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Government Shutdown

National landmarks are closed because of an impasse on federal spending. (10/1/13) Created by KFI AM 640

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    Visitors sit on benches as Alcatraz Cruises boats sit idle due to all trips to Alcatraz Island being cancelled on October 1, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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    An Alcatraz Cruises worker stands by an idle boat as all trips to Alcatraz Island were cancelled on October 1, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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    An Alcatraz Island program schedule is seen blank as people line up to get refunds for tickets purchased for Alcatraz Island on October 1, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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    People line up to get refunds for tickets purchased for Alcatraz Island on October 1, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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    A visitor looks at a scale model of Alcatraz Island on October 1, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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    Security officer Nick Estrada (L) helps visitors with information on how to get a refund for tickets purchased for Alcatraz Island on October 1, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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    Visitors get refunds for tickets purchased for Alcatraz Island on October 1, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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    US Park Ranger Richard Trott places a closed sign on a barricade in front of the World War II monument in Washington, DC, October 1, 2013, due to a US government shutdown. (Photo credit JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
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    The Jefferson Memorial behind barricades in Washington, DC, on October 1, 2013. (Photo credit KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Members of the US Park Service close the Lincoln memorial on the National Mall October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo credit BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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    In this digital screen capture of the website, http://notice.usa.gov/ informs readers that because of the federal goverment shutdown the website is not available October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Screen Capture by Getty Images)
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    In this digital composite image provided by NASA, informs readers that because of the federal government shutdown they will not be posting to their social media site October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)
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    In this digital screen capture of the website, http://nationalzoo.si.edu informs readers that because of the federal goverment shutdown the Smithsonian's National Zoo is closed October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Getty Images)
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    A group of art students take up the staircase of the National Art Gallery as it is closed due to Federal government shutdown in Washington, DC, on October 1, 2013. (Photo credit JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
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    People look at a sign for informing that the Statue of Liberty is closed due to the government shutdown in Battery Park on October 1, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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    People look at a sign for informing that the Statue of Liberty is closed due to the government shutdown in Battery Park on October 1, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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    A sign outside Smithsonian National Museum informs it is closed due to the government shutdown on October 1, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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    People look at a sign for informing that the Statue of Liberty is closed due to the government shutdown in Battery Park on October 1, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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    People look at a sign for informing that the Statue of Liberty is closed due to the government shutdown in Battery Park on October 1, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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    A sign outside Smithsonian National Museum informs it is closed due to the government shutdown on October 1, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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    The Statue of Liberty stands empty of visitors after it closed due to a US government shutdown in New York, October 1, 2013. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
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    The Statue of Liberty stands empty of visitors after it closed due to a US government shutdown in New York, October 1, 2013. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
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    The Statue of Liberty stands empty of visitors after it closed due to a US government shutdown in New York, October 1, 2013. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
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    US Park Rangers place barricades in front of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, DC, October 1, 2013, as all National Parks closed due to a US government shutdown. (Photo credit JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
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    A park ranger walks in front of the Jefferson Memorial on the eve of a possible US government shutdown as Congress battles out the budget in Washington, DC, September 30, 2013. (Photo credit MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)
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    A sign outside Castle Clinton National Monument informs it is closed due to the government shutdown on October 1, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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    Local natives get blocked at Acadia National Park in Maine.