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As storm clouds hang in the sky above following a downpour of rain, tourists arrive to visit the newly built Martin Luther KIng Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C., Thursday, August 25, 2011. Though a lot of rain fell today, this storm is not believed to be connected to the approaching Hurricane Irene. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)
Photo by: Rod Lamkey Jr.
As storm clouds hang in the sky above following a downpour of rain, tourists arrive to visit the newly built Martin Luther KIng Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C., Thursday, August 25, 2011. Though a lot of rain fell today, this storm is not believed to be connected to the approaching Hurricane Irene. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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