Week One of the government shutdown — in 9 images

It's been a strange week in Washington. More than 800,000 federal workers are on furlough. Congress continues to work -- but doesn't seem to be accomplishing much. The expected -- and unexpected -- consequences of shutting down a industry town continue to be felt in ways big and little.

We've written scads about the shutdown and What It All Means this week on The Fix and we continue to monitor every statement and movement at our shutdown live blog. But, the story of the shutdown -- and how politicians have handled it -- can also be told through pictures. We picked a few of our favorites from the week that was. They're below.

1. This guy.

2. This woman.

Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images

3. The World War II memorial -- with veterans.

AP Photo/Susan Walsh

4. Harry Reid, exasperated.

Getty Images

5. John Boehner, exasperated (?)


6. Barack Obama, annoyed.


7.  Photo ops were all the rage.

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

8. But, the week ended like it began...


9. ...with the federal government still shuttered.

EPA photo
Chris Cillizza writes “The Fix,” a politics blog for the Washington Post. He also covers the White House.



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