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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    Flat Top Manor in the Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, on the Blue Ridge Parkway and operated by the National Park Service, is closed due to the government shutdown. Tourists can still walk down to the manor, which is normally a craft shop and demonstration center, to view the scenery.
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    Flat Top Manor in the Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, on the Blue Ridge Parkway and operated by the National Park Service, is closed due to the government shutdown. Tourists can still walk down to the manor, which is normally a craft shop and demonstration center, to view the scenery.
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    Visitors to the Moses Cone Manor on the Blue Ridge Parkway found the popular site closed due to the government shutdown. JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    Visitors to the Moses Cone Manor on the Blue Ridge Parkway found the popular site closed due to the government shutdown. JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    Visitors to the Blue Ridge Parkway found the many sites closed and padlocked due to the government shutdown, like the picnic area and campground at Julian Price Park JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    Visitors to the Blue Ridge Parkway found the many sites closed and padlocked due to the government shutdown, like the picnic area and campground at Julian Price Park JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
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    JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
    Max and Vonda Mosteller drove their MGB from Morganton to the Blue Ridge Parkway to sit at Julian Price Lake and watch the colors change. Though their visit was unaffected by the government shutdown, Max called the entire issue "a sham". JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com
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    DAVIE HINSHAW - THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER
    The main entrance of the North Carolina Air National Guard on Munuteman Way in Charlotte is closed due the government shutdown, Tuesday October 1, 2013. Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
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    DAVIE HINSHAW - THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER
    The main entrance of the North Carolina Air National Guard on Munuteman Way in Charlotte is closed due the government shutdown, Tuesday October 1, 2013. Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
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    KEYSTONE, SD - OCTOBER 01: Barb Wleklinski (R) and her daughter Danielle stop to take a picture near the entrance to Mount Rushmore National Memorial on October 1, 2013 in Keystone, South Dakota. Barb was helping Danielle relocate from Illinois to Oregon and hoped to visit the memorial but, Mount Rushmore and all other 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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    KEYSTONE, SD - OCTOBER 01: Georgia (L) and Keith Ormand stop to take a picture near the entrance to Mount Rushmore National Memorial on October 1, 2013 in Keystone, South Dakota. The couple had travelled from Gowensville, South Carolina to visit the memorial but, Mount Rushmore and all other 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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    Scott Olson - Getty Images
    KEYSTONE, SD - OCTOBER 01: Mary William (L) and George Reininger stop to take a picture along the highway near the entrance to Mount Rushmore National Memorial on October 1, 2013 in Keystone, South Dakota. The two travelled from San Antonio, Texas to visit the memorial but, Mount Rushmore and all other 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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    Scott Olson - Getty Images
    KEYSTONE, SD - OCTOBER 01: A sign along the highway near the entrance to Mount Rushmore National Memorial warns visitors that the park is closed on October 1, 2013 near Keystone, South Dakota. Mount Rushmore and all other 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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    Scott Olson - Getty Images
    KEYSTONE, SD - OCTOBER 01: A park ranger secures a road at the entrance to Mount Rushmore National Memorial on October 1, 2013 in Keystone, South Dakota. Mount Rushmore and all other 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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    Scott Olson - Getty Images
    KEYSTONE, SD - OCTOBER 01: A tourist takes a picture of Mount Rushmore National Memorial from outside the park on October 1, 2013 in Keystone, South Dakota. Mount Rushmore and all other 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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    DOUG MILLS - NYT
    The sun rises over the National Mall on the morning of a government shutdown, in Washington, Oct. 1, 2013. Federal workers across the country braced for an uncertain financial future on Tuesday after Congress gave up hope of passing a budget in the face of Republican attacks on the new health care law. (Doug Mills/The New York Times)
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    GABRIELLA DEMCZUK - NYT
    Morning commuters walk by the Federal Aviation Administration building on the morning of a government shutdown, in Washington, Oct. 1, 2013. Federal workers across the country braced for an uncertain financial future on Tuesday after Congress gave up hope of passing a budget in the face of Republican attacks on the new health care law. (Gabriella Demczuk/The New York Times)
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    DOUG MILLS - NYT
    Visitors tour the Lincoln Memorial on the morning of a government shutdown, in Washington, Oct. 1, 2013. Federal workers across the country braced for an uncertain financial future on Tuesday after Congress gave up hope of passing a budget in the face of Republican attacks on the new health care law. (Doug Mills/The New York Times)
