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Warmer weather greeted participants in the Cherry Blossom Ten Mile run Sunday, though there still was a chill in the air when it kicked off at 7:30 a.m. Some got close to get warm while members of the Hash Club handed out beers on the National Mall as the cherry blossoms tried to make an appearance. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Warmer weather greeted participants in the Cherry Blossom Ten Mile run Sunday, though there still was a chill in the air when it kicked off at 7:30 a.m. Some got close to get warm while members of the Hash Club handed out beers on the National Mall as the cherry blossoms tried to make an appearance. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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