WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 24: A sign in the window of the Washington Monument ticket office informs people that the monument is closed on the National Mall August 24, 2011 in Washington, DC. The ... more 
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 24: A sign in the window of the Washington Monument ticket office informs people that the monument is closed on the National Mall August 24, 2011 in Washington, DC. The Washington Monument will remain indefinitely closed after Tuesday'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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Wed, Aug 24, 2011 10:44 AM EDT