Tourists in America are having to content with the shutdown of some of the country's biggest attractions.
The fight over Obamacare, which has paralysed and polarised the US Congress, means that for the first time in 17 years, the house has not been able to agree a budget for government services.
As a result of the political deadlock, a number of national sites, including the Statue of Liberty in New York, the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC and national parks such as Yellowstone in Wyonming and Yosemite in California, will all close.
The US shutdown is but a precursor to a much bigger problem - in a couple of weeks the government, shutdown or not, will run out of cash.
Landmarks across the US have closed as the Congress failed to reach a deal over the budget.