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People open their umbrellas under one of three Christmas wreaths on display at Union Station in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, December 6, 2011, as a steady light rain falls throughout the day. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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People open their umbrellas under one of three Christmas wreaths on display at Union Station in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, December 6, 2011, as a steady light rain falls throughout the day. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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People open their umbrellas under one of three Christmas wreaths on display at Union Station in Washington on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, as a steady light rain falls. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Protesters talk with a Knights of Columbus member following a Columbus Day celebration and wreath presentation at Union Station in Washington on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

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Virginia Storage (left), Virginia vice regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution, with Anne Schaeffer (center) and Mary Lib Schmidt of the National Society of the Children of the American Revolution, sing during a Columbus Day celebration and wreath presentation at Union Station in Washington on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

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Mary Lib Schmidt (right) and Anne Schaeffer carry a wreath from the National Society of the Children of the American Revolution during a Columbus Day celebration and wreath presentation at Union Station in Washington on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

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Col. Thomas J. Hogan, head of the National Columbus Celebration Association, leads a Columbus Day celebration and wreath presentation as protesters shout and wave signs in the background at Union Station in Washington on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

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Jesus Maria Rodriguez-Andia, general consul of Spain, speaks during a Columbus Day celebration and wreath presentation at Union Station in Washington on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

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Protesters hold signs condemning the version of American history that paints Christopher Columbus in a glowing light during a Columbus Day celebration and wreath presentation at Union Station in Washington on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

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Protesters hold signs condemning the version of American history that paints Christopher Columbus in a glowing light during a Columbus Day celebration and wreath presentation at Union Station in Washington on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

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Protesters hold signs condemning the version of American history that paints Christopher Columbus in a glowing light during a Columbus Day celebration and wreath presentation at Union Station in Washington on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

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Mary Ann T. Wright (center), president general of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, presents a wreath before the Columbus Memorial statue during a Columbus Day celebration at Union Station in Washington on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

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Representatives from the Italian Embassy present a wreath before the Columbus Memorial statue during a Columbus Day celebration and wreath presentation at Union Station in Washington on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

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Travelers wait in line to board Amtrak's Northeast Regional train to Boston at Union Station in Washington, Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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While flares block off the circle to Union Station, workers who have been given the "all-clear" return to their buildings on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011 following a 5.9 earthquake whose epicenter was in Mineral, Va., east of Charlottesville, but whose effects could be felt up the entire Eastern seaboard, including Washington, D.C. All buildings downtown were evacuated for a couple of hours following the incident. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Crowds of people wait outside of Union Station on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011 following a 5.9 earthquake whose epicenter was in Mineral, Va., east of Charlottesville, but whose effects could be felt up the entire Eastern seaboard, including Washington, D.C. All buildings downtown were evacuated. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Crowds of people wait outside of Union Station on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011 following a 5.9 earthquake whose epicenter was in Mineral, Va., east of Charlottesville, but whose effects could be felt up the entire Eastern seaboard, including Washington, D.C. All buildings downtown were evacuated. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Crowds of people wait outside of Union Station on Tuesday. Inside, the quake sent screaming patrons and tourists rushing for the exits. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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This March 29, 2011 photo, musician Alison Krauss, center, poses with Union Station, from left, Ron Block, Dan Tyminski, Krauss, Jerry Douglas, and Barry Bales in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Ed Rode)

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"Paper Airplane" is Alison Krauss' first album together with Union Station in seven years, but the bluegrass stars show no trace of rust from the hiatus. (Rounder Records)