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National Cathedral Reverend Cannon Kim Baker, center, comes in second as she competes in the annual Pancake Races on Shrove Tuesday (more commonly known as Mardi Gras) at the Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Teams from the National Cathedral, St. Alban's parish church, and affiliated schools race each other, flipping pancakes all the way as they as they compete for the coveted Golden Skillet, the competitions top prize. Billed as the only event of its kind in Washington celebrating the British tradition of "Pancake Day, as Mardi Gras is often known there, to mark the last day before the beginning of Lent. In centuries past, cooking pancakes made good use of eggs, butter, and milk, all rich foods that are traditionally eschewed during the forty days of Lent. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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National Cathedral Preservation and Facilities Director Jim Shepherd, right, beats National Cathedral Chief Operating Officer Rob Sokol, left, in one of the races during the annual Pancake Races on Shrove Tuesday (more commonly known as Mardi Gras) at the Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Teams from the National Cathedral, St. Alban's parish church, and affiliated schools race each other, flipping pancakes all the way as they as they compete for the coveted Golden Skillet, the competitions top prize. Billed as the only event of its kind in Washington celebrating the British tradition of "Pancake Day, as Mardi Gras is often known there, to mark the last day before the beginning of Lent. In centuries past, cooking pancakes made good use of eggs, butter, and milk, all rich foods that are traditionally eschewed during the forty days of Lent. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Charlie Savin, 8, Beauvoir Elementary School comes wins one of the races during the annual Pancake Races on Shrove Tuesday (more commonly known as Mardi Gras) at the Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Teams from the National Cathedral, St. Alban's parish church, and affiliated schools race each other, flipping pancakes all the way as they as they compete for the coveted Golden Skillet, the competitions top prize. Billed as the only event of its kind in Washington celebrating the British tradition of "Pancake Day, as Mardi Gras is often known there, to mark the last day before the beginning of Lent. In centuries past, cooking pancakes made good use of eggs, butter, and milk, all rich foods that are traditionally eschewed during the forty days of Lent. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Young students sit and pray together before the start of the annual Pancake Races on Shrove Tuesday (more commonly known as Mardi Gras) at the Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Teams from the National Cathedral, St. Alban's parish church, and affiliated schools race each other, flipping pancakes all the way as they as they compete for the coveted Golden Skillet, the competitions top prize. Billed as the only event of its kind in Washington celebrating the British tradition of "Pancake Day, as Mardi Gras is often known there, to mark the last day before the beginning of Lent. In centuries past, cooking pancakes made good use of eggs, butter, and milk, all rich foods that are traditionally eschewed during the forty days of Lent. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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A cooler of frozen pancakes and skillets are laid out before the annual Pancake Races on Shrove Tuesday (more commonly known as Mardi Gras) at the Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Teams from the National Cathedral, St. Alban's parish church, and affiliated schools race each other, flipping pancakes all the way as they as they compete for the coveted Golden Skillet, the competitions top prize. Billed as the only event of its kind in Washington celebrating the British tradition of "Pancake Day, as Mardi Gras is often known there, to mark the last day before the beginning of Lent. In centuries past, cooking pancakes made good use of eggs, butter, and milk, all rich foods that are traditionally eschewed during the forty days of Lent. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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A sailboat owned by Bryan Stockdale, of Vantage, Wash., is left in the mud at the Vantage Riverstone Resort dock in Vantage on Monday, March 3, 2014, as up to 20 feet of water is let out of the Columbia River reservoir behind Wanapum Dam after a spillway pillar was discovered to be cracked at the dam last week. Garbage is seen that had been left in the water at the end of the dock. (AP Photo/The Wenatchee World, Don Seabrook)

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U.S. Army Rangers find a place to eat their first hot meal in days while tolerating the rain during mountaineering training. US Army photo

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Chinese authorities have established a designated graffiti area on the Great Wall in efforts to curb tourists from further damaging the ancient monument. (The Washington Times: Jessica Chasmar)

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Chinese authorities have established a designated graffiti area on the Great Wall in efforts to curb tourists from further damaging the ancient monument. (The Washington Times: Jessica Chasmar)