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Scenes from the shutdown

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A man works in an empty courtyard surrounded by federal office buildings, at L'Enfant Plaza in Washington, October 3, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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Dietician Tiffany Willard (L) teaches breastfeeding to expectant mother Kiyana Aiono at the Women, Infants and Children office inside a Salt Lake County health clinic in West Valley City, Utah, October 2, 2013. The Salt Lake County government appropriated special funding to continue to offer certain aspects of the federally funded WIC program for a week while many other WIC offices in Utah have been shut due the federal government...

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A runner climbs over a road gate leading to Fort Point National Historic Site, which has been closed due to the federal government shutdown, in San Francisco, California October 2, 2013. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

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John Zangas (L), who identified himself as a federal employee, and Janette Dunder (R) protest against the current government shutdown at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, October 2, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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Empty tables and chairs are seen outside the main headquarters of FEMA, which is partially closed, during day three of the U.S. government shutdown in Washington, October 3, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) (R) talk to reporters as they depart a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, October 2, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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A sign shows the empty program schedule for the tour of Alcatraz Island, a tourist attraction operated by the National Park Service that is closed due to the government shutdown, in San Francisco, October 1, 2013. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

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A construction crew works on a project behind the gates of the Smithsonian National Zoo, which is closed due to the government shutdown, in Washington October 2, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

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A woman exits a federal office building in New York, October 1, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

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A sign is seen on the gate of Paramount Ranch indicating the National Park Service site is closed in the Santa Monica mountains, Agoura Hills, California, October 1, 2013. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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A sign at the entrance to Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico announces its closure October 1, 2013. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

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Fernanda Wagstaff holds her hand out in disbelief as she reads a sign at the Air and Space Museum informing visitors that all Smithsonian museums are closed, in Washington, October 1, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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A couple from Japan sits on the steps of the National Gallery of Art, which they did not realize, is closed in Washington, October 1, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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A security guard informs a woman that the Internal Revenue Service offices are closed in New York, October 1, 2013. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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A teleprompter used by President Obama to deliver remarks on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act is shown among White House staff and journalists is seen in the Rose Garden of the White House, October 1, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

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South Korean tourist Heemok Ann takes his own picture in front of the U.S. Capitol dome in Washington after the U.S. government shutdown, October 1, 2013. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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The empty cafe is seen inside the closed Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington, October 1, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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Tourists stand next to a sign announcing the closure of the Statue of Liberty, a U.S. National Park, due to the U.S. Government shutdown near the ferry dock to the Statue of Liberty in Battery Park in New York, October 1, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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A furloughed federal employee holds a sign on the steps to the U.S. Capitol after the government shut down, on Capitol Hill, October 1, 2013. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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Fay Wagstaff of El Paso, Texas, sits disappointed upon finding out the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum is closed in Washington, October 1, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel listens on speaker phone during a conversation with Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and other senior Defense Department officials about the U.S. government shutdown, at his hotel in Seoul, October 1, 2013. REUTERS/Jacquelyn Martin/Pool

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Tyree Brown (C) along with fellow classmates from the Corcoran College of Art and Design takes part in a makeshift class on the steps of the National Gallery of Art, which they did not realize is closed, in Washington October 1, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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Members of the Family, Career and Community Leadership of America group, pose in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington on day one of the government shutdown, October 1, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

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Representative Michele Bachmann greets veterans at the World War Two Memorial in Washington, October 1, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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The inside of the closed Smithsonian Air and Space Museum is seen in Washington, October 1, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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Women pass a sign announcing the closure of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, October 1, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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Representative Paul Ryan and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor hold a photo opportunity with fellow members of an unrequited conference committee they proposed to the Democratic-controlled senate over the current budget impasse at the Capitol in Washington, October 1, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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A National Parks policeman walks past a sign after the Lincoln Memorial was sealed off from visitors in Washington, October 1, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

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A barricade leading to the Lincoln Memorial prevents access to tourist buses in Washington, October 1, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

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Senator Chuck Schumer, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senator Patty Murray and Senator Dick Durbin stand with a clock counting down to a government shutdown at a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, September 30, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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A statue of George Washington, the first president of the United States, is seen near the office of U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner in the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, October 1, 2013. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

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A red traffic light stands in front of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, September 30, 2013. REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan

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Speaker of the House John Boehner leads members of his staff and security team out of the U.S. Capitol building after 1:00 a.m. on the morning after the House of Representatives voted to send their funding bill with delays to the "Obamacare" health care act into a conference with the Senate, prompting a shutdown of portions of the U.S. government, October 1, 2013. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

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Staffers work in the offices of U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi as the Republican-controlled House and Democratic-controlled Senate reached a budget impasse during a late-night session at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, September 30, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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Statues of female figures representing Grief and History stand before the U.S. Capitol Dome on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol in Washington October 1, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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Senator Ted Cruz departs the Senate floor after a late-night vote rejected budget legislation from the Republican-controlled House of Representatives at the Capitol in Washington, September 30, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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