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A large gas-powered water pump is employed Sept. 9, 2011, in the basement parking lot under the Alexandria Tech Center 4 on Eisenhower Avenue in Alexandria, Va. The lot was flooded after heavy rains pounded the region the previous night. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)
Photo by: ANDREW HARNIK
A large gas-powered water pump is employed Sept. 9, 2011, in the basement parking lot under the Alexandria Tech Center 4 on Eisenhower Avenue in Alexandria, Va. The lot was flooded after heavy rains pounded the region the previous night. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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