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PHOTOS: Algae problem at Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool

11:52 AM, Sep 26, 2012   |    comments
  • WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 26: Algae sits in the Reflecting Pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial after recently being filled with water, on September 26, 2012 in Washington, DC. National Park Service officials have hired a contractor to remove the algae that has appeared after a two year, $34 million renovation of the pool. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
  • WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 26: People walk past the Reflecting Pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial that is full of algae after recently being filled with water, on September 26, 2012 in Washington, DC. National Park Service officials have hired a contractor to remove the algae that has appeared after a two year, $34 million renovation of the pool. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
  • WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 26: A Duck is half way sumerged in the Reflecting Pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial that is full of algae after recently being filled with water, on September 26, 2012 in Washington, DC. National Park Service officials have hired a contractor to remove the algae that has appeared after a two year, $34 million renovation of the pool. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
  • WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 26: The World War II memorial is reflected onto the Reflecting Pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial that is full of algae after recently being filled with water, on September 26, 2012 in Washington, DC. National Park Service officials have hired a contractor to remove the algae that has appeared after a two year, $34 million renovation of the pool. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
  • WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 26: Tourist walk past the Reflecting Pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial that is full of algae after recently being filled with water, on September 26, 2012 in Washington, DC. National Park Service officials have hired a contractor to remove the algae that has appeared after a two year and Thirty Four million dollar renovation of the pool. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
  • WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 26: A jogger runs past the Reflecting Pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial that is full of algae after recently being filled with water on September 26, 2012 in Washington, DC. National Park Service officials have hired a contractor to remove the algae that has appeared after a two year, $34 million renovation of the pool. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
  • WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 26: Children look at Ducks in the Reflecting Pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial that is full of algae after recently being filled with water, on September 26, 2012 in Washington, DC. National Park Service officials have hired a contractor to remove the algae that has appeared after a two year, $34 million renovation of the pool. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
  • WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 26: The Reflecting Pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial that is full of algae after recently being filled with water, on September 26, 2012 in Washington, DC. National Park Service officials have hired a contractor to remove the algae that has appeared after a two year, $34 million renovation of the pool. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
  • WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 26: Tourist walk past the Reflecting Pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial that is full of algae after recently being filled with water, on September 26, 2012 in Washington, DC. National Park Service officials have hired a contractor to remove the algae that has appeared after a two year, $34 million renovation of the pool. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
    
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WASHINGTON - The reflecting pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial is full of algae after recently being filled with water. National Park Service officials have hired a contractor to remove the algae.

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