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Visitors call Lincoln Memorial 'sacred ground'

26 July 2013 Last updated at 17:56 BST

Washington's Lincoln Memorial has been partially closed to visitors while workers clean up an act of vandalism.

Visitors to the monument talked to the BBC about their reaction to the vandalism.

"To see something that means a lot and to see it defaced like this is really disappointing."

Read More: Vandalism shuts Lincoln Memorial

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