People pose for photos in front of the Federal Hall National Memorial, the site of the inauguration of President George Washington in 1789, in New York's Financial District, Friday, April 8, 2011. A ... more 
People pose for photos in front of the Federal Hall National Memorial, the site of the inauguration of President George Washington in 1789, in New York's Financial District, 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 2:54 PM EDT