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What has the US Government's Shutdown Done to America's Image Abroad?

Duration:
29 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 01 October 2013

America's government has begun a partial shutdown for the first time in 17 years. The BBC's Mark Mardell in Washington says the divide in US politics has grown so bitter that government itself cannot function. How has the shutdown affected America's image abroad?

(Picture: White House with the American flag. Credit Associated Press/Doug Mills)

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