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

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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