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Memorials undergo renovations in Washington (14 images)

Updated: Aug. 2, 2013 at 9:19 AM
The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial is seen covered as sculptor Lei Yixin removes a quote from the side of the memorial, in Washington, DC on August 1, 2013. Workers are removing the controversial 'drum major' quote inscription on the side of the Memorial. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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National Park Service employees continue work on restoring the Lincoln National Memorial after a vandal sprayed it with green paint, in Washington, DC on August 1, 2013. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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People visit the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial as it is covered as sculptor Lei Yixin removes a quote from the side of the memorial, in Washington, DC on August 1, 2013. Workers are removing the controversial 'drum major' quote inscription on the side of the Memorial. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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National Park Service employees continue work on restoring the Lincoln National Memorial after a vandal sprayed it with green paint, in Washington, DC on August 1, 2013. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Sculptor Lei Yixin leaves the Memorial as he prepares to speak to the media on his work to remove an inscription, in Washington, DC on August 1, 2013. Workers are removing the controversial 'drum major' quote inscription on the side of the Memorial. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial is seen covered as sculptor Lei Yixin removes a quote from the side of the memorial, in Washington, DC on August 1, 2013. Workers are removing the controversial 'drum major' quote inscription on the side of the Memorial. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Sculptor Lei Yixin leaves the Memorial as he prepares to speak to the media on his work to remove an inscription, in Washington, DC on August 1, 2013. Workers are removing the controversial 'drum major' quote inscription on the side of the Memorial. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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