27 Sep. 2011
Washington, UNITED STATES
A worker prepares rappelling lines at the top of the Washington Monument as inspections to the structure begin September 27, 2011. Engineers plan to rappel down the 555-foot (170-metre) Washington Monument to assess damage from a rare 5.8-magnitude earthquake and storms that struck the U.S. capital last month. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY DISASTER TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE: ALSO SEE GM1E7BI1PTO01.