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FILE - In this March 13, 2012, file photo, David Doyle, Chief Geodetic Surveyor with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Geodetic Survey, turns a steel rod at the base of the Washington Monument used for surveying, in Washington. Government surveyors, in a report issued Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, have found that the Washington Monument did not sink further into the ground as a result of last year's 5.8-magnitude earthquake. The upper portion of the monument sustained several large cracks during the August 2011 quake, and it likely will be closed for repairs until 2014.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

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