WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 24: A mother pauses to make a photograph of her son as they walk past the Washington Monument on the National Mall August 24, 2011 in Washington, DC. The Washington Monument ... more 
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 24: A mother pauses to make a photograph of her son as they walk past the Washington Monument on the National Mall August 24, 2011 in Washington, DC. The Washington Monument will remain indefinitely closed after yesterday's 5.8 magnitude East Coast earthquake left cracks near the top of the 555-foot-tall obelisk. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) less 
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