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Government shutdown of 2013

Updated 6:24 PM ET, Thu December 11, 2014
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The Statue of Liberty looms over visitors below on Liberty Island in New York Harbor on Sunday, October 13, 2013. The statue was closed to the public by the federal government's partial shutdown that began October 1, 2013, but reopened Sunday after the state of New York agreed to shoulder the costs of running the site during the shutdown. John Minchillo/AP
Empty tables overlooking Seal Rocks are seen inside the closed Cliff House on Wednesday, October 9, in San Francisco. The 150-year-old oceanside icon was ordered closed by the National Park Service for the duration of the partial government shutdown, leaving most of the restaurant's 170 employees without work. Eric Risberg/AP
Boaters gather to protest the closure of Everglades National Park waters on October 9 near Islamorada, Florida. About a third of the 2,380-square-mile park encompasses Florida Bay and has been closed to Florida Keys guides and recreational fishermen since October 1. Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/AP
A camping party at the Dolly Copp campground in Gorham, New Hampshire, on October 9 is told that the park will close on Thursday, October 10, at noon. The privately run campground in New Hampshire's White Mountains National Forest was forced to close ahead of the lucrative Columbus Day weekend because of the federal government shutdown. Jim Cole/AP
Rick Hohensee holds a "Fire Congress" sign near the House steps on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, October 8. Evan Vucci/AP
Officers stand at the base of stairs leading to the Capitol Rotunda on Monday, October 7. J. Scott Applewhite/AP
Tourists take photos at a barricade blocking access to the World War II Memorial in Washington on Sunday, October 6. MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
River runners make camp in a dirt parking lot in Marble Canyon, Arizona, after being unable to access the Colorado River at Lee's Ferry on Saturday, October 5. Julie Jacobson/AP
A closure sign is posted on the National Mall in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Thursday, October 3. JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images
Tourists take photos of the Statue of Liberty while riding a tour boat in New York Harbor on October 3. The statue is adminstered by the National Park Service and is closed as a result of the government shutdown. Mark Lennihan/AP
A single security guard patrols the closed Lincoln Memorial in Washington on October 3. JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images
A U.S. Capitol police officer walks past a statue of Gerald Ford in the rotunda on Tuesday, October 1. The Capitol is closed to tours because of the government shutdown. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
Barricades around the World War II Memorial in Washington prevent people from entering the monument on October 1. The memorial was temporary opened to veteran groups who arrived on Honor Flights on a day trip to visit the nation's capital. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
World War II veteran Russell Tucker of Meridian, Mississippi, stands outside the barricade as he visits the World War II Memorial in Washington on October 1. Alex Wong/Getty Images
World War II Veteran George Bloss, from Gulfport, Mississippi, looks out over the National World War II Memorial in Washington, on October 1. 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. Carolyn Kaster/ap
A park ranger secures a road at the entrance to the Mount Rushmore National Memorial on October 1 in Keystone, South Dakota. Scott Olson/Getty Images
A visitor takes a picture of a sign announcing the closure of the Fort Point National Historic Site due to the partial government shutdown on October 1 in San Francisco, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Visitors to Independence National Historical Park are reflected in the window of the closed building housing the Liberty Bell, on October 1 in Philadelphia. Matt Rourke/ap
Hot Springs National Park employee Stacy Jackson carries a barricade while closing Arlington Lawn in Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas on October 1. Richard Rasmussen/The Sentinel-Record/AP
The Washington Monument is seen behind a chain fence in Washington, on October 1. KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images
A National Park Service ranger finishes putting up a sign indicating all facilities at the Martin Luther King Historic Site are closed to the public in Atlanta, on October 1. ERIK S. LESSER/epa/LANDOV
A Capitol police officer walks through the empty Capitol Rotunda, closed to tours during the government shutdown on Capitol Hill in Washington, on October 1. MICHAEL REYNOLDS/EPA/LANDOV
An employee at the Springfield Armory National Historic Site in Springfield, Massachusetts, puts up a sign on October 1, to notify visitors that the site is closed because of a government shutdown. Mark M. Murray/The Republican/Landov
A U.S. Park Service police officer stands at the closed Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall in Washington on October 1. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
A man looks into the closed Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington on October 1. SHAWN THEW/EPA/LANDOV
A U.S. park ranger places a closed sign on a barricade in front of the World War II Memorial in Washington on October 1. JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images
Park police and Park Service employees close down the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall on October 1. Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Members of the U.S. National Park Service close the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington on October 1. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
A U.S. park ranger posts a closed sign at the Lincoln Memorial on October 1. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
People look at a sign announcing that the Statue of Liberty is closed in New York on October 1. EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images
Fencing around the World War II Memorial prevents people from entering the monument on the National Mall in Washington on October 1. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
A U.S. park service police officer stands guard at the entrance of the closed Lincoln Memorial on October 1. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images