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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House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) speaks to the media following a meeting with President Barack Obama on the debt limit and reopening the government at the White House in Washington, D.C. on October 15, 2013. Hoyer was joined by Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) (L) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-MD). UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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