Tyrone Turner / For The Times
Visitors at the Lincoln Memorial have a view of the Washington Monument. Later this month, millions will converge on the historic promenade -- known as "America's Front Yard" -- to watch Barack Obama take the oath of office and become the nations 44th president. But the timeworn treasure -- battered by 25 million visitors a year and the victim of a shrinking budget -- is itself a monument to neglect.
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