The government shutdown — in 14 pictures

Things are pretty upside-down in Washington right now.

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 13:  On a rainy 13th day of a government shutdown with a possible debt default looming the Senate comes into session but the House is closed, on Capitol Hill Sunday October 13, 2013. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post)

(Melina Mara/The Washington Post)

With tour guides furloughed, the Capitol Building is quiet.

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (front R) walks in the Statuary Hall following a vote on Capitol Hill in Washington October 11, 2013. President Barack Obama and congressional Republican leaders moved to end their fiscal impasse on Friday, but struggled to strike a deal on the details for a short-term reopening of the federal government and an increase in the U.S. borrowing limit. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)

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Only lawmakers remain.

(AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

(AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Oh, and the contingent of reporters who track them everywhere.

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, leaves his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 10,2103, for the White House and a meeting with President Barack Obama regarding the ongoing budget fight. Facing a fresh deadline, Boehner said Thursday that Republicans would vote to extend the government's ability to borrow money for six weeks _ but only if President Barack Obama first agrees to fresh negotiations on spending cuts. Under the Republican plan, the partial government shutdown would continue in the meantime. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

(AP/ Evan Vucci)

They went to the White House.

FILE - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., left, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., right, speak to members of the media after meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. Obama summoned congressional leaders to the White House as a partial government shutdown entered a second day with little sign of a breakthrough to get hundreds of thousands of people back to work. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

(AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Obama walked out...

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 08:  U.S. President Barack Obama arrives to speak during a press conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on October 8, 2013 in Washington, DC. Now in the eighth day of a government shutdown, Obama and his Democratic allies have reiterated to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) that they will negotiate but only after Republicans vote to approve a clean extension of government spending and authorize an increase in the debt limit.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

(Alex Wong/Getty Images)

...and refused to negotiate.

(AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

(AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

The staffers are exhausted.

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 10: Neil Bradley, deputy chief of staff and policy director for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, walks through the tunnel to the Rayburn House Office Building as congressional staff continue negotiations in to the night at the U.S. Capitol on October 10, 2013 in Washington, DC. House Speaker John Boehner suggested earlier today that Republicans may be willing to offer a short-term debt limit increase to allow for time to negotiate on reopening the government.  (Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

(T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

So is Speaker John Boehner.

(EPA/JIM LO SCALZO)

(EPA/Jim Lo Scalzo)

Turns out it's hard to look awake in an elevator.

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(Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

...unless you've got a friend.

(Melina Mara/The Washington Post)

(Melina Mara/The Washington Post)

Weekend work requires coffee.

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

...and a distraction.

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio tickles John Griffin III, son of Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Ark., outside his office, after a House vote, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Boehner said Thursday he will give President Barack Obama a proposal temporarily extending the government's ability to borrow money and averting a potential default _ but only if he agrees to negotiate over ending a partial government shutdown and a longer-term increase in the debt ceiling.  (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

(AP/ Evan Vucci)

Fortunately, a deal may be near...

The Statue of Liberty looms over a visitor as he uses binoculars to look out onto New York Harbor, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, in New York. The Statue of Liberty reopened to the public after the state of New York agreed to shoulder the costs of running the site during the partial federal government shutdown. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
(AP/John Minchillo)

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