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Washington DC through a wet tent window

These images represent some great seeing by photographer Brendan Smialowski at an event that normally produces some pretty predictable scenes.

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A Secret Service officer stands outside Vice President Joseph Biden's armored limo before an event at the World War II Memorial April 12, in Washington, DC. Vice President Joseph Biden was joined by Secretary of the Interior Kenneth Salazar and others to dedicate a plaque for Senate majority leader Bob Dole's (R-KS), a World War II veteran, involvement in building the memorial.

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A view of the Washington Monument from the tent during the event.

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Soldiers run through the rain.