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Government shutdown 2013

Nelly Mathov, 79, holds a sign while protesting against the government shutdown outside the federal building in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. President Barack Obama summoned congressional leaders to the White House on the second day of a partial government shutdown that has furloughed hundreds of thousands of workers and closed military cemeteries as far away as France.
Jae C. Hong
Maj. Ryan Burke scans the nearly empty shelves in the meat section at the Fort Carson Commissary in Colorado Springs, Colo., Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. The commissary was busier than normal with news that it will close until further notice because of the government shutdown.
MARK REIS
Vicki Maturo, of Culver City, Calif., protests against the government shutdown outside the federal building in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. President Barack Obama summoned congressional leaders to the White House on the second day of a partial government shutdown that has furloughed hundreds of thousands of workers and closed military cemeteries as far away as France.
Jae C. Hong
Army college soccer players salute during retreat, the daily lowering of the American flag, during practice at the U.S. Military Academy on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, in West Point, N.Y. Army is scheduled to host Boston University in an NCAA soccer game Saturday night, but that may be canceled due to the partial government shutdown.
Mike Groll
Barbara Samuels, 86, joins dozens others to protest against the government shutdown outside the federal building in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. President Barack Obama summoned congressional leaders to the White House on the second day of a partial government shutdown that has furloughed hundreds of thousands of workers and closed military cemeteries as far away as France.
Jae C. Hong
Jessica and Jeff Wood of Springville N.Y., have lunch ooutside the locked gates of the William L. Finley Wildlife Refuge south of Corvallis, Ore. Tuesday afternoon Oct. 1, 2013. They are halfway into a three-month trip to the western part of the country and had planned on visiting many National Parks including Crater Lake, the Redwoods and Yosemite.
Andy Cripe
Maureen Flanagan, a government employee on furlough from her job at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, holds a sign outside an entrance to the academy on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, in Highland Falls, N.Y.
Mike Groll
World War II veterans from the Chicago-area salute as they visit the World War II Memorial in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. The group came to Washington on an honor flight despite the shutdown of the federal government. It was an act of civil disobedience that marked the fact some barriers nor a government shutdown would keep a group of World War II veterans from visiting the monument erected in their honor.
Susan Walsh
World War II Army veteran Jack Poitras of Barnhart, Mo., plays Taps as a group of Missouri veterans visit the World War II Memorial in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. The group came to Washington on an honor flight despite the shutdown of the federal government. It was an act of civil disobedience that marked the fact some barriers nor a government shutdown would keep a group of World War II veterans from visiting the monument erected in their honor.
Susan Walsh
Despite signs stating that the national parks are closed, people visit the World War II Memorial in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. Most of the visitors were WWII veterans who came to Washington on an honor flight to visit the memorial. It was an act of civil disobedience that marked the fact some barriers nor a government shutdown would keep a group of World War II veterans from visiting the monument erected in their honor. The Lincoln Memorial is in the background.
Susan Walsh
Susan Cooper, left, of Richardson, Texas, sits along side her husband, Jack, 93, and a Word War II veteran, as they demonstrate with nearly 40 others against the government shutdown, in front of the Social Security Administration building Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, in Dallas.
Tony Gutierrez
Edie Williams of Columbia Md., holds her sign for passing traffic on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, to protest the partial shutdown of the government.
Carolyn Kaster
A truck plastered with signs criticizing the government drives through Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. The political stare-down on Capitol Hill shows no signs of easing leaving federal government functions, from informational websites, to national parks, to processing veterans' claims in limbo from coast to coast. Lawmakers in both parties ominously suggested the partial shutdown might last for weeks.
Carolyn Kaster
Protesters with Organizing for Action gather and hold out signs for passing traffic on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013.
Carolyn Kaster
People stand and jog past the steps of the closed Lincoln Memorial, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Washington, D.C. The museums that draw millions of visitors to the National Mall closed their doors Tuesday, memorials were barricaded and trash will go uncollected in the nation's most-visited national park due to the first government shutdown in 17 years.
Alex Brandon
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 government shutdown, the first since the winter of 1995-96, closed national parks across the nation.
MARK LENNIHAN
Furloughed workers leave the Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Anchorage during the federal government shutdown on Tuesday, October 1, 2013.
Bill Roth
Beech Grove, Indiana resident Joseph Lohman, 25, who served as a corporal in the U.S. Marines from 2008-2012, shows his concern over the government shutdown by holding an American flag upside down, a signal of distress, just north of I-465, where he has been since midnight. Lohman is totally disabled from a fall in training and is concerned about veterans not getting their disability checks. "I'm not protesting," says Lohman, "I'm just standing for what is right."
