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September 3, 2009 in Nation/World
Associated Press photos photo

Serafin Aquino holds hands with daughter Isabella, 3, after they arrived at the main downtown branch of the Seattle Public Library on Tuesday, only to find a sign saying it was closed all week. Associated Press photos

The Spokesman-Review photo

This is the main downtown branch of the Seattle Public Library. Seattle has closed its libraries before, for two weeks each in 2002 and 2003 amid economic downturns.