Vandalism Strikes D.C. Landmarks

Green paint is seen on the pedestal of the statue of Joseph Henry outside the Smithsonian Castle on July 29, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: George Mesthos/All-News 99.1 WNEW)
D.C. Landmarks Vandalized With Green Paint Green paint is seen on the pedestal of the statue of Joseph Henry outside the Smithsonian Castle on July 29, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: George Mesthos/All-News 99.1 WNEW)
Green paint is seen on the pedestal of the statue of Joseph Henry outside the Smithsonian Castle on July 29, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
D.C. Landmarks Vandalized With Green Paint Green paint is seen on the pedestal of the statue of Joseph Henry outside the Smithsonian Castle on July 29, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Vandalism at the Washington National Cathedral. (Photo credit: Washington National Cathedral)
D.C. Landmarks Vandalized With Green Paint Vandalism at the Washington National Cathedral. (Photo credit: Washington National Cathedral)
Vandalism at the Washington National Cathedral. (Photo credit: Washington National Cathedral)
D.C. Landmarks Vandalized With Green Paint Vandalism at the Washington National Cathedral. (Photo credit: Washington National Cathedral)
Vandalism at the Washington National Cathedral. (Photo credit: Washington National Cathedral)
D.C. Landmarks Vandalized With Green Paint Vandalism at the Washington National Cathedral. (Photo credit: Washington National Cathedral)
Vandalism at the Washington National Cathedral. (Photo credit: Washington National Cathedral)
D.C. Landmarks Vandalized With Green Paint Vandalism at the Washington National Cathedral. (Photo credit: Washington National Cathedral)
Vandalism at the Washington National Cathedral. (Photo credit: Washington National Cathedral)
D.C. Landmarks Vandalized With Green Paint Vandalism at the Washington National Cathedral. (Photo credit: Washington National Cathedral)
Vandalism at the Washington National Cathedral. (Photo credit: Washington National Cathedral)
D.C. Landmarks Vandalized With Green Paint Vandalism at the Washington National Cathedral. (Photo credit: Washington National Cathedral)
Vandalism at the Washington National Cathedral. (Photo credit: Washington National Cathedral)
D.C. Landmarks Vandalized With Green Paint Vandalism at the Washington National Cathedral. (Photo credit: Washington National Cathedral)
Vandalism at the Washington National Cathedral. (Photo credit: Washington National Cathedral)
D.C. Landmarks Vandalized With Green Paint Vandalism at the Washington National Cathedral. (Photo credit: Washington National Cathedral)
Vandalism at the Washington National Cathedral. (Photo credit: Washington National Cathedral)
D.C. Landmarks Vandalized With Green Paint Vandalism at the Washington National Cathedral. (Photo credit: Washington National Cathedral)
Workers clean green paint from the organ in the Bethlehem Chapel as spokesperson Richard Weinberg briefs the press at the National Cathedral on July 30, 2013 in Washington, D.C.  (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
D.C. Landmarks Vandalized With Green Paint Workers clean green paint from the organ in the Bethlehem Chapel as spokesperson Richard Weinberg briefs the press at the National Cathedral on July 30, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
Workers clean green paint from the organ in the Bethlehem Chapel at the National Cathedral on July 30, 2013 in Washington, D.C.  (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
D.C. Landmarks Vandalized With Green Paint Workers clean green paint from the organ in the Bethlehem Chapel at the National Cathedral on July 30, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
Workers clean green paint from the organ in the Bethlehem Chapel at the National Cathedral on July 30, 2013 in Washington, D.C.  (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
D.C. Landmarks Vandalized With Green Paint Workers clean green paint from the organ in the Bethlehem Chapel at the National Cathedral on July 30, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
Workers clean green paint from the organ in the Bethlehem Chapel at the National Cathedral on July 30, 2013 in Washington, D.C.  (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
D.C. Landmarks Vandalized With Green Paint Workers clean green paint from the organ in the Bethlehem Chapel at the National Cathedral on July 30, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
Workers clean green paint from the organ in the Bethlehem Chapel at the National Cathedral on July 30, 2013 in Washington, D.C.  (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
D.C. Landmarks Vandalized With Green Paint Workers clean green paint from the organ in the Bethlehem Chapel at the National Cathedral on July 30, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
Workers clean green paint from the organ in the Bethlehem Chapel at the National Cathedral on July 30, 2013 in Washington, D.C.  (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
D.C. Landmarks Vandalized With Green Paint Workers clean green paint from the organ in the Bethlehem Chapel at the National Cathedral on July 30, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
Vandalism at the Washington National Cathedral. (Photo credit: Washington National Cathedral)
D.C. Landmarks Vandalized With Green Paint Vandalism at the Washington National Cathedral. (Photo credit: Washington National Cathedral)
