Washington Monument Cracked by Earthquake

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Engineers take measurements at the base of the Washington Monument 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.
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 24: Engineers take measurements at the base of the Washington Monument 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) Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

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Washington Monument cracked in quake [Politico]