Government Shutdown: Pictures Of Nothing

Park Ranger Richard Trott posts a closed sign on the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. The U.S. government is in a forced shutdown after lawmakers failed to pass a spending bill last night. (Photo by AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI)
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US Park Ranger Richard Trott posts a closed sign on the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. The US government is in a forced shutdown after lawmakers failed to pass a spending bill last night. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Park Ranger Richard Trott posts a closed sign on the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. The U.S. government is in a forced shutdown after lawmakers failed to pass a spending bill last night. (Photo by AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI)
The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum has acquired a collection of more than 1,000 works of art, prints, objects and other materials documenting early human flight, beginning with balloons. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
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The morning newspapers sit outside the closed Smithsonian Museum of National History on the National Mall October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. The US government is in a forced shutdown after lawmakers failed to pass a spending bill last night. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum has acquired a collection of more than 1,000 works of art, prints, objects and other materials documenting early human flight, beginning with balloons. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
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A closed sign stands outside the Smithsonian National Gallery of Art on the National Mall October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. The US government is in a forced shutdown after lawmakers failed to pass a spending bill last night. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
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Police tape blocks a closed Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. The US government is in a forced shutdown after lawmakers failed to pass a spending bill last night. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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US-POLITICS-GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN
A woman walks away from the closed Smithsonian National Gallery of Art on the National Mall October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. The US government is in a forced shutdown after lawmakers failed to pass a spending bill last night. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
A closed sign is posted on the door to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. The US government is in a forced shutdown after lawmakers failed to pass a spending bill last night. (Photo by AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI)
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A closed sign is posted on the door to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. The US government is in a forced shutdown after lawmakers failed to pass a spending bill last night. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
A closed sign is posted on the door to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. The US government is in a forced shutdown after lawmakers failed to pass a spending bill last night. (Photo by AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI)
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US-POLITICS-ECONOMY-BUDGET
Workers use barricades to close the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. The US government is in a forced shutdown after lawmakers failed to pass a spending bill last night. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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US-POLITICS-ECONOMY-BUDGET
US Park Ranger Richard Trott posts closed signs at the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. The US government is in a forced shutdown after lawmakers failed to pass a spending bill last night. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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US-POLITICS-GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN
A sign indicates that the Lincoln Memorial and all national parks are closes October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. The US government is in a forced shutdown after lawmakers failed to pass a spending bill last night. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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