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The Washington National Cathedral was vandalized last week when paint was splattered inside two chapels. D.C. police charged Jia M. Tian with defacing of property. (Associated Press)

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The Washington National Cathedral was vandalized last week when paint was splattered inside two chapels. D.C. police charged Jia M. Tian with defacing of property. (Associated Press)

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The musical group Sweet Honey in the Rock performs during a national memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at the Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, December 11, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry leaves early from a national memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at the Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, December 11, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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South African Ambassador to the United States Ebrahim Rasool [cq], left, greets members of the South African Community Choir as they depart following a national memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at the Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, December 11, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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South African Ambassador to the United States Ebrahim Rasool [cq] speaks during a national memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at the Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, December 11, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a national memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at the Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, December 11, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Vice President Joe Biden leaves the podium after speaking during a national memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at the Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, December 11, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, top left, watches from the audience as United States Vice President Joe Biden, second from right, leaves the podium after speaking during a national memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at the Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, December 11, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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A young girl looks around in the audience during a national memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at the Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, December 11, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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A young girl looks around in the audience during a national memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at the Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, December 11, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his wife Teresa Heinz, right, watch as the American Flag is carried down the cathedral's center isle during a national memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at the Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, December 11, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a national memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at the Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, December 11, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a national memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at the Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, December 11, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a national memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at the Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, December 11, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a national memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at the Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, December 11, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a national memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at the Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, December 11, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a national memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at the Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, December 11, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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** FILE ** Washington National Cathedral. (Associated Press)

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An event based on the theme of "beating swords into plowshares" had religious and secular leaders taking hammers to gun parts that blacksmiths had turned red from heat outside the Washington National Cathedral on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, in Washington.