A notice explaining the Statue of Liberty is closed due to the US Government shutdown
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US shutdown: View from deserted landmarks

The first US government shutdown in 17 years has resulted in hundreds of thousands of workers on unpaid leave and monuments and museums closed.

The shutdown is happening because President Barack Obama and Republican leaders in the House of Representatives were unable to agree a new budget.

Tourists and federal workers in Washington DC and New York explain how they have been affected by the shutdown.

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