U.S. Washington Monument reopens to the public
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U.S.-WASHINGTON MONUMENT-REOPENING

Honor guards stand in front of the Washington Monument during a reopening ceremony, in Washington D.C., the United States, on May 12, 2014. The iconic Washington Monument in this American national capital on Monday reopened on completion of 32-month repairs with a cost of 15 million U.S. dollars.(Xinhua/Yin Bogu)

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Washington monument reopens after repairs from earthquake damage

WASHINGTON, May 12 (Xinhua) -- The iconic Washington Monument in this American national capital on Monday reopened on completion of 32-month repairs with a cost of 15 million U.S. dollars.

The 169-meter obelisk, one of Washington D.C.'s most popular attractions, had been closed since Aug. 23, 2011 when an earthquake of a 5.8 magnitude struck the state of Virginia, which caused more than 150 cracks in the structure. Full story

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