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Pedestrian restrictions near White House lifted

Tourists snap photos from the edge of Lafayette Park. The Secret Service won\'t say how long the restrictions will remain in place. (WTOP/Andrew Mollenbeck)

UPDATE – Tuesday – 4/22/2013, 6:30 a.m. ET CBS White House Correspondent Peter Maer reports the restrictions near the White House have been lifted.

EARLIER – Monday – 4/22/2013, 10:20 p.m. ET

WASHINGTON – The White House is among the most photographed buildings in the world, but for the second week, visitors looking for their quintessential Washington picture have to find a more distant perch.

Pennsylvania Avenue, just north of the White House, has been blocked off since the Boston bombings last Monday.

The space — usually full of tourists, activists and passing power players — has been cordoned off by police tape. Secret Service officers ensure people stay back toward Lafayette Park.

Visitors continue snapping photos, but some say they’re a little bummed that they can’t approach the fence surrounding the famous residence.

The Secret Service won’t say how long the restrictions on Pennsylvania Avenue will remain in place.



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