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A crumbling Walk of Fame?

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Cracks in the Hollywood Walk of Fame near the Kodak Theater started showing up a couple of months ago. (Mel Melcon / LAT)
Chipped stars
Officials believe the latest sinkage is occurring because of the dry weather, and that situation has been brought about by subway construction that a decade earlier crumbled large swath of the Walk of Fame. (Mel Melcon / LAT)
Hollywood & Highland
Construction worker Gonzalo Caceres walks over a part of the Hollywood Walk of Fame that is being repaired at the corner of Hollywood Blvd. and Highland Ave. (Genaro Molina / LAT)
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Hollywood Honorary Mayor Johnny Grant looks over a part of the Hollywood Walk of Fame that is being repaired at the corner of Hollywood Blvd. and Highland Ave. (Genaro Molina / LAT)
Digging up the past
Construction workers Gonzalo Caceres, Mike Ruiz and Ricardo Rosales dig up a part of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (Genaro Molina / LAT)
Academy’s coming
The repair work comes at one of the most hectic times for the area -- a few weeks before Hollywood’s biggest night of the year, the Academy Awards. (Mel Melcon / LAT)
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