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The date outdoors: The Lincoln MemorialAfter the tourists head back to their hotels -- or better, at dawn, long before they arrive -- there may be no place more serene or lovely in all of Washington than the towering memorial. It's no wonder couples regularly plant themselves along the columns to await the sun (and regularly choose the place for very public proposals). (23rd Street NW and West Potomac Park. 202-426-6841. www.nps.gov/linc.) Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post
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