Magna Carta unveiled after repairs

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Carlyle Group co-founder and owner of Magna Carta David Rubenstein looks at the 1297 Magna Carta in its new state-of-the-art encasement, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012,  at the National Archives in Washington.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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The National Archives unveiled its 715-year-old copy of Magna Carta on Feb. 2 after a conservation effort removed old patches and repaired weak spots in the English declaration of human rights that inspired the United States' founding documents.

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