Scenes from the US Shutdown

Oct 02, 2013, 14:44 PM IST
A notice advising visitors in English and French that the American Cemetery is closed due to the partial shutdown of the U.S. federal government hangs from the gates of the cemetery in Suresnes, west of Paris, Tuesday Oct. 1, 2013.
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A notice advising visitors in English and French that the American Cemetery is closed due to the partial shutdown of the U.S. federal government hangs from the gates of the cemetery in Suresnes, west of Paris, Tuesday Oct. 1, 2013.

Resa Mestel, of New York, reacts after finding the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville, N.C., closed due to the government shutdown Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.
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Resa Mestel, of New York, reacts after finding the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville, N.C., closed due to the government shutdown Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.

A sign posted on a door at Castle Clinton National Monument reads,
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A sign posted on a door at Castle Clinton National Monument reads, "Because of the federal government shutdown, this National Park Service facility is closed," Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 in New York.

A park ranger, who declined to give his name, reads a sign announcing the closing of the Statue of Liberty, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in New York.
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A park ranger, who declined to give his name, reads a sign announcing the closing of the Statue of Liberty, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in New York.

A commuter ferry passes the Statue of Liberty, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 in New York. The statue, like other national parks, is closed due to a government shutdown.
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A commuter ferry passes the Statue of Liberty, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 in New York. The statue, like other national parks, is closed due to a government shutdown.

Workers make repairs to a ticket booth, used for tours to the Statue of Liberty, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 in New York. The statue, like other national parks, is closed due to a government shutdown.
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Workers make repairs to a ticket booth, used for tours to the Statue of Liberty, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 in New York. The statue, like other national parks, is closed due to a government shutdown.

Employees of a Statue of Liberty tour operator collect shade umbrellas, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 in New York. The statue, like other national parks, is closed due to a government shutdown.
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Employees of a Statue of Liberty tour operator collect shade umbrellas, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 in New York. The statue, like other national parks, is closed due to a government shutdown.

Tourists who had hoped to visit the Statue of Liberty stand near the dock used by Liberty Island ferries, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 in New York.
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Tourists who had hoped to visit the Statue of Liberty stand near the dock used by Liberty Island ferries, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 in New York.

A tour operator uses a megaphone to announce that the Statue of Liberty is closed due to a government shutdown, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 in New York.
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A tour operator uses a megaphone to announce that the Statue of Liberty is closed due to a government shutdown, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 in New York.

Rasim Akin Sevimli of Turkey uses his phone to take a photo from the glass door of the closed Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. This is his only chance to see the museum before leaving Washington.
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Rasim Akin Sevimli of Turkey uses his phone to take a photo from the glass door of the closed Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. This is his only chance to see the museum before leaving Washington.

A barrier blocks the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, as national parks were closed due the budget battle.
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A barrier blocks the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, as national parks were closed due the budget battle.

A barrier blocks the path along the Tidal Basin in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, that leads to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial which is closed.
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A barrier blocks the path along the Tidal Basin in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, that leads to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial which is closed.

A sign reading
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A sign reading "Because of the Federal Government SHUTDOWN All National Parks are Closed" is posted on a barricade in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.

A sign explaining the closing of the Library of Congress is posted outside the Library of Congress in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.
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A sign explaining the closing of the Library of Congress is posted outside the Library of Congress in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.

A US Park Police officer watches at left as a National Park Service employee posts a sign on a barricade closing access to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.
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A US Park Police officer watches at left as a National Park Service employee posts a sign on a barricade closing access to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.

A National Park Service employee posts a sign reading
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A National Park Service employee posts a sign reading "Because of the Federal Government SHUTDOWN All National Parks are Closed" on a barricade closing access to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.

A US Park Police officer ties police tape to a hand rail closing access to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.
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A US Park Police officer ties police tape to a hand rail closing access to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.

A US Park Police officer ties police tape to a hand rail closing access to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.
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A US Park Police officer ties police tape to a hand rail closing access to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.

A US Park Police officer walks behind a barricade with sign reading
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A US Park Police officer walks behind a barricade with sign reading "Because of the Federal Government SHUTDOWN All National Parks are Closed" in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.

A US Park Police officer watches at left as a National Park Service employee posts a sign on a barricade closing access to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.
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A US Park Police officer watches at left as a National Park Service employee posts a sign on a barricade closing access to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.

Karl Engdahl of Walnut Creek Calf., is seen reflected in the closed entrance to the Liberty Bell at Independence National Historical Park, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Philadelphia.
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Karl Engdahl of Walnut Creek Calf., is seen reflected in the closed entrance to the Liberty Bell at Independence National Historical Park, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Philadelphia.

A Uniformed Division Secret Service officer is seen inside the entrance to the West Wing of the White House at dawn in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. The US plunged into a partial government shutdown for the first time in nearly two decades because of a budget impasse in Congress.
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A Uniformed Division Secret Service officer is seen inside the entrance to the West Wing of the White House at dawn in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. The US plunged into a partial government shutdown for the first time in nearly two decades because of a budget impasse in Congress.