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A delegation of Russian educators, scientists and journalists were brought to Washington by Congress as part of an Open World Leadership Center program to showcase American democracy. But when they arrived, Congress and other major capital sites were largely shut down. From left, Dmitry Bespalov, of Kursk; Yaroslav Pisarev, a facilitator for Open World; Eduard Temnov, of the Moscow area; Helen Fakhrutdinova, of Kazan; Ekaterina Ivanova, of Moscow, and Andrey Krikunov, of Open World, on Thursday at their Washington hotel. Illustrates SHUTDOWN-LEADERS (category a), by David A. Fahrenthold � The Washington Post. Moved Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. (MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by David A. Fahrenthold)

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