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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- After 32 months, the Washington Monument finally re-opens to the public Monday. It was closed after an earthquake damaged it in August 2011.

Our friends at CBS got a behind-the-scenes look at some of the cracks and joints that have been repaired.

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Click here for more information on the ceremony for the monument's re-opening: http://www.nps.gov/wamo/washington-monument-reopening.htm

Public tours of the Washington Monument will begin at 1 p.m. on Monday. Attending the ceremony does not guarantee you entry into the tour. You will need a ticket. Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 8:30 a.m. Monday at the Washington Monument Lodge on 15th Street, between Madison and Jefferson drives.

Check out the monument now on the Washington Monument EarthCam: http://www.earthcam.com/usa/dc/washingtonmonument/

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