As the nation edges closer to setting a dubious record for the longest government shutdown in US history, the effects are starting to pile up. The three-week impasse has also left hundreds of thousands of workers without pay.
Uncollected garbage stood near the Washington Monument on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
The normally busy Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center adjoined Woodrow Wilson Plaza was mostly quiet as the partial federal government shutdown continued.
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Trash in a box overflowed near the Lincoln memorial.
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A sign in the window of the White House Visitors Center notified visitors that it is closed due to the partial federal government shutdown.
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A cyclist took a photograph next to a sign announcing a national park closure due to a government shutdown.
Trash left by receptacles at the Bunker Hill Monument.
The Steamtown National Historic Site in downtown Scranton, Pa. is closed.
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A sign on the main gate of the Smithsonian's National Zoo announced the Zoo will be closed during the shutdown.
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A barrier blocked a campground at the Joshua Tree National Park.
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People walked past a sign announcing that New York funds are keeping the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island open for visitors.
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Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in the Queens borough of New York was open, but the Visitor's Center and restrooms were closed.
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Parking spaces were vacant outside the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' National Center for Explosives Training and Research in Huntsville, Ala.
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A donation box sat on the counter as Dany Garcia spoke with visitors at the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center in Everglades National Park in Homestead, Fla.
An empty entrance line is seen as signs hung on the doors of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture tell visitors that the museum is closed.
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The White House was seen in the background as people biked past trash uncollected on the National Mall.
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Visitors walked past the Wall of Names at the Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville, Pa. Signs were posted on all doors stating that the facilities were closed.
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A woman walked past trash piled next to a garbage bin at Ocean Beach in San Francisco. Nonprofits, businesses and state governments across the country are paying bills and putting in volunteer hours in an uphill battle to keep national parks safe and clean for visitors.
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A biker turned around at a vehicle and pedestrian road block of the road leading to Hains Point at East Potomac Park.
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The entrance gate to a campground was locked at Joshua Tree National Park.
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Material from the Associated Press was used in this report.