From 500 feet, a new view of Washington Monument

Associated Press
From 500 feet, a new view of Washington Monument

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, looks at the spaces between stones, on the 231-foot level of the scaffolding surrounding the Washington Monument, Sunday, June 2, 2013 in Washington. The monument has been closed since the 2011 earthquake and half of the needed repairs have been funded by a $7.5 million donation from philanthropist David Rubenstein. The Associated Press had a look at some of the worst damage and the preparations underway to begin making repairs. Stone by stone, engineers are reviewing cracks, missing pieces and broken mortar now that huge scaffolding has been built around the towering symbol of the nation’s capital. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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