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Posted at 06:35 PM ET, 04/08/2011

Countdown to shutdown: Caption this!

Updated 2:07 p.m. 4/9/2011:

The budget battle is now down to the wire The budget battle has finally ended, with the potential for a government shutdown growing with each passing hour averted.

We originally put up four photos for captions, but there was a clear favorite. We’ve posted our favorite captions after the jump.

We got some great captions, especially on Facebook. So thanks to everyone who participated.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) leave the White House after a meeting with the President Wednesday. (Harry Reid, left, and John Boehner (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post))

Laurie Hayes on Facebook - “You want Chinese for lunch or Italian?”
Chris Johnson on Facebook - Boehner: “We don’t settle on a budget until we get a Beer Summit.”
April Cleland on Facebook - Boehner: paper covers rock - we win
Jason McDonald Alexander on Facebook - Go ahead. Shut it down. They’ll blame you guys. Jinx 1-2-3-4-5
Neela Latey on Facebook - [Boehner]: “I bet the garbage in DC will be piled up this high”
James Donnelly on Facebook - Show me that secret handshake again.

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