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Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, right, tosses beads to people watching the Palisades July 4th Parade, Washington, D.C., Thursday, July 4, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)
Photo by: ANDREW HARNIK
Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, right, tosses beads to people watching the Palisades July 4th Parade, Washington, D.C., Thursday, July 4, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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