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Snow hits Washington as shutdown continues

As a partial government shutdown continues in the US, the longest in its history, residents of the Washington area woke on Sunday to find that heavy snow had fallen overnight.
Snow hits Washington as shutdown continues

Still more snow is expected to fall, but here are pictures showing the scenes in Washington on Sunday:
Snow hits Washington as shutdown continues

Winter Storm Gia brought the first snow of the year to Washington
Snow hits Washington as shutdown continues

Snow hits Washington as shutdown continues

People took to Capitol Hill to sled down the slope
Snow hits Washington as shutdown continues

Snow hits Washington as shutdown continues

Snow blanketed a statue of Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, in Lafayette Square
Snow hits Washington as shutdown continues

Snow hits Washington as shutdown continues

US Park Service workers had to clear snow from the White House driveway
Snow hits Washington as shutdown continues

Snow hits Washington as shutdown continues

Snowball fights ensued on the National Mall
Snow hits Washington as shutdown continues

Snow hits Washington as shutdown continues

Three women were seen walking in Rock Creek Park dressed in American Revolution outfits
Snow hits Washington as shutdown continues

Snow hits Washington as shutdown continues

A man used a kite to snowboard on the National Mall next to the Washington Monument
Snow hits Washington as shutdown continues

Snow hits Washington as shutdown continues

A homeless man was seen resting above a warm air vent near the White House.
Snow hits Washington as shutdown continues

Snow hits Washington as shutdown continues

Photographer Ting Shen caught this shot of a hawk diving to catch prey in the snow on the National Mall
Snow hits Washington as shutdown continues

Snow hits Washington as shutdown continues

Vinny the dog was wrapped up warm with its owner in Fairfax Station, Virginia
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