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    Carolyn Kaster - AP
    US Park Police watch at left as National Park Service employees place barricades closing access to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a long-running dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law stalled a temporary funding bill, forcing about 800,000 federal workers off the job and suspending most non-essential federal programs and services. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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    Carolyn Kaster - AP
    A US Park Police officer pulls police tape across the steps closing access to the Lincoln Memorial bin Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a long-running dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law stalled a temporary funding bill, forcing about 800,000 federal workers off the job and suspending most non-essential federal programs and services. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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    Carolyn Kaster - AP
    A US Park Police officer ties police tape to a hand rail closing access to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a long-running dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law stalled a temporary funding bill, forcing about 800,000 federal workers off the job and suspending most non-essential federal programs and services. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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    Carolyn Kaster - AP
    A National Park Service employee posts a sign on a barricade to close access to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a long-running dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law stalled a temporary funding bill, forcing about 800, 000 federal workers off the job and suspending most non-essential federal programs and services. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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    DOUG MILLS - NYT
    A police officer guards the Lincoln Memorial near a sign explaining the government shutdown in Washington, Oct. 1, 2013. Federal workers across the country braced for an uncertain financial future on Tuesday after Congress gave up hope of passing a budget in the face of Republican attacks on the new health care law. (Doug Mills/The New York Times)
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    Susan Walsh - AP
    People walk near Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a long-running dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law stalled a temporary funding bill, forcing about 800,000 federal workers off the job and suspending most non-essential federal programs and services. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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    Susan Walsh - AP
    A stop light flashes near the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a long-running dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law stalled a temporary funding bill, forcing about 800,000 federal workers off the job and suspending most non-essential federal programs and services. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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    Matt York - AP
    The parking lot at the Forest Supervisor's headquarters at the Tonto National Forest is gated, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 in Phoenix. A partial government shutdown began Tuesday as a long-running dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law stalled a temporary funding bill, forcing about 800,000 federal workers off the job and suspending most non-essential federal programs and services. (AP Photo/Matt York)
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    Stephan Savoia - AP
    A hand-written sign informs visitors to Faneuil Hall, the nation's oldest public meeting hall, that restrooms are closed as a result of the partial government shutdown in Boston, Mass., Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. A long-running dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law stalled a temporary funding bill, forcing about 800,000 federal workers off the job and suspending most non-essential federal programs and services. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
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    Stephan Savoia - AP
    Visitors to Faneuil Hall, the nation's oldest public meeting hall, photograph a hand-written sign informing them that restrooms are closed as a result of the partial government shutdown in Boston, Mass., Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. A long-running dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law stalled a temporary funding bill, forcing about 800,000 federal workers off the job and suspending most non-essential federal programs and services. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
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    David J. Phillip - AP
    Cars pass by NASA's Johnson Space Center Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Houston. Most of the space center's employees are now on furlough because of the partial government shutdown. Those working to support the international space station continue to work. Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a long-running dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law stalled a temporary funding bill, forcing about 800,000 federal workers off the job and suspending most non-essential federal programs and services. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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    Carolyn Kaster - AP
