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Justin Youtz of Woodbridge, Va., dressed as Anakin Skywalker reads comics with his son Tristin, 9, dressed as Captain Rex from Star Wars at Awesome Con D.C. Will Makaneole of Dumfries, Va., wears a wookie-like jacket from the "Star Wars" movies as he takes pictures during the costume contest.

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Commissioner Rex, left, a German Shepherd dog and U.S. boxer George Foreman pose for photographers Saturday, Aug. 30, 1997, in Duesseldorf. Foreman is a guest at the German Shepherd dog championship. He wants to start breeding German Shepherd dogs in the U.S., where he already owns five dogs. Commissioner Rex' real name is "Reginald von Ravenhorst" and is well known as a famous star in a German TV production. (AP Photo/Edgar Schoepal)

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Rex, the King of Carnival, will make his traditional Mardi Gras appearance in New Orleans. With the Super Bowl on Feb. 3 and Mardi Gras falling nine days later, the Big Easy is gearing up for a massive celebration and influx of tourists that locals are calling "Super Gras." (Associated Press)

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Rex, the King of Carnival, will make his traditional Mardi Gras appearance in New Orleans. With the Super Bowl on Feb. 3 and Mardi Gras falling nine days later, the Big Easy is gearing up for a massive celebration and influx of tourists that locals are calling "Super Gras." (Associated Press)

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Rex, the King of Carnival rides in the Krewe of Rex as he arrives at Canal St. along St. Charles Avenue on Mardi Gras day in New Orleans, Tuesday, March 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)