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The Ettinger family (left to right) Jack, 7,  Sarah, 8, husband Jason and mom Susan, watch the passing of the 46th Annual Palisades Parade and Picnic in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, July 4, 2012, from their front yard pools. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)
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The Ettinger family (left to right) Jack, 7, Sarah, 8, husband Jason and mom Susan, watch the passing of the 46th Annual Palisades Parade and Picnic in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, July 4, 2012, from their front yard pools. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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