    Robert Olson, a Korean War veteran from Iowa, third from left, is pushed in his wheelchair by Zach Twedt, also from Iowa, fourth from left around the National World War II Memorial, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 in Washington. Veterans who had traveled from across the country were allowed to visit the National World War II Memorial after it had been officially closed because of the partial government shutdown. After their visit, the National World War II Memorial was closed again. The Lincoln Memorial is seen in the distance. Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a long-running dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law stalled a temporary funding bill, forcing about 800,000 federal workers off the job and suspending most non-essential federal programs and services. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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    Carolyn Kaster - AP
    Transmission antenna on a remote broadcast television truck rises from the trees of the National Mall with the Washington Memorial and the Smithsonian Castle, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Washington. Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a long-running dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law stalled a temporary funding bill, forcing about 800,000 federal workers off the job and suspending most non-essential federal programs and services. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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    Susan Walsh - AP
    A sign explaining the closing of the Library of Congress is posted outside the Library of Congress in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a long-running dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law stalled a temporary funding bill, forcing about 800,000 federal workers off the job and suspending most non-essential federal programs and services. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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    Carolyn Kaster - AP
    Sun light glows through the glass ceiling of the closed and empty Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. This is his only chance to see the museum before leaving Washington. Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a long-running dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law stalled a temporary funding bill, forcing about 800,000 federal workers off the job and suspending most non-essential federal programs and services. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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    Carolyn Kaster - AP
    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. Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a long-running dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law stalled a temporary funding bill, forcing about 800,000 federal workers off the job and suspending most non-essential federal programs and services. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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    Carolyn Kaster - AP
    Fay Wagstaff of El Paso, Texas. sits on the front steps of the closed Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a long-running dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law stalled a temporary funding bill, forcing about 800,000 federal workers off the job and suspending most non-essential federal programs and services. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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    Carolyn Kaster - AP
    A drawing class from the The Corcoran College of Art and Design sit on the front steps of the closed National Gallery of Art in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. The class was to meet their professor and draw the art inside but can't because it is closed due to the partial government shutdown. Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a long-running dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law stalled a temporary funding bill, forcing about 800,000 federal workers off the job and suspending most non-essential federal programs and services. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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    Matt Rourke - AP
    A National Park Service employee exits the courtyard of Independence Hall in view of a posted sign saying the facility is shut down at Independence National Historical Park Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Philadelphia. Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a long-running dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law stalled a temporary funding bill, forcing about 800, 000 federal workers off the job and suspending most non-essential federal programs and services. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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    Carolyn Kaster - AP
    A "closed" sign sits on the front steps of the National Gallery of Art in Washington,Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a long-running dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law stalled a temporary funding bill, forcing about 800,000 federal workers off the job and suspending most non-essential federal programs and services. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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    GABRIELLA DEMCZUK - NYT
    The Capitol on the morning of a government shutdown, in Washington, Oct. 1, 2013. Federal workers across the country braced for an uncertain financial future on Tuesday after Congress gave up hope of passing a budget in the face of Republican attacks on the new health care law. (Gabriella Demczuk/The New York Times)
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    DREW ANGERER - NYT
    Michael Moreno, right, a National Parks Service employee, leaves his post after working four hours, in Washington, Oct. 1, 2013. Federal workers across the country braced for an uncertain financial future on Tuesday after Congress gave up hope of passing a budget in the face of Republican attacks on the new health care law. (Drew Angerer/The New York Times)
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    DREW ANGERER - NYT
    White House employees leave through the gates of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, on the morning of a government shutdown, in Washington, Oct. 1, 2013. Federal workers across the country braced for an uncertain financial future on Tuesday after Congress gave up hope of passing a budget in the face of Republican attacks on the new health care law. (Drew Angerer/The New York Times)
