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Washington Monument
A tourist stop to take a picture near the Washington Monument on the National Mall in Washington, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. Elevator trouble closes Washington Monument indefinitely the National Park Service says the Washington Monument will be closed indefinitely because of ongoing problems with its elevator. The park service said in a statement Monday that the monument will remain closed until its elevator control system can be modernized. The lone elevator that takes visitors to the top of the 555-foot obelisk has broken down frequently over the past two years. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Lynching Memorial
In this photo taken Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, in Montgomery, Ala., water flows over names on a memorial to people killed during the civil rights movement. The same group that erected the marker is planning a memorial and museum to black lynching victims in the city long known as the first capital of the Confederacy. The nonprofit group Equal Justice Initiative says it plans to build a monument to the dead and an accompanying museum in Montgomery. It hopes to open both in 2017. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)