Can you imagine what fear porn they are churning out to the world???-A.M.
Tuesday, Oct 1, 2013  |  Updated 11:32 AM EDT
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A would-be visitor pauses at a barricade to the Lincoln Memorial, Oct. 1, 2013. See the full image at www.twitter.com/NPCA.

No national parks. No Smithsonian. (And no Panda Cam.) No new applications for social security, no tax audits, no way to check that the employee you want to hire is a citizen.

The government officially shut down at midnight Oct. 1. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers were furloughed, and some of the D.C.-based services tourists and locals alike rely on will be closed.

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