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Photo: A long way for a close look

Several specialized inspectors will repell down the side of the 555-ft. Washington Monument on Tuesday, Sept 27, looking for damage caused by a 5.8-magnitude earthquake last August. They will inspect each stone for cracks like the ones found between the stone and mortar joints at the top of the pyramidion, which were up to 1.25 inches wide. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

 
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