A lone cyclist waits for a traffic signal near empty bicycle racks in the Federal Center Plaza area during day three of the U.S. government shutdown in Washington October 3, 2013. President Barack ... more 
A lone cyclist waits for a traffic signal near empty bicycle racks in the Federal Center Plaza area during day three of the U.S. government shutdown in Washington October 3, 2013. President Barack Obama met with Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress on Wednesday to try to break a budget deadlock that has shut wide swaths of the federal government, but there was no breakthrough and both sides blamed each other. REUTERS/Gary Cameron (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) less 
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