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Photos: Signs of a shutdown

Updated 10:28 AM ET, Wed October 16, 2013
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Visitors walk at the National World War II Memorial after a rally at the monument in Washington on Tuesday, October 15. Activists from veterans groups gathered to protest the partial shutdown of the U.S. government and to rally for resolutions to the budget crisis. Signs of the shutdown can be found across the country. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
A closure sign is posted on the National Mall near the U.S. Capitol. Much of Washington remains closed with hundreds of thousands of government workers furloughed. JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images
The impasse even takes center stage on the White House website. USA.gov
The main entrance to Grand Canyon National Park was closed for more than a week before it reopened Saturday, October 12. Ross D. Franklin/AP
The Smithsonian's National Zoo website states, "All the animals will continue to be fed and cared for. A shutdown does not affect our commitment to the safety of our staff and standard of excellence in animal care." Smithsonian's National Zoo
A sign at the bathroom of the National Visitors Center in Boston announces that the restrooms are closed in Faneuil Hall. Jessica Rinaldi /The Boston Globe/Getty
Mark Weekley, superintendent at the National Park Service's Lewis and Clark National Historical Trail, tapes a closed sign to the window October 1 in Omaha, Nebraska. Nati Harnik/AP
A handwritten sign at the Mount Rainier National Park administration building tells employees where to pick up their furlough letters October 1. Pete Caster/The Chronicle/AP
Despite signs stating that the national parks are closed, people visit the World War II Memorial in Washington on October 2. Susan Walsh/AP
A sign on Highway 41, north of Fresno, California, tells motorists about the closure of Yosemite Park on October 1. Craig Kohlruss/Fresno Bee/MCT/Getty Images
According to the FBI's website, information not directly related to the protection of life and property will not be routinely updated on the site. FBI
A closed sign hangs at the entrance to the U.S. Treasury building October 3. Julia Schmalz/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Mirta Maltes, a U.S. park ranger, speaks with Christoph Zuercher, a tourist from Switzerland, outside Everglades National Park on October 7 in Miami. Joe Raedle/Getty Images
A couple walks next to a sign October 12 informing them that the Statue of Liberty is closed. It reopened the next day on the state of New York's dime. Kena Betancur/Getty Images