The Free Press, Mankato, MN


Budget Battle-9

A jogger takes advantage of the empty steps at the Smithsonian's National Gallery of Art in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, past a sign saying the museum is closed. All of the Smithsonian museums are closed as a result of a budget impasse on Capitol Hill that has shut down many part of the government. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)