Charlie Nye
Beech Grove resident Joseph Lohman, 25, right, who served as a corporal in the U.S. Marines from 2008-2012, is confronted by Southside Indianapolis Marine recruiter Sgt. Joshua York, left, as Lohman stands alongside South Emerson Avenue holding an upside down American flag, a signal of distress, to show his concern over the government shutdown that started at midnight. "With the flag upside down, it means that the country is in distress," says Lohman, who headed out onto the sidewalk at midnight. He said he is concerned about veterans not getting their disability checks with the government shut down.
Charlie Nye
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.
Carolyn Kaster
Workers walk near portraits of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Anchorage during the federal government shutdown on Tuesday, October 1, 2013.
Bill Roth
A sign announcing the closure of the facility was taped to the front doors of the National Park Service Alaska Regional Office in Anchorage during the federal government shutdown on Tuesday, October 1, 2013.
Bill Roth
United States Park Rangers Josh Clemons, left, and Peter Zahrt close a trail at Mammoth Cave National Park, Ky. Tuesday, Oct., 1, 2013. National Parks across the country are closed due to the federal government shutdown.
Alex Slitz
Lake Mead National Recreation Area park maintenance worker Donna Curry locks up a restroom facility at a picnic area inside the park,Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, near Boulder City, Nev. A partial government shutdown, caused by a budget impasse in Congress, has forced the closure of public sites including the nation's national parks.
Julie Jacobson
U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler said about half of her staff will be affected by the furloughs during the federal government shutdown on Tuesday, October 1, 2013.
Bill Roth
U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler, left, inside her office in the Federal Building, said about half of her staff including her secretary Eileen Frison, right, will be affected by the furloughs during the federal government shutdown on Tuesday, October 1, 2013.
Bill Roth
Federal workers and members of AFGE hold signs on the 34th Avenue overpass of Highway 62, to draw attention to how federal workers will be affected by the government shutdown, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Minneapolis. Many employees classified as nonessential have been idled by the partial federal government shutdown that began early Tuesday. It is not clear how many of the estimated 18,000 federal employees in the state have been sidelined.
Glen Stubbe
A crowd waiting outside the Social Security Administration Card Center building listen as they are turned away for certain services due to the partial government shutdown, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 in Minneapolis. Many employees classified as nonessential have been idled by the partial federal government shutdown that began early Tuesday.
Elizabeth Flores
Furloughed federal employes demonstrate in view of a shuttered Independence Hall 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.
Matt Rourke
Workers walk near portraits of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Anchorage during the federal government shutdown on Tuesday, October 1, 2013.
Bill Roth
Grand Canyon Park Closed-10-1-2013- Sebastian Ramirez, 27, of Austin, Texas, hikes out of the Bright Angel Trail in Grand Canyon National Park, Tuesday afternoon. Ramirez spent the night with friends in the bottom of the Canyon at Bright Angel Campground. Beginning at 6 am, visitors were told the park was closed and they could not visit.
Tom Tingle
Korean War veteran Robert Olson, from Iowa, is pushed in his wheelchair by Zach Twedt, also from Iowa, around the National World War II Memorial in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. 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.
Carolyn Kaster
A pedestrian walks past the locked doors at the National Park Service Alaska Regional Office in Anchorage during the federal government shutdown on Tuesday, October 1, 2013.
Bill Roth
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.
Carolyn Kaster
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. In the wake of a partial shutdown of the U.S. government, the National Park Service began closing down parks and other facilities until federal funding is restored.
Chuck Burton
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.
Stephan Savoia
Madison Meyenburg, 2, of Elk River, tries to open the door at the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center in Canal Park, but the building remained closed because of the partial federal government shutdown Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Duluth, Minn. The first government shutdown in 17 years closes parks and government offices.
Bob King
U.S. Post Office letter carrier Jacob Ribald peeks into the window of the Bureau of Land Management office on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 in Las Cruces, N.M. "I have a lot of mail for them," said Ribald, "at least I tried, right?" The door is locked and a sign is posted saying that the site is closed because of the government shutdown.
Robin Zielinski
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 cannot because the gallery is closed due to the partial government shutdown. Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a long-running dispute over the 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.
Carolyn Kaster
Park ranger Evan Carnes, right, and natural resources specialist Katie McGillvray lock the gates to the park around the Hiram Chittenden Locks in Ballard, Wash., at 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon due to the federal government shutdown and won't reopen until the shutdown is over. Both will be on furlough starting Wednesday.
Mark Harrison
A sign is posted at an entrance to the closed Valley Forge National Historical Park Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Valley Forge, Pa. 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.
Matt Rourke
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.
MARK LENNIHAN
Brandon and Cassie Hyde of Andrews, N.C, with 8-month-old Brooklyn, camp at Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, near Townsend, Tenn. Visitors in all overnight campgrounds and lodges will be given until 6 p.m., October 3 to make travel arrangements and leave the park due to the government shutdown.
