A member of the park photo crew takes a picture of visitors from Peru under the Statue of Liberty, Wednesday, April 6, 2011, in New York. As talks to avoid a government showdown continue in ... more 
A member of the park photo crew takes a picture of visitors from Peru under the Statue of Liberty, Wednesday, April 6, 2011, in New York. As talks to avoid a government showdown continue in Washington, the White House sought to put the prospect of a shutdown in terms people would care about, warning even that the beloved National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade in the nation's capital would be wiped out. The Smithsonian Institution and national parks around the country, as well as the Statue of Liberty, would also be closed. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Mary Altaffer
Wed, Apr 6, 2011 8:31 PM EDT