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Tourists flock to D.C. despite sequester closures

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Visitors to D.C. in the past few months have arrived to find fewer open attractions than they were expecting due to both politics and sheer force of nature. The Washington Monument was closed to visitors in 2011 after the Virginia earthquake caused structural damage. The iconic obelisk, now enclosed in scaffolding, likely won't be open again until 2014. While there's nothing Washington can do...

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