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Phillip Fobbs, 16, of Bowie, Md., a senior dance company member with Dance Dimensions in Forestville, Md., performs on stage at Dupont Circle on Sunday as part of Dance in the Circle, a dance festival. The event was organized by Circle Productions, who also organized a snowball fight in the circle and Soccer in the Circle, both in 2010. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Tiffany Jacobsen (second from left) of Washington, D.C., and emcee Russell Campbell from Urban Artistry dance together in a dance line at Dance in the Circle, a dance festival that took place in Dupont Circle on Sunday. Nine official dance organizations performed on the stage in front of the fountain. In between performances, the audience — and the emcee — joined in. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Phillip Fobbs, 16, of Bowie, Md., a senior dance company member with Dance Dimensions in Forestville, Md., performs on stage at Dupont Circle on Sunday as part of Dance in the Circle, a dance festival. The event was organized by Circle Productions, who also organized a snowball fight in the circle and Soccer in the Circle, both in 2010. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Chase Taber, left, 6, of Bowie, Md. tries to help "Chi Chi" the bulldog cool off in the fountain at Dupont Circle on Sunday, May 13, 2012. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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From left, Sara Wright of Washington, D.C., 7-year-old Carson Stadler of Arlington and Carson's mom Kiersten dance along with 18-month-old Karim Bajauri, of Washington, D.C., at the Dance in the Circle, a dance festival for all ages, on Sunday, May 13, 2012 in Dupont Circle. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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People dance in Dupont Circle during Dance in the Circle Nine official dance organizations performed on the stage in front of the fountain, but in between performances the audience joined in. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Girls from Dance Dimensions in Forestville, Md. dance on stage at Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C. as part of Dance in the Circle, a dance festival for all ages that took place Sunday, May 13, 2012. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Girls from Dance Dimensions in Forestville, Md., including Jacael Wallace, center, 12, of Washington, D.C., dance on stage at Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C. as part of Dance in the Circle, a dance festival for all ages that took place Sunday, May 13, 2012. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Jessica Pritchett, 18, left, of Suitland, Md., and Tabria Green, 16, of Washington, D.C., both senior dance company members with Dance Dimensions in Forestville, Md., perform on stage at Dupont Circle as part of Dance in the Circle. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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A crowd gathers at Dupont Circle both to watch and to participate in Dance in the Circle, a dance festival for all ages. Nine official dance organizations performed on the stage in front of the fountain, but in between performances the audience joined in. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Phillip Fobbs, 16, of Bowie, Md., a senior dance company member with Dance Dimensions in Forestville, Md., peforms on stage at Dupont Circle as part of Dance in the Circle, a dance festival that took place Sunday, May 13, 2012. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Top-hatted men hosting the inaugural Groundhog Day event at Dupont Circle in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, are silhouetted against a rainy morning sky. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Cookies in the likeness of a groundhog are available for attendees at the inaugural Groundhog Day event at Dupont Circle in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Ellen Lurie (center), 6, and her twin brother, Jonathan (left), join their father, Peter Lurie of Washington, at the inaugural Groundhog Day event at Dupont Circle in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Ellen Lurie, 6, of Washington is sandwiched between news photographers and reporters during the inaugural Groundhog Day event at Dupont Circle in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Fox 5 meteorologist Tucker Barnes holds up his microphone to get the groundhog's prediction during the inaugural Groundhog Day event at Dupont Circle in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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A copy of the proclamation declaring "Potomac Phil Day" is on display during the inaugural Groundhog Day event at Dupont Circle in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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A copy of the proclamation declaring Thursday as "Potomac Phil Day" in the District of Columbia is on display during the inaugural Groundhog Day event at Dupont Circle in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council member Jack Evans (left) and Aaron DeNu (right) announce the proclamation declaring Thursday as "Potomac Phil Day" before Potomac Phil — a stuffed, mounted groundhog — "predicts" the weather during the inaugural Groundhog Day event at Dupont Circle in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012. The woodchuck predicted six more weeks of winter. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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A stuffed and mounted groundhog named Potomac Phil stands on display during the inaugural Groundhog Day event at Dupont Circle in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012. Phil "predicted" six more weeks of winter. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)