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A National Park Service ranger stops a tourist from entering the World War II memorial during its closure due to the government shutdown in Washington, DC., Wednesday, October 2, 2013. (Andrew S Geraci/The Washington Times)

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World War II veterans take photos of the National World War II Memorial from behind barricades after the National Park Service closed monuments and national parks because of the government shutdown on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, in Washington. (Andrew S. Geraci/The Washington Times)

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A National Park Service ranger stops a tourist from entering the World War II memorial during its closure due to the government shutdown in Washington, DC., Wednesday, October 2, 2013. (Andrew S Geraci/The Washington Times)

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World War II veterans take photos of the National World War II Memorial from behind barricades after the National Park Service closed monuments and national parks because of the government shutdown on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, in Washington. (Andrew S. Geraci/The Washington Times)

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Park rangers on Friday were turning away people who want to visit the Pisgah Inn on the Blue Ridge Parkway in an effort to enforce the National Park Service's decision to shut down the private establishment during the government shutdown. A Times reader sent in photos of the rangers blocking the entrance.

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Park rangers on Friday were turning away people who want to visit the Pisgah Inn on the Blue Ridge Parkway in an effort to enforce the National Park Service's decision to shut down the private establishment during the government shutdown. A Times reader sent in photos of the rangers blocking the entrance. (Image provided by Sloane Salzman)

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Park rangers on Friday were turning away people who want to visit the Pisgah Inn on the Blue Ridge Parkway in an effort to enforce the National Park Service's decision to shut down the private establishment during the government shutdown. A Times reader sent in photos of the rangers blocking the entrance. (Image provided by Sloane Salzman)

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Visitors to the Lincoln Memorial watch National Park Service employees remove green paint that was used to vandalize the structure in Washington, D.C., Friday, July 26, 2013. (Andrew S. Geraci/The Washington Times)

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In this June 26, 2013, photo provided by the National Park Service, workers on Liberty Island install sod around the national monument, which is set to re-open on the Fourth of July, in New York. (AP Photo/National Park Service)

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The west entrance to Mount Rainier National Park in Washington state is seen on Jan. 1, 2012. State patrol troopers were checking outgoing cars and park rangers were turning away visitors after a National Park Service ranger was shot and killed that morning. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Jonathan B. Jarvis, director of the National Park Service (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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** FILE ** Jonathan B. Jarvis, director of the National Park Service (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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The firefall from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park presents itself as a molten lava flow at sunset in mid-February when the sun and Earth align to create a fleeting phenomenon and winter weather cooperates. (National Park Service via Associated Press)

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James Mitchell, with the National Park Service, prunes back cherry blossom trees at the Tidal Basin on Monday. The Park Service spends about $185,000 on the festival. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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National Cherry Blossom Festival President Diana Mayhew sports a cherry blossom scarf as National Park Service Deputy Superintendent Steve Lorenzetti talks Monday about the upcoming Cherry Blossom Festival. Park Service officials announced that the peak bloom period for cherry blossom trees around the Tidal Basin is expected to be between March 26 and 30 while brushing off any effects of snow expected this week. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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National Park Service officials announce that the peak bloom period for Washington's cherry blossom trees around the Tidal Basin is expected to be between March 26 and March 30. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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National Park Service officials announce that the peak bloom period for Washington's cherry blossom trees around the Tidal Basin is expected to be between March 26 and March 30. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)