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About 7 billion hot dogs will be devoured between Memorial Day and Labor Day according to the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council. (SHNS photo courtesy the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council)

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Jay-Z talks about plans for a benefit music festival he is putting together in Philadelphia over Labor Day weekend. (Associated Press)

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Bolivian dancers perform during the Gaithersburg Labor Day parade. (Craig Bisacre/The Washington Times)

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Over a dozen firetrucks ride in the Gaithersburg Labor Day parade. (Craig Bisacre/The Washington Times)

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Gaithersburg High School band performs during the Labor Day parade. (Craig Bisacre/The Washington Times)

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City Council Members wave to spectators during the Labor Day parade. (Craig Bisacre/The Washington Times)

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Multicultural performers dance in the Labor Day parade. Over 80 groups participated in the three hour long parade that went down E. Diamond Ave. (Craig Bisacre/The Washington Times)

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Maryland mounty police ride during the Labor Day parade. (Craig Bisacre/The Washington Times)

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Jay-Z talks about plans for a benefit music festival he is putting together in Philadelphia over Labor Day weekend. (Associated Press)

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Jay-Z talks about plans for a benefit music festival he is putting together in Philadelphia over Labor Day weekend. (Associated Press)

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Protesters burn an effigy of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III during a rally near the president's Malacanang Palace in Manila on Labor Day, Tuesday, May 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

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Protesters burn an effigy of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III during a rally near the president's Malacanang Palace in Manila on Labor Day, Tuesday, May 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

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Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a Republican presidential candidate, and Ann, his wife of 42 years, serve up a Labor Day pancake breakfast in Manchester, N.H., She wears the white apron with the ease of a woman who spent countless mornings flipping flapjacks for five hungry sons. "It's going to happen this time," she said. (Associated Press)

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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks to a crowd during a Labor Day pancake breakfast on Sept. 5, 2011 in Manchester, N.H. (Associated Press)

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President Obama waves to supporters during a Labor Day speech at the Renaissance Center, headquarters of General Motors, in Detroit on Monday, Sept. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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Traffic begins to back up at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge near Annapolis over the Labor Day weekend last year. More than 900,000 D.C.-area residents are expected to travel over the Independence Day weekend. (Associated Press)

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Jerry Lewis reacts to the final donations tally at the 2008 Labor Day muscular dystrophy telethon. This year's telethon will be his last as host. (Associated Press)

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IN PHILADELPHIA: The annual Labor Day parade down Columbus Boulevard brings out union members and supporters.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS AMONG FRIENDS: President Obama greets the crowd at a union-sponsored Labor Day rally in Milwaukee, where he announced his proposal to spend $50 billion on the nation's transportation infrastructure.