A camera is mounted to the ceiling of the Lincoln Memorial possibly could have recoreded an image of the person or people who vandalized the memorial with a splatter of green paint July 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The paint, which has no writings or symbols, was discovered around 1:30 a.m. on the statue of the 16th president, which was dedicated in 1922 and is one of the most popular sites on the National Mall. The memorial will remain closed until the paint can be removed. (Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
D.C. Landmarks Vandalized With Green Paint A camera is mounted to the ceiling of the Lincoln Memorial possibly could have recoreded an image of the person or people who vandalized the memorial with a splatter of green paint July 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The paint, which has no writings or symbols, was discovered around 1:30 a.m. on the statue of the 16th president, which was dedicated in 1922 and is one of the most popular sites on the National Mall. The memorial will remain closed until the paint can be removed. (Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Police tape blocks steps at the base of the Lincoln Memorial after it was vandalized with green paint. (Photo credit: John Domen/All-News 99.1 WNEW)
Lincoln Memorial Vandalized Police tape blocks steps at the base of the Lincoln Memorial after it was vandalized with green paint. (Photo credit: John Domen/All-News 99.1 WNEW)
The Lincoln Memorial in D.C. was vandalized with green paint. (Photo credit: U.S. Park Police Department)
Lincoln Memorial The Lincoln Memorial in D.C. was vandalized with green paint. (Photo credit: U.S. Park Police Department)
A splatter of green paint covers a large area on the statue of President Abraham Lincoln after it was vandalized at the Lincoln Memorial July 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The paint, which has no writings or symbols, was discovered around 1:30 a.m. on the statue of the 16th president, which was dedicated in 1922 and is one of the most popular sites on the National Mall. The memorial will remain closed until the paint can be removed. (Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
D.C. Landmarks Vandalized With Green Paint
A splatter of green paint covers a large area on the statue of President Abraham Lincoln after it was vandalized at the Lincoln Memorial July 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The paint, which has no writings or symbols, was discovered around 1:30 a.m. on the statue of the 16th president, which was dedicated in 1922 and is one of the most popular sites on the National Mall. The memorial will remain closed until the paint can be removed. (Photo credt: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
A splatter of green paint covers a large area on the statue of President Abraham Lincoln after it was vandalized at the Lincoln Memorial July 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The paint, which has no writings or symbols, was discovered around 1:30 a.m. on the statue of the 16th president, which was dedicated in 1922 and is one of the most popular sites on the National Mall. The memorial will remain closed until the paint can be removed. (Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
A splatter of green paint covers a large area on the statue of President Abraham Lincoln after it was vandalized at the Lincoln Memorial July 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The paint, which has no writings or symbols, was discovered around 1:30 a.m. on the statue of the 16th president, which was dedicated in 1922 and is one of the most popular sites on the National Mall. The memorial will remain closed until the paint can be removed. (Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
D.C. Landmarks Vandalized With Green Paint A splatter of green paint covers a large area on the statue of President Abraham Lincoln after it was vandalized at the Lincoln Memorial July 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The paint, which has no writings or symbols, was discovered around 1:30 a.m. on the statue of the 16th president, which was dedicated in 1922 and is one of the most popular sites on the National Mall. The memorial will remain closed until the paint can be removed. (Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
A splatter of green paint covers a large area on the statue of President Abraham Lincoln after it was vandalized at the Lincoln Memorial July 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The paint, which has no writings or symbols, was discovered around 1:30 a.m. on the statue of the 16th president, which was dedicated in 1922 and is one of the most popular sites on the National Mall. The memorial will remain closed until the paint can be removed. (Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
D.C. Landmarks Vandalized With Green Paint A splatter of green paint covers a large area on the statue of President Abraham Lincoln after it was vandalized at the Lincoln Memorial July 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The paint, which has no writings or symbols, was discovered around 1:30 a.m. on the statue of the 16th president, which was dedicated in 1922 and is one of the most popular sites on the National Mall. The memorial will remain closed until the paint can be removed. (Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
A splatter of green paint covers a large area on the statue of President Abraham Lincoln after it was vandalized at the Lincoln Memorial July 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The paint, which has no writings or symbols, was discovered around 1:30 a.m. on the statue of the 16th president, which was dedicated in 1922 and is one of the most popular sites on the National Mall. The memorial will remain closed until the paint can be removed. (Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
