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Washington Monument Reopens After Earthquake

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The Washington Monument reopened to the public Monday, 33 months after an earthquake damaged the 130-year-old stone obelisk.
 
In August 2011, the monument's white marble and mortar were cracked during an unusual 5.8-magnitude earthquake that sent visitors scrambling as debris fell. New exhibits have been installed, and visitors can once again ride an elevator to look out from the highest point in the nation's capital.
 
Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis Monday. After that, visitors must reserve tickets online, but they're already booked into June. The National Park Service is offering extended hours through the summer.   (AP)
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