Flags fly beneath the Washington Monument in Washington

 
Flags fly beneath the Washington Monument in Washington
Flags fly beneath the Washington Monument in Washington September 26, 2012. The National Park Service has awarded a $9.6 million contract to Perini Management Services, Inc. of Framingham, Massachusetts to repair damage to the Washington Monument caused by a 5.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the Washington D.C. area in August of 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque