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'Congress, get your buns in gear!'

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  • It's Day 7 of the government shutdown, and anger, frustration is building
  • Toddler belts out shutdown song from car seat
  • People hold signs expressing frustration at several national monuments
#DearCongress, listen up! It's Day 7 of the government shutdown, and everyone -- from tiny tots to ticked-off adults -- is frustrated with the lack of progress.
 
One of the changes felt the most around the United States: the closing of all national parks and monuments. Weddings planned at the Grand Canyon and family trips to Yosemite... all scrapped. Buzzfeed went to some of the most popular national monuments to get reaction from people who were turned away by barriers and signs simply saying "CLOSED." Lynn Berry spoke to Buzzfeed reporter Benny Johnson about the project.

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