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WJLA, September 27, 2011

PHOTOS: Washington Monument climb

A spokesman for the National Park Service said the engineering firm inspecting the Washington Monument would have to examine every single one of the exterior's 36,491 blocks. The monument and its surrounding grounds have been closed since the earthquake on August 23.

Rappel lines dangled all the way down each side of the Washington Monument. The surrounding grounds have been closed off since the earthquake on Aug. 23.