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<p>An empty speaker's lectern is seen in the rain outside the U.S. Capitol, October 10, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst</p>

An empty speaker's lectern is seen in the rain outside the U.S. Capitol, October 10, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

An empty speaker's lectern is seen in the rain outside the U.S. Capitol, October 10, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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<p>A sign in an empty corridor leading to the offices of Republican House leadership is pictured on Capitol Hill, October 9, 2013.  REUTERS/Jason Reed</p>

A sign in an empty corridor leading to the offices of Republican House leadership is pictured on Capitol Hill, October 9, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

A sign in an empty corridor leading to the offices of Republican House leadership is pictured on Capitol Hill, October 9, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

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<p>The U.S. Capitol Visitors Center empty of tourists, October 9, 2013.  REUTERS/Jason Reed</p>

The U.S. Capitol Visitors Center empty of tourists, October 9, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

The U.S. Capitol Visitors Center empty of tourists, October 9, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

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

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

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

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<p>A man walks toward the entrance of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, October 3, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque</p>

A man walks toward the entrance of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, October 3, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A man walks toward the entrance of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, October 3, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>Empty bicycle racks are seen in the Federal Center Plaza area during day three of the shutdown, October 3, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Cameron</p>

Empty bicycle racks are seen in the Federal Center Plaza area during day three of the shutdown, October 3, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Empty bicycle racks are seen in the Federal Center Plaza area during day three of the shutdown, October 3, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

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<p>The U.S. Capitol Dome is reflected in a fountain below the U.S. Senate, October 6, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst</p>

The U.S. Capitol Dome is reflected in a fountain below the U.S. Senate, October 6, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

The U.S. Capitol Dome is reflected in a fountain below the U.S. Senate, October 6, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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<p>The inside of the closed Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, October 1, 2013.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque</p>

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

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

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<p>Empty tables and chairs are seen outside the main headquarters of FEMA, October 3, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Cameron</p>

Empty tables and chairs are seen outside the main headquarters of FEMA, October 3, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Empty tables and chairs are seen outside the main headquarters of FEMA, October 3, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

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<p>A road leads to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, October 6, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst</p>

A road leads to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, October 6, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

A road leads to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, October 6, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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