washington mall

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Washington Mall definition


A long, rectangular stretch of parkland in the middle of Washington, D.C., that extends from the grounds of the Lincoln Memorial to the United States Capitol. The Washington Monument and the Vietnam Memorial are located on the Mall; the different museums of the Smithsonian Institution are found along either side.

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