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A young churchgoer receives communion, center, at National Cathedral before the Service of Holy Eucharist begins. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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The Reverend Dr. Mariann Edgar Buddle, center, makes her way through the National Cathedral before she is consecrated as the ninth bishop of Washington at the service of Holy Eucharist. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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Dima Zalatimo of Georgetown checks out the National Cathedral with her two sons, 2 year old Milan, center, and 5 year old Luca, right, before the Service of Holy Eucharist begins. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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Ava Dirr and her father Tim admire a stained glass window at National Cathedral before the Service of Holy Eucharist begins, the first day the Cathedral is reopened to the public after being closed for almost three months from earthquake damage. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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Perry and Gail Epes of Alexandria, VA and their friend Linda Kaufaman of Washington, DC, right, make their way to the National Cathedral before the Service of Holy Eucharist begins, the first day the Cathedral is reopened to the public after being closed for almost three months from earthquake damage. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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Erik Champenois, left, of Washington, DC, Amber Lipps, of Mount Airy, MD, center, and Doug Choi of Washington, DC stop to look at the front facade of the National Cathedral before the Service of Holy Eucharist begins, the first day the Cathedral is reopened to the public after being closed for almost 3 months from earthquake damage, Sunday, November 13, 2011. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray Oct. 20, 2011, surveys damage to the Washington National Cathedral from the Aug. 23 earthquake (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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"Difficult access team" engineers Katie Francis (left) and Emma Cardini check the National Cathedral on Monday for potential unseen damage caused by the 5.8 magnitude earthquake that shook the District in August. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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(Photo courtesy of the Washington National Cathedral)

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A crane collapses at Washington National Cathedral causing one injury and damage to a nearby building and crushing parked cars in Washington, DC, Wednesday September 7, 2011. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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A crane collapses at Washington National Cathedral causing one injury and damage to a nearby building and crushing parked cars in Washington, DC, Wednesday September 7, 2011. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Workers install safety netting at the Washington National Cathedral on Thursday after the landmark was damaged Aug. 23 by a 5.8-magnitude earthquake. A cathedral spokesman said no additional debris is expected to fall, adding that the netting is strictly a precautionary measure.

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A stone cherub which used to sit atop the center tower's corner spire of the National Cathedral in D.C., lays shattered on the roof on Aug. 24, 2011, a day after a 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck the East Coast. (Andrew S. Geraci/The Washington Times)

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Mason foreman Joe Alonso explains Aug. 24, 2011, how much damage was done to the center tower at the National Cathedral during a 5.8-magnitude earthquake the day prior. (Andrew S. Geraci/The Washington Times)

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The Washington National Cathedral in Northwest Washington, D.C. suffered damaged pinnacles, which broke off as a 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit the area on Tuesday, August 23, 2011. (Pratik Shah/The Washington Times)

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The Washington National Cathedral in Northwest Washington, D.C. suffered damaged pinnacles, which broke off as a 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit the area on Tuesday, August 23, 2011. (Pratik Shah/The Washington Times)