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Quake-Damaged US Landmark Monument Reopens to Public

The Washington Monument, one of the U.S. capital’s most recognizable landmarks, reopens Monday, three years after sustaining earthquake damage. The 130-year old, 170-meter tall marble obelisk sustained more than 150 cracks after a rare 5.8-magnitude earthquake in August 2011.   The monument, located in the heart of the city’s National Mall, was shaken by the August 23rd earthquake, whose epicenter was about 145-kilometers southwest of Washington. Falling mortar and pieces of stone...

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