Tourists view the U.S. Capitol in Washington atop a Big Bus double-decker tour on Oct. 2, 2013, the second day of a U.S. government shutdown. Most of the popular stops on this bus tour were closed due to the government shutdown. (GARY CAMERON/REUTERS)
Veteran Ken Bonar of the Heartland Honor Flight tours the Second World War memorial in Washington on Oct. 2, 2013. The memorial is technically closed due to the government shutdown, but was opened today and yesterday for visiting veteran groups. (KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS)
Protestors in front of the closed Smithsonian Museum of Natural History rally against the U.S. government shutdown while waving to a tour bus in Washington on Oct. 2, 2013. (GARY CAMERON/REUTERS)
U.S. Representative Michele Bachmann talks to Second World War veteran Gaza Bodnar of the Franklin County, Miss., Honor Flight at the U.S. Second World War memorial in Washington on Oct. 2, 2013. (KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS)
Veteran John Helling, part of the Heartland Honor Flight, tours the U.S. Second World War memorial in Washington on Oct. 2, 2013. (KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS)
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, right and Democrat Senator Charles Schumer address the media at a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Oct. 2, 2013. The fight between Democrats and Republicans over the government's borrowing power is rapidly merging with the standoff over everyday funding, which has forced the first government shutdown in 17 years and forced hundreds of thousands of federal employees to take unpaid leave. (JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS)
Barricades are posted in front of the closed Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington on Oct. 2, 2013. (CAROLYN KASTER/ASSOCIATED PRESS)
A Filipino protester shouts slogans as they march near the U.S. embassy during a rally to oppose the planned visit of U.S. President Barack Obama in Manila on Oct. 2, 2013. Obama has cancelled his Philippines stop, as well as Malaysia, because of the U.S. government shutdown, the White House announced Wednesday. (AARON FAVILA/ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Law enforcement officers stand at right as the Lincoln Memorial, and most of the federal government, is closed on Oct. 1, 2013, in Washington. The museums that draw millions of visitors to the National Mall closed their doors Tuesday, memorials were barricaded and trash will go uncollected in the nation's most-visited national park due to the first government shutdown in 17 years. (ALEX BRANDON/ASSOCIATED PRESS)
The U.S. Park Service visitor office is seen unattended at Paramount Ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area in Agoura Hills, Calif., on Oct. 1, 2013. The White House rejected a Republican plan to reopen portions of the U.S. government on Tuesday as the first shutdown in 17 years closed landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and threw hundreds of thousands of federal employees out of work. (LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS)
A lone customer orders from a food truck located in the midst of federal buildings in Washington on Oct. 1, 2013. (KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS)
A handwritten sign informs visitors to Boston’s Faneuil Hall, the nation's oldest public meeting hall, that restrooms are closed as a result of the partial government shutdown on Oct. 1, 2013. (STEPHAN SAVOIA/ASSOCIATED PRESS)
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