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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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    Reunited after the explosions
    An unidentified Boston Marathon runner, center, is reunited with loved ones near Copley Square.
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    Obama boards the Rosa Parks bus
    President Barack Obama sits on the famed Rosa Parks bus at the Henry Ford Museum.
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    Puppet theater
    After disappointing results in the Mississippi and Alabama primaries this week, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich vowed that his campaign would continue.