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Dave Megerle, a member of Wiss, Janney, Elstner, Associates (WJE) “Difficult Access Team,” right, and an unidentified co-worker, test their equipment Tuesday at the top of the Washington Monument in Washington, preparing for people to rappel down the sides to survey the extent of damage sustained to the monument from the Aug. 23 earthquake.

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Engineers prep inspection atop Washington Monument

Bad weather delayed the daredevil work of engineers who will rappel down the Washington Monument for a visual inspection, but tourists who ventured to the earthquake-damaged obelisk on Tuesday were nonetheless treated to a rare sight.

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