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    DREW ANGERER - NYT
    Sprinklers water the lawn of the White House on the morning of a government shutdown, in Washington, Oct. 1, 2013. Federal workers across the country braced for an uncertain financial future on Tuesday after Congress gave up hope of passing a budget in the face of Republican attacks on the new health care law. (Drew Angerer/The New York Times)
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    DREW ANGERER - NYT
    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney prepares for a television appearance on the morning of a government shutdown, outside the White House in Washington, Oct. 1, 2013. Federal workers across the country braced for an uncertain financial future on Tuesday after Congress gave up hope of passing a budget in the face of Republican attacks on the new health care law. (Drew Angerer/The New York Times)
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    STEPHEN CROWLEY - NYT
    Laura Gibbons, right, advises a passing jogger to go around the closed Smithsonian National Zoological Park on the first day of a government shutdown in Washington, Oct. 1, 2013. Federal workers across the country braced for an uncertain financial future on Tuesday after Congress gave up hope of passing a budget in the face of Republican attacks on the new health care law. (Stephen Crowley/The New York Times)
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    DOUG MILLS - NYT
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) arrives at the Capitol on the first day of the government shutdown in Washington, Oct. 1, 2013. Federal workers across the country braced for an uncertain financial future on Tuesday after Congress gave up hope of passing a budget in the face of Republican attacks on the new health care law. (Doug Mills/The New York Times)
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    MARK MAKELA - NYT
    A Valley Forge National Historical Park employee hangs a sign indicating park closure on the morning of a government shutdown in Valley Forge, Pa., Oct.1, 2013. Federal workers across the country braced for an uncertain financial future on Tuesday after Congress gave up hope of passing a budget in the face of Republican attacks on the new health care law. (Mark Makela/The New York Times)
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    MARK MAKELA - NYT
    Security officials guard Independence Hall, closed on the morning of a government shutdown in Philadelphia, Oct.1, 2013. Federal workers across the country braced for an uncertain financial future on Tuesday after Congress gave up hope of passing a budget in the face of Republican attacks on the new health care law. (Mark Makela/The New York Times)
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    MARK MAKELA - NYT
    A tourist photographs the Liberty Bell, unable to visit the closed Independence National Historical Park on the morning of a government shutdown in Philadelphia, Oct.1, 2013. Federal workers across the country braced for an uncertain financial future on Tuesday after Congress gave up hope of passing a budget in the face of Republican attacks on the new health care law. (Mark Makela/The New York Times)
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    MARK MAKELA - NYT
    A park ranger closes the door to Liberty Bell Center with a sign indicating the closure of Independence National Historical Park on the morning of a government shutdown in Philadelphia, Oct.1, 2013. Federal workers across the country braced for an uncertain financial future on Tuesday after Congress gave up hope of passing a budget in the face of Republican attacks on the new health care law. (Mark Makela/The New York Times)
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    MARK MAKELA - NYT
    A tour group passes Independence Hall, unable to visit part of the closed Independence National Historical Park, on the morning of a government shutdown in Philadelphia, Oct.1, 2013. Federal workers across the country braced for an uncertain financial future on Tuesday after Congress gave up hope of passing a budget in the face of Republican attacks on the new health care law. (Mark Makela/The New York Times)
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    DOUG MILLS - NYT
    Government workers line up to get into the Dirksen Senate Office Building on the morning of a government shutdown in Washington, Oct. 1, 2013. Federal workers across the country braced for an uncertain financial future on Tuesday after Congress gave up hope of passing a budget in the face of Republican attacks on the new health care law. (Doug Mills/The New York Times)
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    RICHARD PERRY - NYT
    A Statue Cruise tour boat passes Liberty Island without docking due to closure of the island and the Statue of Liberty on the first day of a government shutdown, in New York, Oct. 1, 2013. Federal workers across the country braced for an uncertain financial future on Tuesday after Congress gave up hope of passing a budget in the face of Republican attacks on the new health care law. (Richard Perry/The New York Times)
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    DOUG MILLS - NYT
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), third from right, and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), chairman of the House Budget Committee, third from left, meet with other lawmakers on the first day of a government shutdown in Washington, Oct. 1, 2013. Federal workers across the country braced for an uncertain financial future on Tuesday after Congress gave up hope of passing a budget in the face of Republican attacks on the new health care law. (Doug Mills/The New York Times)
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    DOUG MILLS - NYT
    Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), chairman of the House Budget Committee, second from left, and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), third from right, meet with other lawmakers on the first day of a government shutdown in Washington, Oct. 1, 2013. Federal workers across the country braced for an uncertain financial future on Tuesday after Congress gave up hope of passing a budget in the face of Republican attacks on the new health care law. From left: Reps. Hal Rogers (R-Ky.), Ryan, Cantor, Dave Camp (R-Mich.) and Tom Graves (R-Ga.). (Doug Mills/The New York Times)
