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Lincoln Memorial vandalized

The Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. was vandalized overnight.

According to NBCWashington, green paint was splattered inside the chamber of the memorial, on Lincoln and on the floor around it.

The monument will be closed while National Park Service crews clean up the mess, The Associated Press reported.

There's no word yet on who desecrated the monument or what their motive was for doing so....

Read entire article at Huffington Post