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D.C. Council member Marion Barry, Ward 8 Democrat, smiles as he is introduced at the reopening ceremony at the African American Civil War Museum's new location on Vermont Ave Northwest on Monday, July 18, 2011. At front right is Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr., Illinois Democrat. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)
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D.C. Council member Marion Barry, Ward 8 Democrat, smiles as he is introduced at the reopening ceremony at the African American Civil War Museum's new location on Vermont Ave Northwest on Monday, July 18, 2011. At front right is Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr., Illinois Democrat. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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