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This undated publicity photo released by DreamWorks and Twentieth Century Fox shows, Daniel Day-Lewis, center rear, as Abraham Lincoln, in a scene from the film, "Lincoln." (AP Photo/DreamWorks and Twentieth Century Fox, David James)

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This undated publicity photo released by DreamWorks and Twentieth Century Fox shows, Daniel Day-Lewis, center rear, as Abraham Lincoln, in a scene from the film, "Lincoln." (AP Photo/DreamWorks and Twentieth Century Fox, David James)

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Jose Salmeron of Arlington, Va. has his picture taken with Abe Lincoln, one of the "Four Presidents," at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Delegate George Engelbach, of Hillsboro, Mo., dressed as Abraham Lincoln reaches for a pen to sign autographs at the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Fla. on Tuesday, August 28, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/ The Washington Times)

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Caprice Casson offers water to Dana Treece, 10, a drummer in the J.C. Nalle Elementary School band, as they make they way along Pennsylvania Avenue during the District of Columbia Emancipation Day 2012 Parade on Monday, celebrating the 150th anniversary of slaves being freed in the District on April 16, 1862, by President Abraham Lincoln. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Caprice Casson offers cool water to Dana Treece, 10, a young drummer in the JC Nalle Elementary School band, as they make they way along Pennsylvania Avenue NW during the District of Columbia Emancipation Day 2012 parade in Washington, D.C., Monday, April 16, 2012., celebrating the150th anniversary of the District of Columbia Emancipation Act. 150 ears ago, on April 16, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill ending slavery in the District of Columbia. Passage of this law came 8 1/2 months before President Lincoln signed his Emancipation Proclamation. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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The Arkansas Baptist College Marching Band, from Little Rock, Ark., nears the end of the parade route during the District of Columbia Emancipation Day 2012 parade in Washington, D.C., Monday, April 16, 2012., celebrating the150th anniversary of the District of Columbia Emancipation Act. 150 ears ago, on April 16, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill ending slavery in the District of Columbia. Passage of this law came 8 1/2 months before President Lincoln signed his Emancipation Proclamation. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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People in the crowd cheer on the bands during the District of Columbia Emancipation Day 2012 parade in Washington, D.C., Monday, April 16, 2012., celebrating the150th anniversary of the District of Columbia Emancipation Act. 150 ears ago, on April 16, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill ending slavery in the District of Columbia. Passage of this law came 8 1/2 months before President Lincoln signed his Emancipation Proclamation. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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Miss District of Columbia Heather Swann waves to the crowd from her car during the District of Columbia Emancipation Day 2012 parade in Washington, D.C., Monday, April 16, 2012., celebrating the150th anniversary of the District of Columbia Emancipation Act. 150 ears ago, on April 16, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill ending slavery in the District of Columbia. Passage of this law came 8 1/2 months before President Lincoln signed his Emancipation Proclamation. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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A young drummer in the JC Nalle Elementary School band gets a little help adjusting his instrument as they make they way along Pennsylvania Avenue NW during the District of Columbia Emancipation Day 2012 parade in Washington, D.C., Monday, April 16, 2012., celebrating the150th anniversary of the District of Columbia Emancipation Act. 150 ears ago, on April 16, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill ending slavery in the District of Columbia. Passage of this law came 8 1/2 months before President Lincoln signed his Emancipation Proclamation. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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Costumed characters make their way in the sun along along Pennsylvania Avenue NW, during the District of Columbia Emancipation Day 2012 parade in Washington, D.C., Monday, April 16, 2012., celebrating the150th anniversary of the District of Columbia Emancipation Act. 150 ears ago, on April 16, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill ending slavery in the District of Columbia. Passage of this law came 8 1/2 months before President Lincoln signed his Emancipation Proclamation. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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People line up along Pennsylvania Avenue NW and watch the District of Columbia Emancipation Day 2012 parade in Washington, D.C., Monday, April 16, 2012., celebrating the150th anniversary of the District of Columbia Emancipation Act. 150 ears ago, on April 16, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill ending slavery in the District of Columbia. Passage of this law came 8 1/2 months before President Lincoln signed his Emancipation Proclamation. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC, center) is joined by Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray (left) and Council Member At-Large Vincent Orange (right) as they march in the District of Columbia Emancipation Day 2012 parade in Washington, D.C., Monday, April 16, 2012., celebrating the150th anniversary of the District of Columbia Emancipation Act. 150 ears ago, on April 16, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill ending slavery in the District of Columbia. Passage of this law came 8 1/2 months before President Lincoln signed his Emancipation Proclamation. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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A man who did not want to be identified holds a flag prior to marching in the District of Columbia Emancipation Day 2012 parade in Washington, D.C., Monday, April 16, 2012., celebrating the150th anniversary of the District of Columbia Emancipation Act. 150 ears ago, on April 16, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill ending slavery in the District of Columbia. Passage of this law came 8 1/2 months before President Lincoln signed his Emancipation Proclamation. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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Members of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps are seen through the colors of an African flag as they wait to march in the District of Columbia Emancipation Day 2012 parade in Washington, D.C., Monday, April 16, 2012., celebrating the150th anniversary of the District of Columbia Emancipation Act. 150 ears ago, on April 16, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill ending slavery in the District of Columbia. Passage of this law came 8 1/2 months before President Lincoln signed his Emancipation Proclamation. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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Members of the Anacostia High School band practice in the shade as they wait to march in the District of Columbia Emancipation Day 2012 parade in Washington, D.C., Monday, April 16, 2012., celebrating the150th anniversary of the District of Columbia Emancipation Act. 150 ears ago, on April 16, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill ending slavery in the District of Columbia. Passage of this law came 8 1/2 months before President Lincoln signed his Emancipation Proclamation. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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Robert Wright portrays a member of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as he and others waits to march in the District of Columbia Emancipation Day 2012 parade in Washington, D.C., Monday, April 16, 2012., celebrating the150th anniversary of the District of Columbia Emancipation Act. 150 ears ago, on April 16, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill ending slavery in the District of Columbia. Passage of this law came 8 1/2 months before President Lincoln signed his Emancipation Proclamation. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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Shadows of the McKinley Tech Marching Band move across the hot pavement during the District of Columbia Emancipation Day 2012 parade in Washington, D.C., Monday, April 16, 2012., celebrating the150th anniversary of the District of Columbia Emancipation Act. 150 ears ago, on April 16, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill ending slavery in the District of Columbia. Passage of this law came 8 1/2 months before President Lincoln signed his Emancipation Proclamation. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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Crew members keep watch over the Arabian Sea from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln as the ship transits the Strait of Hormuz on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

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Abraham Lincoln's portrait artist, George P.A. Healy, used photograph technology that was new at the time. (Photograph provided by the National Portrait Gallery)