The Washington Monument in Washington DC
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Washington Monument reopens after three year repair

12 May 2014 Last updated at 17:46 BST

The 130-year-old Washington Monument in the US capital is reopening to the public for tours on Monday, 12 May.

It has been closed for nearly three years so repair work could be carried out on damage caused by an earthquake in August 2011.

Tom Bayly reports.