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Washington Monument to re-open after three year closure

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Washington Monument, long a landmark on the U.S. capital’s skyline, will reopen on Monday after being closed for repairs for almost three years after it was damaged in an earthquake. The 555-foot-high (170-metre) marble and granite obelisk sustained cracks, loosened stones and lost mortar during a…

WATCH LIVE: Climbers inspect Washington Monument

The Washington Monument Tuesday was being inspected for cracks caused by a recent earthquake. Watch this live video from MSNBC, broadcast Sept. 27, 2011. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…