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    Ruff & Ready Furnishings in D.C. is holding a moving sale ahead of the store's shutting down at the end of August and pursuing a new location. (Pratik Shah/The Washington Times)


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    Customers shop Sunday at Ruff & Ready Furnishings in the District. Aug. 31 will be the store's last day at 1908 14th St. Northwest. (Pratik Shah/The Washington Times)


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    Ernesto Cuevas, a volunteer with the Colombia exhibit at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, plays a guitar while resting on a hammock during the festival's opening day Thursday, June 30, 2011.(Pratik Shah/The Washington Times)


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    PRATIK SHAH/THE WASHINGTON TIMES Eleven prominent Afghan women, including (from left) Hasina Safi, Farkhunda Naderi and Samira Hamidi, called on the United States to push for the inclusion of more female leaders in peace talks to end the war in Afghanistan. "We want to take charge of our country ourselves," Ms. Hamidi said.


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    PRATIK SHAH/THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dan Pollock, an operating partner at BlackFinn American Saloon in Bethesda, speaks with a bartender at his restaurant Monday. The eatery, about five miles from Congressional Country Club, expects to be busy this week with the U.S. Open being played on the Blue Course.


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    ** FILE ** D.C. Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan (Pratik Shah/The Washington Times)


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    A student at the Cinderella Ball shares a laugh with her mother and a staff member. The event was hosted by the House, a leadership center for area students that offers before- and after-school programs and weekend activities. (Pratik Shah/The Washington Times)


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