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Motorists approaching Lake Mead National Recreation Area drive around a barricade with a sign notifying visitors of the park's closure on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, near Boulder City, Nev. A partial government shutdown, caused by a budget impasse in Congress, has forced the closure of public sites, including the nation's national parks.  (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Photo by: Julie Jacobson
Motorists approaching Lake Mead National Recreation Area drive around a barricade with a sign notifying visitors of the park's closure on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, near Boulder City, Nev. A partial government shutdown, caused by a budget impasse in Congress, has forced the closure of public sites, including the nation's national parks. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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