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Mike DeAngelo, of Allentown, Penn., wipes sweat from his brow as he stands next to a 10 pound Parrot Rifle cannon, in Manassas, Va., Thursday, July 21, 2011. DeAngelo and his friends were camping at Camp Manassas near Jennie Dean Elementary School and were dressed as a Confederate Artillery Unit. The Parrot Rifle was capable of hitting targets a mile and a half away, according to DeAngelo. This particular cannon they were using was used in the Civil War movie "Gods and Generals." "The heat isn't too bad because we are used to it, but I definitely appreciate it when I get to be in the shade," said DeAngelo. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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