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Holiday crowds at Grand Canyon National Park were consistent in spite of a partial government shutdown that has left the park largely unstaffed. Visitors were packed along the South Rim outside the El Tovar Hotel Dec. 26. (Erin Ford/WGCN)

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Visitors flock to Grand Canyon National Park in spite of limited services

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Michele Nguyen gazed out over the rim on a cold, clear, sunny day after Christmas.