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** FILE ** Tech. Sgt. Brandon Longcrier uses white sage to consecrate a pagan worship area on the hill overlooking the Cadet Chapel and the Visitor Center at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., just after sunrise on the winter solstice, Dec. 21, 2009. Sgt. Longcrier is the pagan lay leader at the academy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Don Branum)

** FILE ** Tech. Sgt. Brandon Longcrier uses white sage to consecrate a pagan worship area on the hill overlooking the Cadet Chapel and the Visitor Center at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., just after sunrise on the winter solstice, Dec. 21, 2009. Sgt. Longcrier is the pagan lay leader at the academy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Don Branum)

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