Students gather in MGC basement during tornado warning.
A view of the Washington Monument from the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool.
Spectators prepare to enter the Washington Monument after the ceremony.
Spectators pose with a live-action version of the Washington Monument.
The Reopening Ceremony begins on the southwest lawn of the Washington Monument.
The Washington Monument has been closed since September 2011, after an August earthquake agitated pre-existing structural flaws.
The Alexandria Fife and Drum Corps performs during the opening of the Washington Monument ceremony.
“American Idol” winner Candice Glover performs “America the Beautiful.”
DC Mayor Vincent Gray speaks about his experience in a car on the National Mall at the time of the 2011 earthquake.
Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton encourages the audience to applaud for “patriotic philanthropist” David Rubenstein, who donated $7.5 million to the Washington Monument reconstruction efforts.
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