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Washington Monument reopens to fanfare after 2011 quake

A girl shakes hands with a man dressed as the Washington Monument at the monument's re-opening ceremony in Washington May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A girl shakes hands with a man dressed as the Washington Monument at the monument's re-opening ceremony in Washington May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A girl shakes hands with a man dressed as the Washington Monument at the monument's re-opening ceremony in Washington May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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A man dressed as the Washington Monument holds out his arms at the monument's re-opening ceremony in Washington May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A man dressed as the Washington Monument holds out his arms at the monument's re-opening ceremony in Washington May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A man dressed as the Washington Monument holds out his arms at the monument's re-opening ceremony in Washington May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Members of the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps arrive for the re-opening ceremony of the Washington Monument in Washington May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Members of the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps arrive for the re-opening ceremony of the Washington Monument in Washington May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Members of the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps arrive for the re-opening ceremony of the Washington Monument in Washington May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Members of the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps arrive for the re-opening ceremony of the Washington Monument in Washington May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Members of the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps arrive for the re-opening ceremony of the Washington Monument in Washington May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Members of the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps arrive for the re-opening ceremony of the Washington Monument in Washington May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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A woman holds up her tickets for the re-opening of the Washington Monument in Washington May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A woman holds up her tickets for the re-opening of the Washington Monument in Washington May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A woman holds up her tickets for the re-opening of the Washington Monument in Washington May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Jenny and Kevin Carrasquillo take a "selfie" with their tickets for the re-opening of the Washington Monument in Washington May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Jenny and Kevin Carrasquillo take a "selfie" with their tickets for the re-opening of the Washington Monument in Washington May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Jenny and Kevin Carrasquillo take a "selfie" with their tickets for the re-opening of the Washington Monument in Washington May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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A woman receives tickets from National Park worker William Davenport for the re-opening of the Washington Monument in Washington May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A woman receives tickets from National Park worker William Davenport for the re-opening of the Washington Monument in Washington May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A woman receives tickets from National Park worker William Davenport for the re-opening of the Washington Monument in Washington May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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National Park worker William Davenport gives a ticket to those first in line for the re-opening of the Washington Monument in Washington May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

National Park worker William Davenport gives a ticket to those first in line for the re-opening of the Washington Monument in Washington May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

National Park worker William Davenport gives a ticket to those first in line for the re-opening of the Washington Monument in Washington May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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People, who are first in line, await for tickets to the re-opened Washington Monument in Washington May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

People, who are first in line, await for tickets to the re-opened Washington Monument in Washington May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

People, who are first in line, await for tickets to the re-opened Washington Monument in Washington May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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People, who are first in line, await for tickets to the re-opened Washington Monument in Washington May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

People, who are first in line, await for tickets to the re-opened Washington Monument in Washington May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

People, who are first in line, await for tickets to the re-opened Washington Monument in Washington May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Members of the Fife and Drum Corps march during the re-opening ceremony for the Washington Monument in Washington May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Members of the Fife and Drum Corps march during the re-opening ceremony for the Washington Monument in Washington May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Members of the Fife and Drum Corps march during the re-opening ceremony for the Washington Monument in Washington May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Members of the Fife and Drum Corps march during the re-opening ceremony for the Washington Monument in Washington May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Members of the Fife and Drum Corps march during the re-opening ceremony for the Washington Monument in Washington May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Members of the Fife and Drum Corps march during the re-opening ceremony for the Washington Monument in Washington May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Children play up on a wall during the re-opening ceremony for the Washington Monument in Washington May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Children play up on a wall during the re-opening ceremony for the Washington Monument in Washington May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Children play up on a wall during the re-opening ceremony for the Washington Monument in Washington May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Flags flutter during the re-opening ceremony for the Washington Monument in Washington May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Flags flutter during the re-opening ceremony for the Washington Monument in Washington May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Flags flutter during the re-opening ceremony for the Washington Monument in Washington May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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A cyclist passes the re-opened Washington Monument in Washington May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A cyclist passes the re-opened Washington Monument in Washington May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A cyclist passes the re-opened Washington Monument in Washington May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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A National Park Service Ranger walks by the re-opened Washington Monument in Washington May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A National Park Service Ranger walks by the re-opened Washington Monument in Washington May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A National Park Service Ranger walks by the re-opened Washington Monument in Washington May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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A woman stops to photograph the re-opened Washington Monument in Washington May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A woman stops to photograph the re-opened Washington Monument in Washington May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A woman stops to photograph the re-opened Washington Monument in Washington May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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