The U.S. Capitol dome is covered with scaffolding as it is rebuilt, November 4, 2014
The U.S. Capitol dome is covered with scaffolding as it is rebuilt, November 4, 2014 McClatchy
The U.S. Capitol dome is covered with scaffolding as it is rebuilt, November 4, 2014 McClatchy

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