D.C. Landmarks Vandalized With Green Paint A splatter of green paint covers a large area on the statue of President Abraham Lincoln after it was vandalized at the Lincoln Memorial July 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The paint, which has no writings or symbols, was discovered around 1:30 a.m. on the statue of the 16th president, which was dedicated in 1922 and is one of the most popular sites on the National Mall. The memorial will remain closed until the paint can be removed. (Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
A splatter of green paint covers a large area on the statue of President Abraham Lincoln after it was vandalized at the Lincoln Memorial July 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The paint, which has no writings or symbols, was discovered around 1:30 a.m. on the statue of the 16th president, which was dedicated in 1922 and is one of the most popular sites on the National Mall. The memorial will remain closed until the paint can be removed. (Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
D.C. Landmarks Vandalized With Green Paint A splatter of green paint covers a large area on the statue of President Abraham Lincoln after it was vandalized at the Lincoln Memorial July 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The paint, which has no writings or symbols, was discovered around 1:30 a.m. on the statue of the 16th president, which was dedicated in 1922 and is one of the most popular sites on the National Mall. The memorial will remain closed until the paint can be removed. (Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
A splatter of green paint covers a large area on the statue of President Abraham Lincoln after it was vandalized at the Lincoln Memorial July 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The paint, which has no writings or symbols, was discovered around 1:30 a.m. on the statue of the 16th president, which was dedicated in 1922 and is one of the most popular sites on the National Mall. The memorial will remain closed until the paint can be removed. (Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
D.C. Landmarks Vandalized With Green Paint A splatter of green paint covers a large area on the statue of President Abraham Lincoln after it was vandalized at the Lincoln Memorial July 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The paint, which has no writings or symbols, was discovered around 1:30 a.m. on the statue of the 16th president, which was dedicated in 1922 and is one of the most popular sites on the National Mall. The memorial will remain closed until the paint can be removed. (Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
A splatter of green paint covers a large area on the statue of President Abraham Lincoln after it was vandalized at the Lincoln Memorial July 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The paint, which has no writings or symbols, was discovered around 1:30 a.m. on the statue of the 16th president, which was dedicated in 1922 and is one of the most popular sites on the National Mall. The memorial will remain closed until the paint can be removed. (Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
D.C. Landmarks Vandalized With Green Paint A splatter of green paint covers a large area on the statue of President Abraham Lincoln after it was vandalized at the Lincoln Memorial July 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The paint, which has no writings or symbols, was discovered around 1:30 a.m. on the statue of the 16th president, which was dedicated in 1922 and is one of the most popular sites on the National Mall. The memorial will remain closed until the paint can be removed. (Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
A splatter of green paint covers a large area on the statue of President Abraham Lincoln after it was vandalized at the Lincoln Memorial July 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The paint, which has no writings or symbols, was discovered around 1:30 a.m. on the statue of the 16th president, which was dedicated in 1922 and is one of the most popular sites on the National Mall. The memorial will remain closed until the paint can be removed. (Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
D.C. Landmarks Vandalized With Green Paint A splatter of green paint covers a large area on the statue of President Abraham Lincoln after it was vandalized at the Lincoln Memorial July 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The paint, which has no writings or symbols, was discovered around 1:30 a.m. on the statue of the 16th president, which was dedicated in 1922 and is one of the most popular sites on the National Mall. The memorial will remain closed until the paint can be removed. (Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
A splatter of green paint covers a large area on the statue of President Abraham Lincoln after it was vandalized at the Lincoln Memorial July 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The paint, which has no writings or symbols, was discovered around 1:30 a.m. on the statue of the 16th president, which was dedicated in 1922 and is one of the most popular sites on the National Mall. The memorial will remain closed until the paint can be removed. (Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
