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Tourists stop to take pictures near the entrance to Mount Rushmore National Memorial Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Keystone, S.D. All national parks remain closed after Congress failed to pass a temporary funding bill Monday in an effort to defund Obamacare.
A barricade prevents visitors from entering the interior of the Badlands National Park Tuesday near Wall, S.D. A bulletin issued by the Department of Interior states, "Effective immediately upon a lapse in appropriations, the National Park Service will take all necessary steps to close and secure national park facilities and grounds in order to suspend all activities ... Day use visitors will be instructed to leave the park immediately."
World War II Veteran George Bloss, from Gulfport, Miss., looks out over the National World War II Memorial Tuesday, where he and others who had traveled from across the country were allowed to visit it after it had been officially closed b. After their visit, the memorial was closed again.
(From left) Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein, American International Group CEO Robert Benmosche and General Electric CEO Keith Sherin arrive at the White House Wednesday for a meeting with President Barack Obama regarding the debt ceiling and the economy.