U.S. Park Police stand guard inside the gates of the World War II Memorial in Washington October 5, 2013, as the government shutdown continues into the weekend. Washington entered the fifth day of a ... more 
U.S. Park Police stand guard inside the gates of the World War II Memorial in Washington October 5, 2013, as the government shutdown continues into the weekend. Washington entered the fifth day of a partial government shutdown on Saturday with no end in sight even as another, more serious conflict over raising the nation's borrowing authority started heating up. The National Park Service gave elderly veterans access to the barricaded National World War II Memorial, the site of a skirmish in the partisan war over the U.S. government shutdown. A total of about 500 veterans from Chicago and Missouri were visiting on Wednesday under the non-profit Honor Flight program that helps veterans visit Washington memorials. REUTERS/Mike Theiler (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS) less 
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