The government shutdown — in 14 pictures

October 15, 2013

Things are pretty upside-down in Washington right now.


(Melina Mara/The Washington Post)

With tour guides furloughed, the Capitol Building is quiet.


(Reuters/Jason Reed)

Only lawmakers remain.

(AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
(AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

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


(AP/ Evan Vucci)

They went to the White House.


(AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Obama walked out...


(Alex Wong/Getty Images)

...and refused to negotiate.

(AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
(AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

The staffers are exhausted.


(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.

(Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
(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.


(AP/ Evan Vucci)

Fortunately, a deal may be near...


(AP/John Minchillo)
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