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Dubbed the "defining image of the shutdown," this picture brought some humanity and heart to a bureaucratic nightmare, all thanks to one kid in a bear costume being locked out of the National Zoo. Initially posted on Reddit, the photo quickly spread to Twitter and various media outlets, fueling the ongoing outrage over the widespread effects, both big and small, of the shutdown. (Reddit)