updated 10/12/2011 10:45:09 AM ET 2011-10-12T14:45:09

Mount Rushmore is getting its annual facelift.

Crews are working to repair cracks in the national memorial in western South Dakota. The preservation work is done each fall on the granite faces of Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt.

The work of finding and filling cracks will stretch through next week. All facilities at Mount Rushmore will remain open, though portions of the Presidential Trail will be closed periodically as equipment is moved.

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