Nightly News   |  October 10, 2013

Shutdown’s saddest picture?

An image of a little boy staring through the closed gates of the National Zoo in Washington is a sad reminder of how the shutdown has affected people of all ages. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> saw the poll numbers at the top of the broadcast. if you have asked yourself over the last ten days how congress could possibly explain this government shutdown to veterans, to people in need of food or medical treatment , the most poignant picture of the day is along those lines. how would they explain it to this little guy who just wanted to go to the zoo? the national zoo in washington. when this photo first appeared on redditt, many said it was the saddest of the shutdown photos they have seen thus far.