PHOTOS: Washington Monument Reopens to Tourists

More than 150 cracks have been repaired, rainwater leaks have been sealed, and the 130-year-old Washington Monument will reopen Monday for the first time in nearly three years since an earthquake caused widespread damage.

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Flags fly outside The Washington Monument on Saturday, May 10, 2014. The Washington Monument reopens on Monday after being repaired by engineers after the earthquake in 2011. (Photo by Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
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A view of the Jefferson Memorial and the Tidal Basin with a new locator map inside the Washington Monument that was shown during a preview tour for the media prior to its reopening on May 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Monument has been closed since August 23, 2011 when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck 84 miles southwest of the Nation's Capitol. The Monument is scheduled to reopen to the public on Monday May 12. (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)
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Tourists walk around the Washington Monument on May 10, 2014 in Washington, D.C. The Monument has been closed since August 23, 2011 when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck 84 miles southwest of the Nation's Capitol. The Monument is scheduled to reopen to the public on Monday May 12. (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)
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A view of a remodeled exhibit of George Washington inside the Washington Monument that was shown during a preview tour for the media prior to its reopening on May 10, 2014 in Washington, D.C. The Monument has been closed since August 23, 2011 when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck 84 miles southwest of the Nation's Capitol. The Monument is scheduled to reopen to the public on Monday May 12. (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)
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A view of a new exhibit inside the Washington Monument that was shown during a preview tour for the media prior to its reopening on May 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Monument has been closed since August 23, 2011 when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck 84 miles southwest of the Nation's Capitol. The Monument is scheduled to reopen to the public on Monday May 12. (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)
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A view of a new exhibit inside the Washington Monument that was shown during a preview tour for the media prior to its reopening on May 10, 2014 in Washington, D.C. The Monument has been closed since August 23, 2011 when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck 84 miles southwest of the Nation's Capitol. The Monument is scheduled to reopen to the public on Monday May 12. (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)
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During a press preview tour Saturday, May 10, 2014, Carol Johnson, spokesperson for the National Mall and Memorial Parks, left, and Bob Vogel, Superintendent of the National Mall and Memorial Parks are pictured at the top of The Washington Monument. The Washington Monument reopens on Monday after being repaired by engineers after the earthquake in 2011. (Photo by Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
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James Perry, chief of resource management for the National Mall and Memorial Parks, speaks to the media during a preview tour of the Washington Monument for the media prior to its reopening on May 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Monument has been closed since August 23, 2011 when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck 84 miles southwest of the Nation's Capitol. The Monument is scheduled to reopen to the public on Monday May 12. (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)
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Students lie down to takes pictures at the base of the Washington Monument May 12, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Washington Monument, one of the US capital's most recognizable sights ,is set to re-open Monday, three years after sustaining damage from a rare earthquake.The popular tourist attraction is the US capital city's tallest building at 555 feet (170-meters). The obelisk, built in honor of the first US president, George Washington, was closed after engineers found 150 cracks in the structure following a 5.8-magnitude earthquake in the neighboring state of Virginia in August 2011. AFP PHOTO / Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 12: National Park Service Director Johnathan Jarvis (L) greets Steven Avilla who is wearing a Washington monument costume on the grounds of the Washington Monument, in Washington, DC. The Washington Monument was reopened after it has been closed for a restoration due to damage caused by a 5.8-magnitude earthquake that struck the Washington, DC area on August 23, 2011 (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 12: The Washington Monument is reflected in tourist Lani Walatka's sunglasses May 12, 2014 on the ground of the monument in Washington, DC. The Washington Monument was reopened after it has been closed for a restoration due to damage caused by a 5.8-magnitude earthquake that struck the Washington, DC, area on August 23, 2011 (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 12: A Military Honor Guard participates in the reopening ceremony at the Washington Monument, May 12, 2014 Washington, DC. The Washington Monument was reopened after it has been closed for a restoration due to damage caused by a 5.8-magnitude earthquake that struck the Washington, DC, area on August 23, 2011 (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 12: George and Martha Washington impersonators attend the Washington Monument reopening ceremony May 12, 2014 Washington, DC. The Washington Monument was reopened after it has been closed for a restoration due to damage caused by a 5.8-magnitude earthquake that struck the Washington, DC area on August 23, 2011 (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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