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    STEPHEN CROWLEY - NYT
    A baby sleeps in front of a sign indicating the closure of the Smithsonian National Zoological Park on the first day of a government shutdown in Washington, Oct. 1, 2013. Federal workers across the country braced for an uncertain financial future on Tuesday after Congress gave up hope of passing a budget in the face of Republican attacks on the new health care law. (Stephen Crowley/The New York Times)
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    MARK MAKELA - NYT
    Trevor Blasco a Valley Forge National Historical Park law enforcement ranger, monitors a park entrance near a sign indicating park closure on the first day of a government shutdown in Valley Forge, Pa., Oct.1, 2013. Federal workers across the country braced for an uncertain financial future on Tuesday after Congress gave up hope of passing a budget in the face of Republican attacks on the new health care law. (Mark Makela/The New York Times)
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    JIM WILSON - NYT
    Tourists get refunds for tours of Alcatraz Island, which was closed on the first day of a government shutdown in San Francisco, Oct. 1. 2013. Federal workers across the country braced for an uncertain financial future on Tuesday after Congress gave up hope of passing a budget in the face of Republican attacks on the new health care law. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times)
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    JIM WILSON - NYT
    Alcatraz Cruises staff explain to visitors that Alcatraz Island is closed on the first day of a government shutdown in San Francisco, Oct. 1. 2013. Federal workers across the country braced for an uncertain financial future on Tuesday after Congress gave up hope of passing a budget in the face of Republican attacks on the new health care law. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times)
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    JIM WILSON - NYT
    Visitors who were turned away from a closed Alcatraz Island observe a model instead, on the first day of a government shutdown in San Francisco, Oct. 1. 2013. Federal workers across the country braced for an uncertain financial future on Tuesday after Congress gave up hope of passing a budget in the face of Republican attacks on the new health care law. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times)
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    DOUG MILLS - NYT
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) arrives at the Capitol on the first day of the government shutdown in Washington, Oct. 1, 2013. Federal workers across the country braced for an uncertain financial future on Tuesday after Congress gave up hope of passing a budget in the face of Republican attacks on the new health care law. (Doug Mills/The New York Times)
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    STEPHEN CROWLEY - NYT
    World War II veterans from Mississippi cross barriers to the National World War II Memorial, refusing to comply with signs declaring the facility closed on the first day of a government shutdown in Washington, Oct. 1, 2013. Federal workers across the country braced for an uncertain financial future on Tuesday after Congress gave up hope of passing a budget in the face of Republican attacks on the new health care law. (Stephen Crowley/The New York Times)
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    STEPHEN CROWLEY - NYT
    Visitors photograph the closed Lincoln Memorial from behind barriers on the first day of a government shutdown in Washington, Oct. 1, 2013. Federal workers across the country braced for an uncertain financial future on Tuesday after Congress gave up hope of passing a budget in the face of Republican attacks on the new health care law. (Stephen Crowley/The New York Times)
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    DOUG MILLS - NYT
    Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), right, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) speak after the Republican policy luncheon on the first day of a government shutdown on Capitol Hill in Washington, Oct. 1, 2013. Federal workers across the country braced for an uncertain financial future on Tuesday after Congress gave up hope of passing a budget in the face of Republican attacks on the new health care law. Sen, John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), left. (Doug Mills/The New York Times)
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    MARK MAKELA - NYT
    Roads at Valley Forge National Park are closed on the first day of a government shutdown in Valley Forge, Pa., Oct.1, 2013. Federal workers across the country braced for an uncertain financial future on Tuesday after Congress gave up hope of passing a budget in the face of Republican attacks on the new health care law. (Mark Makela/The New York Times)
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    GABRIELLA DEMCZUK - NYT
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) walks through the Visitor's Center on the first day of a government shutdown at the Capitol in Washington, Oct. 1, 2013. Federal workers across the country braced for an uncertain financial future on Tuesday after Congress gave up hope of passing a budget in the face of Republican attacks on the new health care law. (Gabriella Demczuk/The New York Times)
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    Mark Wilson - Getty Images
    WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 01: A U.S. Park Police officer stand guard in front of the closed Lincoln Memorial, October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. The National Mall and all monuments and large sections of the government will close due to government shut down after Congress failed to agree on spending. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
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