Photos: Washington Monument Reopens

AP Interior Secretary Sally Jewell speaks at the Washington Monument in Washington, Monday, May 12, 2014, during a ceremony to celebrate its re-opening. The monument, which sustained damage from an earthquake in August 2011, reopened to the public today. (AP Photo)
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell speaks at the Washington Monument in Washington, Monday, May 12, 2014, during a ceremony to celebrate its re-opening. The monument, which sustained damage from an earthquake in August 2011, reopened to the public today. (AP Photo)

Engineers have spent nearly 1,000 days on an extensive analysis and restoration of what was once the tallest structure in the world.

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