Michael Patrick
Nelly Mathov, 79, holds a sign while protesting against the government shutdown outside the federal building in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. President Barack Obama summoned congressional leaders to the White House on the second day of a partial government shutdown that has furloughed hundreds of thousands of workers and closed military cemeteries as far away as France.
Jae C. Hong
Maj. Ryan Burke scans the nearly empty shelves in the meat section at the Fort Carson Commissary in Colorado Springs, Colo., Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. The commissary was busier than normal with news that it will close until further notice because of the government shutdown.
MARK REIS
Vicki Maturo, of Culver City, Calif., protests against the government shutdown outside the federal building in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. President Barack Obama summoned congressional leaders to the White House on the second day of a partial government shutdown that has furloughed hundreds of thousands of workers and closed military cemeteries as far away as France.
Jae C. Hong
Army college soccer players salute during retreat, the daily lowering of the American flag, during practice at the U.S. Military Academy on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, in West Point, N.Y. Army is scheduled to host Boston University in an NCAA soccer game Saturday night, but that may be canceled due to the partial government shutdown.
Mike Groll
Barbara Samuels, 86, joins dozens others to protest against the government shutdown outside the federal building in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. President Barack Obama summoned congressional leaders to the White House on the second day of a partial government shutdown that has furloughed hundreds of thousands of workers and closed military cemeteries as far away as France.
Jae C. Hong
Jessica and Jeff Wood of Springville N.Y., have lunch ooutside the locked gates of the William L. Finley Wildlife Refuge south of Corvallis, Ore. Tuesday afternoon Oct. 1, 2013. They are halfway into a three-month trip to the western part of the country and had planned on visiting many National Parks including Crater Lake, the Redwoods and Yosemite.
Andy Cripe
Maureen Flanagan, a government employee on furlough from her job at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, holds a sign outside an entrance to the academy on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, in Highland Falls, N.Y.
Mike Groll
World War II veterans from the Chicago-area salute as they visit the World War II Memorial in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. The group came to Washington on an honor flight despite the shutdown of the federal government. It was an act of civil disobedience that marked the fact some barriers nor a government shutdown would keep a group of World War II veterans from visiting the monument erected in their honor.
Susan Walsh
World War II Army veteran Jack Poitras of Barnhart, Mo., plays Taps as a group of Missouri veterans visit the World War II Memorial in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. The group came to Washington on an honor flight despite the shutdown of the federal government. It was an act of civil disobedience that marked the fact some barriers nor a government shutdown would keep a group of World War II veterans from visiting the monument erected in their honor.
Susan Walsh
Despite signs stating that the national parks are closed, people visit the World War II Memorial in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. Most of the visitors were WWII veterans who came to Washington on an honor flight to visit the memorial. It was an act of civil disobedience that marked the fact some barriers nor a government shutdown would keep a group of World War II veterans from visiting the monument erected in their honor. The Lincoln Memorial is in the background.
Susan Walsh
Susan Cooper, left, of Richardson, Texas, sits along side her husband, Jack, 93, and a Word War II veteran, as they demonstrate with nearly 40 others against the government shutdown, in front of the Social Security Administration building Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, in Dallas.
Tony Gutierrez
Edie Williams of Columbia Md., holds her sign for passing traffic on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, to protest the partial shutdown of the government.
Carolyn Kaster
A truck plastered with signs criticizing the government drives through Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. The political stare-down on Capitol Hill shows no signs of easing leaving federal government functions, from informational websites, to national parks, to processing veterans' claims in limbo from coast to coast. Lawmakers in both parties ominously suggested the partial shutdown might last for weeks.
Carolyn Kaster
Protesters with Organizing for Action gather and hold out signs for passing traffic on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013.
Carolyn Kaster
People stand and jog past the steps of the closed Lincoln Memorial, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Washington, D.C. The museums that draw millions of visitors to the National Mall closed their doors Tuesday, memorials were barricaded and trash will go uncollected in the nation's most-visited national park due to the first government shutdown in 17 years.
Alex Brandon
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 government shutdown, the first since the winter of 1995-96, closed national parks across the nation.
MARK LENNIHAN
Furloughed workers leave the Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Anchorage during the federal government shutdown on Tuesday, October 1, 2013.
Bill Roth
Beech Grove, Indiana resident Joseph Lohman, 25, who served as a corporal in the U.S. Marines from 2008-2012, shows his concern over the government shutdown by holding an American flag upside down, a signal of distress, just north of I-465, where he has been since midnight. Lohman is totally disabled from a fall in training and is concerned about veterans not getting their disability checks. "I'm not protesting," says Lohman, "I'm just standing for what is right."
