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21 Real-World Effects Of The Government Shutdown

The government shut down on Tuesday, meaning that over 2 million federal workers won't get their paychecks. Here are 21 national monuments, memorials, and programs that have closed.

Posted on October 1, 2013, at 11:53 a.m. ET

1. The Lincoln Memorial

2. The Jefferson Memorial

3. The World War II Memorial

4. Vietnam Veterans Memorial to close later today.

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is also still open, but will close later today

Zeke Miller

@ZekeJMiller

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is also still open, but will close later today

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5. All Capitol Tours

If there's a lapse in gov't. funding, the Capitol Visitor Center will be closed beginning 10/1 & all tours will be suspended. #DC #DCist

U.S. Capitol

@visitthecapitol

If there's a lapse in gov't. funding, the Capitol Visitor Center will be closed beginning 10/1 & all tours will be suspended. #DC #DCist

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6. The Capitol Rotunda

7. The Clinton Center

Gov't shutdown means Clinton Center closure; some visitors surprised Tuesday: http://t.co/QmoYJKfDHT #ArkDG #ARnews

Gavin Lesnick

@glesnick

Gov't shutdown means Clinton Center closure; some visitors surprised Tuesday: http://t.co/QmoYJKfDHT #ArkDG #ARnews

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8. All National Parks

Because of the federal gov’t shutdown this National Park Service Twitter feed is inactive. We’ll start tweeting again when we get back

NationalParkService

@NatlParkService

Because of the federal gov’t shutdown this National Park Service Twitter feed is inactive. We’ll start tweeting again when we get back

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9. Zoos

10. The Botanical Gardens

11. The Statue of Liberty

12. Nearly all NASA employees furloughed.

Due to the gov't shutdown, all public NASA activities/events are cancelled or postponed until further notice. Sorry for the inconvenience.

NASA

@NASA

Due to the gov't shutdown, all public NASA activities/events are cancelled or postponed until further notice. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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13. If the shutdown lasts longer than two weeks, millions of veterans will not receive benefits.

VA funding for claims processing and payments would run out late October under shutdown. http://t.co/bcgAHMsOwM

Veterans Affairs

@DeptVetAffairs

VA funding for claims processing and payments would run out late October under shutdown. http://t.co/bcgAHMsOwM

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14. The Smithsonian museums...

15. Including the National Air and Space Museum

16. And the National Museum of the American Indian

17. The Army's accounts are closed.

We're sorry, but we will not be tweeting or responding to @ replies during the government #shutdown. http://t.co/U9ENZtwqt4

U.S. Army

@USArmy

We're sorry, but we will not be tweeting or responding to @ replies during the government #shutdown. http://t.co/U9ENZtwqt4

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18. So are the Department of Education's.

We’re sorry, but we will not be tweeting or responding to @ replies during the government shutdown. We’ll be back as soon as possible!

US Dept of Education

@usedgov

We’re sorry, but we will not be tweeting or responding to @ replies during the government shutdown. We’ll be back as soon as possible!

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19. The Centers for Disease Control is halting its annual flu program.

We're sorry, but we will not be tweeting or responding to @ replies during the government shutdown. We'll be back as soon as possible!

CDC Emergency

@CDCemergency

We're sorry, but we will not be tweeting or responding to @ replies during the government shutdown. We'll be back as soon as possible!

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20. The White House's website isn't updating information or responding to inquiries.

21. Even the Senate Hair Care facilities have closed.

BuzzFeedBenny

@bennyjohnson

Senate Hair Care is SHUTDOWN!

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