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Government Shutdown

Many tourist attractions and monuments were shuttered when the government shutdown on October 1st

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    A park ranger of the U.S. National Park Service stands behind the barricades at the World War II Memorial during a government shutdown October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. The memorial was temporary opened to veteran groups arrived on Honor Flights on a day trip to visit the nation's capital. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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    A sign indicates that the Lincoln Memorial and all national parks are closed October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. The US government is in a forced shutdown after lawmakers failed to pass a spending bill last night. (Photo credit BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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    A sign indicates that the Lincoln Memorial and all national parks are closed October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. The US government is in a forced shutdown after lawmakers failed to pass a spending bill last night. (Photo credit BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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    US Park Service workers fence off the closed Lincoln Monument in Washington, DC, October 1, 2013 , as the first US Federal government shutdown since 1995 begins. The Lincoln Memorial and many other non-essential government run institutions are on a shut-down list. The National Mall and all monuments and large sections of the government closed due to government shut down after Congress failed to agree on spending. (Photo credit PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
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    US Park Service workers fence off the closed Lincoln Monument in Washington, DC, October 1, 2013 , as the first US Federal government shutdown since 1995 begins. The Lincoln Memorial and many other non-essential government run institutions are on a shut-down list. The National Mall and all monuments and large sections of the government closed due to government shut down after Congress failed to agree on spending. (Photo credit PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Police tape blocks a closed Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. The US government is in a forced shutdown after lawmakers failed to pass a spending bill last night. (Photo credit BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Temporary fencing around the World War II Memorial prevents people from entering the monument on the National Mall October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. National Park Service park facilities and grounds were closed and more than 21,000 of the service's employees were furloughed after Congress was unable to agree on a federal budget and shut down for the first time in 17 years. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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    U.S. Park Service employee puts a closed sign on the restrooms at the World War II Memorial ticket office on the National Mall October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. National Park Service park facilities and grounds were closed and more than 21,000 of the service's employees were furloughed after Congress was unable to agree on a federal budget and shut down for the first time in 17 years. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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    Barricades around the World War II Memorial prevent people from entering the monument on the National Mall October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. National Park Service park facilities and grounds were closed and more than 21,000 of the service's employees were furloughed after Congress was unable to agree on a federal budget and shut down for the first time in 17 years. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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    U.S. Park Police move barricades into place around the World War II Memorial to prevent people from entering the monument on the National Mall October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. National Park Service park facilities and grounds were closed and more than 21,000 of the service's employees were furloughed after Congress was unable to agree on a federal budget and shut down for the first time in 17 years. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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    US National Park Service employees close the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. The US government is in a forced shutdown after lawmakers failed to pass a spending bill last night.(Photo credit BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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    A US Park Ranger places a closed sign inside an information booth at the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. The US government is in a forced shutdown after lawmakers failed to pass a spending bill last night.(Photo credit BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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    A U.S. Park Police officer (R) assists U.S. Park Service employees in closing down the Martin Luther King (MLK) Memorial on the National Mall October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. The National Mall and all monuments and large sections of the government are closed due to the government shutdown after Congress failed to agree on a federal budget for the first time in 17 years. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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    A board informs visitors of the closing of the Suresnes American Cemetery and Memorial, west of Paris, on October 1, 2013, after US Congress was unable to agree on a federal budget and shut down for the first time in 17 years. Ten minutes before midnight on September 30, 2013, the White House budget office issued an order for many government departments to start closing down, triggering 800,000 furloughs of federal workers, and shutting tourists out of national parks and museums.(Photo credit PIERRE ANDRIEU/AFP/Getty Images)
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    (L-R) Korean War veteran Bill Bakley, Vietnam War veterans Norman Tjelmeland, and Stanley Twedt, of Ames, Iowa, snap pictures at the World War II Memorial after they were let in during a government shutdown October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. The memorial was temporary opened to veteran groups arrived on Honor Flights on a day trip to visit the nations capital. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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    A sign shows that the World War II Memorial is closed during a government shutdown is hung at its entrance October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. The memorial was temporary opened to veteran groups arrived on Honor Flights on a day trip to visit the nation's capital. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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    World War II veteran Russell Tucker (C) of Meridian, Mississippi, stands outside the barricade as he visits the World War II Memorial during a government shutdown October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. The memorial was temporary opened to veteran groups arrived on Honor Flights on a day trip to visit the nation's capital. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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    Military veterans visit the World War II Memorial as some of them are interviewed by news media during a government shutdown October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. The memorial was temporary opened to veteran groups arrived on Honor Flights on a day trip to visit the nation's capital. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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    U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) (R) talks to a military veteran at the World War II Memorial during a government shutdown October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. The memorial was temporary opened to veteran groups arrived on Honor Flights on a day trip to visit the nation's capital. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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    People look at a sign informing them that the Statue of Liberty is closed due to the government shutdown in Battery Park on October 1, 2013 in New York City. Federal museums and parks across the nation are closed starting today due to a government shutdown for the first time in nearly two decades. The Dow Jones industrial average, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq all rose slightly higher in early trading Tuesday morning. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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    National Park Service workers leave the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park on October 1, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Federal museums and parks across the nation are closed starting today due to a government shutdown for the first time in nearly two decades. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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    A sign indicates the House dining room is closed at the US Capitol on October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. The US government is in a forced shutdown after lawmakers failed to pass budget. (Photo credit BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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    A barricade prevents visitors from entering the interior of the Badlands National Park on October 1, 2013 near Wall, South Dakota. All national parks were closed today after congress failed to pass a temporary funding bill, forcing about 800,000 federal workers off the job. A bulletin issued by the Department of Interior states, 'Effective immediately upon a lapse in appropriations, the National Park Service will take all necessary steps to close and secure national park facilities and grounds in order to suspend all activities ... Day use visitors will be instructed to leave the park immediately...' (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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    A sign in the Pinnacles Entrance station of the Badlands National Park warns visitors the park is closed on October 1, 2013 near Wall, South Dakota. All national parks were closed today after congress failed to pass a temporary funding bill, forcing about 800,000 federal workers off the job. A bulletin issued by the Department of Interior states, 'Effective immediately upon a lapse in appropriations, the National Park Service will take all necessary steps to close and secure national park facilities and grounds in order to suspend all activities ... Day use visitors will be instructed to leave the park immediately...' (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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    A sign posted on the door of the National Grasslands Visitors Center warns visitors the center is closed on October 1, 2013 in Wall, South Dakota. All non-essential government offices were closed today after congress failed to pass a temporary funding bill, forcing about 800,000 federal workers off the job. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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    A woman reads a notice of closure on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration internet site from Washington, DC on October 2, 2013. As part of the US federal government shutdown many non-essential sites run by government agencies will remain static, replaced with a splash page. (Photo credit KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
 
 

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