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Lincoln at Night | by Mark Fischer
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Lincoln at Night

A night time view of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. This monument honoring the 16th President was dedicated on May 20, 1922 following years of debate about the location and style of the building. The centerpiece of the memorial is the large statue of Lincoln seated in a chair. The statue is 19 feet from head to toe and if he stood up, this likeness of Lincoln would be over 28 feet tall. It was designed by Daniel Chester French and was carved over a four year period. The entire statue weighs over 160 tons and was shipped to the site in 28 pieces. The building also features murals and copies of his most famous writings, include the Gettysburg Address. The memorial is open throughout the day and night and is a very popular tourist attraction on the National Mall in Washington.

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Taken on December 8, 2012