Charlie Nye
Beech Grove resident Joseph Lohman, 25, right, who served as a corporal in the U.S. Marines from 2008-2012, is confronted by Southside Indianapolis Marine recruiter Sgt. Joshua York, left, as Lohman stands alongside South Emerson Avenue holding an upside down American flag, a signal of distress, to show his concern over the government shutdown that started at midnight. "With the flag upside down, it means that the country is in distress," says Lohman, who headed out onto the sidewalk at midnight. He said he is concerned about veterans not getting their disability checks with the government shut down.
Charlie Nye
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.
Carolyn Kaster
Workers walk near portraits of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Anchorage during the federal government shutdown on Tuesday, October 1, 2013.
Bill Roth
A sign announcing the closure of the facility was taped to the front doors of the National Park Service Alaska Regional Office in Anchorage during the federal government shutdown on Tuesday, October 1, 2013.
Bill Roth
United States Park Rangers Josh Clemons, left, and Peter Zahrt close a trail at Mammoth Cave National Park, Ky. Tuesday, Oct., 1, 2013. National Parks across the country are closed due to the federal government shutdown.
Alex Slitz
Lake Mead National Recreation Area park maintenance worker Donna Curry locks up a restroom facility at a picnic area inside the park,Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, near Boulder City, Nev. A partial government shutdown, caused by a budget impasse in Congress, has forced the closure of public sites including the nation's national parks.
Julie Jacobson
U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler said about half of her staff will be affected by the furloughs during the federal government shutdown on Tuesday, October 1, 2013.
Bill Roth
U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler, left, inside her office in the Federal Building, said about half of her staff including her secretary Eileen Frison, right, will be affected by the furloughs during the federal government shutdown on Tuesday, October 1, 2013.
Bill Roth
Federal workers and members of AFGE hold signs on the 34th Avenue overpass of Highway 62, to draw attention to how federal workers will be affected by the government shutdown, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Minneapolis. Many employees classified as nonessential have been idled by the partial federal government shutdown that began early Tuesday. It is not clear how many of the estimated 18,000 federal employees in the state have been sidelined.
Glen Stubbe
A crowd waiting outside the Social Security Administration Card Center building listen as they are turned away for certain services due to the partial government shutdown, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 in Minneapolis. Many employees classified as nonessential have been idled by the partial federal government shutdown that began early Tuesday.
Elizabeth Flores
Furloughed federal employes demonstrate in view of a shuttered Independence Hall 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.
Matt Rourke
Workers walk near portraits of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Anchorage during the federal government shutdown on Tuesday, October 1, 2013.
Bill Roth
Grand Canyon Park Closed-10-1-2013- Sebastian Ramirez, 27, of Austin, Texas, hikes out of the Bright Angel Trail in Grand Canyon National Park, Tuesday afternoon. Ramirez spent the night with friends in the bottom of the Canyon at Bright Angel Campground. Beginning at 6 am, visitors were told the park was closed and they could not visit.
Tom Tingle
Korean War veteran Robert Olson, from Iowa, is pushed in his wheelchair by Zach Twedt, also from Iowa, around the National World War II Memorial in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. 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.
Carolyn Kaster
A pedestrian walks past the locked doors at the National Park Service Alaska Regional Office in Anchorage during the federal government shutdown on Tuesday, October 1, 2013.
Bill Roth
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.
Carolyn Kaster
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. In the wake of a partial shutdown of the U.S. government, the National Park Service began closing down parks and other facilities until federal funding is restored.
Chuck Burton
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.
Stephan Savoia
Madison Meyenburg, 2, of Elk River, tries to open the door at the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center in Canal Park, but the building remained closed because of the partial federal government shutdown Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Duluth, Minn. The first government shutdown in 17 years closes parks and government offices.
Bob King
U.S. Post Office letter carrier Jacob Ribald peeks into the window of the Bureau of Land Management office on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 in Las Cruces, N.M. "I have a lot of mail for them," said Ribald, "at least I tried, right?" The door is locked and a sign is posted saying that the site is closed because of the government shutdown.
Robin Zielinski
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 cannot because the gallery is closed due to the partial government shutdown. Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a long-running dispute over the 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.
Carolyn Kaster
Park ranger Evan Carnes, right, and natural resources specialist Katie McGillvray lock the gates to the park around the Hiram Chittenden Locks in Ballard, Wash., at 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon due to the federal government shutdown and won't reopen until the shutdown is over. Both will be on furlough starting Wednesday.
Mark Harrison
A sign is posted at an entrance to the closed Valley Forge National Historical Park Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Valley Forge, Pa. 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.
Matt Rourke
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.
MARK LENNIHAN
Brandon and Cassie Hyde of Andrews, N.C, with 8-month-old Brooklyn, camp at Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, near Townsend, Tenn. Visitors in all overnight campgrounds and lodges will be given until 6 p.m., October 3 to make travel arrangements and leave the park due to the government shutdown.
Michael Patrick
Craig Medred