Government Shutdown Forces Closures In Nation's Capitol

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A US Park Service Ranger attaches a closed sign to the main entrance... News PhotoAttached,Closed,Diplomacy,Horizontal,Martin Luther King Jr.,Politics,Sign,USA,Washington DCPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA US Park Service Ranger attaches a closed sign to the main entrance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Monument in Washington, DC, October 1, 2013. The US government shut down Tuesday in a replay of brinkmanship between Republican and Democratic forces last seen in 1995-96. After Republicans won a majority in the House of Representatives in 1994, hardliners picked a fight with then president Bill Clinton over budget cuts that included funding of the Medicare health program for the elderly. AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)