak to reporters prior to a Senate vote on the House bill that would continue funding the government while defunding Obamacare, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on September 24, 2013. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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