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Visitors to the U.S.S. Constitution, the oldest ship in the United States Navy, lined up on Thursday.
Bob Vogel (right), superintendent of the National Mall and Memorial Parks, welcomed a worker back on the job Thursday.
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US Park Service workers carried a barricade that was used during the shutdown at the Martin Luther King Memorial.
White House Chief of Staff Dennis McDonough held the door for returning workers.
People exited a Metro subway station along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C.
A US park ranger collected "closed" signs on the grounds of the Lincoln Memorial early Thursday.
The Washington Monument reflected in the Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool at dawn on Thursday.
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“We fought the good fight. We just didn’t win,” Speaker John Boehner said.
House Speaker John Boehner (center) walked to the House floor for a vote. The House passed the bill shortly before 11 p.m.
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President Obama signed the bill soon after it passed the House.
J. Scott Applewhite/AP
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said the nation “came to the brink of disaster.”
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