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Government Reopens

Barriers came down at federal memorials and National Park Service sites and thousands of furloughed federal workers return to work across the country. Created by KFI AM 640

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    The sun begins to rise behind the U.S. Capitol building on the morning after a bipartisan bill was passed by the House and the Senate to reopened the government and raise the debt limit, on October 17, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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    U.S. Park Service truck carries away road closure cones on the morning after a bipartisan bill was passed by the House and the Senate to reopened the government and raise the debt limit, on October 17, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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    A U.S. Park Service worker picks up trash in front of the Lincoln memorial on the morning after a bipartisan bill was passed by the House and the Senate to reopened the government and raise the debt limit, on October 17, 2013 in Washington, DC. to pay bills until February 7, 2014. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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    U.S. Park Service workers carry away barricades that were used to close the Martin Luther King Memorial on the morning after a bipartisan bill was passed by the House and the Senate to reopen the government and raise the debt limit, on October 17, 2013 in Washington, DC. President Obama signed the bill into law, that will fund the government until January 15, 2014 and allow the government to pay bills until February 7, 2014. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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    U.S. Park Service workers carry away barricades that were used to close the Martin Luther King Memorial on the morning after a bipartisan bill was passed by the House and the Senate to reopen the government and raise the debt limit, on October 17, 2013 in Washington, DC. President Obama signed the bill into law, that will fund the government until January 15, 2014 and allow the government to pay bills until February 7, 2014. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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    Tourists walk past as U.S. Park Service workers remove barricades that were used to close the Martin Luther King Memorial on the morning after a bipartisan bill was passed by the House and the Senate to reopen the government and raise the debt limit, on October 17, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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    A U.S. Park Service employee cleans the windows inside the information center at the Martin Luther King Memorial on the morning after a bipartisan bill was passed by the House and the Senate to reopen the government and raise the debt limit, on October 17, 2013 in Washington, DC. President Obama signed the bill into law, that will fund the government until January 15, 2014 and allow the government to pay bills until February 7, 2014. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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    U.S. Capitol tour guide Brian Isaac conducts a tour in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol upon returning to work after a bipartisan bill was passed by the House and the Senate to reopen the government and raise the debt limit, on October 17, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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    Tourists look out over the Tidal Basin and Washington Monument one day after a bipartisan bill was passed by the House and the Senate to reopen the government and raise the debt limit, on October 17, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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    Tourists walk along the Tidal Basin one day after a bipartisan bill was passed by the House and the Senate to reopen the government and raise the debt limit, on October 17, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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    A dog pulls its owner past the Martin Luther King Memorial which is filled with tourists one day after a bipartisan bill was passed by the House and the Senate to reopen the government and raise the debt limit, on October 17, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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    Eighth graders from Normandy High School in Parma, Ohio pose for a picture at the Bread Line statue at the FDR Memorial one day after a bipartisan bill was passed by the House and the Senate to reopen the government and raise the debt limit, on October 17, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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    Richard Doerner, a museum specialist at the U.S. Capitol who returned to work today after being furloughed for the past two weeks, winds the Ohio Clock outside the Senate chamber after a bipartisan bill was passed by the House and the Senate to reopen the government and raise the debt limit, on October 17, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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    Betty Mamuyac, a Visitor Use Assistant at the Everglades National Park entranceway, issues an entrance ticket to a visitor after the park reopened to visitors today, following a 16-day closure stemming from the partial federal government shutdown on October 17, 2013 in Miami, Florida. The political standoff about the national debt and the funding of the Affordable Care Act ended in the nations capital before a midnight deadline last night. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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    Betty Mamuyac, a Visitor Use Assistant at the Everglades National Park entranceway, issues an entrance ticket to a visitor after the park reopened to visitors today, following a 16-day closure stemming from the partial federal government shutdown on October 17, 2013 in Miami, Florida. The political standoff about the national debt and the funding of the Affordable Care Act ended in the nations capital before a midnight deadline last night. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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    Visitors to the Everglades National Park enjoy the views after it reopened to visitors today, following a 16-day closure stemming from the partial federal government shutdown on October 17, 2013 in Miami, Florida. The political standoff about the national debt and the funding of the Affordable Care Act ended in the nations capital before a midnight deadline lastnight. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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    U.S. Capitol tour guide Katherine Minahan conducts a tour in Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol upon returning to work after a bipartisan bill was passed by the House and the Senate to reopen the government and raise the debt limit, on October 17, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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    Donations are solicited in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum on Capitol Hill October 17, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Tourists stand beneath moon landing artwork in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum on Capitol Hill October 17, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo credit BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Barricades that were used to close the Martin Luther King Memorial lay dismantled on the morning after a bipartisan bill was passed by the House and the Senate to reopen the government and raise the debt limit, on October 17, 2013 in Washington, DC. President Obama signed the bill into law, that will fund the government until January 15, 2014 and allow the government to pay bills until February 7, 2014. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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    Tourists visit the US Capitol Building on Capitol Hill October 17, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo credit BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)