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People waiting in line in the heat cheer the arrival of Council Member Marion Barry (Ward 8) as he arrives to view the body of Chuck Brown as he lies in repose at the Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, May 29, 2012. Mr. Brown died on May 16, 2012. He was 75.(Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)
Photo by: ROD LAMKEY JR
People waiting in line in the heat cheer the arrival of Council Member Marion Barry (Ward 8) as he arrives to view the body of Chuck Brown as he lies in repose at the Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, May 29, 2012. Mr. Brown died on May 16, 2012. He was 75.(Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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