Security officer Jarvis Landlum holds a sign informing people on the government shutdown of Alcatraz Island, a tourist attraction operated by the National Park Service, in San Francisco, California ... more 
Security officer Jarvis Landlum holds a sign informing people on the government shutdown of Alcatraz Island, a tourist attraction operated by the National Park Service, in San Francisco, California October 1, 2013. The White House rejected a Republican plan to reopen portions of the U.S. government on Tuesday as the first shutdown in 17 years closed landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and threw hundreds of thousands of federal employees out of work. REUTERS/Stephen Lam (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS TRAVEL BUSINESS) less 
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Reuters | Photo By STEPHEN LAM / REUTERS
Tue, Oct 1, 2013 5:06 PM EDT