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May 12th, 2014
06:07 PM ET

Washington Monument reopens after quake repairs

(CNN) – Fresh off a $15 million, nearly three-year repair job, the Washington Monument reopened Monday.

One of Washington's most popular sites, the 555-foot obelisk had been closed since a magnitude-5.8 earthquake in August 2011 caused more than 150 cracks in the structure.

The National Park Service and the Trust for the National Mall hosted a reopening ceremony Monday morning. The ceremony included entertainment from "American Idol" winner Candice Glover, the Boy and Girl Choristers of Washington National Cathedral Choir, the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps and the U.S. Navy Band.

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