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Groups of people wait outside of the Lincoln Memorial as barricades block the entrance due to all park service owned buildings and monuments being closed due to the government shutdown in Washington, DC., Tuesday, October 1, 2013. (Andrew S Geraci/The Washington Times)

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The Lincoln Memorial and Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the Mall were closed to visitors Tuesday, the first day of a government shutdown that forced the closing of all national parks. Travel and leisure generates about $33 million a day in tourism business in the region, with the main draw being the Mall. (associated press photographs)

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NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous speaks at the "Let Freedom Ring" ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous speaks at the "Let Freedom Ring" ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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People had to wait in long security lines to enter the Lincoln Memorial grounds for Wednesday's 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, waits that spurred an angry Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton to send a letter about the "massive failure" to the head of the Secret Service about "a breakdown that was entirely unnecessary." (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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President Obama speaks on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on Aug. 28, 2013, during a ceremony to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. (Associated Press)

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President Obama speaks on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on Aug. 28, 2013, during a ceremony to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. (Associated Press)

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Tourists stand in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, as they are photographed. Preparations for the 50th anniversary of the March On Washington celebrations that will be held Wednesday, Aug, 28, 2013 are underway. Barack Obama was 2 years old and growing up in Hawaii when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Fifty years later, the nation’s first black president will stand as the most high-profile example of the racial progress King espoused, delivering remarks at a nationwide commemoration of the 1963 demonstration for jobs, economic justice and racial equality. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Plastic covers the podium on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, as security personnel gather before the Let Freedom Ring ceremony to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Monitors are checked and final preparations made the morning of the Let Freedom Ring ceremony on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Plastic covers the podium on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial as final preparations are made the morning of the Let Freedom Ring ceremony to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Before the crowds arrive the Washington Monument is seen as media prepares for Let Freedom Ring ceremony on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Final preparations are made for Let Freedom Ring ceremony on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Martin Luther King Jr., addresses marchers during his "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on Aug. 28, 1963. (AP Photo/File)

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A light rain falls as LeAnn Rimes sings “Amazing Grace” to prepare for her performance during the Let Freedom Ring ceremony on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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A light rain falls as LeAnn Rimes sings “Amazing Grace” to prepare for her performance during the Let Freedom Ring ceremony on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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From left to right: Stanley Samuels and Rita Samuels, from Atlanta, Ga.; Sammie Whiting-Ellis, from Washington, D.C.; and Henry H. Brown, from Houston, Texas; who attended the March on Washington 50 years ago where Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke, wait for the anniversary program to begin in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)