Monday, October 21, 2013

Government Reopening

After a little more than two weeks, the government finally reconvenes. The University of Maryland’s student newspaper covers the end to the shutdown on Thursday, Oct. 17. 

Several families make their way into the Capital by metro on Saturday Oct. 19 in hopes of visiting the reopened monuments and museums. 

Families make their way up the escalators of the Smithsonian metro stop in Washington, D.C.

The Smithsonian metro stop is a popular one for tourists because it is surrounded by some of the most popular monuments, museums and other famous D.C. sights.  

These tourists are able tour the reopened monuments and museums while segways aid their journey. 

The Washington monument parallels the U.S. government. It too stands tall after a bit of turmoil but there is still much work to be done before it is fully functioning.  

This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The government shutdown forced it close for over two weeks but it is back up and running and happily taking tourists again.

After a long sixteen days, the government is finally back in session. 

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