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Karl Engdahl of Walnut Creek Calf., is seen reflected in the closed entrance to the Liberty Bell at Independence National Historical Park, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Philadelphia. Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a long-running dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law stalled a temporary funding bill, forcing about 800, 000 federal workers off the job and suspending most non-essential federal programs and services. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)