D.C. Landmarks Vandalized With Green Paint A splatter of green paint covers a large area on the statue of President Abraham Lincoln after it was vandalized at the Lincoln Memorial July 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The paint, which has no writings or symbols, was discovered around 1:30 a.m. on the statue of the 16th president, which was dedicated in 1922 and is one of the most popular sites on the National Mall. The memorial will remain closed until the paint can be removed. (Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
A splatter of green paint covers a large area on the statue of President Abraham Lincoln after it was vandalized at the Lincoln Memorial July 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The paint, which has no writings or symbols, was discovered around 1:30 a.m. on the statue of the 16th president, which was dedicated in 1922 and is one of the most popular sites on the National Mall. The memorial will remain closed until the paint can be removed. (Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
D.C. Landmarks Vandalized With Green Paint A splatter of green paint covers a large area on the statue of President Abraham Lincoln after it was vandalized at the Lincoln Memorial July 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The paint, which has no writings or symbols, was discovered around 1:30 a.m. on the statue of the 16th president, which was dedicated in 1922 and is one of the most popular sites on the National Mall. The memorial will remain closed until the paint can be removed. (Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
A splatter of green paint covers a large area on the statue of President Abraham Lincoln after it was vandalized at the Lincoln Memorial July 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The paint, which has no writings or symbols, was discovered around 1:30 a.m. on the statue of the 16th president, which was dedicated in 1922 and is one of the most popular sites on the National Mall. The memorial will remain closed until the paint can be removed. (Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
D.C. Landmarks Vandalized With Green Paint A splatter of green paint covers a large area on the statue of President Abraham Lincoln after it was vandalized at the Lincoln Memorial July 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The paint, which has no writings or symbols, was discovered around 1:30 a.m. on the statue of the 16th president, which was dedicated in 1922 and is one of the most popular sites on the National Mall. The memorial will remain closed until the paint can be removed. (Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
A splatter of green paint covers a large area on the statue of President Abraham Lincoln after it was vandalized at the Lincoln Memorial July 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The paint, which has no writings or symbols, was discovered around 1:30 a.m. on the statue of the 16th president, which was dedicated in 1922 and is one of the most popular sites on the National Mall. The memorial will remain closed until the paint can be removed. (Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
D.C. Landmarks Vandalized With Green Paint A splatter of green paint covers a large area on the statue of President Abraham Lincoln after it was vandalized at the Lincoln Memorial July 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The paint, which has no writings or symbols, was discovered around 1:30 a.m. on the statue of the 16th president, which was dedicated in 1922 and is one of the most popular sites on the National Mall. The memorial will remain closed until the paint can be removed. (Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
A splatter of green paint covers a large area on the statue of President Abraham Lincoln after it was vandalized at the Lincoln Memorial July 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The paint, which has no writings or symbols, was discovered around 1:30 a.m. on the statue of the 16th president, which was dedicated in 1922 and is one of the most popular sites on the National Mall. The memorial will remain closed until the paint can be removed. (Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
D.C. Landmarks Vandalized With Green Paint A splatter of green paint covers a large area on the statue of President Abraham Lincoln after it was vandalized at the Lincoln Memorial July 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The paint, which has no writings or symbols, was discovered around 1:30 a.m. on the statue of the 16th president, which was dedicated in 1922 and is one of the most popular sites on the National Mall. The memorial will remain closed until the paint can be removed. (Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
A splatter of green paint covers a large area on the statue of President Abraham Lincoln after it was vandalized at the Lincoln Memorial July 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The paint, which has no writings or symbols, was discovered around 1:30 a.m. on the statue of the 16th president, which was dedicated in 1922 and is one of the most popular sites on the National Mall. The memorial will remain closed until the paint can be removed. (Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
D.C. Landmarks Vandalized With Green Paint A splatter of green paint covers a large area on the statue of President Abraham Lincoln after it was vandalized at the Lincoln Memorial July 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The paint, which has no writings or symbols, was discovered around 1:30 a.m. on the statue of the 16th president, which was dedicated in 1922 and is one of the most popular sites on the National Mall. The memorial will remain closed until the paint can be removed. (Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
