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Washington Monument is lit during closure for repair

From NBC Washington:

One of Washington's most famous landmarks got a new glow Monday evening.

The National Park Service will light the monument each night at dusk, with 488 lamps beautifying the structure while it is closed for earthquake damage repairs over the next year.

"It's kind of like the Eiffel Tower," D.C. resident Jack Spirakes said after the ceremony Monday. Read the full story.