This undated handout file photo provided by the Smithsonian Institution shows the Star-Spangled Banner conservation lab, part of the Star-Spangled Banner exhibit at the National Museum of American ... more 
This undated handout file photo provided by the Smithsonian Institution shows the Star-Spangled Banner conservation lab, part of the Star-Spangled Banner exhibit at the National Museum of American History in Washington. One of the first victims of Washington's new tough-on-spending culture is the "Save America's Treasures" historic preservation program that saved the flag that inspired the Star Spangled banner and thousands of other fragile national treasures, historical documents, films and artifacts. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Smithsonian Institution, Jeff Tinsley, File
Thu, Mar 31, 2011 10:51 AM EDT