Marine One, with President Barack Obama aboard, flies past the Washington Monument in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, en route to Andrews Air Force Base, before a news conference

 

              Marine One, with President Barack Obama aboard, flies past the Washington Monument in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, en route to Andrews Air Force Base, before a news conference
Marine One, with President Barack Obama aboard, flies past the Washington Monument in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, en route to Andrews Air Force Base, before a news conference to discuss work to repair damage monument. The Washington Monument was damaged and has been closed to visitors since the August 2011 earthquake. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)