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A police officer writes a parking ticket for a car illegally parked during rush hour on Constitution Avenue and west of 15th Street in Northwest Washington on Wednesday. The city is temporarily allowing people hit with citations before Jan. 1, 2010, to pay the original fines without late fees. (Pratik Shah/The Washington Times)

A police officer writes a parking ticket for a car illegally parked during rush hour on Constitution Avenue and west of 15th Street in Northwest Washington on Wednesday. The city is temporarily allowing people hit with citations before Jan. 1, 2010, to pay the original fines without late fees. (Pratik Shah/The Washington Times)

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