A splatter of green paint covers a large area on the statue of President Abraham Lincoln after it was vandalized at the Lincoln Memorial July 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The paint, which has no writings or symbols, was discovered around 1:30 a.m. on the statue of the 16th president, which was dedicated in 1922 and is one of the most popular sites on the National Mall. The memorial will remain closed until the paint can be removed. (Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
D.C. Landmarks Vandalized With Green Paint A splatter of green paint covers a large area on the statue of President Abraham Lincoln after it was vandalized at the Lincoln Memorial July 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The paint, which has no writings or symbols, was discovered around 1:30 a.m. on the statue of the 16th president, which was dedicated in 1922 and is one of the most popular sites on the National Mall. The memorial will remain closed until the paint can be removed. (Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
A splatter of green paint covers a large area on the statue of President Abraham Lincoln after it was vandalized at the Lincoln Memorial July 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The paint, which has no writings or symbols, was discovered around 1:30 a.m. on the statue of the 16th president, which was dedicated in 1922 and is one of the most popular sites on the National Mall. The memorial will remain closed until the paint can be removed. (Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
D.C. Landmarks Vandalized With Green Paint A splatter of green paint covers a large area on the statue of President Abraham Lincoln after it was vandalized at the Lincoln Memorial July 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The paint, which has no writings or symbols, was discovered around 1:30 a.m. on the statue of the 16th president, which was dedicated in 1922 and is one of the most popular sites on the National Mall. The memorial will remain closed until the paint can be removed. (Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
A splatter of green paint covers a large area on the statue of President Abraham Lincoln after it was vandalized at the Lincoln Memorial July 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The paint, which has no writings or symbols, was discovered around 1:30 a.m. on the statue of the 16th president, which was dedicated in 1922 and is one of the most popular sites on the National Mall. The memorial will remain closed until the paint can be removed. (Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
D.C. Landmarks Vandalized With Green Paint A splatter of green paint covers a large area on the statue of President Abraham Lincoln after it was vandalized at the Lincoln Memorial July 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The paint, which has no writings or symbols, was discovered around 1:30 a.m. on the statue of the 16th president, which was dedicated in 1922 and is one of the most popular sites on the National Mall. The memorial will remain closed until the paint can be removed. (Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
A splatter of green paint covers a large area on the statue of President Abraham Lincoln after it was vandalized at the Lincoln Memorial July 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The paint, which has no writings or symbols, was discovered around 1:30 a.m. on the statue of the 16th president, which was dedicated in 1922 and is one of the most popular sites on the National Mall. The memorial will remain closed until the paint can be removed. (Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
D.C. Landmarks Vandalized With Green Paint A splatter of green paint covers a large area on the statue of President Abraham Lincoln after it was vandalized at the Lincoln Memorial July 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The paint, which has no writings or symbols, was discovered around 1:30 a.m. on the statue of the 16th president, which was dedicated in 1922 and is one of the most popular sites on the National Mall. The memorial will remain closed until the paint can be removed. (Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
A splatter of green paint covers a large area on the statue of President Abraham Lincoln after it was vandalized at the Lincoln Memorial July 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The paint, which has no writings or symbols, was discovered around 1:30 a.m. on the statue of the 16th president, which was dedicated in 1922 and is one of the most popular sites on the National Mall. The memorial will remain closed until the paint can be removed. (Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
D.C. Landmarks Vandalized With Green Paint A splatter of green paint covers a large area on the statue of President Abraham Lincoln after it was vandalized at the Lincoln Memorial July 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The paint, which has no writings or symbols, was discovered around 1:30 a.m. on the statue of the 16th president, which was dedicated in 1922 and is one of the most popular sites on the National Mall. The memorial will remain closed until the paint can be removed. (Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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