A pair of people dressed as the Statue of Liberty, with the actual statue visible between them, wait to pose with tourists in New York's Battery Park, Friday, April 8, 2011. A government closure would... more 
A pair of people dressed as the Statue of Liberty, with the actual statue visible between them, wait to pose with tourists in New York's Battery Park, Friday, April 8, 2011. A government closure would mean the furloughs of hundreds of thousands of workers and the services they provide, from processing many tax refunds to approving business loans. Medical research would be disrupted, national parks would close and most travel visa and passport services would stop, among many others. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Richard Drew
Fri, Apr 8, 2011 2:56 PM EDT