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Yosemite National Park Honored With Google Doodle Just As It Closes In Government Shutdown

10/01/2013 08:55 am ET | Updated Oct 01, 2013

Bad timing, Google.

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Google is celebrating Yosemite National Park's 123rd birthday with a Doodle on the same day that Yosemite and other national parks are being temporarily closed due to the government shutdown.

The federal government partially shut down at midnight on Tuesday after President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats refused to give in to House Republicans' demands to curtail the president's signature health care law.

More than 800,000 government employees will be forced not to work until a decision is made on the budget. National parks, monuments, and museums are closed starting Tuesday until further notice.

So if we can't celebrate the anniversary of Yosemite's opening by visiting the park, we can at least commemorate it by visiting Google's homepage.

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