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Photo by: ROD LAMKEY JR

D.C. Council member Jack Evans (left) and Aaron DeNu (right) announce the proclamation of Tuesday as "Potomac Phil Day" as a stuffed, mounted groundhog named "Potomac Phil" is introduced to offer his weather and political predictions during the inaugural Groundhog Day event at Dupont Circle in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012. The groundhog predicted six more weeks of winter. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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