Protestors holds signs against the government shutdown on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol building on Capitol Hill on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 in Washington.
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#DontShutMeDown Day 9: Americans protest government shutdown

Updated

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 Day 9: Americans protest government shutdown

Updated