Protestors hold signs during a during an event with the Democratic Progressive Caucus and furloughed federal employees on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.
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#DontShutMeDown: Americans protest government shutdown

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The federal government is officially shut down, and Americans are feeling the pain. With many offices, national parks, and websites closed, we asked how you are being affected by the first shutdown in 17 years.

Send us your story by taking a video or sending a tweet with #DontShutMeDown.

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#DontShutMeDown: Americans protest government shutdown

Updated