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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Hundreds of people gather on the grounds of the US Capitol at a Tea Party rally to push for de-funding Obamacare, The Affordable Care Act, on Capitol Hill, September 10, 2013, in Washington, DC. Unable to override votes to defeat President Barack Obama's health care act, some Congressional Republicans are hoping to end funding for it. UPI/Mike Theiler
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