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U.S. skater Jessica Smith, in black, is among the Americans who have been kept off the podium in Sochi despite strong performances leading up to the Winter Games. Smith's private coach is Jae Su Chun, who is under a two-year suspension from the International Skating Union. Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Park Ranger Mirta Maltes stands near the road-closed sign leading to the Everglades National Park on Oct. 7 in Miami. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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What's a few palm trees? Soaring snowcapped peaks and the aforementioned palms rise near the airport in Sochi, Russia, host of the 2014 Winter Games. Summer Olympics hosts Beijing and Stockholm are among the cities vying to win the 2022 Winter Games. Mikhail Metzel/AP hide caption

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Dawn at Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park is a favorite moment for photographers from all over the world. They'll soon be able to return to the park, given Utah's deal with the Interior Department to fund park operations. Courtesy of Wanda Gayle hide caption

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A hiker gazes 3,000 feet down to the Colorado River at Toroweap Overlook in Grand Canyon National Park. A parks advocacy group says the Grand Canyon region has lost 120,000 visitors and $11 million in visitor spending since the government shutdown began. Courtesy of Wanda Gayle hide caption

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False Kiva in the Island in the Sky section of Canyonlands National Park is off-limits to hikers during the government shutdown but officials in San Juan County, Utah, say they plan to reopen the park themselves and allow visitors to enter. Wanda Gayle/NPR hide caption

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