POLITICS
04/08/2011 03:15 pm ET Updated Jun 08, 2011

Government Shutdown Closings: What Will Stay Open? What Will Be Closed? (PHOTOS)

With the federal government potentially nearing an official closing, many are wondering what services will still be available should a government shutdown occur.

The budget crisis will affect many different government branches, including the court system, parks, and military, in the event of a shutdown. The broad-reaching effects could even have foreign policy and military consequences.

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However, it's the immediate results that have many people worried. Some services may be fully curtailed, while others may just see delays.

The effect on military personnel and their families could be detrimental, as soldiers' pay will be delayed. Curtailed IRS function will also delay tax processing, which is crucial at this time of year.

Click through the slideshow below for a more comprehensive look at what will be open and what will be closed in the event of a government shutdown.

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