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U.S. Army officers salute as they uncase one of the two new Walter Reed Army Medical Center flags that during a ceremony Wednesday, July 27, 2011 to officially mark the transition to medical services at Bethesda Naval Medical Center and Ft. Belvoir. The official close date of Walter Reed is Sept. 15. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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A Naval officer "cases" or retires the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology flag during a ceremony Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., to officially mark the transition to medical services at Bethesda Naval Medical Center and Ft. Belvoir. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Col. William Schiek, left, and CSM Steven Craig retire (or "case") the Medical Center Brigade flag by rolling it up and covering it during a ceremony Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. The flags of the various medical units at Walter Reed were all retired during the ceremony as a means of transitioning from the Washington, D.C., facility to Ft. Belvoir and Bethesda Naval Medical Center. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Col. William Schiek, left, and CSM Steven Craig prepare to retire (or "case") the Medical Center Brigade flag, held by SSG Gracie Best, center, during a ceremony Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. The flags of the various medical units at Walter Reed were all retired during the ceremony as a means of transitioning from the Washington, D.C., facility to Ft. Belvoir and Bethesda Naval Medical Center. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Military representatives of the Army and Navy bring in the Walter Reed colors during a ceremony Wedesday, July 27, 2011 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. These old colors were retired, or "cased," during the ceremony, marking the transition from the Washington, D.C., facility to facilities at Ft. Belvoir and Bethesda Naval Medical Center. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Members of the Army Color Guard wait to bring in the flag while a large U.S. flag hangs from firetrucks behind them at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, July 27, 2011. The medical center held a ceremony Wednesday to officially "case the colors" as a transition to medical services at Bethesda Naval Medical Center and Ft. Belvoir. The flags of the various Walter Reed medical units were retired by rolling them up and covering them. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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The shadow of SPC Brenton Wallace, U.S. Army, is seen as he salutes a higher ranking officer outside of Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, July 27, 2011. Hundreds of visitors came to Walter Reed Wednesday for a ceremony to officially "case the colors" as a transition to medical services at Bethesda Naval Medical Center and Ft. Belvoir. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Shawn Forbes, IT1 E6, U.S. Navy, sits inside an Army medical helicopter while the U.S. flag is reflected in the helicopter's nose outside of Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The helicopter and flag were part of a static display for visitors at a ceremony to officially "case the colors" as a transition to medical services at Bethesda Naval Medical Center and Ft. Belvoir. The official close date of Walter Reed is Sept. 15. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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SPC E4 Lazaro Mtunguja, left, and Sgt. Betsy Rodriguez, both U.S. Army, adjust some of the 50 state flags outside of Walter Reed Army Medical Center Wednesday, July 27, 2011 before a ceremony to officially "case the colors" as a transition to medical services at Bethesda Naval Medical Center and Ft. Belvoir. Casing the colors involves retiring the flags that have served as symbols of the various medical units. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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SPC E4 Erika Draht, U.S. Army, adjusts one of the 50 state flags outside of Walter Reed Army Medical Center before a ceremony to officially "case the colors" as a transition to medical services at Bethesda Naval Medical Center and Ft. Belvoir. Casing the colors involves retiring the flags that have served as the symbols of the different medical units. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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**FILE** Chris Littleton (left), co-founder of the Ohio Liberty Council, helps deliver signatures to the Ohio Secretary of State's office in Columbus, Ohio, on July 6, 2011. (Associated Press)

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The Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Northwest Washington has been the military's flagship hospital, where patients from privates to presidents have gone for care for more than a century. It is being divided and moved. (Associated Press)

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Sylvia Clemmons, front, and Alice Giles, back, walk through the main lobby at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, Thursday, July 21, 2001. Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the military's flagship hospital where privates to presidents have gone for care for more than a century, is closing its doors. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

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Jon Huntsman Jr., a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, speaks to a group of Spartanburg and Greenville County Republicans gathered at Mutt's BBQ in Spartanburg, S.C., on Monday. (Associated Press)

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Tomb no. 1, the largest of the three pits where China's army of terracotta soldiers are buried, (Photo: AFP)

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** FILE ** As part of first lady Michelle Obama's nationwide campaign to lower childhood obesity rates, Wal-Mart and other retailers plan over the next five years to open or expand 1,500 stores in areas without easy access to fresh produce and other healthy foods. "This is a really big deal," Mrs. Obama said. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Patrick J. Leahy of Vermont confers Wednesday with his fellow Democrat, Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California. Mrs. Feinstein is a co-sponsor of a bill to repeal DOMA, which passed Congress in 1996. Mr. Leahy voted for it then, but now supports its repeal.

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BERJUAN TOYS Breast Milk Baby teaches girls how to nurse before developing breasts and to "express their love and affection in the most natural way possible, just like mommy!"

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** FILE ** Former Rep. Peter Hoekstra, shown in June 2010, plans to seek the GOP nomination to challenge Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow in 2012, the Associated Press has learned. (AP Photo/Adam Bird)

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Serena Williams, who sat out a year with a variety of health problems, continued her comeback Tuesday night, taking part in mixed doubles, doubles and singles in World Team Tennis. She won doubles and singles but lost mixed doubles. (Associated Press)