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Teen Titans and Young Justice characters (left) get into a playful argument with Batman villains while waiting for the costume contest to begin Sunday at Awesome Con D.C., a comic book convention at the Washington Convention Center. "People forget this culture exists," Ariel Casey of Rockville said.

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Teen Titans and Young Justice characters (left) get into a playful argument with Batman villains while waiting for the costume contest to begin Sunday at Awesome Con D.C., a comic book convention at the Washington Convention Center. "People forget this culture exists," Ariel Casey of Rockville said.

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Teen Titans and Young Justice characters, left, get into a playful argument with Batman Villains, right, while waiting for a costume contest to begin at Awesome Con D.C., a comic book convention at the Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C., Sunday, April 21, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Teen Titans and Young Justice characters, left, get into a playful argument with Batman Villains, right, while waiting for a costume contest to begin at Awesome Con D.C., a comic book convention at the Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C., Sunday, April 21, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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G.W. Student Alicia Little dresses as Harlequin (The Joker's girlfriend from the Batman comics) gives London Hall, 3, from District Heights, Md., a playful bop on the head with her inflatable hammer at Awesome Con D.C., a comic book convention at the Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C., Sunday, April 21, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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A member of a group dressed as X-Men characters gives her best scream for judges during a costume contest at Awesome Con D.C., a comic book convention at the Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C., Sunday, April 21, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Will Makaneole of Dumfries, Va., wears a Wookie-like jacket from the Star Wars movies as he photographs a group posing during a costume contest at Awesome Con D.C., a comic book convention at the Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C., Sunday, April 21, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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A group dressed as X-Men characters, bottom, pose for a packed audience during a costume contest at Awesome Con D.C., a comic book convention at the Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C., Sunday, April 21, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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A man dressed as a military figure walks through a shaft of light at Awesome Con D.C., a comic book convention at the Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C., Sunday, April 21, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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**FILE** Teen Titans and Young Justice characters (left) get into a playful argument with Batman villains while waiting for a costume contest to begin at Awesome Con D.C., a comic book convention at the Washington Convention Center, on April 21, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Eligah McNutt, 4, of South Riding, Va., center, dresses as Captain America at Awesome Con D.C., a comic book convention at the Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C., Sunday, April 21, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Former U.S. First Lady Laura Bush addresses the "Leadership in the AIDS Response for Women" special session during the International AIDS Conference at the Washington Convention Center on Thursday, July 26, 2012, in Washington D.C. The panel stressed that AIDS cannot be defeated without the empowerment of women at every level, local, national, and international. (Raymond Thompson/The Washington Times)

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Former first lady Laura Bush addresses the "Leadership in the AIDS Response for Women" special session during the International AIDS Conference at the Washington Convention Center on Thursday, July 26, 2012, in Washington, D.C. The panel stressed that AIDS cannot be defeated without the empowerment of women at every level, local, national, and international. (Raymond Thompson/The Washington Times)

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A man holds a program for the memorial service for D.C. Go-Go icon Chuck Brown Thursday, May 31, 2012 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Thousands of people came out to say goodbye to the D.C. legend. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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People leave the memorial service for D.C. Go-Go icon Chuck Brown Thursday, May 31, 2012 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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A woman hands over her ticket to get her program for the memorial service for D.C. Go-Go icon Chuck Brown, heldThursday, May 31, 2012 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Thousands of people came out to say goodbye to the D.C. legend. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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People listen to tributes during the memorial service for Chuck Brown, the so-called Godfather of Go-Go, at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, May 31, 2012. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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A man wears a "We Love You Chuck!" shirt at the memorial service for D.C. Go Go icon Chuck Brown Thursday, May 31, 2012 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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A man and his son walk back to their seats at the memorial service for D.C. Go-Go icon Chuck Brown Thursday, May 31, 2012 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Thousands of people came out to say goodbye to the D.C. legend. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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A man and woman in the crowd stand to get a better view of one of the tributes during the memorial service for Chuck Brown Thursday, May 31, 2012 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The event included several musical tributes to the man they call the Godfather of Go Go. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)