A sign (R) on a closed gate in front of the main welcome booth (L) notifies visitors that Smithsonian National Zoo is closed due to the government shutdown in Washington October 2, 2013. The zoo is ... more 
A sign (R) on a closed gate in front of the main welcome booth (L) notifies visitors that Smithsonian National Zoo is closed due to the government shutdown in Washington October 2, 2013. The zoo is one of the many popular public attractions closed due to the U.S. government shutdown, which is now in day number two. REUTERS/Gary Cameron (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS TRAVEL) less 
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Reuters | Photo By GARY CAMERON / Reuters
Wed, Oct 2, 2013 12:28 PM EDT