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Lincoln's Temple | by wbeem
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Lincoln's Temple

I finally got some quiet time inside the Lincoln Memorial. No student groups and hardly anyone else around. On one of my last days in the D.C. area, I woke up early to get a dawn photo over the Marine Corps Iwo Jima Memorial. Once I had those shots, I drove over the bridge to Potomac Park and hiked up the stairs for this shot. Even though the sun was still barely over the horizon, there were still folks lingering around. A few young men in suits sat on the steps. A group of Marines came running along and charged up the stairs. Well, most of them. A few admitted to going up the ramp and they were told “Go run the stairs! We don’t cheat ourselves.”

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Taken on February 22, 2012